Monday, December 31, 2012

Feliz Ano Nuevo

Hey guys! Whats up? I have way too much excitement from my e-mails this week and I'm going nuts right now. That and the crazy ADHD I already have are going to make this e-mail crazy. But anyways this week was good.
Monday our Zone all came and had dinner with us at this house in our area. It was way fun. We threw my new football, thanks fam, and we had some great fun. Here on Christmas at 12 everyone does fireworks. I wish I had a video, but I don't. Maybe I'll take one tonight. So we were in the street with a family watching them. The streets were filled with smoke and it looked like a legit war zone. Guate. kind of already looks like that usually. But the smoke added to it. It was the only time in my life I didn't want to stay out anymore. Weird right?

Tuesday-Tuesday was awful. Everyone was sleeping in their houses all day and we could only go visit members and it was the trunkiest worst day ever. But that's how it happens here the week of Christmas.

Wednesday-Wednesday was pretty sweet. We went to the Stakes Apartamietno. It's when all the missionaries leaving get set apart. It's in the Stake Center and everyone goes. It's nuts how they do it here. But a member of the 70 Elder Lopez talked at it and he told a story about a missionary in Chile that was in a crowd and a man was preaching against the Book of Mormon. And the man said, if any of you don't deny this book, I'll shoot you. Everyone didn't say anything obviously cause they weren't members and didn't want to die. But this missionary said, sir that book is true and I wont deny it. The man was true to his word and shot him in the head. This story really touched me because, it shows how we should be as Elders. Don't worry Mom I don't think it'll happen here!

Friday-Friday we had divisions for half the day while Montenegro did our baptismal interview. I was in Mixco with Brown and Galindo. It was pretty fun.

Saturday-Saturday We had the baptism of Lusmar! It was awesome. There was a really strong spirit there. We also had a birthday celebration for Elder Ramirez and I cause it was his birthday and mine is next month. We had cake and lasagna. And like Guate. tradition I had to get my face shoved in the cake. It sucked... But it was a good time.

Sunday-Sunday we had the usual meetings and then we did divisions with Melvin. He came with us to a lesson. The family of the guy we baptized is interested in hearing the lessons after they came to Church a few times! It's sweet.

It was a good week! Congrats to all my friends on their calls! A Train! I know some peeps in your mish! E mail me and I'll tell you about them! Also Mike congrats on Houston! Colby! Yes! I have some friends in Paraguay too! E mail me bro! Z Rod, my boy.... Freaking Guatemala. That's all I got to say to you! I love Guate. I cant wait until you know it too. I might see you in the Temple or something who knows. Best friends all speaking Spanish. Except Beck. But we forgive him. Love you guys.

Happy new year everybody!
Love Elder White
Lusmar's Baptism
December 29, 2012
Elder White with birthday cake on his face


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Elder White was able to Skype with his family for 45 minutes on Christmas Eve.  He e-mailed that morning and let his family know that he would be able to Skype at 2:30 PM.  2:30 came and went, and Elder White wasn't on Skype!  Around 2:45, he called his brother Russell to let him know that he wouldn't be able to Skype until later that day because he wasn't done with his appointments yet. 
Elder White's family anxiously waited and he finally called his around 5:45.The family met Elder Mejia and Elder White said that he had received all of his Christmas presents and he was very grateful for them.  He then spoke about an investigator he has grown close to and he has been working with since he first got into the field.  Elder White got teary as he told us that he really loved this investigator and that he is planning on asking him if he will be baptized this week!  So exciting!
Elder White also said that Guatemala is very different and he is still getting used to it. He really loves his companion and the people.  He is not able to go out after 5:30 PM without a member because of the recent kidnapping, but that hasn't slowed him down!  He is a hard worker and even has a hand-written sign above his desk that says "Don't waste the Lord's time". 
Elder White then got to see his niece Lilly for the first time (except for pictures) since she was about 30 hours old.  He said "She's so big!"  and he again got teary as Lilly stared at him as he spoke. 
Elder White said that all of the Missionaries in his district were going to dinner at a member's house and it sounded like they were having a fun day.  While Elder White was talking, his family could hear a "booming" noise in the background.  His brother Ryan asked him "what is that noise?  Is there a racket ball court in the Church?"  Elder White said that those were fireworks and they happen almost every night in Guatemala.
Elder White then recorded video messages for his friends and family and he asked his two older brothers, Russell & Jordan for advice about his mission.  They both told him to keep working hard and to love the people (even if it is hard sometimes).  Elder White then said goodbye - his family told him how much they love him and how proud they are of him.  He is such a great example to his family and friends and they are grateful for the sacrifice he is making by choosing to serve his Heavenly Father. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Los Cremas

Hey everyone!!! Whats up? This week was a weird week. That's the best word to describe it I think!

Monday - we went to this huge mall here called Mirra Flores with the District! It was way fun. We ate at I-Hop and got Blizzards at Dairy Queen. It was like being in the states. It was weird. All the white people were at I-Hop and our comps somewhere else. Ha ha typical.

Tuesday - Tuesday we found out that they were adding two new missionaries to our ward because, the mission is getting so many missionaries right now. I was not excited cause, our area is tiny already. So we had to find a new house for them and everything. We also had a lesson with our investigator who we'd only met with once and he'd just come to Church with us. He told us he'd read all first Nephi from when we met with him Friday before Church Sunday and prayed about it and in Church he received his answer that the Church is true. It was sweet. He's getting baptized Saturday! It was awesome!

Wednesday - We helped the new missionaries move in and showed them the area a little bit. It was fun, but its weird having 4.

Thursday - Thursday we had a reunion with my group in the house of President Stay! It was way fun seeing all of my friends in the group. We were all sharing stories about all the crazy stuff in Guate. It was way fun. They were all telling me about their Comps and stuff and I'm so glad that I have the one that I do. He's awesome. He's taught me so much in such little time. I've never seen someone who has so much love for all other people that he knows. It's incredible. Our investigator right now he told me that he is his biggest concern in the whole mission and he was crying talking about when we can baptize him. He's giving him his suit coat for his baptism. What a guy. My prayers for my two months in the MTC for a good companion were for sure answered.

Friday - Friday was "El 13 B'aktun" when the world was supposed to end. We were helping the new missionaries in another area move and we got a call that said we couldn't go anywhere without a member all day. So we were stuck in their area for all day in the Church! It was nuts. Really boring. But there was an activity that night so we spent all day setting it up.

Saturday - We had a little girl in our Ward get baptized. I wish I took a picture, but I didn't! She's the cutest little girl ever! Except for Lilly. It was awesome. We also had an appointment with our investigator that I've taught the most. From the second day here! He told us if he could he'd get baptized tomorrow. But he has to go to Church again. So hopefully this week we'll get a date for him to get baptized!

Sunday - Sunday was weird. I was sick all day and we only went to sacrament and after had to go back and rest. It was rough, but I'm all better now. We think it was something I ate, but we don't know what. It made me feel really good that members and investigators were calling all day to see how I was feeling. That makes me feel like they know I love them cause, they were showing love for me.

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I love you all!
Love Elder White
Elder White & Elder McMillan
with their Machete's
Elder White as "Batman"
Called To Serve
Elder Mejia
Elder White & Elder Hanson
Elder White & Elder Mejia
Elder White & Elder McMillan
Elder White & Elder Steed
Elder White kissing a lizard
Elder White loves pineapples!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

No eres tu cuando tienes hambre

This week was nuts. Last Monday we went to Sera Luz which is a huge park thing with swings and everything. It was cool. I have some sweet videos I'll send.
Wednesday-I hit 3 months! It was crazy! But it's whatever. This Hermana in the other ward hit my hands with this stick she does it to every new elder in the zone then, we have to sign it. It was fun.
Thursday-We had the Christmas Devotional with President Stay and Hermana Stay. It was really good. I got to see Elder Bean so that was fun!
Friday-I got a package. I got two Monday too. But it was all broken. I was like... that's so "guate" of them to break my package. And it was way "guate" of them. But thanks for it! It had the tree and everything! . We also contacted our reference we got from the church headquarters and he's great! He cam to church yesterday too!
Saturday-We sang as a district in the Parque de Mixco Saturday! It was sweet. Lots of people came and watched us. And after we had a lesson with one investigator that we had a lesson with my second day here and he was not receptive at all. And Saturday night we were talking and he told us they started an account to save money for his one year old daughter to go on a mission!!! We just need to get him to church twice more before we can baptize him. In Guate. you have to go to church three times before baptism. Unlike those Africa and state sides missions where you just go once... (Easy stuff for them). I also heard a pitbull song in the street and I understand the Spanish part and I was like, what? That's cool. So that's also a blessing of another language... Or a curse.
Sunday-Sunday our Stake had the presentation of the Stake Choirs and we all sang with our wards. It was awesome! There was a really strong Spirit there and I loved it. Love you guys! Hey my boy Ry Price, I'll drop you an email maybe if I have time so you'll have it next week! But if not write me when you get in the MTC! On email of course cause, I wont get your letter before you leave the MTC. I'm stoked to add you to my missionaries I email every week!

For my thought I just want to send my new favorite scriptures! Doctrine and Covenants 130: 20 and 21. It's great. Love you all. I hope you all have a great Christmas! I probably will just call cause we dont' have webcams in the church and that's where we have to skype from! But love you all.
Elder White
3 Months!!!
Elder White & Mama Chapina
Eating fried plantinos and drinking bagged water
Elder White, Elder Dickson & Elder Brown
at Sera Luz
Elder Dickson kissing a lizard that we caught
at Sera Luz
Elder White & Elder Mejia

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fireworks and People Burning Satan

This week was nuts! Guatemala is freaking weird! Monday we had lunch with our ward mission leaders family for p day. It was sweet Had some great flan. Then we accidentally knocked on another churches door cause churches here don't always look like churches.
Wednesday-Wednesday we had divisions and a bat tried to attack us when we were contacting. It followed us for 10 minutes and I was scared. But there were fireworks that we watched after we got home for the night. There are like every day for no reason here.
Thursday-We helped deliver a wreath to this Sister in our ward and it was great. She loved it!
Friday-Friday was a holiday they have here where they burn piñatas of the devil. It was weird, but sweet. There were just piles of fire everywhere in the streets. We didn't do it, but everywhere people were doing it. It was nuts!
Sunday-We had stake conference and it was awesome,. They Stake President spoke as well as two members of the temple presidency of the temple and president and hermana stay too! It was really goo. As well as a member of the 70!
This week was pretty good. I love seeing all these calls every week. Its sweet! Make sure to get ready everyone. Every missionary in the world will say they wish they were more prepared.
But I'd also like to say Happy Birthday this week to Grandpa, TY Harris, Whitey, Ryan Price, and Anthony Salazaar!!! Love you guys! Have a great week! Love you guys all. The Church is true!
Love, Elder White

 Elder White making quesdadilla's in his house
 The City of Mixco
 Doing the laundry

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Who Said Guate City Ain't Hip Hop?

This week was sweet! This Monday we had FHE with the ward and it was awesome. Then Tuesday we had divisions and I was with the ZL Elder Tracy. We had a good time. We had a ward movie night, but we couldn't watch it obviously so we made the refreshments with our Ward Mission Leader and his wife. The Ward is way awesome. Then we walked one of the older ladies in the Ward home because, it was late and she didn't want to walk alone. We also had choir practice with the district cause, were singing in Mixco Parque on the 15th. It will be cool.
Wednesday we had our interviews with the President. It was awesome and he told us what we need to do with the FHE´s and such.
Thursday Elder Mejia and I were tracting and waiting at this door and this girl walked by, but we were waiting so we didn't want to start trying to teach her while waiting for other people to come to the door so we didn't say anything. And she was like, "Hola buenas tardes" and pushed back her hair and winked at us. And we were like "Buenas" and then in my head I though, "snake". And no lie 5 seconds later Elder Mejia just goes, "snake". It was really funny.
Friday we helped our boy Melvin move. But he still lives in the ward so that's good! We also met a guy while tracting named Moses. We were at this door and he walked up and started talking to us. He was like, I don't go to church, but Ive been studying a bunch of religions cause, I'm just looking for the truth. And when we heard that we freaked out cause, were like, we have the truth! We had a good 40 minute conversation with him and we have an appointment with him tomorrow night. He said he wants to learn everything about the Church. He is sweet. Saturday our ward had a party with sports and everything. We played basketball and ping pong with the ward. It was awesome.
Sunday we had testimony meeting and it was sweet. We then had the Christmas devotional in the night and our investigator that we've been trying to get to go to Church came to it! And he loved it! It was awesome. Sorry emailing is hard because, there's so much to do and our computers aren't very good. But I just want everyone to know I love you all and I love hearing from you. I also want you all to know that we have an orange tree at our chapel that I eat oranges off of every Sunday. I forgot that. But I've been trying to send pictures. I'll get some printed and send them in a package hopefully. 
Everyone I want you all to know that I love you. And that it was a good week! 
Con amor, from Guate.
Elder Nicholas White       
Para siempre dios este con vos

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nueva Montserrat Week Two

Hey guys! I don't have much time cause, my computer wasn't working forever! It was frustrating. But here it goes.
Monday - Monday was my first p day in the field. We went to eat McDonald's and we went to meggapacca. It's like D.I. and Ross combined. It's pretty sweet. We also had Noche de Hoghar  (Family Home Evening) with my ward mission leaders family. I love them a lot. They're awesome.
Tuesday - We had a few appointments. One with our investigator who is 13 and her Grandpa won't let her get baptized but for Christmas she is asking for permission to get baptized. She's awesome.
Thursday - Thursday we had another Noche de Hogar with a family that lived in Utah! Weird, huh? But now they live here again. After, we went to watch a movie about the Temple with a convert. He was so excited. I loved it. He walked us home because, he loves being with missionaries so much.
Friday - Friday I had divisions with Elder Brown in Mixco. Their area is so sick. We had tons of lessons. One house had dirt floors and only one room with two beds made out of boxes and a tin roof. It was beautiful. The little girls there ran up and jumped on us when we got their and grabbed our hands and ran us to their house. They love Elders. When we left, they gave us kisses on our hands and walked us out. Guatemala has the cutest kids ever! It was funny cause their ward mission leader would introduce us as "los colores", Elder Cafe (Brown) and Elder Blanco (White). I loved it.
Saturday - Saturday was great! We had a baptism service. I didn't get to do it cause the guy in the ward finished his test at university in time for it, but it was still awesome. Also Saturday Night two other investigators asked to be baptized! We got them a date for their wedding, cause they have to get married first cause they live together, and the same day for their baptism. December 15th!!! They're awesome and I'm way excited for them.
Sunday - The primary program. It was way funny hearing all of the songs in Spanish for the first time. The little kids were way funny. They killed it.
The Church is still true and that will never change. Congrats to my Mom on killing it in her talk about me on Sunday! And congrats to my boys Gonz and Mitchell Daw for getting their calls! I love you guys all. I want to share with you something. A lot of members here are converts and they always share their stories with us and to them, missionaries mean the world. Growing up in Utah we never really see missionaries as that big of a thing cause, we just see them at Church. But they love them here. Since being here I've become more grateful for everything I've had my whole life. The people here don't have those things. But they have the two most important. The Gospel and Family. Until next week. Love you all.

Elder White
Elder Mejia, Jorger & Elder White
Jorger's Baptism Day
November 24, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nueva Montserrat

We didn't go to the Mission Home Tuesday. We went straight to transfers meeting and then we went to our areas. It was crazy. My area is in the City and Mixco which is the second biggest city in Guatemala. It's a lot different than anything I've ever seen, but the ward is beautiful. The people of Guatemala are beautiful. They are the most humble people I've ever seen. They're awesome. Spanish is kind of hard at times. I won't understand anything in a lesson and then I'll understand everything in the next one. It's kind of hard to get in on conversations, but other than that Spanish is going well. My companion is Elder Mejia. He's from Honduras. He doesn't speak a lot of English, but he's an awesome guy. It's a bit of an adjustment in Guate. But I have a great ward, zone, and companion so it will all be alright. Our ward is great. We have some good investigators. But you can always have more! We have a baptism this Saturday! With Jorger! His Family are members. I love his family. The greatest moments I've had in Guatemala are in his home with him and his Family. My first night we read the Book of Mormon with them. Another one is Hermano Donnerick. He's our ward mission leader. His Family is awesome. I finally have a little Brother!!! His son. He loves missionaries. All the little kids love Missionaries. Their babies will just stare at us and touch us. They know were different than everyone else. Its been a crazy week, but a good one. My mission seems pretty awesome. One of our other members is a Sister that is a convert that is only a convert of a few months and she can't read and we teach her how to pray everyday cause, sometimes she forgets. She's awesome. She is the most humble person ever. She lives in a one room house and she is awesome. Wednesday I broke our toilet in our house. I was using it and I leaned over and it just came out of the ground and tipped over. It was a bit crazy. But our neighbor fixed it. Anyways, it's been a crazy week. Not much has happened, but like President Monson says, ¨beautiful glorious things are in store. If you can only wait and endure.¨ I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving this week! I can tell you how grateful I am for everything I had growing up. Especially my Family. I will pull a JD and never leave our house or Utah again in two years. Love you all. Pray for us Congrats on the mission calls everyone! That is always the best seeing all of those on here! .


Elder White

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ultimo Semana!

Guys I only have 9 minutes to write this so it'll be rough. But next week!! I want some protein and power bars for Christmas too. I've lost 14 pounds in Guate! ;( Not enough food here for "Nortes".
This week was awesome! Tuesday we went proselyting and it was awesome! We got a
lot of contacts and a lot of appointments for other missionaries. Lots of people were really interested. I have a story for your talk Mom! I'll send it to you next week.

Wednesday was the huge earthquake in Guate! It wasn't in the city and no one here was hurt. It did shake the MTC for about 2 minutes though. It was awesome. But kinda scary. But were all fine so don't worry. Thursday we got DearElders. I got ones from Mom and Jeri! I got emails saying I got other ones from a few people, but I didn't get them!!! So we'll see what happens I guess.
This week has been kind of dull, but awesome. Next Monday I'll have more time to write, but I'll leave you with a quick story on prayer. Proselyting Tuesday Whitaker and I met this man sitting on the curb. We asked how he was doing and he said awful. We then asked why and he mumbled something in Spanish that we couldn't understand. Whitaker then felt prompted that we should have him pray. We taught him how to pray not out of repetition, lots of people here only know repeated prayers because, that's how they do it in their religions. Whitaker said he'd show him how and then he could. We said a prayer and he started right before we ended. He then kept going for a few minutes. When he finished we asked how he felt I asked him if he felt peace and he said he felt peace, joy, and happiness. After we taught him a whole lesson on the curb and set up another appointment for other elders to teach
him. Always remember friends and family. I know with all of my heart how important prayer is. Prayer will legitimately change your night to day. I know from experiences you might not ever know. But I know. I've seen it touch so many lives already. And I know I'll watch it touch
more. Remember as Elder Holland said in my favorite talk "Laborers in the Vineyard" no matter how far beyond the reach of God's grace you feel you've fallen. You are never too far for the gift of the Atonement. I love you all. Pray always. Talk to you next week.


Elder Nicholas David White

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Almost my last week in the CCM

Whats up? It's almost my last week in the Guate. CCM! It's nuts how time is flying. Anyways this week hasn't been too busy so I'm probably just saying a few things and then answering questions I've got in letters. But I sent letters to lots of people from here and I guess my first one just got to the US like two days ago so it takes me about three weeks I guess. But it took just 8 days to get one. So I guess it depends.
But Last Sunday was awesome. Elder Crompton and I got to bless La Santa Cena, or Sacrament in our meeting and it was awesome.
Tuesday we had a devotional with Elder Amado of the 70 and he told us some great things. He said not to murmur when times get tough. He then used the example of Nephi and said, Nephi didn't murmur, he prayed and started to count his blessings. He knew he was still blessed despite all his hard times. I think as missionaries we need to remember how blessed we are. We get to live in another country and learn another language. And we get to draw closer to our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ more than any other time in our life.
Anyways, Friday we were teaching a lesson one on one to our Latinos and it was the strongest I've ever felt the Spirit in the lesson. I felt the gift of tongues the most I've ever felt it. My comp said it was perfect Spanish throughout the lesson. I loved it!
But this week has been boring. Next week will be better. Cause, we go proselyting Tuesday!!!
Whitaker and I are excited to go together this time! Even though last time people were scared of us cause, were both white and he's like 6 foot 5. Ha ha: >But the weather here is awesome! It's winter now so it's usually about only 63 or so everyday. Guatemalans wear hoodies in this weather and shiver. It's way funny.
But for Halloween the President's wife decorated and everything. And Dia de los murtes here the Nun school behind the CCM had a party until like 1 and I couldn't fall asleep. I can't tell you how many times they played "Call me maybe".
But my testimony has grown a lot this week. and every week here! Only 10 more days until we're in the field!!!
I wrote G-ma and G-pa this week so look out in 3 weeks for a letter! I'll email you before then! I also got WestyCs package! I love you bro! I sent you a letter too! E-mail me Westy! But I have one minute! Love you so much. The Church is true. Please pray for our country this week. Pray for the US with its disaster and for the Election! Pray for Guate. too!!! Never forget to pray for missionaries! I promise we feel it everyday! Love you guys!

Love, Elder White

Saturday, October 27, 2012

This Week in Guatemala...

Whats up?! I'm out of contact solution so that's awful. And contacts. And my card doesn't work in the ATM's here so I need someone to call my bank! But this e-mail is rushed so sorry if it's bad.
This week has been pretty fun and great. But also kind of sad. I forgot in my last e-mail that last Tuesday we had Elder Martino of the Seventy come speak to us. It was awesome. He told us some wonderful things. My quote of the week is from him and it goes like this, "The message that you share is true, Elders. Be bold with it. We do need to be bold with the words of our God, Brothers and Sisters. Not just missionaries but everyone! We know it's true,why not let everyone else know too?"
Anyways I'll get on with the week.

Sunday was way fun! Our last Sunday with the older "Nortes" and our Latinos! It was sad. It's weird how in your mission you start to miss Elders that leave for other places just as much as the people back home. Especially our Latinos I love them all. With todo mi corazon!!! I'll probably never see them again, but they are incredible and we'll be friends in Heaven again. Sunday Ward and I also received a sacred Guate.CCM calling I'll tell about it in a few months as it is not to be spoken of right now.
Monday was pretty dull. Tuesday we went on a city tour and to the market. It was awesome! I bought a few Christmas presents and something my teacher said I'll need for my mission. It's a beautiful machete. I'll send pics in like two weeks. I guess we carry them in the mountains in our missions in Guate.
Tuesday and Wednesday we also got new missionaries. 50 new Nortes! Including Elder Rheinholt and Elder Hunsaker. Fellow Alta Hawks. They are both great. We also heard the greatest talk ever. From Elder Holland it was last August in the MTC. I need a copy of it stat!
Evrey future missionary needs to read or watch it stat. It's awesome. It
brought me to tears. Which isn't too hard when the Gospel is involved.
Wednesday we got our DearElders!!! Thanks for the letters everyone! I'm writing you all back today.

Thursday nothing much happened. Thursday our District had an "ayuno de ingles" which is a fast of English. Only Elder Crompton and I went all day until 9 without speaking English. It
was the hardest, but most rewarding day of the week.

Friday we were planning to teach one of our two investigators. Then our teachers busted out two new ones on us including a one on one investigator without our companions. It was awesome. I can't wait to teach lessons all day in just two more weeks.
I love you all and don't ever forget that this Church is true. Today during e-mails I checked my spam and saw that I got e-mails form G-MA and G-PA and Courtney! Don't worry I'll write you back today! It will take two weeks but you'll get it!  Mom and Jeri your letters got here Thursday so that was fast! I loved them! Thanks so much! This week really has helped me to become such a better missionary I think. I love this work. I'd like to quote one of my
favorite Hymns. I never sang it antes (before) my mission, but I love it.

Shall the youth of Zion falter in defending truth and light? When the enemy
asaileth shall we shrink or shun the fight? No! 

Always stay strong! I forget who said it because my notebook is in my room, but in G.C.
in Holy places and Do NOT MOVE." I love you all. I know without a doubt, with all of my heart our Church is true. The people here are the descendants of the Lamanites and Nephites this is the land of the Book of Mormon. It's not doctrine, but I feel it. Congrats to my BFF on his mission call. I'm so stoked for you to hablar espanol conmigo!

Love. Elder White

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Week Six

This week has been really crazy and fun! My address I gave you was wrong last week!!! It's

Boulevard Vista Hermosa 23-17 Zona 15
Guatemala, Guatemala, C.A. 01001

Please fix that and update it! But I left my journal in my room so bear with me I might forget some stuff. First off though I have questions! Has anyone got their call recently? Turned in their papers? Anything cool like that?! Also My Mom said people weren't sure if I got their DearElders right before I left Provo. I got ones from the Harris, Ryan Price (I wrote you a letter big guy) it is in Guate mail though so it will probably take like twelve days to get there. And I also got the one from Colby. I didn't get any DearElders this Thursday so I just almost didn't write anyone an e-mail today.... for reals though. Whats going on? Anyways, on with my week.
Last Saturday after e-mail we played soccer. It was Nortes vs. two teams of Latinos and we scored within the first five seconds to beat them both games. They were freaking out and we were just yelling "Nortes Para Siempre" which is like "North Americans Forever!" It was way funny. Then for CRE we went street contacting. My companion and I killed it. We helped this Sister fix her car and then we talked to everyone about the Church. We had tons of success too. Sunday was awesome at Church.  Our Church is through a wall in the back of the Temple and it's beautiful. For Church we have intercambios where we have a Latino
Companion. Mine was Elder Castro from Panama. He's awesome! He looks like Bruno Mars.

Then Monday we didn't do too much. Just had CRE and there was a temblor here! Which is when the earth just shakes. It's like an earthquake, but not as bad.
Then Tuesday we went proselyting with our new Latin companion. Mine is from Peru and I can't really understand him, but it was awesome. We went into the most humble place I've ever been is how I'll put it. It was great to serve and to proselyte.
Wednesday we went to the Temple. The Temple here is way pretty! And the distribution center.
Thursday we went on a field trip to Immagracion to get our Visas. It was pretty cool.
Friday we had just our two Norte districts for gym and we played district vs. district for Futbol. We killed them. As of yesterday I've still scored every day. I had 7 Yesterday. So I'm at 28. Reppin for the "Nortes". I've gotten so much better at soccer than I ever was in just two weeks.
This week we go on a city tour and to the market! I'm stoked. Anyways, I'm glad everything there is great! Too bad our Yanks lost. :( US beat Guate and everyone was all sad. But whats up World Cup? Two years. The food is good. It's rallying half my district, but I'm fine! Love you guys I pray for all of you always. Remember from Conference my quote of the week. I don't have my book so I don't know who said it, but in our quiet prayerful moments we can feel our Saviors arms around us. Love you! Pray for the United States and the decision we'll all make for our future. Did my ballot come? Also pray for my second great country of Guatemala! And for it's peoples hearts and ears to be opened to this wonderful Gospel.
Love you all.


Elder Nicholas David White
Para siempre dios este con vos

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Week 2 in Guatemala

Whats up everyone? Since Monday not that much has happened around here! I'm now 10 goals for 9 days in soccer so I'm still going strong. Spanish is coming along pretty well.
Of course until we start talking to all the Latinos then we can't understand them cause they speak so fast and the slang is different in every country they're from. Guatemalan Spanish is pretty basic sounding Spanish except they say some weird things. They always say verdad in the middle of sentences for no reason. Which means truth. So that's kind of weird. This week we started in our room every night like 15 of us see how many push ups we can do in a minute and how many sit ups. It gets pretty intense. There's a huge chart and everything. Also last night we got our schedule for next week. Tuesday we're going proselyting in Guatemala City!!! I'm so excited to actually teach real people! Hopefully I can understand them! I almost died of happiness today when I read that e mail from my Mom saying that two of my Best Friends just turned in their papers. That's what's up boys. I wrote you
a letter Family and B4L! It wont be there for like 2 weeks though, but its whatever! Glad to hear the Yankees won! Number 28 going strong. I need some Buckeyes updates though. Anyways we've just had class all week since Monday so next weeks e mail will be better I promise, but here's a scripture I like to read when I feel down sometimes to share with you: 3 Nephi 5:13 Behold I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life. Just remember that no matter what our Heavenly Father always loves you. Pray always. I promise I know with all my heart that Heavenly Father answers our prayers. ¡Para Siempre Dios este con vos!

Love, Elder Nicholas David White

Monday, October 8, 2012


Hey everyone! I only have 30 minutes to email here instead of like an hour in Provo so this might be not so well written. And my p-day is Saturday not today. We could only write today cause of Conference.
It takes mail about 12 days to get from Guatemala City to The U.S. So probably e mail me! I would kill for a hand written letter though! But really people, e-mail me or dear elder or whatever. Its nuts going from getting like 8 dear elders a day to only getting to check the mail once a week! And Dear elders get shipped from Provo so, they take like a week anyways! But anyways, I need more pictures of friends and family! My two Latino roommates love them! They love pictures of Utah too!
Well anyways Guatemala City is so dope. Its like New York, but in a jungle. It's so beautiful. I'd send you pictures, but they took our cameras until the p-day before we leave the MTC! So they'll be a minute! I'll get on with the week. Tuesday we flew down here all night! On the plane Steed and I were talking to this Guatemalan and he was so interested about the Church so Steed gave him his Book of Mormon. With his name engraved on it! Haha. The bus ride in was insane! Guatemala is way pretty! And at this MTC we get to leave
sometimes. Like in two weeks they take us to the city and leave us to tract! And then in three they take us to the market and then we get to go to Wendy's. Anyways, my companion is from Hyrum. His name is Elder Whittaker. He's cool! Elder Crompton is in my district Mom!

Thursday we play soccer at gym time always. I can't wait to show you some pics of the soccer fields. I rep for the Nortes or the North Americans (white people) Six goals in 5 games so I've scored everyday we've played. The Latins here are way cool! They're all funny and extremely nice! They help us learn espanol and we help them with English.
On Friday the Market came. These vendors come into this alley in back of the MTC and sell stuff. I got some great ties for about 80 quaetzalas. So 10 dollars. You can buy soccer jersey's like 50 dollar ones for 10 dollars here. It's insane. Anyways I got a haircut friday. A barber comes and you go into the back outside and he just asks, listo? Which is ready in spanish, and then he just cuts your hair. It was nuts. I don't remember when it was this short. We went to CRE Friday too. Which is in a separate building off MTC campus that we teach other missionaries in. It was so sick! 
Saturday and Sunday- we watched conference all weekend. Wow. I love conference. The opportunity to hear the words of God through our beloved Prophets. New missionary age still shocks me!  All of you better be going on missions right now. I'm not even joking
colby, marcus, beck, z rod, t$, A Train, Cameron. ALL OF YOU: You don't know how much it will change you for the better until you're here! 
My favorite conference talk was probably Elder Holland's! I love him so much!
Send packages quick! Cause, they take like 2 to 3 weeks! :( and my Latinos want some pics!!! My teachers are awesome. Hermano Gaulvez knows the Rodgersons cousin!!! He just got home from his same mission 4 months ago! I got connects all over the world I guess. I never knew how much Spanish I knew until I had to speak it so much. Best thing
everyday is refaccion which is at night we just get a half hour break for a refreshment. I love Guate as they call it down here. Ñove you all! E mail you Saturday! Hit me up before that! Love always.... Elder Nicholas White  

Para siempre dioes este con vos

Guatemala MTC
Guatemala City Temple

Monday, October 1, 2012

Last Week in Provo

Hola! This last week was my last week in the Provo MTC! It's insane how fast three weeks has gone by! I leave Tomorrow for the MTC in Guatemala! And in a way it's kind of the same as leaving for this MTC. They say Home is where the heart is, well my heart is here in Provo. I love it here so much! It's like I'm leaving Home. I'm leaving our great State. I'm leaving the greatest country in the World. I'm leaving so many great new friends for two years. Today at lunch Elder Thomas and I were talking about how it's kind of like we left our families and now we're leaving our new families. Our Zone is such a blessing. They're all amazing and I love them all so much. But I know that my call to serve in Guatemala is divine and inspired from our Heavenly Father. I know that Guatemala will become my home in no time. I've never even been there and I'm already in love with it. Anyways, I'll get on with my week.
Tuesday- Tuesday was a crazy day! We woke up and went to class then ate breakfast then when we got back to class my Companion got a call down over the intercom in the hall and we had to go to the travel office. Then they told us that we had to go on a field trip to the police station in Provo to get his fingerprints and everything for his Visa. It was pretty fun I won't lie. We went right down Ninth and then turned onto Center Street and went to the station. We were there for about an hour. Just hanging out, reading the Spanish fellotes. I couldn't figure out how to spell it in English so I figure that would work. Then when we got back we had our sacred Pokemon name Ceremonial service performed by the Pokemon Masters, Elder Brooks and Elder Grammer. I received the name of Voltorb and I have my Voltorb cards. However, I evolved last night as a departing gift from the new Pokemon Masters, Elder Baltazar and Elder Bues. So now I need an Electrode Card if anyone has one send it to me!!!! Tuesday Night Devotional was Elder Golden of the Seventy his talk was pretty good, but his wife had a quote that really stuck she said, "every single day millions and millions of prayers are uttered for you." It's true everyone. Keep praying for missionaries. I promise you we can feel it! In the words of the great Elder Stone, "being a missionary takes faith", it also takes blessings. However, the blessings it gives are far more than the ones required to serve. It in itself is a blessing to have the opportunity. At our post devotional District Devotional Review President Stone told us that "Our mission" is not a thing. "It's not your Mission. It's the Lord's Mission. And you are just the messenger." President Stone is the man.
Wednesday- We got a nuevo distrito on Wednesday! A new district! Elder Nelson and Elder Payne are in it! So I have some friends in it! They're all pretty cool Missionaries. Elder Payne and Elder Nelson are both doing well!
Thursday- Thursday was just the usual day of class and nothing too exciting. We had two lessons Thursday. Our lesson with Jorge went really well and that's when I realized that I can speak a whole lot more Spanish than I thought I could. The spirit in our lesson was so strong. It was incredible.
Friday- Friday was probably our most intense game of Futbol at the MTC and my last! :( My team was down 3-0, then we "turned it up" I'll explain it later it involves a hand sign and a hillarious story. And we won 4-3. I had the game winning assist. It was dirty. Friday also was probably my best day of Spanish yet. Hermano Sagers at the start of class pulled up a Japanesse lesson for us and showed it to us. He then said, "don't ever get discouraged with Spanish. Compared to this Spanish is the easiest thing in the World." In our Zone we have a no englies despues seis thing where we don't speak English from dinner on and Friday I did really well with it. It was a great day.
Saturday- Saturday was pretty much the same as Thursday. We had a lesson with Jorge. It was pretty good.
Sunday- The best day of the week in the MTC!!! This Sunday was Fast Sunday so we had Mission Conference. Which is kind of like Stake Conference, but with the whole MTC and the Presidency speaks to you. It was really good. Then the half of our district that's going to Guatemala and the other district in our zone leaving went to the departure devotional. It was great! President Brown, Gordon D. Brown (JD will get it), had a great talk about missionary work! At our devotion Brother Robert Swensen who is the Director of Missionary Services spoke to us. It was so good. The best quote he had though was about how everyone loves Missionaries. He said, "I mean look at yourselves. You're all so adorable." It was probably the funniest thing ever. Today walking to the Temple that was proven when everyone wanted to talk to us. A family stopped taking a picture and started yelling at us to say hi on our way out. It was really funny. After that we had our "Hasta Ver" it was so cool! I'll send a video when I can send my SD card at some point. But it's where all of the leaving Missionaries get in the middle of the room in their suites and all the other ones not leaving don't where suites and surround them. Then they all sing Para Siempre Dios Este con vos. Which is God be with you til we meet again in Spanish. You sing the verses reverantly and then still reverent, but singing you're hearts out, you sing the chorus. The fourth verse is the quitest and most reverent and all the Elders in the middle put their arms around each other and sing. Then when it's over, the Elders in the middle all repeat the last line four times quitely and the ones on the outside don't sing. The last line is Para Siempre Dios Este con vos. Then everyone kneals and says a prayer together. It's so awesome. I loved being in the middle with the oldest district! They're all such great examples and I love them! They're my favorite district by far! Last night at my last devotional in Provo we sang Armies of Helaman like at my first. It was amazing. I love being a missionary. There is not a doubt in my mind that this Church is true. Love you all. Para Siempre Este con vos Brothers and Sisters. Familias son eternas. My quote for the week is from President Brown. It is, "the last day of your mission I want you to stand in front of the mirror and say, I have no regrets." I plan on it President. Love,
Elder Nicholas David White
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Elder White on a "field trip" to the Police Station
Elder Bean pretending to break the rules by using the phone
Elder White at the Provo City Police station

Elder White got bored at the Police Station and since he didn't have Instagram,
he looked up Grandpa in the phone book and boxed it in
Provo Temple
Provo Tabernacle being rebuilt as the new Provo Temple
Nuevo Distrito on Temple Walk
Elder Crawford on Temple Walk
Elder Payne on his first Temple Walk
He was so excited!

 Elder Kullbeth doing his thing

Elder Luna on Temple Walk...

...He's anti-picture, as you can tell

Elder Jensen & Elder White

Elder Steed

District Quote from the Devotional on Tuesday Night

Elder Dreesen wearing Elder Sperry's Wong tie

Elder Sperry messing around with a toothpick in his mouth

Elder Payne, Elder White & Elder Nelson
Representin' Alta High

Elder Allen & Elder White
Buckeye's Fans!!!

Elder Steed's drawing of the District's Pokemon

The District

Elder White & Elder Ashby

Elder White & Elder Beesten

Elder White with his first Zone Leader Elder Brooks

Elder White & Elder Burbank
Elder White says:  "He made my first week.  I'll tell you the story later."

Elder Crawford & Elder White

Elder White & Elder Dreesen

Elder White & Elder Grammer

Elder Jensen & Elder White

Elder White with his Zone Leader Elder Nielsen

Elder Scott & Elder White

Elder White & Elder Shearer

Elder White & Elder Sperry

Elder White & Elder Thomas

Elder Brooks & Elder Grammer
Singing "Baby it's Cold Outside" to the Zone

Elder White & Elder Nelson

Guatemala, Here I Come!!!!