Monday, September 28, 2015

Consejo, Zone Meeting, Going back to Bluefields

Consejo.  (the lighting is super bad hahah)   

Familia y amigos

Que pedo? (What’s up?) I hope that all of you had a super great week, things went well here.  This week was a week full of contacting and getting the zone excited for these next couple of big months.

On Tuesday Elder Naupoto and I went to Consejo de Lideres (Leader’s Conference), which is always in President’s house.  We had to get up like at 3:30am to be on a bus at 4:30am to get there on time.  It was rough waking up early and going to Managua 2 days in a row, but there was not much I could do.  We got there and our presentation went well, President was happy with what we had for September, but we need to do a lot more.  We raised the goal to 2300 baptisms for the year, so that means we will be having to do a lot more.  The Lord wants more from us, so it will be a lot more work and pressure to get it.

On Wednesday we just worked, normal in the area.  We found out that the investigator that we had progressing for baptism this week drank coffee, so she has to wait all the way until after General Conference to get baptized.  It was a little sad, but she’s excited to get baptized, so pray for her please!  One thing we have been lacking in is the norms (standards) and new investigators, so we just worked hard to find new people, and as always the norms just kind of fill out.  We have been putting a lot of emphasis in finding new people here in the zone, so the missionaries are putting like 3 baptismal fechas (dates) a day.

Thursday was the same.  We found a couple of cool people, one of them was actually a guy that came to church on his own on Sunday.  He accepted a fecha (baptismal date) super fast and was telling us he wanted to get baptized, I love when people are prepared like that!  A couple of our investigators that we had with Elder Hartley fell, they were positive but let other people get into their heads.  The missionaries from Bluefields came in because we were going to have Zone meeting on Friday.

Zone Meeting was on Friday and that went pretty well, we were just trying to get the missionaries excited to get to work, and to complete with the goals that we have.  The missionaries are working pretty hard and it looks like we should have a good month in October.  We forgot to take a picture (sorry mom!) but the zone is doing really well.  We worked with the Elders from Bluefields in our area and found a couple of people.

Saturday we didn’t have a baptism, verified all day with the zone to make sure things were going well, and tried to commit our investigators to church.  It was just like last Saturday and there wasn’t anyone home.  We put a lot of fechas and committed them to church, but none of them were too promising.  It is getting a little boring just finding people that aren’t progressing, we want to be teaching lessons but we can’t teach if we don’t have investigators.  We´ll bounce back soon here though.

On Sunday it was an alright day.  The branch council was a little rough.  Everyone in the zone got confirmed and we finished out the night well, I found a cool family so we will see if they progress!  

Today nothing has really happened either, just got my hair cut, we went and got smoothies and I’m just getting ready to go back to Bluefields tomorrow!! I’m super stoked to go and say hi to some of my converts, and see how all of the members are doing.  Next week I’ll have pictures from there!  Thanks for all you guys do, love you all!

Elder Hanson

Batidos with the district

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