Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Week 4

We have 16 progressing investigators and 6 with tentative baptismal dates so far! It's super awesome!  The people here are wonderful. Almost all of them are super friendly and humble.  It's wonderful to be able to serve them every day.  It's amazing to see how willing many of them are to search for truth and righteousness.  

Brother J. and Sister A. live in a small home and are very humble.  Brother J. is recently unemployed and illiterate.  He and his wife have come to church twice so far! Brother J. attended a baptism as well! They have a lot of faith, and they have felt the spirit while attending church.  They like the doctrine, and the only thing they need to do to be baptized is to be married.  Brother R., Sister M., Sister B., and her novio (boyfriend), Brother O. are another family.  Brother R. and Sister M. have been to church once and Brother R., Brother O., and Sister M., especially Brother R. like reading the Book of Mormon.  Brother R. told us he feels a good feeling in his heart when he reads the Book of Mormon and goes to church.  

Sister J. is the daughter of a member.  She is also reading and praying.  She goes to school in Los Angeles and speaks fluent English.  We are working to help her find friends and be fellowshipped in seminary and church.  Sister L. is an English teacher and was introduced to the church through her friend and coworker.  She has super good questions and enjoys going to church and reading the book of Mormon. It's super mas hizo (cool).  They all understand that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ.  All of them are reading and praying, asking Heavenly Father if our message is true.  I teach some in the discussions, but Elder Cruz does about 70% of the talking since he's fluent.  I enjoy teaching though, and I hope I can be able to improve it as I teach more and study! I love to share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  That God is our Heavenly Father that loves us more than we can imagine. That Jesus Christ came to the earth, lived a perfect life and gave a perfect example of love and kindness, suffered and atoned for all the sins, pains, and unfairness in the world so that we can have joy in this life, have an eternal family and return to our Heavenly Father through the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The message that even though we aren't perfect and make mistakes, through Jesus Christ and his atonement, through baptism and following his example, we can become more like him and develop and grow into a better person.

My Spanish is getting better every day, but I have a long way to go!  Pretty much every letter in the alphabet is pronounced differently, so it's hard to sound like a Catracho- especially since they replace the 's' in a lot of words with an 'h' sound.  I´m having a great time here though, and am enjoying helping people change their lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

I played piano on Sunday to accompany the jovenes of seminary.  We sang 'Historias del Libro de Mormon'.  It was a really cool experience because most of the jovenes are investigators! Almost all of them! And there were around twenty of them.  I was able to arrange the hymn a little bit with the time I had to practice with them.  It was mostly improv. But super mas hizo (cool)!  

We went to the supermarket and bought a bunch of fruit, eggs, and other things for less than $20.  We bought 45 eggs because there's not too much meat here lol.  We cook breakfast, and it actually tastes pretty good!  We made omelettes with peppers, tomatoes, and onions with fried plantains, super rico.  We've cleaned the sink and swept the floors!  I'm super grateful we have an aircon unit.  It´s very cool and dark at nights.  Super nice to sleep in.

About Honduras: They sell water in bags here- half liter.  It's pretty cool, and they only cost 1.5 cents! The price of food here is really cheap, and it's super tasty. Lots of cool fruits and vegetables to try.  The cheese is really different also, but really tasty.  It's super, super hot here! 90-100 degrees with 100% humidity every day! Platanos (plantains) maduros are really tasty. They taste best fried. Most people don't have cars, so they get around in 'rapiditos' (these funny looking passenger vans that are super rapido (fast)), taxis, or large buses.  Money=pisto, muy=bien, catracho=hondureño, platanos maduros=super rico, chele=payulo=gringo. Mamones= super tasty little fruits that taste like a grape mixed with a lime.  I can't even describe the texture haha.  Zipote=small children, guirros=medium children

President Klein is awesome.  He is very caring and optimistic.  I am glad to have him as a mission president.

Elder Cruz and I also got the opportunity to talk to about forty jovenes. The Father brought the boys to the church (5-10 minute walk), and we had the opportunity to talk to them all about the church and the gospel. We're super grateful there's a little soccer field in the church lot because a lot of youth go there to play soccer.
Breakfast that we cooked!


We cleaned our sink...

Our stove

Mamone, a mix between a grape and lime
The city

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