As many of you probably know, Nicaragua has a HUGE problem with a lot of Mosquito illnesses. Chicanguña, Sica, Dengee, (spell check on ANY of those words) is spreading like wild fire. And sadly inlcuding to the missionaries too (man, spanish to english, it hurts my brain) so we`ve been told mosquito nets, permithrin, deet, EVERYTHING. and missionaries are still getting sick… especially the sisters….so… no presenting…. SISTER ELDERS! Complete with the mujerdocio…. jk about the Mujerdocio thing. (it means sisterhood) So we spent our ENTIRE p-day in Managua, getting our NEW PANTS! Custom fit and everything. I feel pretty Elder-y.
This last week was a good and rough one. We had a baptism so like -YAY- but also had a hard time finding new investigators -boo- Josefa and Rey said they believe in the Book of Mormon -YAY- but Sinia`s mom is getting ruder and ruder every time we go to their house -boo-. But that`s the mission for you!
Marvin was baptized! Everything went smoothly (once we found the dang boy) really though, I think he is the buziest boy in all of Nicaragua. 16 years old and already in College, as well as taking other classes on the side. Crazy. The good thing is that the Elders are baptizing a young lady this next Saturday, and well, at church they really seemed to hit it off…. really well. Left the church building together and everything. Bucket list item. Two converts falling in love! BOOM!
Happy Independance Day! WAHOO! This year I actually did a good American job, and we made hamburgers! And tried to take some pictures as a District. Hermana Mendez and I are the only Gringas, but the Elders in our district didn´t mind eating hamburgers and signing the national anthem! We dressed up like the flag, I´m the stars and she´s the stripes. Yeah… that was about the best we could do!
So, this past weekend, Michell David was baptized! Wahoo! He was really excited for it, and it all went down well. Kathy and Eric and getting married and baptized this weekend, and we are so excited! Eric wasn´t so sure about getting married, but Elder Jimenez talked to him on Thursday, and Friday we went and talked some more, and he agreed. And then ever since then he´s just been on board! They are both excited for their Wedding, and we are stressed out trying to get all the paperwork together in such short little time.
We are also teaching this kid named Marvin, who is 16, who is just amazing! He is so excited for his baptism, and we´re pretty sad that changes happen to fall the 13th, because his baptism is for the 16th. But all is well.