On Monday, we had one of the best Noche de Hogares at the house of my good friend, Flabio. His wife has been inactive for quite sometime and we were able to share an inspiring message about the family. We felt the Spirit like crazy. Flabio then wrote a dope poem and gave us raisins and juice from a plastic bag. (Plan Nica.) Flabio is like that cool uncle in your family!
Thursday, the boys and I completed 1 year of missionary service! We had our monthly Consejo on Friday so the entire world was at our house having a sleeping over. In honor the occasion, we smoked up the oven in the backyard and did some pyro action! From boys to men.. 1 year later! (McCord!)
Last night, we went to the house of a huge family that are all members. Except one. The daughter of our good buddy, Luis, who has been going to church for years and years, but could never get baptized because he mother (who lives in another part of Managua) never would allow it. Her father was scared to confront his wife (.....) and just let her be, as a dry Mormon. We've tried for months to help her get baptized, but she feared her mother too much. We began our fast, and begged the Lord to let a miracle occur. We put it into his hands! We went to their house at about 8:00 pm, walking past all the drunks in the world, with a purpose to have her baptism for the following morning. Elder Diaz and I shared the story of the 3 valiant young men in Daniel 3 and explained that the Lord will always be with us, especially as we face our fears. We explained that the Lord needs valiant sons and daughters and that he would bless her life immensely if she would put her trust in him. The Lord worked wonders and she accepted! This morning, we were able to have one of the most spiritual baptismal services and testimony meetings I have been apart of because almost every member of her family went forward and bore their love for this Gospel.
Just as Peter explained, The Lord is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34-35). He does not care who we are or what we have. All he wants is our will. Our life. Our dedication. If we give that to him, loving him with all our hearts (1 John 4:18, that is when he steps in and changes our lives forever.
Nicaragua is the land of promise that all the ancient Prophets talked about, I swear.
Sure do love you guys, especially the members of my family. Keep on keepin' on and have the best week yet!