Monday, December 30, 2013

Peace Out 2013

This week was not that great. Christmas week is always slow. 
Monday we had a Family Night in the Church with a few members and some investigators. It was really fun. There was a message, a few games and some hot chocolate. So that was a big success. 
Tuesday we talked to the fam on skype. So that was cool. We then ate at some house and delivered the rice and beans and stuff we bought for some families that don't have too much food. It was  a fun time. 
Wednesday. My last Christmas as a missionary. Yes. We walked around trying to get anyone to listen to us all day, but it didn't work out too well. We did have some funny experiences however. A lady told us we could stop by another day , but that the problem was that she was just visiting. We asked where she was from and she said, I'm not from here. I'm from Omnjas, Jalapa. My companion said he thought she was messing around until she looked him right in the eyes and said it without even flinching.¨It was pretty classic. 
Thursday I did an interview for the Sisters here in Jalapa so that was good. 
Friday I don't want to talk about this day. But the Perez Family still didn't accept Baptismal dates.
Saturday we were going to a Baptism and wanted the Perez Family to go with us. So we went to get them and the Mom said she couldn't cause, she wasn't ready. We went with one of her kids to the Church. The bus was still waiting for a few people so I just called her and said that we were passing by for her and her daughter. We then asked the President and he said it was fine. So we passed by and got them. Another family we are teaching went as well. I directed the service so that was cool. 
Sunday I talked in Church and only the Perez family came. We also were talking to this guy in the street that lived in the states and a group of older people passed by and he started yelling at them in English. And we told him to stop cause, they were getting freaked out, but he didn't. Well the Church is true! 

Love you all. 
Love, Elder White

Elder Walton & Elder White

Elder White & Elder Walton put rice and beans in stockings
and delivered them to those in need

Elder White found Santa in Monjas!

Lilly staring at Uncle (Elder) Nic

Lilly doesn't quite know what to think
Usually, she gives Uncle Nic kisses via picture frame, not computer...
I think she is a little confused!

Monday, December 23, 2013

The greatest way to send Christmas preaching loud for all to hear!

QuĂ© onda mucha? It's Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas season with their snow and cold weather... hahaha. It's crazy to think that this is my second Christmas in the mission. This week was good. 
On Monday we had the worst p-day ever. No one was here. But at night we had a sweet lesson in the Church with Eduardo. We don't know what more we can do with him and his family! But it will all work out. 
Tuesday we taught the Perez family the law of chastity. They all committed to live it so that's good. They literally know everything. Know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet that the Church is true, that the Book of Mormon is true! They just have something holding them back. We've been trying way hard to find out what it is! Hopefully we can get it. 
Wednesday we had to go do some interviews for some Baptisms that didn't actually happen. But the interviews were awesome and they had no problems so that was good. We were going to be late for our appointment because of the length of the interviews so we just stopped by really quickly and talked about the restoration of the priesthood a little bit more in depth and gave Angeles a blessing because she had been sick. It was a good lesson. 
On Thursday we did divisions with the Zone Leaders. I came to Jalapa with Elder Huayta (el chino) and my comp stayed in Monjas. I interviewed a girl that they baptized on Sunday. She is super awesome and she'll be a great member. Her boyfriend leaves on his mission in March and he baptized her. We also taught a lesson about the Book of Mormon in the house of a member. It's a lot different the life in a ward. I'd forgotten about it. 
Friday we ended divisions. We taught the Castro family. A family we found in the street a week ago. They live next to  a bar.... that they own. But they are changing it into a store because, they realize that alcohol is bad. We haven't taught them that it was a decision they made by themselves. We taught them the Plan of Salvation. It was a good lesson. We also taught Elio and he had a bunch of questions. We also taught the Perez family in the Church, but Eduardo hadn't gotten there yet so we couldn't go in and teach them (just Rosa and Angeles and a member) but they were all women so we couldn't go in until Eduardo got there. He finally came and we taught about faith and exercising your faith in God. It was a solid lesson. 
Saturday we taught an awesome family that we hadn't been able to teach in a minute. We taught them about the Sabbath Day. They are awesome and promised to come to Church.  We taught another new family and they are super receptive as well. 
Sunday the Vallenzuella Family came to Church!!!!!!!!!!!!! The family we taught on Saturday came to Church and they liked it. They had had problems in their former Church. So they were scared, but they finally got brave enough to come!  We also taught the Perez family and they committed to do family prayer every night. We are praying so hard for them to get rid of their fear and just get baptized already! Pray for them! They think they are members of the Church already. Love you all. Things are looking up in Monjas. Merry Christmas to all.... 

Love, Elder Nicholas David White

I know you like watermelon

Monjas at its finest

Thursday, December 19, 2013


What's up family? I didn't think of a title so I apologize for that.  I'm also sorry that I'm horrible at typing now a days.  I only use a computer once a week for an hour so I'm getting bad. This last week was good. 
On Monday we just did the normal p-day jazz and ate and all that. 
Tuesday we had a leadership meeting in Jutiapa.  So that was good. We learned lots of good things. We also taught the new family we found about the Book of Mormon.  In the words of my comp. "they are too prepared for the Gospel. They just need to schedule their time better!" But it was good. We also taught the Perez family about the Book of Mormon. They just don't understand the importance of that and prayer. They have committed to live the word of wisdom, they go to Church, they do everything, but they won't ask God if they should get baptized. 
Thursday I hit 15 months so that was cool. It was just a normal day. My companion burned a tie for 6 months so that was cool. 
Friday we did some service helping a member take down this huge wood thing he built and taking it to the dump. The dump here is nuts.  It is full of dogs and there is a family that lives there.  Their house is like a tent of signs and garbage stuff.  We also had a branch Christmas activity.  It was really good. Lots of investigators came and all that so that's good. 
Saturday a bunch of kids from a ward came to see how being a missionary is.  So we each were in groups with them and we took them to contact and teach and everything.   It was a solid time.  We taught the Perez Family about the word of wisdom and they accepted to live it without a question.   I don't know how more they could be ready for baptism!!!!! 
Sunday we taught some lessons and put a fecha (date) with Eduardo the 18 year old son of the Perez family for this Saturday.  We just need to help him pray and receive his answer! Pray for him please!  I love you all.  I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I love this Church and the chance to represent it. 

Love, Elder Nicholas White

I Love Gif Nielson

15 Months!!

Elder White & Elder Steed

Monday, December 9, 2013

It's not beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This week was weird, but good. On Monday we did nothing cool. We taught a lesson to a family that had dates to get Baptized and they told us that they can't go to Church anymore cause, they saw some program and think we have multiple wives. We explained it to them, but the damage was done. So that wasn't that cool. 
Tuesday we had zone conference with another zone for Christmas. It was awesome. We watched a great movie about Ephraim Hanks and learned a lot of cool stuff. We also go t to see some good friends so that was good. One of the old sisters came back on divisions so that was fun. 
Wednesday my companion contacted a guy in the street while I was knocking on a door. It turns out the guy just started asking him why there are so many Churches. He explained him it and realized he was drunk as ever. The guy asked him the same question about ten times. So that was classic. I knocked all the doors on the street while this happened cause, I couldn't go over without laughing. 
Thursday we went to visit a member that moved to a village about 30 minutes away on foot. She still comes to Church though. We took a tuk tuk out there, but had to walk back. She is awesome. We also got an investigator to come to an activity where the stake president came to talk. It was a solid activity. The bad thing is that he never wants to go to Church, but he goes to every activity. 
Friday we had zone meeting. A week full of meetings right?  We then did divisions with the zone leaders and I went with Elder Buckley. I literally always stay in my area on divisions and I don´t know why I can´t plan it better. We taught an inactive family by candlelight. It was awesome they have been coming to activities, but it´s hard to get them to church for it being at nine in the morning.  We also taught a family in the church and put a baptismal date with the 18 year old son. The mom and her others kids still haven't accepted one, but we'll see. 
Saturday we came to Jalapa for the Baptism of Cindy and we rented a small bus. I had to sit on the ground the whole time. It was awful, but fun. Eduardo couldn't go, but he told us he had already decided to get Baptized so he didn't need to see it. 
Sunday we went to Church and only Eduardo came. His family didn't :( We then taught an awesome new family and a crazy guy and went to the Christmas devotional.I loved it! President Monson talked about how the spirit of Christmas is the spirit of Christ. It's so true. I love Christmas. I love Christ our savior and I love the Church. 

Love you all! Love, Elder White!!!!!!!! 

Happy B Day. White, Grandpa, Ty and Taylor Swift I hope you all have great weeks! 

Love you guys. Love, Elder White

Elder White & Hermana Sanchez

Elder White & Elder Kunde

Monday, December 2, 2013

It makes cold in Monjas

This week was insane! It was one of the hardest weeks of my mission. 
Monday we had p-day. The sisters said bye to everyone and left. 
Tuesday we woke up and worked we tried to divide our area differently, but we couldn't cause, we started working in it and felt awful for some reason. We went back to the house to pray. We made a list of all the things we were stressed about and talked them out one by one. We solved them all and felt better. We helped the new sisters get to know their area. THEY ARE WAY DIFFERENT THAN THE OLD ONES. 
Wednesday we taught some lessons and all that jazz. 
Thursday we had an activity of the branch in a members house our investigator Obidio came. He goes to every activity, but we can´t get the kid to church. His brother goes to church, but we can´t get him to activities. It´s weird. But it was solid. The house was way to christmasy and we started getting baggy. So that´s not good. The weird thing is when I get baggy for Christmas I don´t think about Christmas in Utah, but Christmas in Montserrat last year. Weird right? 
Friday we just worked and Saturday too. We started our fast on Saturday. It was good. Sunday we passed by for everyone. We got the mom and little sister of the two teenagers to church for the first time!!!!!!!!!! She was questioning  it, but my companion just told her. Hermana in Utah it snows up to our waists sometimes, but I always went to church. I think he did it with that one. He didn´t mention that he drove and didn´t have to walk. ha ha. But It was awesome to get them in church. The church is true. 

Love, Elder Nicholas White

Thanksgiving with my Turkeys

Studying in the cold