Monday, May 2, 2016

Here comes the rain

Familia y Amigos,

It was another good week here in the heat of Managua, things went pretty well and we had an all right week so here’s how it went.

Monday night was cool, we were just looking for some new people to teach and me and my companion were both walking and at the same time we turned around to go and contact this lady.  We didn’t know how positive she was going to be, but she told us to come back the next day. Tuesday we showed up and her whole family was there, we put a fecha with them and committed them to read a folleto (pamphlet). Anyway long story short she read 2 folletos and some of the Book of Mormon and went to church, so that was cool! The spirit does guide if we listen!

Tuesday and Wednesday we just contacted. The rain also started up as well which was pretty nice.  It cools down while it rains but when the sun comes out it just gets worse.  Managua is known for flooding and it gets raining pretty hard for a couple of hours and then chills out. The rain storms should be like an every day thing from now on so looking forward (kind of) to that.

Thursday we had consejo (leadership conference), we thought that it was going to be Elder Merrill’s last one but turns out we are going to have another one in the end of May so that was kind of a bummer.  We showed up a little early and met Elder Copeland and Elder Heileson there so we could chill for a little before it all started.  All went well at consejo, Our big goal for this month is that as a mission we break 300 baptisms.  Our zone is one of the bigger ones so they are relying on a lot of baptisms from us. We have a goal of 50 baptisms between our 24 missionaries so pray that we can reach it please!  We need all the help we can get.

Friday we had Zone Meeting and that was fun to see all of the Elders and Sister there. We have a pretty fun zone, I’m not really with any people I have been with before in the zone.  Sister Russell at consejo talked about 8 things we can do to be better missionaries and we shared those 8 things with them.  We just worked the rest of the day trying to find people.

Saturday we were blessed to have a baptism.  It was a little later at night, but all went well.  She was the cousin of a recent convert and she had the biggest desire to get baptized, so let’s hope she stays active! Everyone we had planned was able to get baptized in the zone so that was great.

Sunday the water went out, so that was the excuse of the day to not go to church.  Every time that it rains here they shut off the water, it doesn’t make sense to me but whatever!! We had an off week but the majority of our investigators are still progressing for this month.  I am excited to see what we can do. Thanks for all you do, love you guys lots! This week we will also have interviews so lets hope all goes well there too!

Elder Hanson

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