Nicaragua Managua North Mission

Nicaragua Managua North Mission

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fruits of Our Labors

Family and Friends,
This week has been pretty crazy! It has been so hot here. and this next week is semana santa and so im going to die in the sol. My comp and I are started to see the fruits of our labors. The lord has really strengthened us and we have been able to find new people to teach. This week was so awesome though. We had a zone meeting on tuesday and my comp and i talked about unity as a zone and how important it is to work together to accomplish our goals. We set one day this week to fast as a zone on wednesday. then on thursday, the hermanas in my barrio had a baptism. His name is kimi. he is so awesome and he has really been able to change his life around. its amazing how the gospel can change peoples lives. he told me i have never been able to change untill you guys came and taught me. He has stopped drinking smoking which he has never been able to successfully accomplish before.  all the missionaries in the zone came to support the hermanas and we all brought investigators. the spirit was so strong and it was such an amazing experience. after the baptism all the missionaries in our zone gathered together in one room and knelt down in prayer to break our fast. It was so powerful.Our zone finished with 20 baptisms and 8 in this past week. The lord has helped us so much, and we have been able to accomplish a lot only with his help. Also I had the chance to give interviews for a couple who got baptized on saturday. They both broke out crying and were so happy. they have truly changed and felt the saviors love. Also my comp and I have been struggling in our area but we had an amazing week and were so blessed to bring 4 investigators to the church! I love how the lord works. he blesses us after the trial of our faith. Im really beginning to realize that when we are grateful for what the lord has given us he blesses us with more. My comp and I have laughed harder this week than any other week. The funniest things happen here in nicaragua. Last night we killed a rat that ran out in front of me. My comp screamed and i was dying laughing and then after we killed it. he threw it at me and i screamed. solllooooo muladaaasss. Things are going great here in villa flor. I think i will be in managua my whole mission. hahah love you all and thank you all for everything.
Elder Knight






Monday, March 23, 2015

Scarlette

Family and Friends,

Im so sorry that i didnt have the chance to write a lot last week, and my keyboard was broken hahahaha. This week has been quite the test, but has been an amazing experience. I love the people here. Nicaragua is a sacred land to me and the people are so loving. This past week North and South mission gathered together to listen to bishop davies and guess who i saw?! Jay Smith!!! hahah it was so weird but so cool. The conference was so awesome and i got to see a lot of my buddies from the ccm. This week has been a test but as I work and serve these people my problems become resolved. I also have been in the most deep prayers than ever in my life as I have been seeking direction from our loving heavenly Father. I know that he answers our prayers and is so aware of us. All we need to do is ask! I love how prayer works and has had a huge impact on my week. We have been struggling to find people to baptize but its been really cool to use baptism in el primero contacto. My comp and I have been able to find people who really are chosen and are ready to accept, by doing this. We put a fecha with a girl named Scarlette yesterday. It was only the second lesson but felt that this is what she needed. Awesome experience. Also I have had the chance to visit a lot of less actives this past week and share with them the promises of the Lord. I love how the lord works. He is always ready to bless us if we just seek to follow his teachings. I have seen many people this week show a change of heart, but i have also seen a lot of people harden their hearts. Im about to go play soccer with a ton of kids, so love you guys and thank you all for your support!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Games

family and friends,

This week to be honest not a whole lot went down. We are working really hard and are starting to have fun with it. We now have games as to how we will contact and its been so much fun hahah. i dont have a lot to share this week but i have been doing really well. this week was a little sad just with a lot of things i had to listen to, but its so awesome to see this gospel change peoples lives. this jehovas witness tried to talk and argue with us and it was so funny hhaha. We didnt say anything or try to argue because thats not how the lord works but sometimes its really hard not to just say stuff hahah. oh and the funniest thing happened. one elder in my zone who came to nicaragua with me called me one night because his house was infested ith fleesss hahaha he came over to our house and he was covered in flees. a dog died outside his house and no his house is infested with flees. so awful but so funny! okay sorry i dont have much time but i love you guys and appreciate all your support. promise next week ill be better. love you all

Elder knight

Monday, March 9, 2015

Donald

Family and Friends,
This week was quite the week! I had some amazing experiences that really hit home to me about how special this gospel is. My new comp and I have been teaching this girl who is the cousin of some members in our ward. She struggled a lot with the decision to get baptized, but we had a lesson that was just really powerful. She opened up with saying that she was nervous that she would fall after getting baptized. We then began to talk about faith and putting trust in the lord. When we do what the lord asks we are blessed. This promise is simple, but satan always wants us to think that we will fall or make us think otherwise. This is where faith comes in. We trust in the words of the holy prophets and the feelings of the holy spirit which testifies of the truthfullness of their words. I know that baptism is the first step to enter into the gates of eternal life. I love the scriptures, but most of all the conformations that i have received that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. The spirit is amazing and As we read in alma 32:16, 21 she was able to really ponder and act. The spirit is amazing in conversion. She was able to receive a witness that these things were true and that the decision to get baptized will bless her life. She was baptized on saturday! Also My Old comp and I were teaching a man named Donald but he had to have an interview with our president. He was told to wait as he had to receive an answer from the first presidency of the church.He has been waiting about 2 months now and on thursday I got a call from president saying that he could get baptized tomorrow. My comp and I ran to his house and I yelled Donald I have some amazing news for you! You can get baptized tomorrow! His wife who we had baptized a while back jumped for joy. They are an older couple and are my grandparents here in Nicaragua. He was so excited and gave me a big hug! He was also baptized on saturday! His baptism was hilarious because he was late and my comp and I forgot to bring an investigator my comp and I had to sprint 5 minutes to bring an investigator to his baptism. we came back out of breath and sweating like crazy. Then On sturday night i got a call from our aps that Presidente Collado will work 3 hours with us in the field. I literally crapped my pants! i was so nervous, but it ended up being an awesome experience. we had some really cool lessons and he was able to show Donald the email with the signature of the prophet and his counselors saying that he can get baptized. Well that was my week. 7 MONTHS!! Miss you all! thank you for your support. Especially grateful for my brothaaasss you all know who you are.
Elder Knight



Monday, March 2, 2015

Elder Davidson

Family and Friends,
     I had to write today because of certain events that happened today. First off, this morning was hilarious. We had a reunion de zone and so we had a bunch of cartas and boxes to give to some missionaries in our zone, so we took a little moto to the church. I got out and paid the guy. He drove off and I looked at my comp and asked him if he got the boxes. He said no and we took off! I dropped everything I had and ran after the moto haha. Everyone was like whats going on? I caught up to it and started yelling and whistling. It finally stopped and I got his packages. My comp stopped running quite a ways back. The funniest experience ever. Everyone who saw was laughing. We then had a reunion de zone and it was awesome.
     My comps last reunion de zone. It was a really awesome experience. After I divisions with Elder Lopez my old comp in my old area. It was so awesome to be in my old area. We had a couple of lessons that really helped me more than it did the investigators. The first lesson we taught this guy and his grandma. This guy has the roughest life! We started and he began to cry and told us why he was so sad. I know that this gospel has the power to change lives. It has changed mine and it was such an amazing experience to be able to teach him about the blessing that this gospel can bring into this life. The Spirit was so strong and my comp shared the strongest testimony ever. My comp had a similar lifestyle and was really able to relate with him. This next lessons was the most powerful lesson I have had on the mission. We were with my favorite fam here in Nicaragua and we went to do  a family home evening with a less active and he wasn't there so Michael called one of his friends and we went to her house to watch a video called finding faith in Christ. This video is so powerful! Everyone was in tears. After we had the opportunity to hear 3 testimonies of my fam. I can't being to describe how powerful this lesson was after I shared my testimony. I know that He lives and that He is at he head of this church. It is such a blessing to serve here and invite others to come to know their Savior and the canting power that this gospel has to bless the lives of all those who accept Him. I have seen miracles happen and have seen the change in so many peoples lives. Also on Saturday out stake president called us and wanted to take us out to lunch because my comp is going home this Thursday. We met at the church and then went in taxi for like 30 min. We then pulled into TGI FRIDAYS and my comp and I looked at President in awe. We walked in and it was weird! So weird! Tus and people with money with their families. It didn't feel right one bit! Haha I had a burger! It was so amazing! But after my comp and I got so sick to our stomachs. Today was so sad! My comps last day. Its so hard to have a comp who is going home. I feel like I'm goin with him but no! Haha excited to be with my new comp Elder Davidson. He is from Panama. He is so cool. Nervous, but excited. Okay well love you all! Thank you for your support!
Love,
Elder Knight