Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DON'T COUNT THE DAYS June 25, 2017

A week of traveling, finding, and changing has come to an end! There is nothing better than being on the Lord´s Errand here in Nicaragua, applying every concept and principle so you can be ready for that defining moment when the Spirit needs you in tune. Shout out to my beloved sister Jentrey and my cool brother-in-law Jake for their ANNIVERSARY! Sure do love you guys! Also.. Feliz Dia del Padre to my Father, Troy. There was no greater blessing than being born into a family with you as my Dad. I owe it all to you!

I think the Sacrament is our time to truly show the Lord that we want to be one with him. As we partake, week by week, applying his holy Atonement on a daily basis, always finding ways to improve in the littlest of ways, He can literally transform us. (Isaiah 49:26)

We were able to see giant changes in the lives of a few members in our ward as their little 8 year old kids took the important steps of baptism! 

I love Nicaragua. 

Elder Campbell


The Old Companion, MENDEZ!

El Viejo, Chinandega

La Familia Poncio

Monday, June 19, 2017

FOTOS OF THE WEEK June 18, 2017

Brayden didn't send a group email this week, but he did send these pictures.  He is right - I would LOVE the mangoes there, especially right in my back yard!!  YUM!!

Picking the fresh mangoes from our backyard (Mom you would die for the mangoes here haha!)
My big friend, Elder Gonzalez! He has baptized over 100 in his mission...

HE LIVES TO PURIFY June 11, 2017

The conclusion to the best week of my mission so far.. To literally be apart of the miracles that the Lord is pouring out over the mission here in Nicaragua. To see the staggering changes that these people are making to come unto to their Lord and Savior, to experience his healing and purifying power.. It is a beautiful thing! Before we get to explaining all deets, I would like to give a cordial shout out to my handsome, young brother, Hunter! He is becoming an adult tomorrow, hitting the critical age of 18! He is officially a Senior and I believe single. I love you dude! Next, to my amigaso, Elder Carter. No longer a teenager, but still acting like a 15 year old.. It has been a life changing 3 transfers with you bro. Love you to death! 3 weeks till you hit the tomb...Elder Nonu hitting the big 19 as well here in the Maximo Jerez. Birthday spirit is in the flipping air! Finally, to the one up North.. Thee Nicole Curtis! Also, completing 18 aƱitos on the 15th of June. It is so good to see you finally growing up :)

The beginning of this week was full of mission interviews and divisions with the ZLs. I finally got to go back to jungle and teach some of the humble people of the boonies! There is nothing better than hitting the dirt and finding, teaching, and inviting to baptizing!

Saturday, was the day that changed my life. Elder Renlund, from the Q of 12 Apostles, made a historic visit to Nicaragua to meet with the missionaries and a few of the Stakes here in Managua. He focused his talk on the importance of baptism, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and how we can decide to be the best missionaries possible. He explained that sin can leave scars, tracks, and damages on our souls. But, through the Atonement of Christ, he can clean and erase those scars, tracks, and damages. He can make it as though we never sinned. He compared it to the sealing of a child to their living parents in the temple.´´As if´´ that child was born under the convent when they are sealed, he taught. He explained that we have to baptize to get these people on the path of convents that makes them inheritors of the Lord´s Kingdom. Read Moses 6:53, 64-68 to understand a little more of this concept! Finally, he concluded that as we keep our eyes single to his glory (DyC 4:2,5 Moses 1:39) the Lord will make us his friends. He really is my kind, wise, heavenly-friend. 

Sunday (TODAY!) we listened to him 2 more times in the Stake Conference of Bello Horizonte and Las Americas. It was beautiful, to put it short. Then, the miracle took place. We had the chance to ordain 8 men, EIGHT, to the Melchizedek Priesthood from the Maximo Jerez, 5 of them being recent converts. These men have come every background possible, and have become some of my best friends in the world. To see each and every one of their smiles after that ordination.. Those are the moments worth living for. 

2 years isn't enough to serve the Lord. It is a calling for our entire lives. I know he lives.  And because he sent one of his special witness to edify us and leave this impact on us, I have changed. Baptisms here we come!
I love you each and everyone of you! You are my inspiration. Have a good one!

Tu amigo fiel,

Elder Campbell 




20 man...

Monday, June 5, 2017


As you all know, the Nicaragua Managua North mission is thee best in the entire world. Because of this fact, we are going to have the visit of another Apostle, Elder Renlund, to feed us spiritually, along with all the members of the Stake of Bello Horizonte (MY STAKE) That is a double down, ladies and gentlemen. I am beyond excited for this great privilege I have, and for the privilege that the Lord is giving for these humble people to hear from one of the Special Witness of the Lord! 

Our historic mission conference with all the leaders was a huge success! We were able to instruct and enjoy a good day with the missionaries and teach the responsibilities and keys to being a successful leader in the mission! President Poncio is the man, I wish you all could come and learn and hear from him. Man called of God, NO DOUBT! 

Our good friend and investigator, Derek, took the steps of baptism yesterday! For months, he would avoid the missionaries. He wanted nothing to do with them or the Gospel. As we taught his sister, his heart changed and we finally made another attempt to help him be baptized as well! The Lord touched his heart and opened up, came to church, repented, and made the decision. The Lord works in mysterious ways. The miracles did not cease when the Lord ascended into heaven, and that I testify! 


I am so proud of all my little 6th Ward brothers getting all their calls and preparing to serve missions. Best of luck to each and everyone you! The Lord PERSONALLY called you to where you are going, and he is preparing families and individuals right now to hear from YOU!

That is all she wrote for this week. Enjoy the kick off of summer! Lake Powell, you will be missed. <3

Elder Campbell