Saturday, September 20, 2014

September 20, 2014 - Saturday

September 20, 2014 - Saturday

Mom and Dad!
How are you?? I loved your letters, and I loved the pictures, especially the one with Ash screaming with his mouth wide open! That made me smile! haha sounds like you guys had a great week though! I'm sure the soccer girls loved those dinners! but  I can't believe that car accident happened to that girl! How tragic! Hopefully she will be getting better soon! But that is awesome dad is in High Priests now! every 3 Sunday he will be giving his talks now! idk (I don't know) what is worse... conducting meetings or having to talk more often in sacrament meetings.... but I'm sure Dad will do great! :) I cant believe it is Ash´s last year of pinewood derby! How sad! but the car looked pretty sweet, as well as the pictures! Cant wait to see those pictures of Lauren in the next week! :) she will look so great! Speaking of Lauren i finally got her letter! :) tell her I will be working on a return letter :) I love you guys!
Elder Roney swinging the bug zapper - killing mosquitos

Elder Soifua, Elder Lau, Elder Naupoto, me, and Elder Roney!

me, about to eat 1st lasagna is almost 9 months!

Sister Russell showed up at our house and gave us a huge thing of Lasagna for doing such a good job on these multizones haha :) but it was the first time in almost 9 month i have had lasagna, let alone, home made delicious lasagna! :) hahaha so good!

 I have been so unbelievable busy haha I cant believe it! but im finally not stressed :) we had two huge reunions called multi-zones, and we are in charge of everything! Food, presentations, transportation, medicine, mail, and just keeping everything moving haha! It's was pretty crazy! And in three weeks, changes hit, and we are busy again! IT NEVER ENDS!!!! hahaha :) But like I said, I'm doing really good! We got caught on sleep , and feeling great! :)
Elder Kersey and I are really trying to find some new people in our area! We fasted to find 2 new families in our area, and we have finally found them this week! They are super awesome! One is named, Julio and Vanessa, and the other is Juan Carlos and Ana :) yesterday we watched the movie, the Restoration with Ana, and she absolutely loved it! Juan Carlos was working, but she told us that she had never felt like that while watching a movie, and she was super excited about being able to share this movie with her husband! they are super excited about Joseph Smith! Julio and Vanessa are still really new, so we still have to teach the Restoration, but they are really great, and they are really looking for the truth! I'm really excited to the next month! :)
I love you guys so much! I will be looking forward to those packages! Your so awesome! :) I'm  almost at 9 months out! October will go by really fast, so will the rest of the year! wow! :) time is cruising! :)
all office missionaries went in on board game to play on PDays

Love you!

Elder Naisbitt

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014   (No P-day this week.)

Hey I just wanted to let you know, that i probably wont have a pday this week! I wont be writing tomorrow, we have a huge reunion, and it is .....2 in the morning, and we are still preparing in the office haha. yay! no Sleep! I love you guys a lot! Have an awesome week! If i get a pday this week, i will for sure write you! just wanted to let you know! :) Love love!
Elder Naisbitt

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 10th 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 10th 2014

Mom and Dad!
How are you doing? Sounds like you guys are doing great! What a crazy filled week! I cant believe how much you guys do in a week! its pretty crazy! Jake is in the MTC now! How crazy! And how awesome that Lauren is going to Homecoming!! :) That is super great! I wish I could be there for that! I can't wait to see more pictures! When is the Dance? Those ideas to ask her were awesome! I loved the photo with her hands in the jello hahaha Priceless! I also love our Elphy

! Tell Ash to brush that rag doll! :) haha j/k :) Sounds like you had a great time at the U game! It's a good thing they won! :) I will be looking for updates in a few weeks about Michigan! Should be really awesome! :) Anna was telling me about the pies you are making right now! I forgot now starts the season of pies for the Naisbitt household! Thinking about those pies brings back SO many memories! :) Try and send me one of those if you can!! ;)
Yes i am missing Elder Watteyne! He was a really great companion! My new companion is Elder Kersey! He is super dedicated to the work and loves the people a lot! He goes home in 6 weeks as well, so that means he will be the second missionary that i "kill" :) He is a secretary, he is over the Materials of the mission, which includes getting BOMs, Pamphlets, DVDs, and what not to the missionaries. I do feel like i have go it down, at least the basics haha. I am still learning what i should do in special situations, but that will come with more time!  its pretty interesting! :)
Garrett driving.  Elder Hayes sitting next to Garrettt and Elder Kersey (Garret't's new comp.) sitting behind.  Fun times!
Anyway that is basically my letter! Sorry!! Nothing has happened to us in 3 days! Sometimes we have a really busy week and lots of stories, and other times, not so much! Sorry! Next Wednesday will be better! :)
I love you guys so much! Thank you for everything!
Elder Naisbitt
PS... I have ash´s present ready, just getting it put together, and ill be sending it in a few days :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Goodbye to Elder Wattenye

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Hey Mom and Dad!
Long time since we have talked! I'm doing great, tired, but really great! I have a lot to talk about, so brace yourselves ;) hahah I'm glad you guys had a great week! Your guys´ steaks sounded unbelievably good.... I will definitely hit that place up when i get back! YUMMMMM haha I'm sorry Dad was so sick last Sunday! How crazy! But at least you were feeling better and were able to go to Milkcreek and have the labor day breakfast! Yummmm :)  That's awesome ash scored a goal last Saturday too! I cant believe that Jake is in the MTC now! How crazy! I feel like he just barely got his call! The same with Mathias!  He will be here in the great land of Nicaragua in like two weeks! I didn't understand what was going on with your elbow, but hopefully that gets better and you aren't in so much pain Mom. But that sounded like a pretty crazy hectic day, hopefully you don't have another one of those! I'm glad Laubs is doing good in soccer and made the CH team! that's awesome! What want to know right now though, who are the new Bishopric. dad keeps saying Bishop, and I'll  have no idea who he is talking about!! keep me updated on the Utes as well!
Well you guys had a pretty crazy week, so did i! So ill just try to keep it brief haha. So on Monday the new gringos come in and we had to pick them up from the airport to the house of the President, and then when they were there we had to go back to our house and drop off the suitcases, and bags at our house. Then we had to go back up to presidents house with lunch, and i had to give a presentation to the news about their support cards and how they worked. After that we went to this place called Pricemart, which is the Costco here in Nicaragua haha. Its pretty sweet. But we go there to buy all of the food (muffins, juice, water, snacks..etc) for the new missionaries. You would not believe the amount of food we buy to keep them fed and happy! So then we went back that night and brought 8 boxes of pizza, and then took them back to our house to sleep and get ready for tomorrow.
Tuesday, is when the new Latinos come in and they basically go through the same process as the gringos. But the Gringos, early early in the morning go out and work with missionaries here in Managua, and get a taste of Nicaragua till about 4 in the afternoon, while the Latinos are up at presidents house. And then at 5 everybody comes up to presidents house and has pizza again, and this time we had 12 boxes of pizza... tons and tons of food! then later that night, all of the new missionaries, Latinos and gringos, come and sleep in our house. but that is only starting our night! we then after they are all settled in their beds, we, along with the APs, come back to the office and start working on changes. President has them all made, we just have to write them all down on papers, that the missionaries will receive the next day at changes. We were up doing that until 5 in the morning.
Wedding preceding baptism

Wednesday, change day. After we got back to our house, we woke up all of the new missionaries and all of us got ready for the Change Day. There is a bus that comes to our house and takes them all from our house and drops them off at the church where we have to Reunion. but during changes we are taking the suitcases of all of the missionaries that go home back to our house(elders), or up to presidents house (sisters), and come back to the church just in time to put all of the missionaries that are going home, on a bus to a nearby city to buy stuff at a market. We go and prepare for the departing dinner at presidents house, and get packages ready for them, that have medicine and other papers for parents, bishops, and themselves. And like I said, that night all of the "deads" have their departing dinner and then just chill out in presidents house until about 10. We are there the whole time cleaning, and making sure we have things for the next day. After all of the partying is done, all of the deads go to bed. the elders sleep in our house and the sisters in Presidents house. But no one goes to bed because we are all awake weighing bags, and helping the deads get ready for their plane ride home. 
All the secretaries and APs
Thursday in the morning we were out of the house at 3 AM on a bus to go to the airport, and send the deads off haha. Once all of them have been checked in, we just send them through security, and then they are gone!!!!! President usually tells us to go home and sleep, which is what we did. I had never been so tired in all of my life haha. We got home at 6:30 am and slept till 12, and at 12 we had to start to do stuff for President and other missionaries.
WoW, so that is change week. The general
Elder Wattenye  and investigator
Authorities didn't end up coming, so yesterday wasn't stressful, thank goodness!
Wedding preceding baptism

The two families we baptized that  live with Veronica & Arnoldo

But on top of all of this, we baptized 7 people this week!!!!! :) That huge family i have been telling you about and Marlene, our other investigator we have! It was so awesome! Elder Watteyne´s last week in the mission and we baptized 7 people! We baptized 8 people the whole change together! :) It was pretty amazing! As a mission we baptized 240 people! :)  
I have the pictures of the baptism as well, so I'm sure you will enjoy that! :)

Well sorry for that huge letter, but now you know what happens during change week for us haha. I hope you guys have an awesome week! :)
I love you a ton! Tell ash I'm going to the market today and going to get him birthday stuff, so be expecting a package in the coming weeks :)
Love you!
Elder Naisbitt