Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015

Hey Mom and Dad! 

 Well  this was an interesting week! we had changes, and I am going to "die" here in Altagracia! As the Nicas would say, "Gracias a Dios" hahahaha the Nicas are my favorite! Sounds like everyone had a pretty good week too! Halloween is not celebrated here, and "Dia de los Muertos" is not really celebrated either! Nicas only like Christmas, and Independence Day! haha and a bunch of Catholic holidays! Basically any holiday where you can drink! Alcohol is super popular here! I'm sure you remember seeing pictures I have sent with the drunk people sleeping on the side of the road! its a huge obstecal here for the work of the Lord. I'm glad you guys had a great week! It makes me happy to hear that every one is doing great!

Like I said this week was super interesting! I stayed in the area, and so did Elder Guzman, and we received Elder Heileson, who was one of the District leader in our zone, he is my new Zone Leader comp. and He received a new kid from the states, Elder Black from Montana! I'm pretty dang happy that these guys are my comps! Elder Guzman stayed to finish his training with me, and Elder Black is right out of the MTC :) Super fun! :) Elder Heileson is one of the only other Americans in the mission that is a Ute fan, so that has been fun to talk about, and he used to live in Utah, but now he lives in Arizona! He has 16 months in the mission! He is awesome, I'm learning a lot from him!

So we worked like normal Tuesday, Wednesday were changes, and Thursday! On Friday we went over to Freddy and Mayras house to visit them, and they tell us as we walk in, hey come check out what we bought for the birthday party tomorrow! so we go walking around the back of the house, and they had bought a LAMB! haha awesome! so we took some pictures with it, then out of no where the two brothers of Mayra show up with knives and sheets of metal! So we decided if we are here, might as well get some action shoots of the killing :) hahaha it was pretty  barbaric how they killed it hahah They cut the throat and they cut it apart! hahaha at the end of it, we took some pictures of the head! Once in a life time experience there!

On Saturday they had told us to come at 5:00pm to get something to eat before the party started, so we came, ate some the of the lamb, which was on kabobs and left fat and happy! The birthday party was their daughter, Dulces, Quinceñera! I took a few pictures with Mayras brother, Norlan who is a super awesome guy! he helps us out a lot! around 5:30 we were out of there because the music started, and people started to show up, we came back around 8:30 to get a piece of cake, and we headed home!

On Saturday we were going to baptize a kid named Eliezer, however we showed up and we reviewed all of the baptism questions with his mom their so she could see that he was truly ready, but he confessed that in the morning he drank coffee! GYARRRRRRR which is a week of repentance, so we are planning the baptism for next Saturday! Hopefully everything goes as planned! we could get another Sister we are teaching, who is in a city super far from Managua, but if she comes back, we can baptize her this week! :) Lots of Prayers and Fasting! :)
Well I hope you guys have a great week! :) I love you guys! :)

Elder Naisbitt