Here in blue Fields for the most part when you are in the street and you wave to someone or pass someone pretty much everyone says, “alright brotha.”
This week was good. My companion signed up for some piano classes at 6 in the morning at the church so that’s been sleepy but chill. I didn’t take the class because I already know some about the piano so I just am learning to play some simplified hymns. It’s fun but makes me tired. The church has 2 electric pianos so we both can play.
This week we had a multi-mission meeting—yep another one—the third this year. This time they just sent it to us in Blue Fields on skype. It kind of worked. They were also sending it to Puerta Cabezas, a place like Blue Fields but in the north mission. There wasn’t enough bandwidth so either we could watch and hear or they could. We saw a large majority and sometimes Puerta Cabazas computers would show up and none of them were listening and just talking because it didn’t work on their side. Poor Puerta. Then for the last 2 talks we couldn’t see and the talking was so echoed that we couldn’t understand it so it was our turn to sit and do nothing. We got to see the majority like ¾ and poor Puerta Cabezas only got to see the last ¼ or so. The conference was good. It was an Elder Snow who is a church historian. They talked about the effects of missionary work and the growth of the church. It was good. It would have been nice to be able to see it all but it was nice that we didn’t lose the 3 days in the area and we didn’t have to travel for 20 hours.
So this Saturday we had a baptism and all week he was super excited but then his evangelical family members started talking to him and then he was less excited. On the day of his baptism when we got there right as we were leaving with him out the gate he was like, “Wait, I can’t go my shoes are wet and if I walk around in wet shoes it will be bad for my feet”. We tried to talk him into going but it was still no. Do you have other shoes? No. So I was just like, “My shoes are dry, use mine. Here’s my shoes and my socks and let’s go”. So we showed up to the baptism with my investigator in my shoes and me walking all over barefoot. It was chill. We got him baptized but it really doesn’t end happily because he was nowhere to be found on Sunday to be confirmed. We will have to get him confirmed this next week. That could prove tricky with his evangelical family members messing with him. We’ll work hard on him.
This week one funny thing, when I was barefoot this member was like Elder that’s bad to be barefoot because you had shoes all morning so your feet were hot and now you’re walking on the cold ground. That’s going to give you arthritis. Haha. Nicas are freaked out about temperature changes. It’s funny.
Peace and Love,