Monday, August 26, 2013

Week 5...

Hey family whats up? This last week was not too exciting. It was not too great. But it is now over. 
Monday we had p-day. Right after we finished using the Internet the power went out 5 times on the other district while they were writing. It was pretty funny I won't lie. We also stopped by the office and found the senior couple from our branch there. They went home on Wednesday, it was one of their last days. We reminded them that they never invited us to dinner... so they took us to Wendy's. Awesome right? We also went to a Family Night with a member that invited us over. We shared a lesson from the Ensign. A talk from the Prophet and it was awesome. 
Tuesday we had divisions and nothing happened. 
Wednesday We had some good lessons. One with an investigator that can't get baptized cause of her mom. It was a good lesson however. 
Thursday we carried water in the morning. Also after lunch the little girl that lives in the house where we eat didn't want to take a bath. So her mom told us to throw water on her. It was way funny. She came back for revenge, but didn't get me. We also taught our baptismal dates about the word of wisdom and they have some problems there. They also didn't come to Church so it looks like they will not be getting baptized on Sunday. 
Friday we visited a family that never progressed and asked for references. They took us to their neighbors to introduce us. It was good. 
Saturday we went to take pictures at the ceremony in the Church for the 15 years of the Branch Presidents daughter. 
Sunday was alright. I gave  a talk about missionary work and we also ate cake at lunch. We taught the family with the baptismal dates and they have problems understanding the Priesthood Authority. So it will be much more difficult than it was.  

The Church is true! 

Love, Elder White

John 3:16

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Me encanta ver el templo un dia ir podre

What`s up Family? This week was alright. We started off on Monday by working all day. It was weird cause, Monday is always P-Day, but last week no. It was also the day that I completed 11 months. It's insane to think about that! In the night we had a Family Night with the sister that feeds us everyday and her brother and his wife. They are not members. We taught the 3rd lesson the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but we did it with a bunch of pictures and we made cards to pass out that had scriptures. Everyone had a card and a scripture to look up. They then had to read it and tell us what it was about. It was an awesome Family Night. 
Tuesday we had a solid day. We had interviews with President and Sister Stay. It was a good time. Sister Stay told us all to bring a miracle to tell her. One that we have lived as missionaries. The reason was to make us think because, a  lot of times we don't think that we see miracles. My miracle was the story of the last man I baptized in Montserrat. He couldn't stop drinking coffee. He literally almost died the first time he tried. He had been drinking it everyday of his life for about twenty five years. He then asked me for a blessing so that he could get baptized before I left because, he wanted me to baptize him. I gave him a blessing and he stopped... about 5 days later he was baptized. This man had quit smoking and drinking coffee. I think that that was a miracle. I also shared a part of my patriarchal blessing with her. It says "you will see miracles take place under your hands as you pronounce priesthood blessings". It is incredible the power of the priesthood. We also taught our family with a baptismal date and we showed them and gave them a teaching record so that they can see their progress. 
Wednesday was P Day! We went to the Temple. It was my first time since February and it was incredible! I felt the spirit and I received answers to my prayers. We also went to the zoo for our district activity! We can never go Mondays cause it's closed. So I finally got to go. It  was pretty awesome. I shook a monkey`s hand. In the night time we taught a new investigator on her porch. I don`t think her family likes Mormons very much, but it was a solid lesson. 
Thursday We had divisions with the ZL's and I got to go to their ward activity. I won a game of musical chairs. 
Friday we were teaching Alma and Juan, our baptismal dates, and the lights went out because of the rain. Their roof is also made of tin so it was crazy. We had to yell to teach them. It was a good lesson however. 
Saturday we taught 7 lessons. It was a solid day. And we also got fed dinner for the sealing of a family from the branch. 
Sunday we went to church and in Sunday school I was teaching so I had the teenagers go into the Primary and teach them. Cause the best way to learn is to do right? It was a solid lesson. They actually did better than I thought.  We also taught our [baptismal] dates and we were going to watch the Restoration movie, but it didn't work. I prayed silently that it would work and it still didn't work. God still answered my prayer, but with a no. I wondered why. Then Juan's brother knocked on the door and came in. We taught them about the Book of Mormon and his Brother was fascinated. God made the movie not work so that his brother would find the Book of Mormon. 
The Church is true. I love you all.

Love you Family.

Love, Elder Nicholas David White

Zoo Time Swagger

Shaking hands with a monkey

The Quetzal in it's natural habitat

Two cuties, imitating Elder White & Elder Pineda

Two brothers, Two missions,
One Country

Friday, August 16, 2013

The P-Day that wasn't.....

Hey what`s up Family? Please correct all the errors I will make in this email before sending it out. I am in a hurry!  Today is kind of my P-Day, but not really. I only get to write and then have district meeting and then we work like normal. Weird right? This Wednesday we are going to the Temple so that`s why it`s all messed up like that. But I`m excited to go! The last time was in Feb. and I can`t believe 6 months passed by already! Well this week was pretty good and kind of longer than the others. 
Monday we had P- Day and while we waited for the other missionaries to get here we sat by the Temple and I read the pamphlets we teach with. I have to read them all and then pray specifically about them so that I can tell our investigators I have done it. We then went to eat some lunch and play pool. But in taco bell we found out that there is a Foosball table. So we decided to save money and just play Foosball for a few good hours. We also shopped and went home to contact. P-Days are the best cause the whole night is just street contacting. 
On Tuesday we had a great day! We had our first lesson with a family. Hermana Alma and Hermano Juan. And no she is not related to the Prophet so quit asking. As we got to their house I felt that they were a chosen family. We were teaching the 3rd lesson in the first visit. I know right? But it`s what we felt they needed. So as the Hermano was reading a scripture I pointed to the word Baptism out to my comp. He shook his head. I then went ahead and popped the question. They both agreed and they have a date for the 1st of September! It was awesome. 
Wednesday Was a good day we had Zone Meeting and also divisions with some Elders. I was with an Elder from Arizona that has 3 weeks in the mission. It was a good day. We contacted like crazy and had some quality lessons.  He said the funniest thing ever when we were at a door. There were three doorbells and he was like "Hey White I feel like Joseph Smith" and I asked him why and he just said, "cause, I don't know which is the true one." It was classic. 
Thursday was a solid day. We carried water in the morning. It`s almost a habit now a days. It was also the birthday of one of the teenagers in our branch and our comedor invited him and the other young men to come eat. It was a pretty solid lunch. It was a good time.  We also contacted in some alleyways. I stopped in one and prayed that we would find someone new who had already had a connection with the Church. About 8 seconds later we knocked on a door and found them. 
Friday nothing too great happened. 
Saturday we had a lesson with the family from Tuesday and we brought the Branch President and his wife with us. The Hermano said he couldn't make it to Church on Sunday morning. So when we got to the house in my prayer I begged that he would have a change of heart and come with his wife to Church. 
Sunday was a good day! We had 66 come to sacrament meeting. The attendance has not been that high for awhile. We also got 4 investigators there. Which is the biggest problem in our area is getting them to Church. I was sitting on the stand blessing the Sacrament and in walked the family! The Hermano came to Church! I also gave a talk on the Sabbath Day. The missionary couple brought me a letter from my best friend in the world Elder Rodgerson with a plaque in it. Sweet huh? We also went to the area of the sisters to help them out a little bit. The week was good. I would love to send pics, but I forgot my cable!
Love you all. The Church is True. 

Love, Elder Nicholas White #thedirtysouth

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Disculpame vos

Hey sorry for last week. The CCM cut off my internet time! I was upset, but it`s all good. This week was solid, but it was kind of boring. Not too much great stuff happened. But I`ll give it to you. 
Monday we played pool like usual. It was a solid p-day. In the night time we contacted until it was time to go back to the house. 
Tuesday we also contacted a ton. We then had a lesson with our investigator that wants to get baptized, but she`s only 17 and her mom won't let her! We read the Book of Mormon cause, we already taught her everything. It was a pretty solid lesson. It`s good that she is now reading. 
Wednesday we carried water in the morning for service and from there on out it was a normal day. 
Thursday was straight up visiting in-actives and contacting and it was not a good day. 
Friday we had a solid day. We did divisions with the Zone Leaders. So Elder Resindez came with me to Las Lomas and my comp went to Santa Catirina Pinula. I still had a comp from Mexico so it wasn't too different. haha. We had a good lesson and got a family to commit to baptism, but not to the date yet. We will put the date this week! It was a great lesson however, they didn't go to Church so we have to change the original date we had planned out. My shoe also cut my foot and I took it off to look at it. As I did this Resindez touched the doorbell and  a women came to the door. I had to contact her and have a good ten minute door lesson without a shoe on. I know right? It was pretty funny though. 
Saturday we got invited by a women who was getting baptized to go to her baptism here in the area of the sisters. So we came. It was a great service and I can`t wait to get back into the font after seeing it!!! I miss baptisms! 
Sunday we did visits with the branch president so it was a solid day. 

The Church is true. Love you all. 

Love, Elder White

Like Joshua says...we serve the Lord

When half of the bus is cursed...

Thumb wars at lunch