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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Numero 53 ~ Puerto white jumper

Hey fam!!!! I had a good week this week.
I am feeling a little bit better now. I had to do a paracite test this week and thank goodness it came out negative. I am not even going to explain to you guys what I had to do for the test.....for those who know what you have to do for that test you understand me. Anyways haha, I found out I have an infection in my intestines so the mission gave me a pretty strong antibiotic to help me out. I am going to start taking it tomorrow. I talked to a doctor and she told me that we should de-paracite ourselves every 3 months to keep us clean. She also told us that we need to always put bleach in our water. The mission has been really focused on that lately. They are going to give us little bottles of bleach so that we will always have a little to put in the water.
The work has been good. We had a really cool family named Lenin and Janeth go to church this week with us along with 5 other people. Lenin has a baptismal date for this weekend but he works on Sunday so we will see what happens with them.
We had a couple people ready to get baptised last weekend but a lot of them fell through. One lives with his wife and they arent married and she doesnt want to get married so he told us he is going to move, his name is Emilio. The other went to Managua because he dad was really sick and she comes back on Wednesday, her name is Elsi. We have faith that they will be able to get baptised this weekend or real soon.
One good thing is we had a baptism this week. We baptised a girl named Gaby but everyone calls her (Pistola). She is super cool. It was cool because she is the neighbor of Ceferino. I also saw her and never talked to her but then Ceferino and his wife, Karen, presented us to her and from there we started to teach her. She was really positive and really willing to learn and this week she got baptised.
Somebody forgot his white baptism clothes :-) 
Well that was my week for you guys. I love you guys so much!
Kaiki Was, Aysabe
Cuidénse, Adios
Take care, Good bye
Elder Sherle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Numero 52 Puerto sick this week.

Hey fam and friends! I couldnt write yesterday because there was no internet again. I dont know why they have to cut off the internet on Monday, do they not know that i need to write my fam on Monday? Guess not.
Good news, we had no problems with rats in the house. I think we scared the rest away. But now, we are getting a ton of spiders in the house. We literally cant win in our house. I am going to buy some heavy duty poison though that is going to kill those suckers real quick. haha
This week was going good up until about Thursday when i started to get sick. I dont know what hit me but I got super sick. I didnt eat anything for over 3 days and was just dead. It was awful. It is literally the worst thing being sick because you cant just stop working so I had to work while being sick and just deal with it. I got a lot skinnier from not eating very much. Its tuesday now and I am feeling a little bit better. I need to be a little bit better washing my hands and drinking good water and stuff like that so I dont get sick again like that.
Anywayssss, this week we had a baptism. We baptised a girl named Eliana. She is the daughter of a member. She always goes to church and never was baptised so we baptised her this weekend. It was a cool baptism because what we do in Puerto is everyone does their baptisms together so there were like 15 people that got baptised at the same time on Saturday.
This next week could be a big week for us. We have a couple people that should get baptised on Saturday. We are going to work with them a lot this week, visits every day, and with members so that they are nice are ready for their baptism this weekend. It should be a good week if everything goes good. I got faith that God is going to work some miracles for us!
Sorry this is short thats just all I got for you guys! Hope everyone has a great week!

Elder Sherle

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Numero 51 ~ That One Year thoughh!!!‏

Heyyyy fam! As you can tell from the title, i hit one year this week! It was a great week! We had a good time!
On Thursday I hit a year mark. One full year away from my house. I cant believe it. Im not going to lie i was a little trunky. I thought about all the experiences I have had in this year and everything I have learned. I am so glad I came here. I am so thankful for all the people that helped me come here. I have learned so much and I have still so much more to learn. I am now on the downhill stretch.
Tradition of burning a shirt at the year mark
On Thursday, after we got done working we went over to Elder Monson's house and we made a little bonfire of all of his trash that he had been saving up. We did the tradidicion of burning a shirt. I got some cool pictures from it!

On friday, President came over and we were with him for a day. He came here with a doctor and the doctor talked to us about how we need to be more careful with the water here. He showed us all the nasty parasites that are here and that we need to stay away from the gross water and only drink purified water. It scared us all because we always drink normal water and we didnt really know how bad it could be for us. haha now we know. Also, we talked about the work and he helped us better the way we teach and helped us be able to teach to the needs of our investigadors in a better way. I always learn so much from him. I love watching him teach. He really knows how to talk to people and help people feel the spirit.
Sunday was a good day. We were successful again at church having a lot of investigadors. We have a good amount of people getting ready for the 22nd of August and the 29th of August. We are inviting everyone to be baptised and helping people grow more to Christ.
I also called some of my converts this week. I called Jaime and Jose. They are doing good. They are active in the church and they told me that they are very blessed. It was so great to hear from them and be able to talk with them. Jaime told me he is going to go to the temple in November with his wife! That made me so happy. I hope he does it. I love my converts so much.
Well thats all I got for you guys this week! I got some cool pics for you guys! I hope everyone is doing good!
One year down boys and girls!
Love yall
Elder Sherle
Another Rat caught in the trap this week (GROSS!)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Numero 50 Rats~

Heyyy fam! How are you guys??

Like always, this week flew by. Our days are always jammed packed and every night after we get home from church on Sunday we always are say "what happened to this week?". I feel like I am in a good rythmn. 

We had another successful week with investigadors in church. We had 8 this week. The other good thing was that our attendance at church was pretty good. We had 100 people in church. 

We have a couple people planning to get baptised on the 15th and the 22nd. We are helping them with their process of repentance and their testimonies of the Lord. That is something that never gets old, seeing full conversion. There is always a new confidence that the people have once they fully come to a conversion. Its a new happiness that they havent felt before. It is a beautiful thing. 

The work is progressing here in Puerto. This week in our zone we had 112 investigadors in church and we have 114 people that have a baptismal date for this month and we had over 700 people attend church this last week (adding up all the branches). We are seeing a lot of miracles here in Puerto. Last month, we baptised 44 people in our zone and we are hoping to break that this month. I know if we work hard and we are fulled focused in the work, the lord will bless us and help us touch the hearts of the Miskitos here. 

A funny thing that happened last night is we were planning and we see this rat run across the room, so we just dropped everything and started to hunt it down. Our house isnt big at all but the rat was smart. It kept getting away and it took us about 3 hours to get it out and kill it. Needlesstosay that rats life was finished by my furious blows with a mop to the head. The thing was big. We destroyed our house to get it, and even worse, there were others.
We got one down and we bought a trap today so we will see if we can get the others this week. Gotta love the mission life. Dont worry i will send some pics! hahahah

Thats all I got for you guys! I love you all so much! 

Elder Sherle