Nicaragua Managua North Mission

Nicaragua Managua North Mission

Monday, May 25, 2015

Elder Pozuelos

Fam and Friends,

This week has been amazing. I have seen so many miracles and have found so many cool people. the people in nicaragua are so awesome. There are so many people that listen and love talking with us. Allso this week we had amazing meetings with Elder Duncan. He came and really just lifted us up as missionaries. There are a bunch of things changing in the mission right now. We are the highest baptizing mission in central america but we have the lowest retention. we learned so much and we are hoping that in the next few years Nicaragua will have a temple! would be so awesome. so this week we were in meetings a lot. also this week we encountered someone who has received 4 sets of missionaries but has never gone to church. this week was the first week that she went to church and she said that she felt that she should go and showed up early for church and participated in all the classes and commented that she felt different and will be coming back this next week. Awesome!

Cambios came and im staying in villa flor! hahah Sad to say goodbye to my comp but my new comp is so awesome. from guatemala. Elder pozuelos. So excited for this next exchange. 1 year in the same zone hahaha but its awesome and im happy that im staying and will be able to see many fruits of hard work.

Love you guys and thank you so much for all your support.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rain Rain Rain

Fam and Friends,

Well fellas its been quite the week here in villa fuegooooo. its been raining like crazy here. raining season has hit nicaragua. floods are ridiculous here hahaha the streets are literally turned into rivers and you see just about everything running down the streets haha. 

This week has been rough and really good haha. start off with the rough part. First of all want to thank you all for your prayers. Omar and Perla who were supposed to get married will not be getting baptized or married): we heard some sad news that Omar did not get a divorce and as a result turned into some problems. Perla told us that they will be getting seperated. When we heard this obviously we were devestated because it is never our intent to seperate families, but she told us that she has received an answer to her prayers and becoming a member of the true church is what she needs in her life right now. She will be getting baptized in June if everything works out. she came to church and payed her tithing (: she is quite the person. she is so dedicated and has truly been converted. so amazing to see the gospel change peoples lives.

Also we had some pretty amazing lessons with 3 of the other investigators that were planning on getting baptized on saturday. They all had pretty amazing experiences with prayer where they received answers to their prayers. I know that god answer prayers and it was so special to listen to these three people really come to know that this is the true church and that they needed to receive a baptism. Sad news is that their parents changed their minds and no longer want them to get baptized for another month or so. 

I know that these trials that have been put in our path are to help us learn and grow. I remember beeing so happy that everything would work out just as planned but this has been such a humbling experience for me. The lord has something else planned for them and I know that the Lord will help us to find those people who are ready. 

We encountered a family this week thanks to the stake president and his wife. We had one lesson with Carlos and explained the importance of families and baptism. I have never seen someone more prepared than Carlos. He has been catholic all his life and we began to talk about baptism. This man understood and explained to us that he wanted to get batpized in the true church and he knew right then and there that the church that we represent is the true church. His wife doesnt want to get married but we have a noche de hogar tonight with them and the stake president and his wife! already beginning to see miracles. The Lord prepares his children. Have seen a ton of miracles. 

ALSO CHANGES ARE COMING UP THIS NEXT WEEK.  we will see if i will go a whole year in the same zone this saturday haha. LOVE YOU ALL AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT

Monday, May 11, 2015

Rolando

Fam and Friends,

This week was quite the week. A lot of crazy things happened this week. So on wednesday i got a call saying that we need to do a 4 day division with another zone leader from another zone. weird right! but my ap told me that i would be with Elder Harris who is from california. 6´3 and is a quarterback. i was so excited. first time in 9 months that i have run routs. everymorning we woke up and went to a basketball court to throw BUT  the first morning that we went to throw. i brought my phone and keys and set them down on the ground while we were playing. well it just so happens that when we were done throwing. THE KEYS NOR THE PHONE WERE THERE. so that made our morning quite interesting. had to break into the house and then had to go to the office to get a new phone. 

On another note i called the lawyer to talk about the marriage of Omar and Perla. They will be getting married and baptized this weekend! thank you all for your prayers. they really made a difference. Also Perla paid her tithing on sunday and isnt a member yet. so awesome. she is so excited to get married and baptized. also we have been teaching a lot of references from members and 3 others have fechas for this week. Amy,Melissa, and Luz. If you could please pray for them because they are starting to get a little nervous for their baptisms. but i know that the lord will touch their hearts and answer their prayers. Also we contacted a family who at first really wasnt that positive but as we began to teach them they began to really feel the spirit and trust us. We then found out that Rolando the dad his son is going on a mission to Brazil! he is bien catholic, but we ran into him and he gave us a hug and thanked us for talking to his dad. We are hoping that he will continue to understand and begin to act with his faith. We also brought a huge family to church on sunday. We had just started to teach them and we have such a good relationship with them. i hope that we can put a fecha with them this week. well thats just about it!

I love you all and thank you so much for everything. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Elder Knight

This is my grandma here. She always asks us to come over and help her move things or help her with he washing machine haha she sadly left to los estados unidos.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Its Also True In Spanish

Family and Friends,
Well this week went by really fast! Im healthy and am fattening back up again haha. It was crazy here in Nicaragua because The 1st of May is so huge here. It was a huge party with music and little tents with food and all kinds of things.  We could hardly walk through the streets. It rained for the first time in 5 months!!! It was like a river in the streets with water up to my knees. This week was full with parties and everything so it was very hard to find our investigators in their homes, but we were able to have some really cool experiences.
First of all I had the wonderful oportunity to finish the Book of Mormon in Spanish! ITS ALSO TRUE IN SPANISH. It was such an amazing experience to be able to finish the Book of Mormon this week. I really have come to love the scriptures and to feel of the spirit everytime i read. I have gained so much strength from reading and have been able to really come to know my savior. The Book of Mormon is so full of promises and is such a huge aid in our lives. I would like to invited you all to read daily. I didnt read daily before the mission, but by reading the Book of Mormon you will find more peace in your life. 
My comp and I this week contacted the coolest family. Its a mom and her 4 kids. At first the mom was a little hesitant and told us that she will not follow through with any compromiso, but we shared more lessons with her and she has come to realize how the gospel can bless her family. She has been struggling to find a job to support her kids, but she has come to realize that the lord is there for her and that by living the gospel she can recieve the blessings that the Lord has promised her and her family. I love how the spirit works and how many times our message is just what people need in their lives at this very moment. They went to church and stayed for all 3 hours! They were so happy and the Mom had changed her heart. 
Also one of my good friends here in my ward recieved his mission call. It made me a little trunky thinking back on when i received my mission call but it was so awesome. Hes going to Honduras. and I called that he was going there! haha. 
Also if you all could please continue for Omar y Perla. They have a baptismal date for this saturday and we are praying that Omar will be able to get his papers in time so that they can get married and then after baptized! that would be awesome. Also i went with a recent convert this week to teach people and it was so amazing to see how far he has come. we had such a powerful lesson with Omar and Perla and he shared his experience and testified with power. The spirit was so strong. 
Well thats it for this week. Love you guys so much and hope all you mothers have a wonderful mothers day(:
Elder Knight