Called to Serve

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Numero 86 ~ 2 baptisms this week & Interviews with President Collado

Heyyyyy fam!!
Well this week was really cool for us. Some cool stuff happened. 
I will start with the highlight of the week. We had 2 baptisms on saturday. The baptismal service was really cool. A ton of members showed up and it was really organized and it really went smoothly. Elder Esquivel, my comp, baptized them. They are really cool. They were so ready and excited to be baptized. Then on sunday they showed up early and we had a ton of people go to church too. Sister Karen brought a friend to her baptism and then to church on sunday and after church she told us she wants to get baptized too which was really cool. 
We have some cool investigadors right now. We are preparing ourselves for May. President has asked every companionship in our mission to baptize at least 4 people this month of may so we need to be really focused on finding news and putting a lot of baptismal dates. 
President came to Chinandega this week and we had interviews with him. Interviews are always cool with President Collado, he always gives us a lot of advice and animates us. We did a couple practices with aps about teaching skills and how we can be better teachers and help the people understand us better and to teach simpler. All in all it went good. 
The weather here is still really hot but we are starting to see signs of rain. There are more clouds in the air now so we should be seeing some rain in the next couple weeks. It will be my last rainy season. I love the rainy season here. 
Today we had to go to managua because my comp had to get his id renewed and while we were there i saw a family from puerto that i knew and they talked to me about my converts over there and they said they are doing good. They told me that a family that i was working with before i left got baptized about 2 weeks ago so i was really happy to hear that. Its always cool to hear about stories like that, that i was able to plant the seed and help a family come to know the gospel. Good stuff!!
Well, we have a lot of work ahead of us this week. The weeks are flying! I cant believe we are almost already in May!!! so crazy!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Numero 85 ~ Scorpion in the shower

Hey fam! Heres whats going on over here.
This week we had a decent week. We are going to have 2 baptisms this next week so we are really happy about that. 
This week we put plans with all the organizations of our ward to leave with us every day of the week so we are excited to see more help from the ward in the work. 
We had 3 investigadors in church this week. The 2 that are going to get baptized this weekend and another new investigador named Carolina. She is really cool because we were just contacting on saturday and she went to church on sunday, pretty sweet. 
The work is good. We hope to keep having success. 
A crazy story that happened was this week I was taking a shower and I looked over on the shower curtain and there was a scorpion inbetween a fold in the shower curtain so i kind of freaked out and moved slow to turn the water off and then I ran and grabbed a broom and with all luck i killed it on the first hit. I had never seen a scorpion so close before. It wasnt too big but that was crazy haha it got me nice and woken up in the morning. haha i hope mom doesnt worry too much about that one. 
I got a little sick this week. I got a cough and had some headaches and stuff but i am getting better. It is no fun being sick but I am glad that I am getting better now. 
Well i really dont have too much more. I am really sad that North Carolina lost at the last second. haha
I love you all!
Elder Sherle

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Numero 84 ~ Walking less; teaching more

Hey fam! It was a good week this week. Conference was great. I watched most of it in spanish this time because its pretty easy now to understand the messages. I enjoyed it. The only thing is I love hearing the voices of the speakers instead of the voices of the translators but it was still cool. 
We had a couple investigadors go and they loved it. A lot of people went which was cool to see. 
This week was hard for me because I had to get to know the area and pretty much just had to follow my comp everywhere we went. The area is really big. Its about twice the size of my old area. Its a good thing because there are more people but the bad part is we have to walk a lot more to cover the area. What we are going to do starting this week is divide the area into two parts so that we are teaching more than walking which is a very important concept. Nothing benifits us to be walking and walking and walking if we are teaching people. So its better to stay in one area for a full day trying to teach more and go to the other area the next day so we are more efficient. There just really is not enough time in the day to cover the whole area. We will see how that goes for us this week. 
The 2nd of April I hit my 4 months left mark. 4 months left to work in the work of the Lord. I got to make the most of it. 
We have some really cool investigadors that are preparing to get baptized in these next couple weeks. We hope to see a lot of success these next couple of weeks. 
We have an investigador that has been telling us she is really scared to be baptized and wasnt sure if it was what she needed to do. She went to the session in saturday in the afternoon. In that session, Elder Bednar spoke about baptism, the holy ghost, and the sacrament. It was the perfect talk for her and she left the session really pumped up for her baptism. She loved it and she is really excited for her baptism on the 16th. It was a cool miracle that we saw that her doubt was answered through the conference! 
Thats what I got for you guys! I hope you have a great week!

Elder Sherle