This week has been crazy. We worked way hard this week. We had 5 baptisms so the whole week we were just sprinting around life trying to plug all the holes in a sinking ship because there are always problems. Baptisms are always a ton of work.
On Friday we had 4 baptisms planned and 1 for Saturday but then one girl got sick and 1 guy went to Managua so we had to move them both to Saturday. We had 2 baptisms on Friday but since it was Friday it was tricky to get members there. We had to start an hour and 20 minutes late. Finally we had the baptisms and it was all good.
Saturday we were just running around getting everything ready. The other missionaries had 1 other baptism. We had the kid who was gone, and the girl who was sick and one who was scheduled for Saturday. David who was in Managua didn’t come home on time so we had the baptisms of the others and then David showed up from Managua but someone had pulled the drain and so most of the water in the font was gone. We were able to plug it and baptize him too so it actually worked well because the member hadn’t even changed yet. He was all ready to baptize David and so it was just like a speed baptism. So with a lot of running we got the 5 in the water and Sunday is always the same running to get them confirmed, but it was dope. We got all 5 confirmed and had 6 more investigators in church to make 11 in all. There is a girl in the ward who always brings people. She brought 2 to church so they count for us but unfortunately they live far away and in a place without missionaries but they were cool.
So last week was super busy working with the ZL’s and the AP came to help get our investigators stoked which helps the investigators. This next week will be lots of continuing to find new people. This area has been good. My Comp and I have been working super hard, sprinting around working until 9:30 to get all the members. Our day is supposed to end at 9 but if you have a lesson you can work until 9:30. We are always working until 9:30 getting all our goals. We have been doing good and the members love us because the past missionaries didn’t work hard. We have also been reactivating less actives. This area is good. I like it.
That is about it for me. This week is Semana Santa, so everyone is gone and partying and drinking. It is also the hottest week of the year so this week could be a little tricky. Since it is hot in the afternoon, we run around and try to teach lessons because everyone just sleeps in their houses, and most of the time the houses are hotter than the outside. Air conditioning practically doesn’t exist here. No one has it except the church. God must like it cooler than the tin shacks around here. Nicaragua is hard to explain, but it’s chill.
Peace and Love,