16 July 2012
Letter to all:
Wow - my first week already flew by! Time goes by very fast when you are teaching the gospel. Well my trainer is Elder Buc from Guatemala I´ll be his last companion because he has 3 months left and training takes 3 months. In training, we study and extra hour almost every day than you normally would. Also we take turns doing different things as missionaries like contacts or baptismal dates - things like this.
We only have 2 baptismal dates, the rest of the investigators weren´t progressing and so we found a bunch of new investigators to teach this week. The two baptisms will be the 11th of August. A man and a woman that are together but not married yet, the man has been investigating the church since the 80´s! I am very excited to see them get married and baptized and take this new step in their lives!
The work here it tough and long but it is great. A lot of walking. Almost all the roads are dirt and mud, when it rains it is all mud but it hasn´t rained a lot yet. I´ve never seen a place more poor than here, most houses are a little bit of concrete and whatever metal or wood they can find to make a roof and fence. It´s very humbling to see the poverty they live in and yet they are still happy.
Oh and my area is in a city called Sandino and the area is Bella Bandino it´s close to Nicaragua. The language is tough because the speak fast and aren´t clear and they like to cut out the s at the end of words but after a week here I can understand a lot better what they are saying. It´s still very tough but I´ll learn, they say I know a lot for a new missionary.
Until next week!