Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Becoming a Nica

A few Questions for you all before we start this week's email session:
 1. How many nicas or missionaries can you fit in a taxi? 
        a. 9
   2. How many Nicas can you fit on a motorcycle?
        a. 5 or 6. Depends on how many little kids there are :) 
Boy I sure love nicaragua. Pretty sure I am Nica by now:) So how has everyone's week been?! Everyone happy and doing well? Is it still cold in Utah? Or getting warmer. I still can't believe It is March. This is going by way too fast. I almost have a change with my companion.....wow.
But this week has been really good!! On Wednesday we got a call from one of the APs saying that he wanted to work with us in the afternoon. My heart dropped a bit and I was pretty nervous. But it ended up going very well. I was able to learn a lot from him. Then we got a text saying that we were going to have a training session with President and the APs the following day. SUPER nerve racking. But that also went well. President is REALLY focusing on training the missionaries to be more direct, more persistent, more selfless. So  we learn how to do it and practice. I find it extremely hard to be direct with love and also remember to really be excited for them when they follow through with their commitments. I eather am direct and mean, or too nice. We will work on finding the balance!! Because it really doesn't work if we lose the love. But I think the real point of it is show them the importance of the message that we are sharing with them. Like Elder Holland says in PMG we need to show the investigators we are really sad when they don't read the BOM or complete their other commitments. They are good things to learn. how to be better missionaries and work more effectively.

This week we have been able have some really good lessons and find some really good people!! We have been working very hard this week and the Lord has blessed us. we were able to put a few baptismal dates in the new way that President taught us (give them the option of 2 dates and they choose). And Saturday night we were about to climb the biggest hill in our area (really, its a killer). And my companion made a comment about how we were doing REALLY badly in the amount of contacts that we had. And out of the corner of my eye I saw a woman sitting in her little yard with her baby and made my way to contact her. And let me tell you, there are moments when you contact people and you know you were supposed to at that moment because that person is ready, and you are really glad you followed the spirit. That was one of those moments. She told us of course we could come back, and that she was so grateful we stopped by to give her a pamphlet....wow. That NEVER happens.I know it will go well with her!!

Then the second realy cool thing was Sunday. We were able to bring 4 people to church on our own. The fourth person was a miracle in and of its own. Then a member in the other branch brought two friends with her who live in our area. One of the best feelings of the mission. And they are super prepared, very ready. So the Lord showed me that there are miracles, that he has seen the work that we are doing here. He has not forgotten us here in Juigalpa!!!!
We are seeing our branch really progress here. The first counselor we got is INCREDIBLE. There are still a lot of little quirks and things that we are missingand need to improve on, but he is determined, and we are determined. He really wants to step up the responsibility of the members. He is great!!!  It is good to see the progression here as people try hard to work together to help the Lord's kingdom progress!!
That is all for today!! I hope you are all doing well. Thank you for all your love and prayers!!They really do help. Have a wonderful week!!!! And pray for you Hermanita who is getting chubbier by the week and dying in the heat :) Nah, just kidding.
Stay Strong!!! 
Love, Hermanita Morey!

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