Tuesday, August 8, 2017

RESPECTER OF PERSONS! HOME! August 6, 2017

Brothers and Sisters. As we conclude another journey filled week, I sure am grateful for all the experiences and miracles that the Lord has allowed me to be apart of in this key part of my life. I think one of the most memorable and sweetest things of this life is feeling the Holy Spirit of The Lord work through you to bless the lives of other persons. Our entire focus has been exactly that, working our guts out in the Maximo Jerez and it sure has paid off!

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!

Elder Campbell

Moroni 7:42-48
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HUMP DAY!!  One year completed - August 3, 2017










Tuesday, August 1, 2017

THE LORD'S HANDS July 30, 2017

1 year ago... The Journey began. I am proud of this Gospel and the fact that I get to represent the Savior, Jesus Christ. We were able to bring down some miracles from the heavens this last week and see how the Lord works in his mysterious ways when we place our selves at his feet and let him guide and instruct us!

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I was on the road with President Poncio and Hermana Poncio visiting all the houses of the missionaries on the west coast of Nicaragua. We were in Chinandega and Leon, thee hottest cities in this whole world. It was awesome being able to talk to President about his personal life and learn from his experiences! (Momotombo 'volcano' and Corinto ´the beach'). 

Last night, our good friend Steven took that step and got baptized! He is a shyer, quieter dude, but he is one of the most humble little teenagers I have met. He shows up at 4:30 in the afternoon to take advantage of the church wifi and play some Clash of Clans before seminary starts, then he goes to class, then has to return home to where his grandfather treats him like garbage. We were never able to teach him in his home because of his family situation, but the Bishop, being Steven´s uncle, really took on the load and was right by his side. Hours before the baptism, Steven´s grandmother called us and said he would not be getting baptized because he was sick and that he should wait a little longer. As persistent missionaries do, we went right on over to his house. We talked to him, offered a blessing, and told him a miracle would come to pass if he had the faith. Of course, the Lord provided and almost instantly Steven felt better. The Bishop baptized him, and the smile on Steven´s face sealed the deal. The Lord saw our sacrifices during the week, and because of it, he was able to make a miracle happen!

Nicaragua is cool. 

DyC 67:10-13 The Lord will make himself known unto us as we rid ourselves of all ungodliness and put off the natural man!

Take care, each and everyone of you back at home! Good luck to all you fresh missionaries and the ones who are entering into the holy MTC in the coming weeks. Prepare for big things!

Con amor,

Elder Campbell 


Brayden and President Poncio


Steven's baptism