Nicaraguans don’t like to get married. Not at all. Right now we are teaching 4 families and only 1 is married. We are going to have to marry the other 3. It’s not too tricky here to get married and it’s way cheap. It costs like $16 or 350 cords and the mission will pay for up to 500 cords or $20. But sometimes it is tricky to get them to do it or to even get all the papers. All they need is a cedala or ID and a birth certificate but those can be hard to get a lot of the time because they don’t have them. We will see when we can get Armando in the water. Hopefully we’ll be able to baptize Randle this Saturday.
Time is going by way fast. This change is already over. We’ll see if we are going to change and go somewhere new. I like this area. But maybe I’ll get changed cause the president rarely leaves 2 gringos in the same area for more than 1 change but with us opening the area there is a possibility. I like this area a lot. It’s sweet, super positive people, good ward support, and good lunches but we’ll see. I’ll go wherever the Lord wants me.
The work is going good. My Spanish, I’m not going to lie isn’t great, but it’s getting better, so that’s good. This week I found my idol of old people—if that makes sense. We were working and this lady was like, “There is a party over at Julian’s. He’s turning 66 so they are having a little party. You guys should go wish him Happy Birthday.” So we were thinking like there would be some food and old people and children so we were like, yeah we can go over there and talk to his son in law Juan who is an investigator. When we got to his house it was just a full on party haha. There were tons of people outside dancing, and lights, and dupstep. I was just lik,e when I turn 66 I’m going to have a party like this. What a dope guy. But yeah, so we were just, well that sucks cause we just walked all the way up this hill and I’m not even getting close to that party. So we just left but it was way funny. Here we were thinking a typical 66 year old party would be super chill with 20 people eating some rice, and we could be like, “Hey Julian, we heard it was your birthday, best wishes, thanks for the food. Hope you have a good one”. But nope.
I’m officially out of pages in my journal. You’ll be proud of me mom. Every night before I can sleep I have to write 1 page in my journal. I’ll have to go buy a new one today.
Also today we went out to Xiloa which is next to a lake. It is technically part of my area but it’s way far away so we never go out there because we have tons of investigators close by so why go so far. It is also super windy there cause it’s by the lake so I made a little kite. The kids in Juigalpa always made this kite so I figured I’d give it a try. I made it out of coconut leaves and a garbage bag. I bought this way long sewing thread for like 25 cents and then got the kite to go out all the way to the end and super high and then I tied the thread to a dead tree and left it there. It was dope. It was super high up and way far away. It was not worth anything so I just left it there. It’s probably still flying or maybe it crashed by now but it was up for over an hour while we were chilling and drinking a Coke at the ghetto lake place.
I’m getting used to Nicaragua cause the other day it hit 78 and I was freezing when I woke up in the morning. Now I’m just rambling cause I always feel inclined to use the whole page. If I start a page I’ve got to finish it. I love you guys tons. You are in my prayers.
Peace and love,