Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015
Dear Mom and Dad,
Sounds like you guys had a great week! That makes me so happy to hear that your brain tumors and scare tissue are going down!!!! Wow what a miracle! Hopefully this Avastin keeps working as good as it can! I got a call from the Elder Mataalii, old comp in the office, and told me that Tracie dropped off the bag! I don't know if I am going to have changes, so If I don't, I will just have the secretaries put the backpack with the stuff in it, and send it through the mail bag! Thanks you guys!! :) That is great Laub's team won! I loved the pictures on drop box! Hopefully everyone back home has a great Easter week! I'm sure you remember from last year, that Easter here in Nicaragua is the hottest time of the year! It is so HOT! All I do is sweat buckets when we go out and work!
Well this week has been one of the hardest weeks of the mission. Our family did not want to get baptized right at the last second. They had everything, they just did not want to act on the faith and the answer they had received from God, so that was really tough. The assistants called and Macheted us for not getting them baptized. But I was reading an awesome talk from Elder Scott on Saturday night called, "Trust in the Lord." That talk really helped me understand the importance the trust we have in God, and to just keep being obedient. I loved a phrase in that talk, which was, "when God closes one door, he opens more doors of the same importance as the first." That phrase is the phrase of the week here in Bluefields, because on Sunday, literally all of our investigators we had fell, and we were going to bring 0 people to church, but out of the blue, this family was had contacted last week, and another little girl showed up to church on their own! We ended up bringing 14 people to church! It was a miracle for Elder Hanson and I! The family Waggon will get baptized in the Future, I know that! They just need more preparing from the Lord ( Alma 16:16). I have learned this week to take all my trust I had in myself, and throw it all on the Lord! My testimony that God really listens and answers our Prayers has grown! Also that God loves each and everyone of us, no matter what! I will keep you guys updated on how this family progresses!

So like I said above, Changes are on Wednesday, so I will find out tomorrow around lunch what is going to go down! I think President is going to be opening a new area here in Bluefields! If that happens I will stay as DL. If he decides to leave it closed, my comps think I'm going to Zone leader. I have no Idea! I do not want to be ZL, it is a lot of responsibility. But I will do what the Lord wants me to do!

bad weather video

Well I took some photos this week of our one baptism we did have! His name is Curt Myers! He is super great! the baptism service was so funny though! There is an old man here in the branch named Charles Brackett! He is 81 years old, and the Branch President decided he wanted this guy to baptize on Saturday hahaha it was a train wreck! He could not say the prayer, so we had to write it on a piece of paper while he was in the water with Curt Myers haha, and then he kept saying that we was "commissioned by God, and that in the Name of Jesus I baptized you" hahaha after a few tries at the prayer, he finally nailed it and through Curt down in the water! All the members cheered because he finally said the prayer! But all and all it was a good baptism!
Well I hope you guys have a

great week! Learn lots from Conference! Everyone should have a notepad and a pen to take notes! :)
Have a great day!
Love you!
Elder Naisbitt