Finally we got rain. Before it had rained a few time but this week it rained like every day. That has been really nice because when it consecutively rains it’s not so hot here. That has been cool. The only bad part is now that it is cloudy the sun doesn’t heat up the ground as much and so I no longer have hot showers haha. Sometimes the water would be just as hot as if I had a water heater and was showering. It was nice but now it’s cold because the rain cooled down the ground. It is still not very cold so that is good. In Juigalpa the water was cold where you had to man up before you got into the shower. Next to Juigalpa there is a place called Santo Thomas and the water there was so cold it was like Utah cold water from the faucet where it’s like ice. It was the worst showering there. That is one of the nice things about Sandino is that you have hot showers when it’s sunny.
Here in Sandino I traded my tarantulas and giant spiders for scorpions. The other day my companion was putting on his shoes when he was prompted to look in his shoe before he put it on and just chilling inside was a scorpion. It was sketchy so now at night I leave my shoes on a table. Scorpions can’t climb up walls so they are safe up there from what I hear. Being stung by a scorpion isn’t all that bad but still I don’t want to try it.
This week my back pack strap tore all the way off. I was thinking that my back pack could have been dead because it had a big hole in the top where both straps were tearing off and then the one tore off all the way and the whole top was gone. But it turns out that I’m pretty much a wizard with a needle because it is all fixed and looks way good. I didn’t think it was possible to fix but it looks way good now. I was stoked and super surprised that it worked out so well. I have seen many missionaries sew their packs with little success. I should have taken a picture before I sewed it but I will send you a picture of my wizardry because I’m pretty proud of myself.
Also this week during mission correlation it was Carlos’ birthday. So 8 of us missionaries followed traditional Nicaraguen practice and smashed eggs on his head and since we’re not Nicas we also dumped flour on his head, but since we are not all that bad we also gave him a box of donuts.
On a spiritual note this week we were trying to find a family to teach cause we haven’t found any so on Sunday at like 7 at night we did a stealth prayer in English on the side of the street to find a family. We just said that we wanted God to guide us to a family and that we would walk around and teach the first family we saw. So we walked around looking for a family and after a while we finally saw a family sitting on their porch and started taking to them. We asked if we could share a message with them and taught them the restoration. We have 2 baptismal dates on the calendar and now we have 1 family to teach thanks to prayer and the guide of the spirit.
Peace and Love,