Somoto – Week 37
[Week 7 in Somoto, week 1 with Elder Asplund]
Hey guys! This week has been really good actually. I like working with my new companion, he’s pretty chill and nice and we’ve been working well! This week we visited Freddy (the alcoholic) with the president of the branch and the spirit was super strong. Since that day, he hasn’t drank alcohol (for a week!) And we’ve been helping him by buying some medicine and things to help. We might still get him baptized, yet. We found a few new people this week (Alejandro, Elsa, and Jorlyn) that have seemed to be positive! I’m trying to use the phone more so that we don’t have to pass by everyone’s houses on Sunday and so we can communicate better and its helped.! We had 4 investigators in church this week and were hoping to get 7 the next one! We’re also working with a family (Jose Santos) so that they might be able to get married too! The biggest problem I have encountered here in Nicaragua is that no one in the smaller villages ever gets married. So its a big problem, but were working on it! My new comp is Elder Asplund and hes from Washington. Elder Alofipo, my trainer, is here in the other area and we’ve already done some fun stuff together (district breakfasts, we eat lunch together every day, etc) We also have been working with the members a lot (Cristin and Natalia) and that has definitely helped. We even met with a guy from Grenada (Managua) when he was visiting here for a day. It was a good week. We’re probably gonna go to a hill with the branch president where we can see Honduras, so we’ll see if that happens! I miss you guys so much and I can’t wait to see you again soon for my Mother’s day Skype session. I love so much!