Monday, October 28, 2013


What's up family? This week was fast as ever and good. 
Monday we didn't do much for p-day. P-day outside of the capital is awful and it's spent in a bus traveling. 
Tuesday we had a great lesson with Hugo and Heidi. They are a sweet family we are teaching, but the problem is she is going to have a baby. Like it's over due. So it's hard for them right now to focus. We taught them the Book of Mormon and read with them a bit.  They also told us we would be sharing the message and a night of fellow shipping so we get there and it's a b-day party. Not cool branch. So we ate cake and left. 
Wednesday nothing good happened. 
Thursday we went to our comedor to eat dinner and they had left us pancake mix to make and they left town. The mix was full of cockroaches and so was the house. So we dumped it down the drain and went to eat at a restaraunt. 
Friday we had interviews with the President and his wife too! It was good. We had to memorize the 13th article of faith during the week when I'd study it I decided to study all of them. So I now know by memory the 13 Articles of Faith in Spanish. But not in English so don't get too excited Su Jones. Haha primary reference!We also read with Hugo and Heidi and taught them how God answers prayers. We also went to dinner and the sister was supposed to make brownies, but she didn't. So the guy whose house we eat in starts busting out scriptures and substituting words with brownies to condemn her. So we start too and after about 25 minutes we've busted out every scripture we know and replaced a word with brownies it was funny. 
Saturday we had a lunch in the Church and I met my roommate from the MTC's family! It was cool. We also visited a reference and taught their family. They are awesome. 
Sunday was pretty uneventful, but good. 

Well the Church is true. Love you all. 

Love, Elder Nicholas White

Monday, October 21, 2013

The week of sickness

This week was almost uneventful. My comp was sick for about 4 and a half days and the nurse told him not to leave much. More about my comp - Elder Walton is 19 he is chill. We would be friends back home and we get along really well. He works hard. He's speaks Spanish well for only having 4 months in the mission. Don't forget, he's my kid!
Monday was p-day and we did nothing. 
Tuesday, nothing.
Wednesday we had a night of fellow-shipping at a family we just actividades' house with the branch. It was pretty solid. We had a lesson and everything. The husband still hasn't gotten baptized, but he's being a hard investigator. 
Thursday we taught a great family. They are awesome. Hermano Hugo started asking us about Joseph Smith and his life. So we pulled out the restoration movie and watched it. He loved it and has been praying about it. The only bad thing is his wife is having a baby this week. So that might slow us down. 
Friday we taught Hermano Juan about the Book of Mormon. He gave the best answers I have heard to the questions we asked him and he is reading. Even though he barely knows how. 
Saturday we taught an awesome family in the Church. The only problem is they sometimes take care of the mom so they travel a lot. But we taught them the restoration and they enjoyed it a lot. 
Sunday I gave a talk about prayer. I still don't like giving talks although I've given like 15 in the mish. And nothing too exciting. This week will be better. I love you all! 
Happy B Day to one of my best friends Russell tomorrow! Love you bud. Also to my boy JR is this week right? If I'm wrong take that part out. 

Love you guys! 

Love, Elder White

In the words of Gif Nielson... Exclamation Point!

What's up family? How was your week? Mine was sweet. Last p-day we did nothing cool. In the night we contacted a new family and started teaching them. 
Tuesday we had zone meeting in Jutiapa. It is awful traveling on the bus so much it wears me out. We also taught the Portillo family, a part family that we baptized their daughter this week, about the restoration. It was raining and we were going to watch the DVD on our little DVD player and we couldn't hear it in their tin roof house. I prayed that it would stop raining. Sounds crazy right? But as we started the movie it stopped.... when we finished it it started again. 
Wednesday We taught the Portillos again. We also found a new investigator and put a fecha (date) with him. 
Thursday we finished teaching Sairy tithing and the law of chastity so she could get baptized. We stole Z Rods (Elder Zach Rodgerson) idea and bought candy in the tienda and gave it to her so she could practice paying tithing. It was a solid lesson. 
Friday I was in Jalapa on divisions and we had to do like 3 interviews so that was it. My comp went to an appointment with a family we had contacted and they are awesome. 
Saturday we had Sairy's baptism! It was awesome. I also completed 13 months! So that's pretty cool.  
Sunday the new family came to Church! 
It was a good week. I don't have changes... neither does my comp. We're keeping this Utah swag going in Monjas for 6 more weeks. But I won't get to see all my friends go home... That's sad. The Church is true. 

Love, Elder White 

p.s. write a bro people. It's not like I've died. I'm just in Guatemala

13 Months!!!
With Elder Steed

Sairy's Baptism

Monday, October 14, 2013

Conference Number 3

What's up? This week was nuts. Monday we had p-day and did nothing. 
Tuesday we had zone conference and it was awesome. We learned some great stuff. We also started divisions with the zl´s. 
Wednesday we put a fecha with Saidy. The daughter of the family we reactivated. So she should be getting Baptized this Saturday! 
Thursday we just worked. 
Friday we taught the family we are reactivating and it was awesome. 
Saturday it was conference!!! Yes! We ate with the Bishop of the area of the stake center cause, we are like 40 minutes away from it. We also ate with all the Elders before Priesthood. We slept over in the zone leaders house. 
Sunday we Watched conference and that's it. Conference was awesome. It is better and faster as a missionary. I loved so many talks - I'll share a few things. Lorenzo Snow once said it is our job to try to be perfect. That is true. We will never be perfect, but we have to try. Edward Dube went hard. Never look back. He also said when you accept a call you accept it with all your commitment!!!  It's true. Please fulfill your duties! I'm sick of people not doing their jobs. He also said it's not about where we have been or what we have done, but where we are willing to go. That is so true. 
Bednar said we need to change our own circumstance and not expect others to do it for us. I loved that more than ever. 
Gifford Neilson just had a great talk.  Holland said we have been chosen to live in a fallen world. Pres Uchtdorf told us that sometimes we need someone to look us in the eye and say, you can do it, get up. 

The Church is true. 

Love, Elder White

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Que chillero vos

Ey que onda family? How are you all doing? This week was fast as ever. I don't even remember last week. 
On Monday we went the the border of El Salvador for our district activity. It's in our zone so it's was only like two hours in a bus... huge zones outside of the capital.... I told everyone it would all be closed cause other Elders told me it all closes at 1. So we get there at about 1:30 and there is nothing. No one listens to me I swear. I also used a quote that Russell sent me in our meeting so that was good. 
Tuesday Nothing
Wednesday we met an inactive member and her husband and daughter who are not members. Yes! Things started to look up in Monjas. We also taught a lesson in the Church with our investigator with a Baptismal date. He loved it and has been reading and praying every day. 
Thursday we read the Book of Mormon with Rodrigo. The man from Wednesday and he was loving it and asking questions. 
Friday nothing
Saturday it was Elder Walton's birthday!!!! We had tons of lessons and such. We were teaching one and the two women we teach live right next to the river and don't leave too often. We read about the Sabbath day and I asked her what she got out of the verses. She said the laying on of hands..... We then read them again and explained them in detail. When my comp said the last prayer I somehow started thinking of the sister and how she moves her hand in front of her face and yells during our prayer. My companion paused and her whispering and he almost laughed. It was bad. I shoved my entire tie in my mouth and did not laugh. He couldn't finish... so he ended by saying in the name of Jesus Christ Amen. in English!!! They didn't hear cause they were so busy praying still so he yelled amen in Spanish and we finished we had to compose ourselves before they ended. It was weird. Other than that it was a good lesson. They didn't noticed that part. 
Sunday the inactive sister and her family came to Church! Well just her and the daughter and the little son that's 3. But it was her first time in 8 years. Our other investigators with baptismal dates said they were going to visit their aunt so they couldn't go to Church. But in the afternoon they went to an activity in the Evangelical Church. The members of their church fellowship... so that is how they are beating us in Monjas. The Church is true and I love being a missionary. I love you all. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen. 

Elder Nicholas White

P-day with the District

Beautiful Monjas Sunset