Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Numero 76 ~ Chinandega back with Elder Rowe

Hey fam. These last week have been a little crazy. A lot of adjusting to the new area and everything. I am still kind of sad that i am not in puerto anymore. I miss my converts and miss the people and culture and especially the food there. 
Chinandega. Chinandega is the hottest place in Nicaragua. It is frying over here. There is a ton of dust too. It feels like a desert over here. My area is cool though. My house is alright. Its big its just really dusty, really really dusty. I dont really like everything looking all dirty all the time. Over here its a lot more developed than Puerto. There is a mall in downtown and movie theater and all that stuff. The people here speak good spanish good here, i miss speaking miskito. 
I am in a ward. My first ward of my mission. A different family gives us lunch and dinner every day. Its sweet. Feels like the states. The members are really strong too. There are members here with  more time than me in the church. We are talking like 25 years. The attendance is about the same though. About 100 people went to church this week. The only thing was we didnt have to do anything. We literally showed up to church with our investigadors and thats all we had to worry about. We had a ward counsil and from what I saw if we left from our area the ward would still move on without us because they are really well organized. We even have a ward mission leader that leaves with us and knows all of our investigadors. 
On monday, the area was pretty dead. There werent much investigadors and no one with a date. We put in some work this week and now we have 13 investigadors and 7 of them are on a date. We hope to keep having a lot of success this week. 
As a district leader I have to do numbers from the district every night. Its not too bad it just takes extra time in the night. I also run the district meeting every tuesday. I did a baptismal interview for the elders in my district this week too. Its cool. I like it. 
My comps name is Elder Paz. He is a convert. Him and his sister are converts his parents arent. He was baptized a little under 3 years and has a year in the mission. He is a cool dude. I am learning a lot from him from his conversion story and he can really connect to the people on taking the step of baptism because he was baptized not to long ago. 
Today for people I played basketball for the first time in forever!!! I played with Elder Rowe just like old times. It felt so good to have the ball in my hand and be able to shoot on a real hoop. I hope to be playing as much as I can now. The ward has a league too and some tall guys so I might jump in with them one of these nights to get up and down a little bit! 
Thats what I got for you guys this week. Oh i almost forgot haha last week I hit my 18th month mark! less than 6 months and I will be home! Time is flying. 
I love you all! have a great week!

Elder Sherle

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