Well, this week was good. We worked hard and found some new people. One of the people is named Marleny. She is cool. On Friday we contacted a house and we put an appointment for Saturday with a lady then on Saturday in the morning we showed up but she wasn’t there. We started talking to this guy named Orlando and then this decently old lady came out and was like, “come in come in.” We started talking to her about faith and all and she started telling us about her health problems and all and then she was like, “can I come visit your church? When is it?” We told her and she’s like, “I’ll go tomorrow.” We then talked about baptism and she was like, “I was baptized Catholic but I want to get baptized again because I don’t think a baby understands enough to get baptized.” We were just like, “great that’s why we’re here, to help you get baptized.” She came to church on Sunday too. She is cool. It’s good to see when God prepares the people before we find them so they’ll accept the message of the restored gospel. We also have some other progressing investigators.
Another story from the week was last night we were working contacting people for our goals. It was 9 so my companion was like let’s go home but I was like no we need to complete contacting for our goals because if you don’t have your goals reached you can work until 9:30. He was like “no, I’m not going to do anything.” So I was just like “ok fine just follow then.” So I went knocking on doors and looking for people and my companion was pretty grumpy and was always like 15 yards away but we were able to complete our goals and our last contact at 9:26 was a guy named Ronald. He said he was Catholic but was interested in the message and would be willing to go to church and if God answered his prayers he would be baptized on the 5th of March. We’ll see how it goes with him on Tuesday. It was good to help my companion see the importance of working and completing our goals. On our last contact we got an appointment and a baptismal date.
Also this week there have been earth quakes. They have been during the night so I’ve just slept through them. Masaya is at the foot of an active volcano so they are pretty common here. All my time here in Nicaragua I’ve only felt 1 earth quake and it wasn’t big.
Also this week I got my boots resoled. The bishop here has a little shoe factory in his home so they could fix them. I’m stoked about that.
Peace and love,