Leaving it all on the field.

Really fighting through the trunky this week! It´s kinda hard when we have spent more time than usual at home, Hermana Mendez is still pretty sick. At the start of this last week she had gotten a lot better, until about Thursday, when she took a turn for the worst. At about 4 pm she was throwing up in the street and almost passed out. We got her home, and I went out and worked with a member for a little bit. Then about at 9 pm the nurse called us and told us that we should go to the hospital, in Managua (about 45 min away) LUCKILY we have some rich members in the branch who is an RM and has a car, so she drove us to the hospital. We went to the ER where they did a bunch of tests, and at about 2 am they told us… well, that all the tests came out negative… that she didn´t have anything. We were pretty upset, obviously she had SOMETHING because she kept throwing up, and she was very dizzy. The only way we were going to get home was in Taxi, and so the hospital didn´t let us leave until the morning. And so we spent ALL NIGHT in the ER. It was terrible. We got home and just slept.

But the good news is that Hermana Mendez is feeling better lately, again. So we just hope that she doesn´t over due it again, and it´s all uphill from here!
Michell is really positive, and his baptism is this weekend! We are pretty excited. Eric is showing a lot more interest, but says he´s still too “young” to get married (even though he already has a 4 year old son…) So we are trying to help him gain more of a testimony so that he can keep the commandment! Saturday they told us that they weren´t going to go to church, because they were going to go go the beach with her parents. We gave this HUGE lesson about keeping the Sabbath day holy. At the end their Mom called and they asked if they could go later, and she agreed. They went to church and it was awesome. That night they told us that there had been an accident in Rivas (the city near the ocean) and if they had left earlier, they would have gotten stuck in traffic for the same amount of time as church was. And wouldn´t have gotten there until later anyways. Kathy took that as a sign from God that she was supposed to go to church. It was pretty great!
Living it up here in Paradise! Love you all! Only 18 months to live it!

Happy Fathers Day!

Well… Mothers day being the biggest holiday celebrate here in Nicaragua, Fathers day just well… I don`t think anybody knew it as Fathers day yesterday.,


Anyways. This week there hasn`t been much done. The zone leaders came and worked with us, and the sister training leader.
My companion is still pretty sick, throwing up several times a day and so on. So we`ve been going home earlier. Which is weird, because I have actually been extra tired lately. I end up not even just making to my bed, and falling asleep in the hammock (which I totally fell out of one night. It scared Hermana Mendez a lot!)
There isn`t really anything to tell. I`m excited for August, but it`s coming way to fast! I can`t believe I`m almost done. I never want to go home! But at the same time. I miss you all dearly.

RE-Living Conference

So this week has been a good one, one that is kind of blurry. I´ve been walking aroud with a slight cold and headache all week, but nothing too bad. My companion has it worse, the found out she has a parasite, and so she has been throwing up all week. It´s been hard, but she´s a fighter and just keeps working through it. Shes pretty amazing.
Good thing was that CARLOS WAS BAPTIZED! He was so excited, and during third hour on Sunday he recieved the priesthood, and is going to pass the sacrement the next week! Hurray! The baptism was hard, nobody showed up and it started to rain… and our font is outside… we had to call our zone leaders from  Masaya (about 30 min away) who came running in a taxi (which is so much more expensive than by bus) but they got there to be the witnesses and everything went well. Carlos is amazing!
Kathy didn´t come to church this last weekend, but her little brother Michell did go, and he´s way cool. From what we´ve heard Eric really isn´t interested, but if we can just get him to agree to be married Kathy would get baptized. So we´re just working with them pretty hard.
We had a multi-zone in this week, were we learned even more about working with members. It was good, We´ve been doing some family nights with Offields and his neighbors, it seems to really be good. We watched “Finding Faith in Christ” and we left after the movie, and they told us that they liked it so much they watched it a second time! So we are going to see what we can do with them to animate them more!
We also got the latest GC talks in our multi-zone, so we´ve been reading those. Man, they always make me cry. And I ESPECIALLY love the Priesthood session. It´s pretty great! Man, I just love being guided by living Prophets of the Lord! It´s just wonderful.dsc06735


So, I got my package this week! Thank you Carpenter family! You definently did us good, and we ate those two bags of Goldfish in about a day. Exactly what the doctor ordered!

So this week was a little hard, looking for new investigators. But we´re making it work, trying to find some former investigators to work with. And this last week we had changes….. AND NOTHING CHANGED! That´s right folks, still in our little Diriomo, with my amazing companion Hna. Mendez. Going on round three! We feel a little overwhelmed about it, but it´s alright. We’re making the best!
Solimar and Daniel are progressing. Daniel is reading the BOM always, but Solimar still isn´t keeping that commitment. So that´s pretty hard. As well as they didn´t go to church this last weekend, so that´s always a bummer. But we´re working with another family that was a former investigator, named Eric and Kathy. And Kathy went to church, which is a MIRICLE! Because all Sunday it was raining and raining. And when it rains here, the whole world stops. Like they´re going to DIE if they get even a little wet. And she lived the farthest away! (which can get dangerous when it rains, because there are like rivers in the streets… which we have to jump. And if it rains so hard, you can´t jump them.) Anyways, blessings!
This weekend Sharon´s little brother Carlos is getting baptized. So keep him in your prayers!
Pictures just of my birthday stuff, and just to give you guys an idea… this is what our tracting areas look like… Oh, and a picture of Sharon´s baptism! wahoo!