This week was good. We worked hard and had some decent success. We are opening this area but we’re doing pretty good and have some good people to teach. The majority of the day we spend contacting lots and lots of contacting. It’s chill. The harder you work the more fun you have and the better you sleep.
We have some good investigators so that’s good. We have one girl named Betsy and she’ll be baptized for sure. She is super positive. There is another guy named Lester and he’s cool too. He is reading a lot of the Book of Mormon. The other day we walked past and he was out in his hammock reading the Book of Mormon. That was cool. Right now they are the most positive investigators we have but we’re doing good for 2 weeks reopening an area.
This area here is a little different. It is like super big with lots of little towns spread out. Right now we are working in a neighborhood called Cristo Rey and we have almost contacted every house here. We will probably finish the last blocks this week. We found a handful of people to teach but once we finish we have another little neighborhood but it is all spread out and then we need to go to Buenos Aires which is a good 30 minutes away walking. We are working a bit out there because there is a member out there who gave us some references. We are hoping to get bikes. Everyone in Rivas uses bikes and the roads all have bike lanes. We’ll see if we can or not.
Some old guy gave me a bible from the Jehovah Witnesses and a book called “What Does the Bible Teach?” So this morning I went through the first part highlighting all of the false doctrine and putting in post it notes of the correct doctrine from the Bible and other scriptures. Poor testigos, so lost. One thing I’ve learned in the mission is that Satan doesn’t care if you use drugs, be a crazy gangster or rob banks, all that matters to him is that people don’t find and join the true church because he knows that if people don’t receive and make their covenants by someone who has the authority they can’t be saved. In Sandino we talked to this one guy and he sold crack and smoked 7 oz of week a week and we told him that he shouldn’t and we taught him. He stopped selling drugs and stopped using drugs and all but still he wouldn’t come to church. He did start going to the evangelical church on the corner but it was easier to stop smoking week and selling crack than it was to go to the true church. Satan knows that all he needs to do is keep them out of the church. In Rivas we can see this must be the true church to have so much opposition against it.
Peace and Love,
Well today I’m on a bus so sorry for the extra bad hand writing. On p-day we had to go do the choir practice for the multi zone. They always put me in the choir. I have no idea why. I’m a classic awful Rushton singer haha, but in training. They called my companion and me and now they always call me. I’m just on the list now.
Always on Sunday before a multi zone the AP calls us to do choir practice so we had to get up at like 5:30 and get on a bus, sing a song for like 30 minutes and then ride a bus all the way back, so it was like all p-day in busses. I honestly don’t get bothered to have to do it. I’m just whatever chill. It’s cool to see all the places because we go from Rivas to Managua and to get there cross a little mountain La Crubero. It’s a ton cooler up top and there are a ton of trees like a rainforest. It is chill to ride the bus and look at all the stuff. I was going to take some pictures for you guys to see it but I wasn’t by a window. Nicaragua is actually a super chill and good looking place.
This week was good. Lots of contacting. Lots of new investigators. We were able to find some good new investigators, some super positive people so that was cool.
One cool experience of the week was we had a super good lesson with this lady. I was talking about the sacrament and I felt to share a scripture but I realized I don’t know any specific scripture about the sacrament whoops but I knew a chapter that talks about it so I opened my Bible and started turning to it when the pages stopped at John 6. That wasn’t what I was looking for but the 1st scripture I saw was about the sacrament and perfect for what I needed. It didn’t even take long to find it. I didn’t even skip a beat. It was like one of the apostles say in a Special Witness of Christ. I read the scripture but God turned the page. It was super cool. The spirit is a good companion.
Well I love you tons and will send a double letter next week.
Peace and love,
Well today isn’t really July 13, sorry. The problem was we had a choir practice for a multi zone so we were in busses all day but I did write a letter on the bus but when we got to the cyber I went to plug in my camera to send you guys the letter it turned out that I forgot my cable. So I couldn’t send the picture of the letter and of course I procrastinated sending it towards the end and I had to still send a reference so I had no time to write a letter by typing because then my hour was up. So sorry about that, my bad. I’ll make sure to always write you guys on paper and remember the camera cord, especially because at the multi zone the President said that now we just have 45 minutes to write so now I need to be even faster.
The coolest thing I wrote in my journal last week was a lesson we had with a lady that was super positive. We knocked on the door and she let us in and we started talking about the importance of church and the sacrament and I wanted to share a scripture but I realized that I didn’t remember any but I felt to just open my Bible to look and I went for a chapter where I could remember there were scriptures on it but on my way there the pages stopped at John 6. The first scripture I saw was perfect. It was cool like one of the prophets says in a Special Witness of Christ, I read the scripture but God turned the pages. It was cool. She came to church the following Sunday.
Well Peace and Love,
This week was good. On Monday we had a choir practice on p-day. We went early and ate eggs in some house it was good. Then we went back to Rivas after the practice. In Jinotepe I got a way good hamburger from some place called Terries Diner. It is like a little house restaurant with some American food it was the best hamburger I’ve eaten in a year. It was good. The next day we had a multi zone. It was good. We left early at 4 and got there a little early so me and my companion went and ate eggs again.
The multi zone was good. The best part was we got to watch Meet the Mormons. That was super cool. Then the president talked about how he met his wife and how he proposed. It was funny. He took a little long and so Sister Russel when they were dating told him that he had until May 1st to propose. So on May 1st he had a buddy pick her up in his plane in California and drop her off in the middle of a desert in Utah. I’m pretty sure it was the Salt Flats. He just said a big desert that was nothing for miles and completely flat without anything, so the Salt Flats. When his buddy dropped her off he was just like see you later and took off. She was in the middle of nowhere. There was a table with a rose and a letter that proposed and said that if it was yes she should wave the white handkerchief over her head and if it was no she should walk home. Haha it was a funny story. He was hiding in a little wood shack a ways off. We then got back on the bus to Rivas.
This week was good. Right now we have a handful of super cool investigators so hopefully we’ll have some baptisms soon. This area is good and we’ve done well for opening because we have good investigators even though we are just opening. The Lord has blessed us to find a lot of good people.
Oh funny story, one of the investigators from the other missionaries on Sunday was talking with Jensen and was like what is up with this thing?—pointing to the baptismal font. Jensen told him and he was like ohh I thought it was some weird Mormon bathroom so I peed in it. I don’t know how. It even has a huge glass window and he was an 18 year old dude.
Peace and Love,