Family and friends back at the homestead, how goes it? I genuinely hope you all enjoyed your weeks and all the snow that is DUMPING in the ol´ Utah. I had another AWESOME week here in Matagalpa.. BUT of course, the week of changes hit and our district had a pretty big mix up! I'll explain all of that at the end of the letter! Shoutout to all of you who believed that there was a war in Managua.. <3 Also, shoutout to the those little twin boys, hittin' the big 10 months! MISS YOU!
Again, we had ANOTHER BAPTISM! Karen, decided to take the steps closer to the Savior through the waters of baptism, even though her ENTIRELY family was against it. (Mom still signed the permission, of course.) After her service, she shared such a powerful little testimony with us on how she wanted to be a missionary because the 2 little angels in white shirts changed her life. That was a tender little moment for ol' Elder Campbell.
I didn't have any monkey experiences again this week, please forgive me.
We went up to Estelí and had a little multi zone conference with all the Elders and Sisters. Hermana Poncio wrecked us again with another clean your house machete.
NOW! THE NEWS! Matagalpa is finally becoming a stake this upcoming Sunday and Elder Kevin R. Duncan is coming to preside. BUT.. I will not have the honor of witnessing it because on Saturday night, President Poncio called me and told me I was being moved out to Ocotal. I just got here a few hours ago and my companion is named Elder Carter from the beloved Ogden, UT! He's thee sickest dude and we are going to work our guts out to help raise this zone back up to the top! President Poncio called me and said, ´´Elder Campbell, the Lord has assigned you to be the next Zone Leader in Ocotal. I expect nothing but the best from you and perfect obedience in this calling.´´ I started speaking English to him because I was so baffled. I am truly humbled by this opportunity to serve my fellow missionaries and help the cause for A TEMPLE in NICARAGUA.
Elder Rush is moving out to PUERTO CABEZAS as a ZL. Love you man, take it easy!
I read a little talk by Elder Holland that talked about us never being alone in this work and this world, that the Lord will always send his angles to ´´bear us up´´ (D&C 84:88). It really hit home for me, knowing that even in our darkest despairs and saddest moments, the Lord always promises heavenly comfort and guidance. He ALWAYS promise a way through it.
I cannot even begin to explain how much I am having out here. I love this work with all my heart and I am beyond excited for the remaining 18 months (officially starting the Sis. Mission). Keep reading those scriptures and doing good in the world. I love you all!