Sunday, August 17, 2014

I'll miss you my beloved Guatemala

What's up mucha... This week was awesome. 
Last Monday we had P-Day and I got to see my best friend Elder Linford on his B-Day so that was dope. 
Tuesday we went to changes meeting and I took pics and said bye to everyone. That was crazy. My bros the Sican Family from Omnjas made the 3 and a half hour drive to see me so shout out to them. I also gave my testimony. I have never been so scared in my whole life, but it was awesome. After that we went to Las Lomas and I said bye to the homies. I then decided it was too sad so we didn't go to my other areas. I just went with another missionary to his. Wednesday we ate breakfast in the Presidents house. I love that man and his wife with all my heart. I wish they would have come two years ago. But that wasn't what God wanted to happen. We also went to Central Market and bought stuff. 
Thursday I said by to everyone way early and came back to La Justo. We worked well this week. We should be having two Baptisms this Friday so we will see what happens. 
I want to tell you guys some things I have learned on my mission.....  I have learned how to live in another country, a different culture, Spanish, how to dance bachata, how to love people. How to serve, how to be humble, patient, obedient, loving, cheerful, hard working, valiant, how to eat food I hated at first, how to get along with all kinds of people, how to treat everyone with love and respect.  I've learned more about the Gospel, how important it is to live it, how important it is to share it, how it can bless me, how it has blessed me, how it will bless me.  I have learned that there isn't anything more important than the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I have learned how to lead, follow, talk, be quiet, and so much more. I've learned that God always answers prayers, but sometimes the answer is no. I have learned too much to fit in this email. I want you to all know that I know this is the Church of Our Savior Jesus Christ. He is at its head. Thomas S. Monson has been called as  a Prophet to lead us in these days. He tells us what to do so that we can return to God's presence. I know that this Church has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know he saw our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I don't know where I would be if Bishop Cook never would have challenged me to read it that day that seems like it was yesterday. I know that missionary is the most important work that there is. I know that every blessing I receive from here on out was earned in these years in Guatemala. I don't feel like I have given the Lord these years. I feel like He has given them to me. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that He lives. I know that He suffered and died for every one of our sins so that we could have the chance to repent. I love him and I know that He loves us. I will never ever ever ever regret the decision I made to leave you all behind for awhile and come here to Guatemala to serve the Lord. I know that we can all return to his presence. If we mess up it's fine. Jesus already payed for it. We can repent. I love the Atonement. I think it is incredible how someone as imperfect as I am could have the privilege to wear our Savior's name of their chest for two years. I know that the Priesthood is the power of God and that it has been restored. I love this country. I never thought that there was a place I'd love as much as Utah, but I love Guatemala with all of my heart. My heart is broken, but my soul is full of joy. I don't want to come home. I don't want this to end, but I'm super stoked to see you guys. I love each and every one of the people I have met. I've learned so much from all of them. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be able to learn so much and experience so much. I love you all with all of my heart. What I'm about to say... I don't know if it is with happiness or sadness... All I know is that there are tears in my eyes right now.... I love you all.... See you next Monday....... With much love from my beloved Guatemala.... 
Love, 
        ELDER Nicholas David White



Goodbye Zona 1



Monday, August 4, 2014

If Russ and Brooke's marriage were a kid it could have gotten baptized last week......

What up family.... How have you all been. This week was pretty good. I hope Russell and Brooke had a solid anniversary. I'll always remember how they tried to jack JD's birthday swagger by planning a wedding two days before...so rude... but I'm over it. Happy Birthday to one of my heroes and best friends today!! I love you J!!! You're now super old.... This week was good. We just had a normal week. I bought some cool stuff in the market last Monday. 
We also had some solid new investigators this week. We found an awesome family. And we finally put a fecha with a mom of these members for the 15th so we will see what happens. Our Baptism also just went to visit his wife and got super sick and couldn't come back home yet. But he is coming home today. So it is likely that he gets Baptized on Saturday. We also had our interviews with President Caffaro. Can I just say that I love him and his wife. They are awesome.  I felt something incredible in my interviews with both of them. I felt the true confirmation that they have been called by God to preside over this mission. The bad thing is that I don't have much time with them so it won't effect me that much, but they are awesome. I'm pretty sure the conversation I had with President changed my life for forever. But other than that it was just a normal week. I have to give my testimony tomorrow in changes meeting.... I'M SO SCARED! But it's chill. 
I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he is our Savior. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only Church that can lead us back to his presence and that the only way to be saved is by obedience to the commandments.
I love you all and desire that you have a swell week. Next week will be my final email and it will have to be the best I've ever written as well. 

Love you guys! Write me! It's my last temple for heavens sake!!!! 

Love, Elder White 




Elder White & Elder Evans


Elder White & "Chef" eating chuchitos


Killin' it!


King of La Vasquez

Hay que tomar... pero las cosas enserio... QUote form my boy sergio to a drunk in the street

Hey guys! What's up? How was your week? Mine was good. We had a solid Monday we went to the mall and we also found a new family, but even though they appeared super pilas they are crazy.... 
Tuesday we taught our boy Neftali. He is about 72 and the dad of a member he was going to get Baptized in 1985, but he wasn't married and living with someone so he couldn't. He has been awesome and is getting Baptized this Saturday. We also taught this girl we have been teaching and she was actually super pilas this time, but on Wednesday and Thursday she failed us so we had to drop her. 
Wednesday I had divisions with my boy Elder Chavez we killed it. It was classic. He's super dope. 
Thursday the family from Monday spoke pure apostasy to us and we made them look dumb with scriptures from the Bible and then we decided they aren't really going to progress too well. So they have one last chance this week. We also have left with Oscar like everyday. It's sweet to see his excitement while getting ready to go on his mission. Great guy.  
On Saturday we taught the Dad of our boy Dorian who goes with us like everyday. He is cool. He just has some problems, but he can progress.  
Sunday was a good day. We found a new family. We also had our boy Neftali super excited at Church when they announced his Baptism this week. He stood up and everything. It was classic. He's one of the coolest people I've ever met. I honestly think that the reason I am here in La Justo is to meet these awesome members and investigators that have helped me to keep the spirit of work I've always had here in the mission. 
We also gave our investigator chicote with Alma 32: 16 and 19 and D&D and it worked. He's actually progressing and went to Church now.  I love you all. The Church is true. 

Love, 
Elder White




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mexico City East Mission

Guys this week was good.  Last Monday was average we just ate and played soccer. At night we taught the Ramos Family in the house of a member and it was awesome. Even though they didn't go to Church so they can't get baptized this week! :(  When we were playing soccer it started pouring rain and it was super fun.  
Tuesday we did divisions with Guajitos and I went there. It was pretty good. 
Wednesday we left with Dorian and also had a sweet family night with some converts and some investigators. It was awesome.  
Thursday we left with the same family. They were dirty. We had some sick visits.  
Friday we just taught lessons. 
Saturday we had a bad day, but we did have one sweet lesson. 
Sunday was good. We had some people come to Church.  It's hard to find new people who will actually keep their commitments right now. But it's alright.  A kid in our ward also got his mission call yesterday to Mexico. He always leaves with us so that's cool. I love you all and I know that the Church is true. I know that Heavenly Father gives us trials so that we grow and become the people that we need to so that we can return to his presence some day. I know that the Church that Jesus Christ established is on the earth today and that I represent it everyday. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God called to restore the Church.  I know that God speaks to us today through his Prophet Thomas S. Monson.  I also know that families can be forever. I love you all. Do it big up there in the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

Love, 
Elder Nicholas David White


Representin' with my boy Thor


Rain is a good thing...except when you are in the mish or playing LAX


My boy Oscar getting his mission call to Mexico

Poor Las Vegas

This week was super dope... Well it was decent. 
On Monday we killed it with some solid soccer. I missed playing soccer on p-days. It reminds me of the good old days. We also had an awesome family night with some investigators in the house of their neighbors. 
Tuesday we did divisions and I went with my boy Elder Evans in his area. It was pretty fun. We had some solid times and worked pretty hard. I miss having a young comp. 
Wednesday we left with Dorian and had a bunch of sweet lessons. 
Thursday  Nothing 
Friday we had a lesson with the Bishop and the old Bishop in his house with his father in law and the guy does not want to get Baptized. He keeps pushing his date back. Now he says September so.... it's whatever. We also had  a lesson with a pretty pilas girl, but she says that she can't get Baptized cause, she doesn't want to repent.  I don't know what's up. 
Saturday we taught this super old family that we got as references. They are 88 and 78, but still going half way strong. The lady can't hear and the man can't see so they are perfect for each other. 
Sunday we taught some good lessons and we left with these four teenagers that love leaving for some reason. They are all pretty sweet. We found a dirty new family that was in the states for awhile. We also had a good lesson with our fechas. Hopefully they can just go to Church once more and get Baptized.  The truth is I need to make better notes before I write. Next week I promise I will. All I remember is we taught like 25 lessons with member this week so that was good. But I love you all. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings us happiness and that as we live it we can see miracles in our lives. I put this title just for you Walton cause you get it. 

Love you all. 

Love, Elder White




Sometimes good things happen to good people

What's up bros.... and everyone else who reads this email. How have you all been?  I'm using the same computer as last week so sorry for the grammatical errors.  I promise I'm still good at stuff like that.  I know my emails have been lame lately , but it's my weakness. Remind like it says in Ether God gives men weaknesses so that they may be humble... so lay off..... haha This week was good. 
On Monday we played soccer with the zone and it was my first soccer game in like a year. Since I left Montserrat.. and I've still got it.  I never really had too much, but what I had I still have. We also taught Erick and Carmen to get them ready for their Baptism. 
Tuesday we left with a kid named Dorian. He's 19 and super cool. We taught some solid lessons and all that jazz. We also had these two 13 year olds go with us to an appointment cause, there was no one else.  It was solid though. They killed it. hashtag #futuremissionaries 
On Wednesday we did divisiones and I went to Guajitos with my boy Elder Prestwhich. We go way back to the days of Milagro..... Well anyways we worked super hard and had a great day. I love being with young guys. It is the best way to go. 
Thursday We taught Carmen and Erick about fasting. It was Erick's Birthday and they weren't doing anything cause, they have no money. The member that was with us left and bought them a cake after the lesson.  It was pretty solid. hes a sweet kid. 
Friday was the Fourth of July.  I jammed MOTAB'S America album all day and night. We also taught this teenager that has been going to Guajitos but live in our area. We convinced her to go to mutual and Church in our ward since she lives in it.  And she's a new investigator.  I also finished reading the Book of Mormon again and had the chance to pray and ask God if it is true.  I know that it is and I love it. 
Saturday we had the Baptism of Erick and Carmen!!!! It was awesome!!!! We also left with our boy Emma.  He's a 16 year old that always leaves with us. 
Sunday we had a solid day of visits. We got some sweet members to leave with us. This is my first area where the youth like working.  It's awesome.  I love you guys!!! 

Love, 
Elder White



Tras muchas tribulaciones viene las bendiciones


America!

Representing the 8-0-1




Monday, June 30, 2014

AMERICA

Whats up everybody.... How are you all doing.... My question mark doesn't work... Or my commas.... asi que... this email is garbage. 
But this week was decent. Sonia and Oscar got married yesterday and Sonia got baptized!!! But I was not there cause I had changes last week... I just forgot to tell you guys. I'm in the Ward Justo Rufino in Zona 21. It's super cool I guess. I would have rather just stayed in Economica. We are re-opening the area so it's not that fun.... As you can all tell I'm not super excited to end my mission like this, but it's whatever. We got here on Tuesday and we left with some cool teenager named Oscar. His Dad just got released from being Bishop. He's 19 and getting ready to go on his mission and he's super cool. He took us to a bunch of members houses and to some investigators houses. This whole week has been pretty much getting to know everyone and everything so it's been a little bit rough. I do like the area so far though. 
I love you guys! I know that the Church is true and that it was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that God is our Heavenly Father and that he loves us and wants us to be happy. That Jesus Christ is our Savior and that he came to this earth and died for us so that we can repent of our sins and return to live in the presence of our Heavenly Father. I love you all. I'll write a better email next week. 

Love, Elder Nicholas White 



Elder White with President & Sister Stay

Monday, June 23, 2014

I got 99 problems and my kicks are one...

Hey what's up mucha? How is life back there in the good old 801? Or 435 whatever your swag is... 
This week was super decent. We had a good Monday. We had to go to the Renap like the public people services to get some birth certificates. Our fecha couldn't get baptized. She'll get baptized this week. On Tuesday we had a decent week.  On Tuesday we had a meeting with President Stay to say goodbye... way early right? It was cool. They gave us some stuff and taught us all that they had taught us in all of the meetings for the last two years. It was super baggy. It was with four zones so we got to see some of the friends.
Wednesday we just worked. Also we were walking in the street and a drunk came up to us and just said... Russia. Let`s go Russia. We're going to win the World Cup. We just agreed. So like an hour later we were walking in a different part of our area and out of nowhere someone starts yelling, "Russia, Russia, let's go Russia." The drunk was sitting on a rock waving at us. Out of all the places it was the first time anyone has ever accused me of being from Russia. Super good time. We also put a date for baptism with our boy Vicente Sucuqui. He also gave us duck for lunch.
Thursday was a normal day. I did divisions with Elder Soriano in Carolingia. We taught some lessons. We had some classic talks about Monjas.
Friday  we just worked all day.
Saturday we worked all morning, but my companion was sick so in the afternoon we stayed in the house. I cleaned the guy up. Lots of brooms and disinfectant, but I did it.  Sunday was awesome. We had nine investigators come to Church. We both gave talks also. I was so scared. I got up and took off my glasses and said, it`s not that you guys are ugly. You just scare me.  It was a solid day. We also taught some solid lessons in the afternoon and got destroyed by rain.
This week was awesome! The Church is true! I love you all. 

Love,
Elder Nicholas David White

Men shouldn't roam in garbage

This week was lame. I was sick for the first few days. So Friday was the first day we worked. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we killed it though. We put a fecha with Sonia for this upcoming weekend so we'll see how that works out. We also had Zone Counsel and we learned some stuff. I hated being in our house all day. I feel the pain of my fellow Bro Joshua Chad Beckstrom who suffered the same thing this last week. I just wanted to go teach and help people all week and I couldn't. But this week shall be great. I love you all. I love the Gospel. I know that the Church is true and that Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God. I love you all!!!!! 

With much love... From the rainy city of Guatemala,... 

Love, 
Elder Nicholas David White 

Sompopos de Mayo

Guys this week was decent. We did some chill stuff. I didn't write it all down so I don't remember too much. 
Monday we had a Noche de Hogar with the Diaz Family and the Santos Family our investigators that disappeared for weeks, but went to visit the family of the Hermana cause her brother got murdered. But they are back!!! 
Tuesday we had everything fall through. We also taught Familia Caal in the house of the Boror Family. They are sweet and super ready for the marriage slash baptism on the 22nd. 
Wednesday we taught our convert Maria Jose about the Temple so that she can go do baptisms! We also taught some other people. 
Thursday I went to Carolingia to do some interviews. While there I got given sompopos de mayo. I actually had to find them and a sister that make them dinner made them for me. They are bugs that fall from the sky during may, but really during June now a days. I'll send some pics. 
Friday we taught the Santos in the Diaz house again. It was a solid lesson. 
Saturday we got destroyed by rain cause we forgot our umbrellas. We also had some lessons. 
Sunday we left with Carlos and Vicky again. Greatest members ever. We taught some solid lessons with member. Also in our last lesson the family was super great. I love you guys. 
The Church is true. 

Love, 
Elder Nicholas White



Sompopos


Um....Yum.


Cooked Sompopos




Hey guys! This week was pretty good.
Monday was p-day.
Tuesday was chill. We just taught a sweet lesson with the Sucuqui Family.
Wednesday we taught Maria Jose and the Aguilar Family we went with our boy Carlos and with Vicky. It was a pretty solid lesson with Maria Jose.
Thursday we left with a kid named Bryan for the whole afternoon.  We also taught our boys Familia Caal in the house of the Diaz Famly.
Friday we just taught Maria and she told us that her husband doesn't want her and her daughter to go to Church anymore so we set a time to go surprise talk to him so he actually learns something about the Church.
Saturday we filled up the baptismal font.
Sunday we had the baptism of Maria Jose. It was super sweet. We also left with Carlos and Vicky again. And we put a baptismal date with Hermana FLORY!!!! I love you all.

The Church is true. Love,
Elder Nicholas White



This is what $1.25 buys you in Guate


I hate rainy season


Week 2

This week was decent I suppose. Monday was just P Day. At night our appointments all fell and we just contacted for a few hours. 
Tuesday we did divisions so that I could interview someone in Carolingia and I finally burned my pants for 18 months. It was a little bit later, but better late than never right. 
Wednesday we taught the reference we got at Church last week. Her name is Maria José and she is super pilas. She is also 13 even though I thought she was like 18 cause she's literally like 5'10. But we put a baptismal date with her for the 1st of June! This Sunday so well see! While we were teaching her her roof opened and the rain started pouring in. So we helped them fix it and clean it all up. The house almost flooded. We also taught Hermana Maria in the Chinchilla families house. So it was awesome. A lady also told us that she couldn't talk to us cause her Pastor told her that Mormon Missionaries steal kids and take them back to the states to raise them. Where the logic would be being me, a 21 year old with no job and only high school education wanting to take a kid that doesn't know a lick of English to Utah to raise him by myself so he would be lost out of his mind and I would have to take care of him while I studied, worked, and found a wife, came from I have no idea. I thought it was way funny and pretty much just laughed. 
Thursday we taught Maria and Ilsi with Hermano ¡Julio. They had tons of questions! But it was a solid lesson. 
Friday we  had zone conference and at night we only taught one family about the Book of Mormon. 
Saturday we got Maria José and Ilsi to go to mutual and according to their leaders they loved it and the made tons of friends. So that's looking positive. We also went with the young women's president and our boy Carlos' to teach Maria José. It was a solid lesson. On Sunday we had those two come to Church and also Hermano Julio's wife Fory and a few others. It was a good day. We also did divisions in the night to teach. It was a solid week. please fix the grammar I can't see the bottom half of the page right now. 

I love you guys. Love, Elder White 



18 month burning of the pants


Monday, May 19, 2014

First week of the change :( Like they say. first week worst week

This week was pretty decent. On Monday it was p-day and I completed some {20} months here in the mission. So that was cool. We also had a family night with the family of the First Counseler of the Bishopric and his family and with some other families. It was pretty good. 
Tuesday Nothing
Wednesday we had an awesome lesson with Maria and Elsie. Maria is the one that we found last Saturday and Elsie is her 17 year old daughter. We taught them about the Book of Mormon. It was an awesome lesson cause, we taught it in the house of a family that got baptized about 8 months ago. The spirit was really strong and I felt as if it was a good lesson. 
Thursday we did divisions with Carolingia! I stayed in my area with Elder Clyde. We taught some solid lessons. We taught the Caal Family in the house of the Diaz Family. It was a good lessons we talked about 1 Nephi 3 and how Nephi was always obedient to the commandments of God. We then invited Hermana Flory to Church! We have been inviting her and trying to help her for weeks. Hermana Emelia bore her testimony about how going to Church has helped her out in her life. I think it was her testimony that helped out the most. It was an awesome lesson. 
Friday we did divisions again so that they could do the interview of Amy. I went to the Zone Leaders area with Elder Lopez. We had a pretty good day. We left with a member who was baptized by a missionary named Nic White about 30 years ago. Weird right?! I was baffled! We also left with a member who was the kid of my former classmate Peter West on his mission in Mexico. Cool right? What a small world. 
Saturday we ended divisions and went back to the Church to fill up the baptismal font. The hose we usually use to make it fill up faster was locked in a room that we didn't have a key to. We filled up buckets and carried them to try to fill it up faster. One spilled all over my leg so that wasn't cool. The baptism was awesome. 
Sunday we passed by and everyone said they couldn't go. We got there and Flory was there!!! It was awesome. I`m so grateful that Emelia's testimony helped her out and she could come to Church for the first time. During sacrament I was praying and I prayed that someone would give us a good reference that could get baptised soon. At the end of the meeting a man that isn't from our ward, but was visiting came up and introduced us to his niece. She lives right by the Church and has been reading the Book of Mormon and doing her personal progress.  We have an appointment this week so hopefully it goes well. We also taught the Caal Family about the Word of Wisdom and they accepted it. The Church is true! I love you guys! 

Love, 
Elder Nicholas David White, the second apparently





Like they say, an unwritten goal is just a dream - 
this just became a goal


Que baggy

Monday, May 12, 2014

"And still I see no changes". Tupac Shakur \ Elder White

Hey Guys what's up... I just talked to you yesterday so I'm sure nothing has changed.We don't have changes and I now am certain that I will be here for my last three changes and end my mission here.  
This last week was decent. On Monday we just had P-day and went to eat at Wendy's. Is that sad that that was our district P-day activity. I think not.  
On Tuesday we left with a member that had not left with the missionaries for awhile, but he's getting back into things and is super excited about the work. Well I mean. Alright he's leaving with us every once in awhile so... yeah. We also found a new part family! So that is good. We taught our fecha Amy and found out that her baptismal date would have to be changed until this Saturday because, her family couldn't go. 
Wednesday we taught two straight lessons in the house of the Diaz Family. So what we did was start one at 7 and it ended at about 7:45 or something like that. The family then left and the other one showed up at 8 so that was awesome. We taught the families about keeping the Sabbath Day holy. They were both good lessons. 
Thursday we had a few lessons and I was in one of the worst lessons of my whole mission. But it was a decent day. 
Friday we did divisions and I stayed in Economica with Elder Buchanan. The day was decent. Everything kind of fell through. 
Saturday we left with our boy Julio who we recently reactivated and we found an awesome new lady named Maria. She went to Church with us on Sunday! So that was good!
Sunday we worked in the afternoon and then skyped. It was pretty great to chat with the Family for the last time! I love you guys! 

Love, 
Elder White 



Buena Pregunta


Mom's Day


Slow Week

What's up guys... I'll apologize in advance. The keyboard I'm using doesn't allow for commas or apostrophes so this email will be awful. 
This week was, well if I had to choose one word to describe it it would be slow. We had a rough time. I'll just give you the highlights. We started teaching a family from the states. Well, the wife is from there and he is from here, but they are cool. We also put a baptismal date for this Saturday. The baptism we were supposed to have least week fell through and we haven't even been able to teach him this week. We had a nice lesson with the Santos Family in the house of the Diaz Family, possibly the best converts of my mish. 
Hermana Diaz got a calling to be a primary teacher!!! That was super cool. We started teaching that part family we found last week and the sister is not ready to keep commitments, but her husband is going super active on us. He left with us and went to Church and everything this week. I also found out that he knows the sickest family ever from Monjas. He served in his mission with one of them. So that's cool. 
Our investigator shared her testimony on fast Sunday yesterday. I met a kid named Dempsey after the American soccer player. And our investigator went with us to teach our converts cause, their dad wasn't home and he was the only man we could find so that we could go into the house! haha, but then someone lied to him about the Church so he dropped us... But hey. We did divisions and I helped out some dates in Carolingia. So the week was swell. I love you guys! 

Love, Elder White



Monday, April 28, 2014

This place isn't called Miracle for nothing

What's up guys? How was your Earth Day? Mine had to be the worst Earth Day every, but it was chill. 
Monday we went to drop off some papers to the lawyer in Montserrat. So that was awesome to go back and see a bunch of the peeps from over there. We also watched the Joseph Smith movie with this part family. It was a solid movie time. 
Tuesday we didn't have to much go on. It was just Earth Day, but other than that it was lame. 
Wednesday we did divisions in Carolingia. I went there with Elder Clyde... Payson City throw it up..... We had tons of good lessons with member and all that jazz. But my comp and I had planned to put some fechas in the divisions to help the other area out with their fecha putting skills. It was awesome cause I put one in Carolingia and my comp put one in our area with William. It was a solid divisions. 
On Thursday we taught the Perez Family. We pretty much just reviewed everything again with Ingrid because, she was the only one who hadn't already had her interview. So that was cool. The rest of the day wasn't that great. 
Friday was a swell day. We did divisions with the zone leaders so that they could interview Ingrid. I stayed in Econòmica with Elder Tuckfield. SANDYCITYPRIDE. I'd like to note that Jordan high school still sucks, but it was chill being with a fellow sandyteco for the day. We had some lessons. Ingrid passed her interview and we taught the Santos Family in the house of the Diaz Family (the family that got baptized on the 29th of March) Turns out that they are the greatest fellowshippers I have ever seen. It was an incredible lesson about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They killed it with all of their experiences and testimonies. That family truly is chosen. 
Saturday we went to the Church to fill up the font so that it was all ready for Sunday. After that we went to a bunch of lessons. One of the ward members got married which meant that no one cold leave with us cause, they were all at the wedding and the after party. That was lame! But other than that it was a good day. We taught some lessons and found a new family. The Sucuqui Family. They are a couple of about twenty nine year olds. We taught them the first lesson and they just accepted it as truth without questioning it. The rest of the day wasn't so hot though. We also helped the Diaz Family to prepare their talks they gave at the Baptism. 
Sunday was awesome! We woke up and passed by for everyone. Only six went to Church, but it got better. At Church we were greeting everyone and handing out invitations to the Baptism and a member came up to us and explained that her and her husband got divorced awhile ago and she went inactive for a little bit, but that she has  a year to be back in the Church and that she wants us to Baptize her 10 year old daughter who hasn't been baptized yet. So that was awesome. We then had a solid Church sesh. After Church we ate lunch and went to find some contacts before the wedding and Baptism started. We didn't find them. But I had the feeling to knock this door in the area. We knocked it and a shirtless man answered and without thinking twice told us to come in. Turns out he is a member and has been for about 17 years. He moved to Carranze 3 years ago and went inactive. His wife isn't a member. So we taught them the Plan of Salvation and the lesson ended about 15 minutes before the wedding. We invited them to the wedding and ran to the Church,. Guess who came. THEY DID!!! The first thing I did when the Diaz Family got there was sick them on the new family and they were killing it. The wedding was super awesome and the Baptism was great. Almost the whole ward came so that was solid. This week was awesome and I am grateful that God gave me the chance to see so many miracles. I am grateful that I have that chance every single day. I know that the Church is true. I love the Gospel and I love missionary work. I love you all. Happy B-Day shout out to Ash this week. 

Love you guys. 

Love, Elder Nicholas David White




Being a witness at the wedding


YUM!!


The plaques in Monserrat

Monday, April 21, 2014

Jazz flute is for little fair boys

 Qué onda mucha.....This week was super dirty bros.... It was semana santa which last year was awful. It was just contacting and sitting around, but this year it was awesome!!! 
Monday we had some solid district counsel. We also went to buy my scripture cases. Just a few months late right, but it's good. We also had a family night with the Boror Family and some of their neighbors so that was solid. 
Tuesday we had all of our appointments fall through until six. We then taught Hermana Monica and found that that she has started reading the Book of Mormon. And by started I mean that she has read the first fifteen chapters in the four days she's had it. So that was solid. We then went to visit our investigator that had the date to be Baptized on Saturday to review the interview questions so that she was ready. She pulled out her mini Preach My Gospel and opened right to the page where they are all written.. #pilas. 
Wednesday we taught the daughter of a less active sister who we found recently. Her and her boyfriend have been coming to Church. He wants to get Baptized, but has to get divorced from his old wife and marry her first. But we taught their daughter and she seems pretty awesome. We also visited the family with the date for the 11th of May and left them a sweet poster we made them that says their names and then has a huge picture of Jesus getting Baptized and says "follow the example of Jesus Christ 11th of May" and has boxes so that they can check the three times that they need to go to Church and all of that. It is awesome, but my comp has the picture so I'll try to send it. 
Thursday  we had our last interviews with President Stay. They were pretty solid. We also did divisions with the ZL'S so that they could interview Astrid. I stayed in my area with Elder Lopez. It was a good time. 
Friday was great! It was supposed to be the slowest day of the Semana Santa right. wrong. We went to fill up the font because, sometimes there isn't water. So we went and it was full blessing right. Wrong. The water was dirty ansd we had to empty it. We then cleaned it ands filled it back up. After that we started divisions with Carolingia. I stayed in my area with Elder Clyde.... shout out to Payson, Utah. It was literally one of the best days of my entire mission. We taught all of our lessons with members,  we didn't have any of them fall and we ended the night with a family night in the house a member with our investigators that have dates for the 11th. Did I mention our investigator gave the Heimlich to the members daughter and saved her life. Sweet right. We also had to run home to make it there on time and we made it by 20 seconds. But I can't run to save my life now a days. 
Saturday  we had the baptism of Hermana Astrid and it was awesome!!! 
Sunday we went to Church. The zone leaders came to interview the family that is getting Baptized on Sunday and then we pretty much had a bunch of stuff fall through, but we did have a sweet last appointment with the Santos Family where we taught them about the Sabbath Day. This week was incredible. I know that God answers prayers and that we do literally all that we can he makes up for everything that we can't do. I love you all. 

Love, Elder Nicholas David White 
#dirtysouth  
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Baptism of Astrid conversa más pilas de toda mi misión

I see you went back to giving only two pieces of bread

This week was solid.  Last P Day we went to buy my watch. I finally got a solid new one. We all had a sweet family night with the Boror Family. We have got two days out of the week set up to have Family nights of our investigators in the houses of two families. Only five days left to fill and it´ll be solid. The ward is working pretty well. 
Tuesday we did divisions. We all also got our cell phones! Dirty right. We all have cell phones now and it´s changing the work so much! It is so much more effective to work like this! I love it. Elder Lopez one of our zone leaders came to our area with us for the day. There are three so just one came with both of us. It was fun! We were in the MTC together and everything and were in Jalapa together so it was sweet. 
Wednesday we had a leadership meeting and it was long, but we learned some cool stuff. We also had some solid lessons. 
Thursday I did divisions in Carolingia with Elder Buchanan. It was a good day. 
Friday We had zone counsel and yes it was the same exact meeting I was in on Wednesday. So I went to it twice. Did I mention we had a pre meeting meeting with the DLs. So I went to the meeting three times in three days pretty much. We also put two baptismal dates with the Santos Family! They are awesome and progressing well. So we hope they can fulfill their commitment and get baptized on the 10th of May. Which is Mothers Day here in Guatemala! Hahaha. 
Saturday I hit months. I don´t even want to say how many cause you all know it. We also did a visit with a new family of members and they gave us a solid reference. We left with a kid who had never even met with the missionaries. What is that. He loved it though so we've got him on the bandwagon. We also had a stake priesthood meeting and we taught Edwin with Hermano Boror. 
Sunday we had stake conference and it was awesome. Elder Ochoa came to talk to the stake. We also left with two brothers in the afternoon. One went with us from 7 to 9 20 and we imagined to teach four lessons. A miracle happened too! We had planned to talk to about an investigator whose husband isn't progressing, but she is more than ready, she already passed a baptismal interview and everything about how she could be an example for him. We said the prayer and asked if she had questions. She said do I have to keep waiting for him or can I just get baptized. I want to get baptized already. She has and studies Preach My Gospel with her kids so I asked her to get it out and turn to the back. The question is there and the answer too. She read it and said, okay I want to get baptized. We put the date for this weekend! Miracles truly do happen in the mission when we do all that we can and are obedient. I love being a missionary. The Church is true. Love you all! 

Love, Elder White