"Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come." D&C 68:6
Nicaragua Managua North Mission
Monday, February 16, 2015
The Mission Has Changed My Life
Family and Friends!
Waaaaaassssss upppppppppp. thats for you scott mark nelson dad and grandpa.
This week has been really crazy. definitely have had my ups and downs. But this week I have had some pretty neat experiences. Well It all started out with divisions with my Boy Elder Ward. He came to NIcaragua with me. I went to his area to get to know his posibilidades for baptisms. It was so fun. We had some really awesome lessons and taught really well together. So the night ended and we had just finished a lesson with a member who is my age. and he started talking about how fast he was and that he had the acceleration of messi. and so you all know where this is going. my comp starts laughing and goes lets race then. so Elder ward and I were in our misionary uniform. boots and with our bags on us. and so everyone in the street came to watch hahaha soooollooooo muladaaassss and so one of the guys on the street said go and we took off we beat him and he was like okay ya okay i was just seeing how fast you guys were so my comp and i came back to the starting point and we raced again. we beat him again. haha it was so funny and so after he said that he will train for two weeks and that he will race my comp. so funny. the next thing was really awesome. the next day my comp and i had to take a bus to the capilla in my area for a district meeting. we talked about contacting a bus but were struggling because of fear. so we flipped a cordoba to see if we will contact. of course it lands on the side to make us contact. So we walk on the bus and we were sweating buckets. laughing because we were so scared and as we waited it got so jammed packed. finally we made the decision to get up. I started and as i started to speak i lost the fear. i was able to bear testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and we invited all to hear more of our message. my comp finished and we brought 20 folletos with our names and phone number. to our astonishment many people were interested. we handed out all of them! and after we were lifted with excitement. we were so lifted up with excitment afterwards. to our astonishment a couple minutes later. someone texted our number and thanked us for the folleto and said she read it and thought what she read was beautiful. we texted her back and didnt get anything back This was an amazing experience. who knows what will happen, but we planted a seed and it really helped Elder Ward and I. This next part is a little bit more spiritual. This week I got a call from president and he told me that he would like for me to bear my testimony about the mission in a huge stake fireside for the whole stake. I was so nervous but had the wonderful opportunity to get up and share my testimony. It really made me think of the blessing that I have receive from serving a mission. I messed up a few times and struggled a bit because i was so nervous haha but it really helped me. The mission has changed my life. I have learned so much, but most of all have strengthened my testimony in my Father in Heaven and our savior Jesus Christ. I know without a doubt that they live. I have seen so many miracles and know with a surety that they live. This gospel has a wonderful power to change the lives of all who just even choose to listen. There are so many people who are ready to hear this wonderful message. after I had the most amazing experience. yesterday we had a second lesson with a lady that we contacted. She is so humble and we immediately were able to feel of the spirit. we taught about the wonderful power of obediance. recently i have become to love the promises that are in the Book of Mormon. For those that are obedient to the commandments of God will receive spiritual blessings and temporal blessings. The spirit is so wonderful and as we bore testimony she was able to feel that these blessings are from God. Many times we think of Commandments as cargas, but the Lord promises that if we obey we will be blessed immediately. These are promises from the Lord. Then we finished and as she was praying she began to cry. She has been struggling a lot, and she was able to share with us her feeling and what she is going through. This gospel has the power to change lives. It is wonderful to be able to see the spirit touch these people. I love you guys and am so grateful for your continual thoughts and prayers. I love you guys. sorry its so long hahaha till next week!