This week was good. We did a lot of looking for new investigators and we found a few but we’re still in the search. We were going to have a baptism but they couldn’t quit the pesky coffee, maybe next week. So we’re still out here working hard.
This week a guy came to fix the shower and he did it wrong so it started leaking into the wall and the next day when the water came on it started running out of the electrical socket and out of a crack like a foot above my head. Good thing that this isn’t actually my house and that it is concrete and tile so it really did nothing so it was all chill. He now fixed it so it’s chill but there is a huge hole in the wall and a tube coming up and out of it and he tied it to the old shower head for now. Again I am glad that this isn’t actually my house. But hey it works sometimes. The water only comes on strong enough to make it up to the shower sometimes. We just keep bucket showering. We fill up the bucket with the sink water. It works so it’s pretty janky swanky.
This week was no different from the last weeks and all my time here. I have seen really daily a great lack of faith in people and in turn the people here in Nicaragua. The number one excuse for why they can’t go to church is because they have to work. I understand the preoccupation. It’s true that it’s hard to give up a day of work when you’re so poor and have to eat and feed kids. It is a huge concern but it’s one thing we try to teach to the people that they struggle to understand. “Therefore take no thought saying what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or where withal shall we be clothed? But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these thing shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:31-33.
If God can create universes without end couldn’t he provide you with a pound of rice and a handful of beans? Wasn’t it God who sent mana from the heavens to the children of Israel? Isn’t he the same God now? Or as Moroni taught has he changed and therefore ceased to be God? No I say unto you that he is the same God then and is the same God now. The reason why he ceases to do miracles among the children of men is because they dwindled in unbelief. behold I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ doubting nothing whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted unto him Mormon 9:20-21. I testify of the words of Moroni just believe in Christ and you shall lack nothing.
In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
Peace and Love,