Monday, July 25, 2016

Las Buenas Nuevas

Some dope shirts a convert gave us
Familia y Amigos,

Hope you all had a good week this week, my week here was good and we were able to find some new investigators!  I’ll give you the run down on what happened.

Tuesday we were only able to proselyte until 3 pm, there is a national holiday here on the 19th of July, it is the day that 37 years ago the new government came into power.  This year is also elections here in Nicaragua so supposedly it was going to be crazy, nothing really happened just a lot of drunk people.  The streets were dead because everyone went to the plaza.  We were able to get a little caught up on things.  In the short 2 hours we had to work me and my companion were able to find this awesome guy who has a big desire to change his life.  He went to church on Sunday with his kids, we didn’t have to pass by for him so we are going to be working with him and his family.

On Wednesday we had a good day as well.  One of my investigators that I have, someone we have been teaching since April has been doing well.  She went to church 2 times right at the beginning of the teaching and then got a job where she works on Sundays, hasn’t been able to go. We have been teaching her on Wednesdays and she told us that her boss was going to give her a new job and that on Sunday she was going to be able to go to church... so we were stoked.  Anyway in the moment it was a miracle buuuuuut she didn’t actually have Sunday off so we´ll keep working with her hahah.  Hoping that she did actually get the job and that she will be able to get baptized here soon.  We also are teaching the cousin of a member who is progressing well.  He has 2 times in church now and is going great with the teaching.

Thursday we had the first Consejo with President Brown.  It was very different for a couple reasons, first of all the people there, I didn’t really know a ton of the zone leaders, they are all new.  Second was what he talked about.  It was very focused on spiritual power and repentance.  He showed us some parts from the new mission president’s devocional, mainly from Elder Andersons talk.  It was really good, we talked a little bit more about establishing the church, and quality converts. It was definitely different, I´ll leave it at that.

Friday we had zone meeting, that was good.  Our training was on using inspired questions (I swear like the thousandth time) but it was really good and was more focused on bringing the spirit.  It all went great, we took a zone pic and then ended it..

Saturday we had a baptism in the area of a convert’s best friend, he was super ready and came to us so we could start teaching him, we committed everyone to church and all that fun stuff.

Sunday was a good day, got a good amount of people out to church and we are working to have some baptisms for the next month.  Sunday was probably the best day this week though, right after second hour I got a call from one of the APs (who were in Bluefields with president) and I was able to talk to some of my converts there.  I got to talk to Curt and his wife, the ones who were just sealed and they are great.  But then I was able to talk to Ayoleth and her husband, and they told me that they are going to get sealed in December, they were going to get interviewed right then for their temple recommends.  Super awesome! I was able to talk to a couple other members and things are going great.

That’s about it, this week should be another interesting one, we will have the training meeting for Elder Peterson and we might have interviews, we will see!  Hope you all have a great week, love you all!

Elder Hanson
 La Zona Universitaria!!!

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