Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010

Nick's Zone Conference (Elder Dennis is the guy on his left who was his MTC comp, and Elder Montoya, his first comp, is on his right)

Give up? It's a dog!

Nick, the pro photographer! These are his two comps

Well two more weeks until changes! im pretty excited as you can tell haha. i really hope i get changed to a new area so I can experience something different.. but im trying to prepare myself just incase it doesn´t happen. So all the zone leaders in the mission had a big meeting the other tuesday so i got my package, i LOVED it! thanks so much everything was so good. especially the videos! i went to watch them and for some reason they wont work on my camera... but they worked on my comps 10 year old camera haha kinda funny, so next time you do videos try it on a different one i guess? But yeah it was soo good to see the house and you guys. the house looks SO nice... have you done anything different to it? seriously i have watched it like 50 times and everytime my mouth is just wide open.. it looks so freakin comfy and ah i dont know i can´t even explain it haha. Josh you freakin owned that kid in your match, that´s my boy!! one thing though... stop getting bigger.. for real though im going to feel like an idiot of your are bigger than me when i get back haha. Thanks for the hawaii pictures too that was a good idea, im going to print them off today and put them in my apartement. i also loved the art book way good idea! my companions were sooo happy with the stuff you gave them haha they couldn´t believe you would want to give them stuff, i think they are both going to write you letters (dad will just have to translate).

Well i have good news. a women that has been taking missionary discussions for over a year now and goes to church everyweek has decided to get baptised. She used to live with her husband (although not married) and so she couldn´t get baptised because he didn´t want to get married. But finally after talking with her for a while and going over to her house consistently our prayers were answered in a weird way. She decided to leaver her husband after some issues, i talked to her for a good 30 minutes after church this sunday trying to tell her that this was a blessing and that i know it is hard for her but really the blessings she is going to recieve for being baptised totally outweighs the pain she´s going through that will pass in a relatively short amount of time. she agreed with me and said that she is better off without him and is excited to get baptised. we are going to have the baptism the 10th of april! so yeah im going have a baptism this change!! who woulda thought?

Well i have a funny story to tell you guys that happened this week. So we were waiting at a members house because we were going to teach his friend there. This member is 93 years old and is way active and everything. Anyways, we were sitting there waiting and he asked me, "hey have a question. What´s up with the whole coffee thing?" I then asked him why and he said, "well i drink coffee everymorning and have been for the past 50 years." This man has gone to the temple 79 times (he knows the exact number), and is probably one of the strongest members! He then said "i think it´s an error in the scriptures." I was soooo mad, I then read him a bunch of scriptures, he argued with me for while, told me he will just sleep the whole day if he doesn´t drink it. I read him some more scriptures and it went on and on for about a half hour. finally, i really nailed him and said something he couldn´t argue with and he replied, "i have something to tell you....i dont drink coffee, i was just testing you!" hahaha i laughed so hard i couldn´t believe it. he is 93 years old and was SO serious the whole time!! Anyways he told me that he was very pleased with me haha good stuff.

Well conference is coming up this saturday and im very very excited!! pretty much all of saturday and sunday we will just be at the stake center watching it with our zone and the members of the stake, it´ll be a good day! It´ll be cool to think that i am watching the same thing that you guys are and at the same time. Well im glad nicole got home and that she did well at her homecoming. Tell her i said hi! Im glad you guys enjoyed the email for Hermana Zelada, she is awesome! I´ve become pretty close with her, I have been at her house everyday for breakfast and lunch for the past nearly three months! I cant wait to read the email dad sent. I might not have time to buy my hammock today, but if not i will for sure next monday. it´s not to sleep on, just to relax! well... ok maybe to sleep on some nights. haha but yeah everybody here in El Salvador has a hammock in their house.. EVERYONE. So yeah i just figured i´d by one while im in the city and am able to, and just take it to each house. i also think im going to buy a machete! Thanks for the pictures of Dani´s baby, she´s so pretty! gosh i wish i was there to see her! Well love you guys i´ll talk to you more next week, watch all of converence.. no sleeping boys!!!
love nick

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