Monday, July 20, 2015

Multizona, Sandinista Revolution

Familia y amigos,

How is everything going?  This week ended up going really well, we found a few people to teach, like 1 or 2 that might progress, had a multizona (multi-zone conference) and just overall a good time.

On Tuesday we had the Multizona.  It ended up being a really good day.  I had to give a class on using the scriptures in the Multizona and had to play the piano. The multizona lasted from 9 until like 5, so it was a pretty full day.  In the morning there were messages from Sister Russell and President Russell, which were really good. I learned a lot from the messages and from stories that they shared.  The topic that President Russell shared was about Keeping the Sabbath day holy and how we can, as missionaries, help our investigators to keep it holy by going to church.  I think that a lot of times we take Sunday for granted, when we should really respect the day and remember the Lord in everything we do.  I have definitely learned how important the Sabbath day is here in the mission.  After we had little classes, and then we got to watch Meet the Mormons, which was awesome.  The movie was in Spanish and I’d like to see it in English some time.  

In the night Elder Kleiner came and did the baptismal interview for one of the investigators I had, his name is Kevin.  He wasn’t sure he wanted to come to church a week ago, but it was super important that he came so that he could get baptized.  I had to be really direct with him about it but he ended up coming with us.  Then we just kind of threw him in the interview.  He was a little doubtful of some things and we were having a had time finding time to teach him every lesson.  Anyway, turns out that in the interview he told Elder Kleiner about his brother that had died from a drug overdose a couple of months ago, and what he really needed was the Plan of Salvation.  We were going to teach it the day before the interview but he wasn’t home.  He passed the interview and had the desire to do be baptized.  We finished teaching him everything and got him baptized on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday.  There weren’t any huge problems, except for he didn’t tell his mom that he was going to get baptized, and she was pretty angry Sunday morning when she found out.  He went to church in a white shirt and tie that we gave him and that night was asking us when he could get the priesthood.

On Wednesday I did divisions with some elders in my district and on Thursday it was just a normal day.

Friday we had district meeting, another normal day, and then Saturday was the baptism.  Nothing else really happened during the week, and we were blessed to get 6 investigators at church.  Sunday was also the celebration of the Sandinista Revolution, so a lot of people went to the plaza for all of the festivities.

Today we played a little baseball with the ward because nobody worked today, so that was fun.  This week will just be a normal week, we don’t have any baptisms planned.  I love you all and I hope you have a great week!

Elder Hanson

My District (Trinidad 1)
A little kid I met at the pulperia (store).

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