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