Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Having a great time!

I truly am having a great time!
 My new companion is Elder Espinoza from Peru and he is great guy! Super humble and gets along with everybody! Everybody loves him! We are always having a great time together as well! He just came from a little pueblo from the south called Langue so he is super happy to be back in the city and so we are working hard here! We are in the stake Esperanza and this stake is progressing alot compared to the mission. We´ve recieved a bunch of information from  our President about the new stake plan, which has to do with working with the members a lot. We are supposed to have 3 notes de hogar a week and its been working! This is the first stake to try itm, we are kind of like the experiment, if all works out, the rest of the mission will follow this plan as well! 
The members are getting more animated working with us and of course we love it too! 
The work is going great! Not much new this week, just my new companion! :)

Guess who went home?? Elder Westberg and Marin! Next change Agren and Carter are leaving too! 

Oh! The other day we went to the pulperia and this dog attended us...

Reunited with Elder Carter! Hes back in Teguzzz!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Thats right!
 We have changes, Wednesday I have to pick up my new companion. He is Elder Espinoza from Peru!
 Ive done divisions with him before and he such an awesome guy! I am really excited! The university is still taken because of all the riots and protests, so everybody is out on vacation to their pueblos. 
Oh! My ward mission leader is Jimmy, and he is sucha goof ball as you can tell, and he served his mission in Mexico! We are always talking about how much we love Mexican food! haha and I decided to do a surprise for correlation, so I bought a couple mangos and made mangoneadas! He was soo happy to try them again! Well, other than than theres not much new. More next week! :)

Oh! And check this out! I finally got on camera! This is how the bicyclist travel around! haha why pedal when you can get a free ride? This is Completely normal for us HondureƱos ;)

Monday, June 13, 2016


Well this has been an interesting week! 
First of all...the eathquake. Picture this, we get home from a long days work and we get home and get done planning... getting ready for bed, then all of sudden I hear things shaking... (I didnt even know what an eathquake feels like!) and so I look down and what do i see? the floor beneath me literally moving!! It was crazy! It was only like 5-7 seconds but it was wierd! haha I was on the phone with some other elders and then (I was laying down) I felt it again! We live on the 3rd floor of apartments and when I looked down the window everyonnne was outside freaking out haha! This has been an interesting week for the people in my area because of the earthquake and there have been a bunch of riots from students to the unvitstity UNAH. So a bunch of days we see alot of of students relaxing at their houses because la universidad esta tomada. Which is better for us because that means more lessons! :) This week has been raining like crazy too! Like we get soaked like crazy everyday pretty much, but its okay because its a change from all the heat. 
Do you guys remember our investigator Maria? the one that I helped with the jug of water? well now she is progressing like crazy! She told her friend Carmen (the other investigator) that she wants to get baptized! We havent been able to talk to her about it to much because she has been on vacation, but thats our plan for today! Im so excited! I just hope I dont get changes rigtht before her baptism of something, because the 22 is changes! Yikes! Time flies by! 
Yesterday we had a pretty cool experience, we have a member that is pretty cool, well theyre all pretty cool...but he wanted to come out and work with us and we said thats fine! So he came out with us and lucky enough.... none, absolutely none of our investigators were home or anything. I was really depressed about that because he was going to help us. But we kept looking, we ended up going to the 28 de Marzo and visit a less active, whos wife is an invstigator, and it was just what was planned by our Heavenly Father. I say that because she is not our first priority out of all of our investigators but we visited her this day and it was just what she needed! She was really stressing out this day because of some problems at the house, and mostly because her husband hasnt been home lately. But the member that we had really said some things that we missionaries may not have thought to say. It was a very spiritual lesson. And then after that we kept looking for our investigators with no luck. So we visited a less active. And we wanted to show her some Mormon messages that I have on my USB, but lucky enough, none of the videos were compatible with her TV, so we watched the only video I had that was compatible about the Santa Cena, which we have never seen before actually, but took the risk lol By the end of the video she really opened up to us saying that really wants to go to church and partake of the sacrement but she has pena to ask someone for a ride because she lives so far. But!! The member that we had with us immediately offered to take care to church, and back home! So that was the exact video that she NEEDED to see, and the member that NEEDED to talk with her. As soon as we left that cita we walked outside and our member said, well I have to go home now, and then one of our investigators from the 28 walked by us, and asked us when we are going to stop by! So we made a cita for later that day and it was awesome!! Man, its incredible the plans that our Heavenly Father has for us sometimes! :)
 I truly love being a missionary, you never know what is going to happen when you wake up! 

Whoever painted this is definately anti-wrestler!! hahaha

In the Villa Olympica, there is this huge painting on the wall with a bunch of sports right? But what do you notice wrong??

Monday, June 6, 2016

Best Convert Ever!

This has been an incredible week! Super spiritual!
 I have a couple stories about some investigators that I love:
Okay to start, I talk about how I found these investigators... The other day we were walking around, actually walking to a cita that we had, but I looked over to my right and I see these two girls who were taking turns carrying a 5 gal jug of water and they were struggling, so I offered to help and they said sure! So i grabbed the water and took it to their house, and contacing them on the way. It turns out they are both super positive! Jennifer´s family is already Mormon except for her, so she already knows ALOT! Her friend, Maria, knows nothing about the church but is really interested. She even accepted to go to Church, and it was awesome! Heres the cool part... We arrived a little early, so we were sitting down in the sacrement room waiting for more members to show up, and we were thinking, who could be a good fit for her? But then, the Elders from Prados area show up with their investigators, and one of their investigators who is getting baptized soon sees Maria and yells ¨Mariaaaa!!¨It turns out, they are classmates! And really good friends! So they had a great time together and she showed her around and everything! So Maria lovvves church now! Then at 3 we had a cita with them, and it was one of the most spirutual lessons ive had, she can truly feel the testimonies we gave. And It all started because we helped them carry a jug of water. :)
Next story is about Kendy. We found Kendy one day when we were contacting... we knock at her door and she let us in, we talked to her and stuff and taught her, she was really interested. She completely understood the Restauration lesson, todo tenia sentido for her. Then we set up another cita with her, and we taught two more lessons with members. She loved it all! But then we taught about the Evangelio de Jesucristo and she didnt really like the idea of getting baptized again (which is really common) and we explained authority with her and stuff but then it was like 9:20 and we hadd to leave. We can tell she was a little molestada but we couldnt do much for now. We set up another appointment and when we went she tried to drop us lol she gave us the whole line about how busy she is with studying and work and stuff. So we respected that (we know what she meant to say) so we didnt go for about a week, until saturday night I told my comp lets go look for our investigators to see if they are going to church, one of which included Kendy. So we knock on her door, her prima answers and says Oh! She is at the pulperia, she´ll be right back. (she didnt know that kendy tried to drop us lol) so we go in and wait for Kendy...and then she came! And she had the ´how did you get in look´haha, but she was totally cool about it! She sat down and we started talking, we said we wanted to compartir a message and she said Sure I guess... we asked who she would like to give the opening prayer and she said I dont care, whoever. We can tell she is not too happy at all, she acted different towards us. but actually it was a very spiritual lesson as well, because we mostly just talked to her and testified, and she actually opened up to us saying stuff like ´Im a little confused about what you guys taught last time, and I dont know what to think, but then I think about the other things you guys teach and if that stuff makes sense Im sure this does too´ and she said she wouldnt mind at all if we continue teaching her again. I am so happy that we didnt lose her! You get to the point where you love your investigators and want the best for them, and you know that the best thing you can give them is this gospel. :) 
Which brings me to the next story! Sunday we had a Noche De Hogar with some recent converts and we invited Carmen (who we just baptized) and she accepted to go. You guys will Not believe the change in her. I cant express that enough!!!! When we first met her, she said almost less than 10 words... she was really quiet and shy, not with the happiest expressions on her face. She was still a great person though of course! But every since the baptism, she is COMPLETELY different! She looks like a very happy person, always jokes around with us, and talks with other members that she doesnt even know. So at the NDH they decided to do like a testimony meeting since it was the first sunday of the month and we thought it was a great idea! We started and broke the ice, then everyone else went. We thought Carmen would be a little hesitate right? because she is pretty shy. but nope! She wasnt even the last one! This is the first time she really bore her testimony and it nearly brought tears to my eyes, to all of our eyes. This is kind of how her testimony went: ´Before, I felt like there has always been something missing in my life. I even told my friends that I wanted to have a pretty relationship with God, (but she didnt want to go to her previous church because she has gone her whole life because she was obligated by her parents). And I was going through a really hard time, pretty despressed. Until Semana Santa came, and these two elders knocked on my door, everything changed. The more they taught me, the better I felt. This church has definately changed my life.´ And she stopped because she started crying completely. Its really hard as a missionary not being able to hug people because I just wanted to give her a huge hug! I love the investigators and converts Ive had, but definately Carmen is a true convert! I know she will neverrr fall away! Times like these helps me realize that im not just teaching lessons, we as missionaries are changing lives and saving souls.
This week I went to emigration!! Remember when I went with Elder Carter, well he had like 16 months barely getting his residence, I only 7 months and im getting mine! haha So that was alottt of fun! Then we went to Johnny Rockets after that and wow! I felt like I was back in the states! :´) hahaha 
Today for P-Day we went back to Valle de Angeles and it was a great time!