Saturday, December 31, 2016

La Ultima Semana del Año!

Well time is just flying by we can all say adios or goodbye to the year 2016 its so crazy how time works. 2016 was filled of many ups and down fun things and some things not so fun but i cant complain overall everything went pretty well!

Well they changed are pday again for the holiday the holidays here are real intereseting because no one does anything everyone is pretty much at home but no one want to talk to you and everything pretty much is drinkning they even put a rule on us for today that we have to be in our house after 6 at night so i guess that cool more or less.

Im not in the city so i wont get to see many fireworks anyways its just a small pueblo i think eaither way that everyone is just going to go to be and yeah. Well this week wasa pretty good its wierd running weeks pretty much monday to friday and not tuesday to saturday but it was  a good week.

Me and my compnaion have being doing alot of service which i really enjoy and has i have told my companion its something ive done quite a bit though my whole mission but my last weeks i want to be giving service at least one or two times. Normally we just go from like 7 in the morning till lunch and we can get alot done its been awesome.

A Church service Project we did Here (Helping Hands)

In small towns or where im at its really poor and theres alot of old people that can use some type of service so weve been focusing on that and everything well. Here we have alot of investagators more or less the work is real hard here no one really wants to talk to us but we had planned two baptisims for today but one we moved a little farther out the other one is a small child but hes super active and smart named Javier hes getting baptized in like a hour yeah it should be great!

Me and my companion mud painted a house for a older lady!
So everything is going well i cant belive i only have 20 days left just 20 days im excited and ready at the same time will be a little sad but i really feel that ive completed and still completing these last 20 days what i was sent to do and thats what feels the best inside to know.

Anyways i got to go i love and miss you all have a great and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017. I hope there is great things to come for everyone just two emails left!!! Love you all have a great week!

After a Big Rain Storm!


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Nunca Hay Un Día Aburrido En La Misión!

Well This last month that i got left the schedule and everything that they have us on is a little crazy and difficult to explain so if the emails come in on wierd day sorry it just holiday time and we have alot of events and stuff going on in the mission. Eaither way I only got like 4 emails lefT=)

Well let me tell you the mission never gives you a day to rest and there is always many different things going on and well you could say that honduras yeah after 23 months is taking a tole on my gringo body! Ive been pretty sick for the last few months mainly with stomach problems well with that not getting any better and other small things I had a meeting and he said he had one last special mision for me and with the change it will help me put up with the last month of stomach problems because the weather and everything is alot different!

Sorry i cant rotate the pic but MERRY CHRISTMAS

It was a tough thing to do to have to say goodbye to Amapala a place I truly loved and everything but i know one day ill go back and visit and sometimes the lord just has other plans for you! So yep im in a different are now its called Moroceli a very small pueblo in the middle of no where about a hour outside the capital of tegucigalpa.

Its a branch that was stong a few months back with a assistence of around 80 but theres has been a few problems and has been down in the 30s for assistence and on the branch president there for priesthood holders. So i was told i may only have one month left but i have alot of work to do.

Here were in the desert haha but the cold desert its weird i imagine its a large part that i just came from a place that was in the 100s and up everyday now im in like the 70s and 80s and at night worse i sleep in a hoodie pants and a big blanket and feel like im going to freeze to death. But the heat was giving me problems with rashes and other things so now here i wont have to deal with that. My companion is new about 4 months he has and only week more than me in the area so its like were opening the area its been fun and interesting and busy. Hes from the republica dominicana he cool we get along well.

My new comp a little crazy but cool!

Anyways im going to leave you all with that info then well talk next week getting you some more info. Its been a little crazy and stressfull but im pushing along and hey before you know it ill be home 23 months down just 1 more to go sounds so crazy to say that but its real!!!

Welcome to Moroceli!

I love you guys miss you all thanks for your support love and prayers i can feel it all the way from here. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas or un Feliz Navidad! I look forward to talking to you all tomorrow and yeah enjoy the season!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lo siento solo fotos esta semana!

Hello everyone for a few different reasons ill only be able to put a few pictures up for you all this week. But just know that all is going well in my last few weeks and its almost christmas time so that also real good! Well love you all miss you all have a great week and well talk next week!!!!

Nothing like a stormy day on the Beach!

Another day working in Paradise!

ALL on Dock!

The Amapalan Streets!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Muchas Sorpresas Y los Cambios!

Well well well the mission is filled with many diffrent suprises and fun. And thats how this week has been alot! I know i said that on my last change i was going to do like a pass over of my mission on the blog and all that but i changed my mind i have so much to write and talk about thats going on here in amapala ill just finish writing out about all the stories and everything going on here in my area!

Well the end of last week was filled with good and bad things i guess you could say. Weve been just been recieving alot of problems with who was out old group lider and also some recent converts and just things like that its all been taken care of now but its been a big head ace.

The awesome things is that this past saturday we did have our big activity and we also had a baptisim! It was awesome it would a youth or young adult of 18 years old named Alejandro! Hes a cousin of this really awesome family on the island that takes care of us a ton! It was a great experience for the family and for everyone.

Alejandro Me and my companion!
Then the following day we truthfully knew that my compànion was going to have changes so it  was kindof sad haha we had alot of good memories and things we did. I almost want to say with all the companions and experiences and everything that i had he was probably my faviorite  and probably even with all the trials and problems the best change yet. 

The Baptisim Spot!!
Now we just have to see this new change and how it goes. Well just when things cant get anymore crazy or anything well changes come up they call us on monday my companion head to a far area and they tell me well your going to be training a new missionary! The first time ever in the history of Amapala as well that a missionary has trained so it was pretty nerve racking and stuff.

Well changes comes we get up to tegucigalpa for changes and everything. I dont know why but i said to my self watch there going to give me a gringo or american hes not going to know spanish nothing. ahha Well something like that my new companion is named Elder Silva! Hes from Brazil! He speaks portugues i couldnt belive it hes been speaking spanish for one month now and he doesnt really know english eaither!

The things that is good is spanish and portugues are really simaluar so the month he had in the mtc helped him alot he knows quite a bit but asks me to tell him things alot it cool and fun! Im excited to finish with  a brazilano companion and maybe learn a little portugues at the same time. It should be fun training and should make the time fly by real fast!

My last companion Elder Silva from Brazil!
I cant belive its coming to a end yeah 42 more days then ill be home im not sure how to feel but im just going to keep on pushing along until the last day! Everything is going great I love you all miss you all and well talk to you next week!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Se Robaron Mi Gyrobo!

Hello everyone i hope that all are doing well. Once again im here writing and saying wow how fast went by the week again! Some of you may be wondering why as i writing on wensday now the thing is that we had interviews today the whole zone so our meeting day got changed a little but just for this week!

Well this was once again a really good week i cant complain im loving it. Its still pretty hard and everything here but im pretty sure it was meant to be that i finish here. I cant belive yeah the change is pretty much over just this week and like 3 days next week and it seems to look like ill be getting a new companion and ill be on my last change my last 6 weeks! WOW i never though I would say that!

Anyways back to the biz this week was good and normall with all the visits. The church is really coming together here its been awesome to see the changes and everything and i think it will make a huge difference in the end with a lot of things!

Well a quick story well me and my companion we talking about catching and eating a gyrobo which is like a big lizard that is here well we came back to the church in the afternoon.  Anyways  we have gyrobos in our roof big ones i think there family well i was walking around the house and i saw one on the roof. WEll my companion was in the bathroom.

So i scared it down and ran all around the house i was chaseing it and the truth try to smash it with a rock to eat it for dinner finally it climbed over a little wall and i had it traped in front of the church yeah. I was calling for my comp but he was still in the bathroom well. I was scared to grab it alone right i luckly see some kids walking by tell them to help me! In the end i grabed it and the thing is the kids wanted to take it but i said sorry its mine haha. Well to finish the story me and my companion tie it up with rope and put it in a bucket with a piece of metal no way it can get out! (We were going to take it to a member after to eat it)

Well we leave it there in the bucket cool right well come back in 1 hour .... The gyrobo is gone no where to be seen no way it escaped! it was tied up! And if it broke free at the least we would have seen the rope in the bucket nope! Our gyrobo got stolen! yep those little freaking kids climbed over the fence theres a spot that doesnt have bob wire and they took it it has to be! I imagine because you can sell it for money. I was a little sad my gyrobo i worked so hard to catch got stolen but hey what you going to do.. Thats my story!

Anyways to finish on Monday we stayed on the island it was great with some members we climbed up the mountain on the island its super high like 3 hours climbing up but it was awesome up thereç and you can see everything! It was a good p-day!

Good news if all goes well were having a baptisim on saturday and a big activity on the beach it should be super fun and good! WEll ill be writing on thursday and my emails or blog will be a little diffrent im going to do a recap of my last areas until my last week when i make it to this area just a lot of pictures and stuff youll enjoy it! Love you all be safe and talk to you next Thursday!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Feliz Acción de Gracias!

Well first thing is first HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ALL! Sadly here this holiday is not celebrated for dinner it will be the same as always beans rice chesse tortilla maybe fish that would be cool. Anyways the point is that i hope all enjoy the turkey mash potatos pies and the football! Next year ill be there enjoying it all with you guys.

Well this week i dont know i feel like ive hit the part like in the other area were you get acostume to the area and know all the people that you visit so its like you did alot but because it wasent something very new you think its not something to talk about. I hope you understood that.

This week was good though we had to finish up a little bit more on the church but now its all done and thats that matters. The new little house we have is great it feels so much diffrent but in a good way to be in a diffrent house or out of the church!

Picture of the small island we went to!
Other then that weve been finding alot more new people but its still been a little difficult here and there but we got  a few things yeah rolling along well. The same goes for the members some are progressing and others just dont want much to do with us for things past missionarys have done so we continue trying to help them and hope they change in the future not much else we can do there.

Its been abandones for a while!
Well kindof a short email this week sorry not too much i can think of right now. Me and my companion are doing well the church is doing well and the time is flying by haha. This next week ill be writing on Wensday because thats the day were going to have our quarterly interiviews in the zone.

P-day was good my camera died but im going to see if i can get some pictures from my companions camera but we went with part of the zone to some islitas or little islands off the coast of amapala. Where no one lives just like small little islands we contracted a little boat to take us and we played volleyball and soccer on the island we ate and everything it was fun. Also cool thing is there was another small island next to it but that island is a cematery. Imagine a funeral but instead of a bunch of cars it could be a bunch of little boats going to the little island ill add a picture.

Happy Thanks Giving (Sparkling cyder and cookies)
Anyways have a great week love and miss you all i hope you hear about your thanks giving and well talk next week!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nueva Casita y Capilla!

Well once again im here siting at the computer and thinking to my self wow a whole week has flow by and now its time to write you all another email and tell you about all the things ive done haha.

Well this week was pretty good week im not sure how often i say that but i guess normally theres not too many weeks that are that bad. Well on last saturday we had a activity in the church which was nice. We were going to watch meet the mormons but had some tecnical dificulties so in the end we watched the testament video which was really good. Ive seen it now like 20 times but i still like it!

Even corn is grown here! THIS PLACE IS GREAT!!;)
Then sunday was a normall good day i had to give a talk but i imagine thats going to happen quite a bit for the fact theres not many optcions. Our assistence was once again about 25 the adverage i belive for here i hope to see it a little higher in the future.

For p-day we had planes to leave and go plan soccer with the zone but in the end it didnt work out so we stayed stranded on the island but we had fun i mean we are on a island there something you can do. We went with some members and we played board games and everything it was good and fun.
Faviorite Beach that weve found! (La zapote)
Then the only other thing that we really did that was good and something important for the church is we got a little contact set up with our dueno or the owner of the house/church. Remember we live in the church well the owner has a little house next store that we could live in. So we made a big deal that we were going to rent the other little house but that we also wanted to take out a wall so that we could have a larger sacrament room. Were in a big house but theres not a big enough room for the sacrament meeting theres only like 30-35 chairs that fit. Well with this extension now you can put like 50-60 chairs with us moving out opens another class room as well.

Wall your in the way we need more room!

I knew those construction skills would pay off!

So we spent all day yesterday helping a guy taking out a wall and aranging another little house moving all our stuff and everyting. So im a little tired aha then the two hour trip in the morning to get to distict meeting but hey you gotta love it!

Everything else is going well we continue to find some new people and do new things. I love it here and i feel like this is where i was suppose to finish so im enjoying it and all that im able to do. Well i belive this next week is m favorite holiday...thanks giving! Luckys well enjoy it for me and i hope to hear from you all next week. Love you take care!


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Siempre en la Lucha!

Im still getting ajusted to writing on thursday and kindof sad that im going to finish my mission writing on a thursday not sure how it will all work out but hey it is what it is.

Theres always someone that could use a little help!:)
Well the week just flew by like crazy i really dont belive that ive now been im my area for 2 weeks. Well i have to say its a good area i like it quite a bit its not all that nice like my last area which was really heaven. Here i sweat a ton im back to a lot of rice in beans and sometimes i think what would happen if a zombie apocaplis broken out would i be on the safe island? Haha just kiding i love the area though even know it may be small and a little rough with work and everything i have that felling like i was ment to be sent here you know.

Fish soup anyone!
This week well i contiuned to know all the members and also the island i can offically say that i have made the whole loop of the island its pretty big. I made the trip with my companion and some members it was a lot of fun seeing all the sites and beaches and other things there. On the back side of the island there really isnt much but some small little pueblos but it was cool getting to see it all.

Sunday was a good experience it was there on the island and in our house ahha which is the church and it was good the adverage assistence is about 20-30. We had 25 so that was pretty good. Weve been working pretty good but not too much luck yet weve found a few familys but the same problem that there not married. So were going to keep going with them and see how it all goes.

On tuesday we had the oldroyds come down there a senor couple in charge of housing and everything. Were working on getting our selfs into a small apartment close by then turn the church just into the church there going to knock out a wall too so that we can have a bigger sacrament room so that should be all going into the works and everything soon im excited for that.

A good way to see the day close up!
Other then that not too much that i can tell you about i did finally get to eat shark and then just alot more fish haha thats pretty much it. Well i hope you all have a great week i miss and love you all and well talk again next Thursday!


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bienvenido a Amapala!

WEll its been a week super full of many things and im a little tired and i also cant belive that yeah a whole week has passed by. The wierdest thing is i dont know if its maybe because i know im in my last area in the mission or if its because im on a island or something im not sure but i still feel like im still getting use to the area and everything. Normally its like you get to your new area and then in like 2 day you already feel in the grove and everything. But regardless all is going well and im starting to really like the area.

Let see well i dont remember too much of what i told you as far as my new area but heres some of the details its called amampala its a island in the mission just off the southern coast of honduras. The church was just newly established there roughly 2 years ago. Theres a decent amount of members but a majority is inactive. The thing is the church is just a little larger house there on the island. And the biggest thing we live in the church ahah. Its a little wierd i guess that we live in the church but its cool. Were in the process of getting us in our own little apartment.

On my way to the area in boat!
So we got to the area like thursday in the nightish. Its was cool we went to one cita then with this one family of members that the lady is like our cook i guess you would say we pay here for lunch and dinner and she cooks it and everything. It works out a lot better for us and everything in the end for us. (Im not a good cook even two years into the mission) So its kindof a big mixed family with alot of people that live within the two houses there. Its been good though because in this week i have been blessed on my first night to have been giving lobster to eat. Then we also eat fish and shrimp in diffrent meals so im not complaining too much.

I guess thats the benefit of being close to the ocean. As far as seafood goes its a little cheaper. But the bad part of being on the island is everything is alot more expensive. The nice thing is that the member that cooks for us her sister lives there as well a older lady. And she works at one of the hotels on the island so thats how we got the lobster she brought it for us!! The members that ive been able to meet so far are real nice.

Me and my companion Elder Ordoñez!
Dont think that im in the riches its still honduras and there still house of brick and sticks and metal. And its still really hot and you know with the terrible power systems they have here every day the power goes out. (Were going to fix that dad after the mission;)) The other problem is theres no water on the island like water to bath and to clean. You have to buy and like i said were on a island so its $$$. But the mission helps us a little because were on a island and far away.

Well ive talked alot not too much about the work because its rough. The people dont want too much from us. And if they do want something its money they ask us for we tell them we cant help with money. Then were not normally received the next time. BUt its going little by little were getting things in line im hopeing to get it going little by little.

Hey im just walking in my area on the way to a cita!
How about a quick photo?
Well i love you guys and miss you all a bunch. I cant belive that were in november now it just blows my mind the time is flying before we know well all be in the airport together. I am a little baggy ex missionarys will know what that means! But im still going to work. Well thanks for everything you guys be safe and have a great week! Talk to you next Thursday!


Thursday, October 27, 2016


Well i imagine that alot of you are thinking why are you writing on a thursday. Well let me asure you im not planching or anything haha. So here the deal real fast to tell you what happened the past few days then youll kindof understand it all.

So on monday we recieved the changes. My new area is called Amapala its a island that is in the mission its down in the south. My new companion is named Elder Ordoñez. He is from Guatemala. Hes not real new hes still a little under a year! The last 24 hours that ive known him he seems pretty cool.

Anyways on Tuesday we just spent the whole day saying bye to members packing my bags up and just getting everything ready. It was a very lond tiring sad day haha. Anyways the santa maria or zone valle de Angeles was awesome the members my converts and everything im going to miss them and the area and all that.
La Familia Vallecio (converts)
"There awesome and two werent there"
Well then came changes but it was a little crazy. We had changes in the morning we got our new companions and everything. The thing is that the whole mission was there at changes. Because then in the afternoon we all went to a church next to the temple and we got to hear from Elder Oaks! Yes one of the 12 Apostles! It was really cool to hear from him and other leaders!

La Familia Bertand (Alan and Mirian)
"One of the best familys ive met im my whole mission"
Anyways after that we got on our busses divided by area of mission that you were going to go to and we headed off with our bags and everything in the back. Well after a few hour bus ride we made it to the south but it was like yeah 6 at night already. They told me no from this main road you still have to take over a hour bus ride then you have to take about half hour boat trip to get to the island of Amapala. And the last boat takes off at like 5:30. So your going to have to stay the night here in whats called san lorenzo where the zone and all the other areas are.

Brother Lopez (Wife was Working)
"Love this guy has a bean business and speaks perfect english"
So we stayed the night here with some other elders. The thing is that normally we come up to san lorenzo on thursday my companion told me for district meeting. Then after district meeting we write and then we have to buy food here in this town then take it all the way to the island because its alot cheeper and also theres not much there on the island. Also theres no internet on the island so thats why we write here in the bigger iner town!

Ill tell you the truth im just going with the flow and what im told for all i know there taking to sacrfice me or something im not sure. I trust my comp and what everyone else is saying. Just hope that the island is dope and that im going to eat some shrimp or fish or something when i get there then ill be happy.

Anyways thats the run down as far as i know. While everyone else is in there new area, im still making my way there! Well just remebers THURSDAYS i write now for the rest of my mission because im finsihing here! Well i love you all miss you hope you all have a great week and a happy halloween!


Monday, October 24, 2016

Adiós a La Santa Maria!

Well i officaly only have 12 p days left thats kindof crazy when i think about that. A good week filled with a lot of rain and the truth the week before changes nothing super special that i can tell you guy!

The begging of this week we ha plans to get and go to el chimbo where we had the recent converts and everything. The thing is i dont know what was up with this week but it just rained and rained. Today and yesterday i think were the only day i saw the sun and evrything.

El Chimbo River!
The thing is i was pretty sure that this was going to be my last week here in the santa maria. So me and elder judd just took advantage of saying good bye to all the members and everything and all of our recent converts and all that good stuff. We continued to see if we could possible have one more baptisim before the end of the change but things just didnt line up in the end.

The week has been kind bad on my stomach still. The problem is that i think i can only eat a little but in the end im kindof obligated to eat a good amount! Well this email i think for this week is going to be a little short and more borning.

Cool guy in our area named Maraca!
Today was fun we watched a movie and then headed up to valle de angeles! There we just looked around ate lunch and all that good stuff. The only other thing is that we did recieve changes and i am leaving the santa maria! Yeah its sad but at the same time im a little excited and nervous and everything. I dont want to give out too much where im going. Ill talk more about it next week! The only hits ill give is that i am going back down south. In this area misionarys only stay a max two changes (so ill be finishing my mission there). Lastly its a small group and lets just say its a little difficult to get there.

Thats all the hits im giving and everything next week on the blog youll get all the details and everything because its going to be a crazy week i can only imangine! But im excited for these lasting months! Well im super tired but hey you gotta just keep on pushing.

I love you all miss you all i hope that next monday you all have a Happy Halloween and i look forward to seeing all the pictures and everything. Love you all and be safe!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Los Buenos y Los Malos!

Another great week in the books. The days just keep turning into weeks then the weeks into months and very shortly like 3 months shortly all the months will have turned into 2 years!

This was a good week though i cant complain. Beside the fact i think some type of stomach bug hit me good. On monday after we went and ate at a resturante i felt terrible the whole night and couldnt really sleep. But we had a few baptisims planned so we had to get some visits and everything done so i just pushed through it everything good.

Well Wensday came and everything was good we actully had divisions with 2 other elders from the zone i went to another area called el sitio. Its a interesting and little bit of a scary area haha but i survied no worries. Other then that all was good i was with elder baller we had fun and everything well Thursday morning i woke up somehthing just didnt feel right. I got back to the house and felt bad. We had some real important lessons though. So we did divisions with members i just stayed in the house with the other member i couldnt walk nothing my stomach was killing me. Well the notice is that unfortantly after 21 months in the mission with out puking well the streak ended haha i dont know what i ate but it was probably something from the calle as they say or a street vender haha i learned my lesson. I normally am good but not this time.

Im good now though no worries friday was chill and everything i went to district meeting and i finally ate pizza! Hondueran pizza though not that good. Ahhh what i would do for a papa johns pizza its on the list. So yeah then we came back from our meeting and everything we were with the district leader so he could do some interviews for us and it all went well. Then we got the baptisim pila ready because we did the baptisims in the morning because there was a church wide activity where they were planing 33000 trees in one day here in honduras. We were going to go but in the end couldnt make it.

Well as you can see above everything turned out good and we had 3 baptisms on saturday. These young men Christopher, Jerling and Marcos and awesome and i know that when they grow up they are going to do awesome and great things for them and there family which the majority is not member.

Well i belive satan was fighting with us alot this week for the baptisms to not happen and with it beening hard to really explain the stories of how we found them and the difficulties we had and everything and the changes i just promise you that there great and marvolous and im greatful for having of been a part of the whole thing,

That really all for this week all is going well. Crazy to think that i now have almost more then 4 months in my area and in like 10 days there will be changes and im probably out but enjoying whats left here. Anyways i love you all i miss you all i hope you have a great week and well talk again next monday!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Otra semana en los libros!

This was a  real good week and now its crazy to think that were already 1/3 the way through october. The time is really flying by.

This week on Tuesday we had a little consejo is what it is called it was for all the leaders it like a meeting we do once a month takes a majority of the day. Then on wensday we went to el chimbo this kindof far part of our area you have to take a 20 min bus ride because its in this other part of the mountains where were seving. The last bus passed by at 6 at night but we got a family that was a refrence of 8 people it was awesome but we have to visit them at like 6 or 7 at night so there all there. Any away a member took us and we got stuck in a ditch because it had been raining a lot and alot of mud well say. Anyways weve been visiting this family and this member has been helping to bring some not all (because some are faster then others haha) to activitys and church some have came like 3 of the boys.

Well on saturday 7 of the 8 came to churchs and the mom just said to us existe los milagros which meens miracles do happen. I dont know what that really means where going to visit them tomorrow 3 of them could be possible getting baptized this saturday if all goes well. The funny part of the story is the member who got his car stuck with us in it. I took pictures i felt bad but it was just kindof funny with the type of guy he is. Good news is he got out and everything thats all that matters.

Then for the rest of the week the only other real thing we did is get this one family ready for the waters. The thing is theres 6 of them only 5 are above 8 years old. The family is moving to new york soon its kindof a crazy story there moving to the states soon the problem is the parents arnt married and they have to wait 6 months at the least because there getting residence and moving to the us its crazy. Well there all real postive the dad works alot the other 4 or 5 with the little one hes 7 years old. The others are real postive but only 2 of them got baptized here on saturday the other one went out of town but there awesome and We could get the other one baptized soon. This family i cant really explain but really awesome.

Other then that weve been just really busy but hey it makes the time go by fast which is good and bad haha. Well i love and miss you guys a ton i hope all goes well in each and every one of your guys life if your family or not. Im glad that you guys can follow my mission story. And i hope all goes well for you all. Talk to you next monday!


Monday, October 3, 2016

¡Bienvenido Octubre!

It always feels so wierd to be sitting down and writing again every monday just comes so fast and it feels like i was litteraly just writing yesterday!

Anyways another great week i cant complain. Confrence week as a missionary is always so great but well get there in a second. So To start monday night we got a call from the mission president. President Bowler he told us that he wanted to go and do some visits with us so we were like whoo cool sure haha. The thing is if you all remember when i was in the office i was his secertary and i remember planning a very few times for him to go out with missionarys but now that hes going to do it with us its wierd but cool.

Anways we took him to the family vallecio theres 4 of them im pretty sure ive talked about them there a mom her two kids 17 and 19 years old and a uncle that lives there theres also a little 7 years old boy she has 3 kids anyways we found them about a month ago and have been teaching them and everything its been so awesome. Some have progressed faster then others but the goal we put for them a few weeks ago was to be baptized on the 8th which is this saturday. They all went to conference on sunday morning. Well nothings set or anything for this saturday but keep your fingers crossed were hoping that this saturday there all dressed in white well see tomorrow we have a visit with them.

The other thing that happened that was awesome is we have this far part kindof that is in our area and theres a few members there it takes about 15 mins to get there in car or bus. Anyways we got some refrences and everything there so weve been visiting and everything well theres these 2 family up there eaach family is like 7 people some are postive others more or less you know how it is well the member up there set up a big family home evening to take all the investagators up there well we passed by the houses and got 10 investagators! We watched the testament movie and talked a little about the book of morman it was awesome. If all goes well maybe well have a few baptisims for there on the 15th!

Family Home Evening (Everyone you see is investagators with
two more in the corner and the members in the back!
Lastly how could i skip it is about the confrence it was awesome. And also a little sad for me it was my last confrence in the mission so crazy to think. But the talks and all 5 sessions were great. I loved hearing from the profet about the plan of salvacion and from president nelson about how the gopel brings joy to our live i testify of that as well. The thing is through all my confrences ive always watched them in english in another room in the church. Which i did for the 3 session on saturday but on sunday i sat in with our investagators also the last session we had a investagator and we watched it in spanish with him too. It was interesting my last two session of confrence watched in spanish it was like the lord was showing me some things i enjoyed it alot and glad to say that it ended that way. The messages were amazing as i said and just strengthins my testimony even more that we are in the one and only true church in all of the world!

Well i love and miss you all i hope this month of october goes well for you all save some candy for me and keep a few fallen leaves because just a few more short months ill be back with you all. I love you guys and i love the mission. I will talk to you all next monday be safe!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Un Noche de Hogar y Baseball

Another week in the books. It was pretty good as normall pasted by fast. Also as normal just filled with the things that missionarys do like visiting people knocking doors and going to meetings! But hey its a missionarys life for me!

Honduras is Mountains and people put there houses all trough them!
Well for this week were visiting this one family that just awesome and there recieving the lessons and everything good they really are coming to know that its true weve got them to church and everything. Its been cool just seeing there progress and everything when the mom came to church she told us the following visit that it was the first time that she had gone to church in 7 years and so it just felt like a real good acomplishment and everything for everyone then her childeren have been coming and well and her brother that lives with them we have a baptism date for them all in 2 weeks we hope that even if its one by one we can get them baptized!

Honduran Baseball Field
Then me and my companion were talking saying man it would be so cool if we got another pilas family and everything like them. Well a member invited to have a family home evening with this one family that he had me! Its in a little father part of our area about a 10 min car or bus ride we go with the member and we show up and there is 8 people there waiting for us and wanting to hear our message it was awesome all the people in that one house and us teaching them. Some of them came to church on sunday so were hoping that little by little. The distance thing from church is the biggest opstacle so well have to see how it all goes!

Olimpia (Honduran League team) With Elder De los santos
The only other thing really is that on Friday we had zone confrence for the whole city. So we grouped up the 5 zones and almost 100 misionarys and recieved some classed and instrucions and everything. Its always nice too because for lunch we get pizza and then at the end they give us all donuts and the time we recieve packages and letters and stuff for me nothing you know when you get old and with alot of time everyone forgets ya haha just kiding. No it was good something we do every 3 months or so!

Okay thats pretty much the gist of everything! A good calm week. This week should be good as well. Today for p-day we played baseball at the nacional stadium here in honduras it was fun and i got a little sunburned. Other then that confrence this weekend im stoked my last confrence in the mission it should be good! Well everyone i hope you all have a great week i love and miss you all and well talk again next monday!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Todo Esta Yendo Bien!

Well the first week of my third change here in the santa maria (Valle de Angeles). It was a pretty good week stayed with the same companion elder judd like i said last week. So this week not too much interesting or anything like that!

On wensday we did have to go to the changes meeting to pick up some materials and everything. Also because one of the areas in the zone got changed from hermana to elders. So had to go all the way up to there area to be able at least show them where they live and where there church is and then it was just like good luck ahah. No the hermanas that where there left alot of good information for them so it was good. There going to do good. One elder is new right out of the mtc the other has about a year but there going to do good together! It made me remeber when i opened a area like that not knowing nothing it was fun and a good learning experience!

Then thursday was just normal doing our weekly planning and then having the meeting in the night at the estaca. Friday we had the first district meeting of the change and it just made me notice that every single area in the zone is training a new missionary its a pretty cool experience to see it im not training but its cool to say well theyll atleast remember me as there first zone leader so that will be cool later down the road! We also made up a little points playing game with the whole zone for the whole change to get everyone motavated and finding new people to teach and everything its kindof a complex game but well just say its going to be fun!

Then on saturday we went to this big stake activity and it was awesome because about 6 months ago i was in this stake but in the ward 28 de marzo and i was in that ward for seven months so i got to see some old members and everything which was pretty cool. And we took some investagators and they really enjoyed it so that was awesome.

The last good thing that happen is on sunday we had 9 investagators in church!! It was awesome and many of them stayed for all 3 hours. Me and my companion last change we were blessed to have 5 baptisims so this change we where like man what do we do our investagator pool was small and we had a few people that were like more or less but now the first sunday the lord truely showed us where we need to work and with who and some of this people could be really great. The goal is to get 2 or 3 which is really good to get in one change especially in the city heck just one is good. So were going to go to work and then see how it goes and who the lord is preparring!

P-day We played soccer with another zone!

So this week was pretty good i cant complain and we had a good p´day today we went and played soccer with two other zones it was really fun and then just ate and all that normal stuff so yeah everything is going well. Last note tomorrow its offical i hit the 20s ill be completing 20 months in the mission and since the day i left my home family and everything thing else. I can say i dont regret it at all and i can also say im going to use this last four months the best i can before i am blessed to come back home and be with my family, Love you and miss you guys. I hope you have a great week and lookforward to talking to you all next monday!


Monday, September 12, 2016

Seis Semanas más en la Santa!

It was a good week that passed by as normal not much i can complain about. It was the last week in the change so kindof of a intiapating or nerve racking week. But ill go ahead and just break the news that i do not have changes or my companion. Its pretty interesting truthfully the first time in my almost 20 months in the mission that me or my comp dont have changes. We can now say that the curse has been broken if you take my time out of the office ive never had a companion more then one change or a been in a area more then two changes so now its broken. Its going to be a little wierd but im going to enjoy it this is a great area and me and elder Judd get along very well so its all good. Then next change ill probably be out and to my last area for my last two changes.

Anyways back to this week and all that happen kindof of a full week. So on Tuesday we had consejo with all the lideres it was pretty good. Just alot of learning and everything. Then wensday was the next good full day. We had interviews with president Bowler it was good getting to talk about the zone and my mission and everything i enjoyed it. So that day was filled with that interviews classes and all that good stuff.

Then on thursday we judt follwed with the plan that we have set for the stake and trying to get the family home evenings set up and everything in the ward and with the investagators. Its been going pretty well for us and everything. Me and my companion found this awesome family about 2 or 3 weeks ago contacting and theres 5 of them 4 that listen and we have now gotten 2 of them to come to church and everything. Anyways we did a family home evening with them on Saturday and we watched meet the mormans it was really good we had alot of people there and it anwsered alot of there questions and everything i believe. This family is real cool on sunday before church they even invite us over now to eat pancakes and eveything its really cool they will be great members if everything continues to go well.

(A picture of the area from the second story of our church building)
The we have this part of our area that is just a mountain kindof and it cool because theres alot of people that live there and all. So we decided to set a few hours to go up there and do some contacting to try to find some new people and everything. This part of the area is kind of isolated for being so high up the mountain. They have no water system so every 3 days they have to hall water up the mountain. We went over there and much have contacted for like 3 or 4 hours and just everyone rejected us. We talked to so many people but no one wanted anything. In the end we were glad to have given it a try but i dont belive there is anyone waiting for the gospel in that area at least for right now no.

Other then that everything is just gliding along. They changed one of our area in our zone into elder so were going to have some new elders in the zone and all of our zone is training which is pretty cool every area eaither starting training or ending there training this change its real cool. The yeah 6 more weeks here in the Santa Maria zone valle de angeles. Ill take it a real good place to stay for my 3rd to last change but whos counting right mom:)

Preaching the Gospel to all that are willing to listen!
Well guys i love you all miss you all I hope everyone passed a good day yesterday remebering 9/11 15 years crazy to think even know i was just a little one. Dont get me wrong i love honduras but theres nothing like the good ole United States of America! And i sure cant wait to back on American soil! USA all the way! Love you all miss you all have a great week and well talk next Monday!


Monday, September 5, 2016


Alrighty another week down in honduras. Its been raining alot still were just in that season i dont mind it too much. This week was pretty normal and calm. This next week will be alot more exciting and everything with changes coming up.

Well for this week on the last p-day we made things of clay like on one of those spining wheels i think i talked about that a little last week. But this time around i brought my camera so ill be putting some pictures on. The cool thing about the wheel thing to spin the clay its not automatic or anything like that is just a wooden wheel you spin with your leg its pretty cool and was fun.

Throughout the week on tuesday we had a great lesson with this family that we are teaching three of them named jonathan stefeni and elvis pretty cool name. Theyve been real recepetive in listening to the message and everything and this time we brought a member and its was so good. On sunday one of them came. The we talked to another one that lives there with them there mom the kids are olders but they still all live there together. Its pretty common here in honduras. Anyways overall its a great family weve found and been teaching we could be getting a few baptisims for it as well which would be great.

Other then that the zone is doing good and everything on thursday we had district meeting because there was another meeting on friday. It was good and the last of the change because this week well be having interviews with president bowler. Thats always fun just this one then one more and then the final interview but whos counting. Also we have consejo again for this month so just another thing for the week.

Everything is going well here in the area and with my companion Elder Judd we get along well. I like the zone too its not too big and everyone inside is real nice and good so i cant complain there or anything.

The last thing thats pretty important as well is we had a baptisim on Saturday!! This was the little girl named kimberly that we taught and got ready and everything her parents arnt members so thats why we had to take care of all the baptisim stuff and everything. It was a good baptism we had a few investagators there and she chose me to baptize her i kind of knew that was coming but i was just glad that at young of an age she knew she wanted to be baptized it was something special i feel like.

Other then that everything is going well here in the streets of honduras just pushing along one day at a time loving every bit of it. Well i hope you all have a great week i miss and love you all and well all talk again next Monday!