This was extremely busy and like normal it flew by. I can't believe we are already at the halfway point of this cambio and I have officially been in Nicaragua more than 2 months!
we moved houses and we are really happy with our new place. It is quite nice and is super close to the park, where we eat breakfast and lunch. The only downside of living near the center is there is almost never running water in the evenings.
I had my second reunion de nuevos, meaning we had to go to Managua once again which is always fun (and by fun I mean I hate going to managua). The reunion was super good and President used me as an example twice, once for Somoto's success in investigator attendance and the second time for us having already baptized more than four people this month. Once again we ate at this all you can eat restaurant close by, which is always nice to have President pay for a big meal.
was Paholas birthday so we got here a gift and all celebrated that.
I don't remember.
we saw a bunch of miracles because we had no baptisms planned, but we went and talked with Priscila, Joel, and Gregoria, who were all planning on being baptized the , and they all felt ready and wanted to get baptized that day, so we made preparations and interviewed Gretchen, the nieta of Hna Gregoria, and she was ready as well. When we got a little closer to the time designated to catch the bus a ton of rain clouds had moved in and it had began to thunder and Hna Antonia began talking about how when it rains the river grows really quickly, but we decided to have faith and continued to prepare. A second challenge came when the bus showed up because it was jam packed with people. This wasn't actually that big of a problem for the Nicaraguenses, so we all got crammed in the back door by the ticket collector and we were on our way. It sprinkled the whole bus ride and when we arrived was still quite gray, but by the time we all got changed the sun came out and we had a great baptismal service.
Ok that's all for this week. If I don't send one next week it is because I decided to do bi-weeklies. Take care.
Pictured below is me eating a mango outside our new house. When I arrived all the mangos were green, but now they are all in season so we are constantly eating mangos. They are super good, but are a bit of a mess to eat Nicaraguan style, aka like eating an apple. Also they have a ton of little hairs that get stuck in your teeth. But they are always worth the mess.
A picture of the Baptism (Minus Gretchen because she wasn't there yet)
A pictue of a hike we took with the Zone this morning. The first pick is with the Somoto missionaries plus Joel and one of our Zls. The second pick is the view from the mirador. I was surprised to find that these mountains that lie near the boarder of Honduras actually have a ton of Pine trees. Wasn't too different than hiking a mountain back home, except a lot more humid.