Monday, July 22, 2013

Guate's .... crackin'?

What up family? This week was kind of boring, but it was good because, I served the Lord. Monday we went bowling for p-day and it was way too fun. I won by the way so I'm getting pretty good at it. We then went to the mall to look around and all that stuff. 
Tuesday we taught the Restoration to a new family and it was a great lesson with lots of Spirit. Last night we were going to challenge them to Baptism, but the mom was sick so we had to cancel the appointment. We also contacted. A Lot. That's what you gotta do when you inherit an area with no investigators. 
Wednesday we taught a lesson on the cliff in front of investigators house. It was pretty sweet cause, it was right as the sun was going down and it was pretty cool.  We also got to eat dinner with a member and she was telling us how she got baptized and it was the craziest baptism story I have ever heard. She just went to her boyfriends Baptism and the missionaries were like want to get Baptized too? And she just said yes. So she got Baptized. 30 years later she is the most faithful member of the branch and her husband is inactive and they are separated. Crazy huh? We also taught another great lesson. 
Thursday morning we did service early and carried water for our member that doesn't get it in her house. We also did divisions with the ZL`s. We had a great family night with a member family. Even though their invite did not come. It was a great lesson and spirit. 
Friday we had divisions again with other missionaries. It was pretty fun I guess. Its also better to be in your area with your comp, but its cool to do divisions too. . We also got a refreshment from a member and it was great. 
Saturday we had our first lesson with a new family. It was pouring rain and we had to yell cause the roof is made of laminate like most in our area, including ours, it's hard to sleep! But it was a good lesson. 
Sunday we went to the house of every investigator to get them. We only got one into the Church. We also moved everything in our house, because, it`s  a new change so we changed the house. We also found out that one of the senior missionaries in the branch opened up Tremonton when he was in his mission! Cool huh? 
Happy B Day this week to Harrison Cutler and to some boys in the mish.  Well sometimes there is a lot going on and sometimes nothing, but the Church is always true. Jesus died for us and he knows how we feel and everything that ever happens to us. I love my Lord and his Church. The Church is true. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

With much love, Elder Nicholas White

Shout out to Notre Dame
Prech like a Champion Today

Elder White stepped foot in the "states"
U.S. Embassy

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Viva Las Vegas

The name of the email will be explained as you read this and realize that I live near a place called Las Vegas. This week was pretty sweet. 
Monday was pretty chill. On Monday we had a quality day. We got interrupted though by the Missionaries from the MTC so my email got cut off. What? But then we went to play some pool and get my hair cut so it was a good P Day. 
Nothing happened Tuesday.
Wednesday we had Zone Meeting.  It was pretty good. I learned a lot of good stuff. We also had a sweet Family Night with a family in our ward and their neighbor. 
Thursday= We we woke up and carried water for a sister who doesn't have it in her house. We then studied and ate lunch and everything and afterwords we went to contact this valley in our area that's called, yeah you guessed it, Las Vegas. It`s full of people and even more full of "choo chos",  better known as dogs.  It was a good time and we contacted a lot of great people.  I have definitely seen the blessing of contacting in my mission seeing as how all of my baptisms have been contacts except for two. So I love doing it.  We also helped a little kid who was shoveling rocks into a wheel barrow all alone in the pouring rain to do it faster. 
Friday we taught a new family and it was a great lesson. I also hit the ten month mark.... So that was good. It doesn't seem like it at all. Happy ten months Lilly!!!
Saturday we helped a lady carry 200 blocks down three hills into her house. Just us two. It was pretty solid service I'd say. It was definitely tiring though. 
Sunday we did divisions to go bring investigators to Church. During sacrament a car pulled up outside and started playing a rap song way loud and it was awful. We also found a bag in our house full of references from when my district went contacting in my area 9 months ago in the MTC. Including cards that I wrote. Cool huh? We also had a lesson with a new family and the sister just commented us on how she could see the Spirit of God in us the whole lesson it was sweet.  
Well the Church is True and nothing can ever change that. Love you all. 

Love, Elder Nicholas David White

Shout out to Notre Dame

Preaching in Las Vegas

Elder White & his Companion
Playing pool and bowling on P-Day

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pila Showers

Whats up Utah? Well this week was pretty chillero,  I won't lie. 
Monday we went to go bowling in the mall in another zone and I got to see my best mission friend Elder Steed and wish him a happy Canada day in person. I know right? We also were on the way to a lesson in the night and stopped to buy hot dogs in the street and talked with the man. It turned out that his wife is a member and that we know her. The bad news is that he wants nothing with the Church at all. But at least we saw how always preaching opens up doors. 
On Tuesday I went in divisions to Santa Catarina Pinula with our zone leader. It was pretty good. It's always cool to get to know a new area. 
Wednesday we contacted... a lot. These little kids in the street started yelling really bad words at us in English. So we were like, hey get your parents so we can tell them about this. And we contacted their family. 
On Thursday it was the birthday of the greatest country in the world. But we just worked hard and I did nothing fun. I did listen to the Motab America CD though. 
On Friday we discovered that our buckets were still full of our clothes that we were washing and our shower is broken so we had to start showering outside.... Chafa right? So we shower from the pila now. Haha. We also had divise with the other district leader and we had a good time. We found out that our member gave rat poison to our investigators dog... Great fellow shipping right? I was s o mad! But it was a solid day. 
Saturday We did it big. We found 3 new families. We taught them all about the Plan of Salvation and we put appointments for this week.  It also poured rain and our area is all hills so the streets were like rivers. It was sweet. 
Sunday was testimony meeting. We both bore our testimonies so that was good. We also went to do a baptismal interview and I taught a lesson to the other missionaries investigator. It was a great week. Love you all.

 Love, Elder White

Elder White's shower.
He has to shower outside every day because the shower
in his house is broken.

 A license plate Elder White found in the home of 
a member while on divisions.

Representing the U.S.A. on July 4, 2013

Guatemala City Temple
Elder White's view on P-day

Monday, July 1, 2013

There's a drought in our shower

Whats up fam? This week was chill.
Monday my comp had his final interview so I had to go the office! But Elder Kunde was there and he was telling me all the stuff that has happened in Utah since I left. Haha, it was a good time. 
Tuesday I finished reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish... I read the whole thing out loud. It was an incredible experience. Also in the mission when I started they asked us to highlight and underline every time that it says or refers to God or Jesus Christ as we read. So my Book of Mormon has a crazy amount of lines. It helps to focus on the fact that the Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ. I also had the great opportunity to kneel down and ask if it was true. I was glad to receive yet another answer to my prayers. 
On Wednesday we had to go to the White House to drop off my comp at 8:30 at night. A member from my first area is a taxi driver and came to take us. It was sweet! I also killed my comp. I got a new one. His name is Elder Pineda and he is from Mexico! 
Thursday We just worked hard all day. It was a great day. But nothing too great happened. 
Friday we had zone conference with 4 zones. Including my old zone and the zone of my best friend in the mission. So I got to see everyone! It was sweet! We learned a ton of great stuff. I always love conferences. 
Saturday we didn't have water so we started showering with buckets and cups and to this day we still do it. Its been a few days without water. Haha. We went contacting in a bunch of the alleys in our area and the houses are way close so my comp would knock one door and I would knock the other. Good plan right? Except for when we knocked two and both people came out so we ended up teaching mini lessons in the street solos. Haha It was a good time though.  I also can say that I am a real missionary because.... I got bit by a dog. 
Sunday was a good day. I gave a talk about the Book of Mormon in sacrament meeting. So I ended up blessing the sacrament, walking to the pulpit and talking and then after sacrament teaching the youth class. The good old branch life. We also left to visit with the President. It was a good week and I love the opportunity I have to serve in Las Lomas and in the country of Guatemala! The Church is True. 

With love from Guate. City...... Elder White

Elder White is a "real" missionary now because
he has been bitten by a dog

Jungle Fever

Elder White & Elder Pineda

This is how they shower in Elder White's apartment

Elder White & Elder Steed
9 months

This is how you eat chicken in Guate

Elder Pineda is studying hard

Elder White knocking a door in Las Lomas Guatemala
He was rejected....but at least he tried!