Matagalpa – Week 16
[Week 10 in Matagalpa]
This week has been pretty good. We’ve been doing a lot of contacting this week trying to find some new investigators that are more positive and willing to fulfill their commitments. We have had a little success with some of our newfound investigators (Urbalina, Motesta, Creencia, Epiphania) but we have yet to see if they’ll actually go to church with us. It’s actually harder to get people to come to church than it is to get people to accept a baptismal date… The Nicas just dont like to follow through. Some of my favorite excuses: “No I have to wash my dishes”, “I dont want to get out of my chair”, and, my personal favorite, “I have to sweep the dirt in front of my house”.
Anyway, I’m doing well. We had interviews with the president this past week which was good except we were waiting at the chapel from 7am to 6pm. We found a very gigantic cockroach above my bed which was awful. Our cool experience of the week was that I contacted a house where the kids had always yelled out at us for like 3 weeks and we found out that one of the ladies there was already a member but was inactive after the missionaries left (like almost every other matagalpino). But we went there and placed a baptismal date with her sister and her sister’s daughter which was really cool. They’re living in super poor circumstances. We visited one night and we had to use our phone to read the scriptures because they have no lights. Heres hoping that they fulfill their commitments! I’m almost done with my 2nd change in the field and Ive almost hit my 4 month mark! I dont know if I’m gonna change or not but I hope I can stay for Christmas (and then change to an area with a beach!) But we’ll see. Feel free to shoot me an email anytime and I’ll respond when I get the chance! Also send me the names of your favorite uplifitng or church music so that I can check out some new music!