D&C 76:22

And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! D&C 76:22

Monday, May 26, 2014

Week 3 . . .

Monday, May 26, 2014

So, most of you have probably heard about Elder Martinez and Elder Lewis. Elder Martinez passed away Thursday afternoon and Lewis is okay. They were serving in Yuscarán,. . . strange. All that I could think about is how that very easily could have been me, given that I spent five changes there and he was starting his second. Lewis had two weeks in the area. No, one week. He had been in Yuscarán one week. I spent 7 months there. I knew Elder Martinez. Good guy. He was 27 because he came out late. Respected him a lot. Still do. This has been pretty hard for most of the mission, and it´s crazy to think that it happened so fast.

Apart from that, our week was okay. We spent all day Friday contacting. I am still tired from it. 97 contacts in one day. We tried getting the full 100, but it just didn´t happen. We found some maybe positive people. . . but we shall see. Apart from that, not much. 

We did make some killer sushi with a member in our ward. She took a course here, and we split the costs, and we had sushi!!! Legit california rolls, even a fried roll!!! It was so good! I loved it. 

Then me and my comp made some killer nachos. It was super good. 

I know it sounds boring, but that was pretty much all I remember about my week. It wasn´t that good. We did have two confirmations of the baptisms, and should have one this weekend.

That is pretty much it. 

Love you all.
"Killer Sushi"

"Killer Nachos"

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day

Monday, May 12, 2014

Well, seeing as how my family saw me yesterday, I really have not much to say....I sort of talked about everything with them. But I do have some photos....that I can´t send due to the crapiness of the cyber. Also, there are only two of them.

Most of our investigators are progressing nicely, and we should be having some baptisms this weekend, next weekend, and the week after that. Hopefully.  If all goes well. Yeah, this should be good.

I still don´t know if I am going to be staying in my area for a fifth change. I would love to, but I don´t know if it will happen. So we will see. 

Also, I am for sure cutting my hair when I get home. Crazy. Yeah.

That is pretty much it. I will talk to you guys next week. 

I am sorry, I can't get the photo to import the right direction.  This is Zach yesterday at the home of a friend we met while doing humanitarian service in Honduras many years ago.  Zach happened to meet him again and Rafa offered his home for Zach and Elder Bruce to talk to their families on Mother's Day.  Thanks Rafa!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

END OF APRIL ... also Mother's Day

Monday, March 5, 2014

Note from Mom - Bonus Week!  He actually sent photos!!!!

So, this week was good. We had Consejo de lideres, so that was fun. I got to see our old Ciudad Nueva zone. All of that zone are either leaders or home.

We also got permission to baptize Kevin!!! His mom said that she wasn`t going to sign anything, though, so we will have the aunt sign it in her place. She told him to get baptized, but that she wasn`t going to sign anything.

We should finish this month with 2 to 3 baptisms. That should be good. I also asked President if I could finish in the area where I am. I am hoping that he gives me my wish. I will go wherever in changes next week, but I would love to finish here. It would be nice.

This week was sort of interesting, in the sense that nothing really happened. We were contacting and had a kid sit down next to us and start putting marijuana in bags, which was interesting. Not a meter from me. That was funny to see the difference in the culture. Also, I thought about saying something, but bit my tongue. I DO know how to stop talking, contrary to popular belief, I just choose not to most times. 

And I have a goal with my comp....1000 contacts starting today. I have to finish before I leave. This should be interesting. I have to do 21 a day. I think I am going to get it. I am positive I am going to get it. I have a meter drawn in the house to measure and everything. Super dopeness. 

Also, I found Connor Bills in a manual they give us. 

That`s pretty much it

I love you all
With Elder Fielding.  Note the power lines in the background.  Those you see are pretty mellow "orderly" compared to others I've seen.

With Elder Elnicky.  If you are new to the blog, Zach and Elder Elnicky played soccer together when they were 10.  Elder Elnickly recently returned home.

Soap Carving of a tutle.  The inspiration came from the second to last photo of the week.  He generously gave this carving to the man who carved that piece.  Zach's comment is that this is "super dope."

Zach and a friend Vida,l who he met when he first went to Honduras at 13 as part of Smiles for Central America.  Vidal continues to support this humanitarian effort and plays a vital role in Honduras

Meter chart to ensure he meets his goal to contact 1,000 people before he comes home.

The last of the Ciudad Nueva Zone.  Zach is standing next to Elder Smith, one of his favorite friends!

Inspiration for the turtle soap carving.  Not sure who is going to wear this.

Zach with current companion, Elder Bruce and baptismee.