Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 25, 2011

So Easter here was freaking crazy. All the stores were closed for the whole weekend. There were a ton of Catholics strolling in the street like a parade. They were carrying a big statue of Jesus Christ, carrying the cross and they were carrying coffins. There was probably like 1000 just in this little place I am at that were parading. That was Friday and then Saturday, in the night, once again a big parade of people at like 8 o clock at night had a light of see through coffins with a dead mannaquin of Jesus Christ inside. There was just a ton of way sketchy weird stuff going on. But what was weird was like everything went back to normal Sunday the day of the resurrecion. Like the most important day.

So changes are this week. This change flew by but I want changes so bad no lie. I need out of Sebaco. I love the people here but I need out. I am pretty sure I will have changes to be honest.

So this week I spent a couple of days with the APs. My comp had to translate for a white doctor that came. So we went to Managua and to Leon. We were gone for 2 days but it was so legit. And I actually went in a normal car for once which was awesome. Just cruising with the APs. We ate at Mcdonalds and had rootbeer for the first time in 9 months. We did some pretty sweet awesome stuff.

Bought a shirt of Daniel Ortega the president here that hates on white people ha ha. Actually I didn't really buy it, I just said that I wanted one and then a family here where we eat dinner ended up buying me a shirt. I'll send you the picture of my shirt.

Unfortunately I can't remember what happened this week. It flew by but we did a lot of contacting and teaching. The work is good but could be better. I am going to make it better.

That is crazy Brooklyn is flying by herself. Everyone is growing up and everything is changing. And I am chilling in Nicaragua exactly where I want to be.

I had a 3 hour one on one talk with someone all in Spanish. I felt fluent. I didn't have to think about it we just talked. And it was awesome.

I am so stoked to talk to you on Mothers Day. So so stoked it will be legendary. I am coming up on 9 months. Time just flies it's insane. Well know I love you and miss you. Sorry this is kinda short. Love you so much and miss ya.

Love, Elder Mooreawesomethanfarr

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 18, 2011

Ha ha well I just wrote a long novel so I had to take a break and go buy some popcorn and and soda. I kinda just put in my own intermediate session of rest ha ha. No just kidding. I wanted to send pictures first and that takes awhile.

Wow so Ginger is freaking getting married so fast. That is so crazy. So so so crazy. You are going to have 2 weddings in a month. I am happy for her. Hopefully this wedding turns out better than the last and I am sure it will. The most important thing in this life is family. Too many dumb husbands choose other things over their family. But I am happy for them. Talking about Ginger, she claimed she was going to send me a box for my birthday what I am pretty sure that box is still sitting in the garage and has not made it into the mail yet.

That is so awesome for Brooklyn that she finished her Personal Progress. She is an awesome person. I love her.

Thanks for giving me the update on everyone's girlfriends. And my girlfriend how is she doing? O wait ha ha I don't have one. Girls. I miss girls. O well I only have to wait 15 more months pretty much got 9 months down. Only 15 more to go.

I am excited for Amber and Brandon. That will be good for them both when she doesn't have to go back and forth to school. So how is Brandon doing with all his payments and his job? Is he still working at Wasatch? When is he going to start up his own business? Is it in progress? Hopefully he can get that business started up.

Man it's sad when I have to think in Spanish and translate it into English. That is what just happened and it was not so awesome. It kinda just made me frustrated anyways.

I am so stoked to see Brandon again. I was just talking about him today. And how I miss him and it will be almost a 4 year gap until I get to see him again. Things will have changed so much. But psh what ev they will be so much like they were. Only 15 months to go. 2 years 6 months down only 1 year 3 months to go.

So mother do you have plans of coming here when I finish the mission. I read that in the part from Sister Lloyd. And just wanted to know. Do you think you are going to come here to Nicaragua? So Jordan Lloyd is in Finland. Or going to Finland That is awesome. I would like the update on that.

So well Easter is like a full on week here. It is called the holy week. La semana Santa. And every one goes to the rivers or the ocean to bathe them self. It is like a tradicion it is crazy. So no one will be around for a week which will not be so awesome for us. Everyone is going to be drunk too. I already have to deal with so many drunk people.

Well I'll get to the kinda bad news. All our possibilities fell this week. It was way hard. They all want to get baptized still just the family we were going to baptize the wife decided she didn't want to get baptized and they can't get baptized if they aren't married. They still want to get baptized just she doesn't want to get married. And the other two Henry and Enrique wanted to wait longer. They went to church and are still loving it but some guy talked to Henry the dad and made up a bunch of stuff that wasn't true. He was an ex member of the church. So we had to clarify a bunch of stuff. But all is good it was a hard 2 days but it's all good now.

And I will have changes before Mother's Day. Changes are the 27 of this month and I am pretty sure I am out of here. I have 3 changes here and to be honest I want out. I have a lot of good friends here and there are a lot of awesome people but I need out to be honest.

But just want to let you know that I love you and all is well. The language is coming along very good and I cant want to talk to you on Mother's Day where we will talk for hours ha ha.

Love you so much.

Love Elder Mooreawesomethanfarr

P.S. Marlon wrote this to me and I wanted to share it with you. Have Brandon translate it or you can do it but it's awesome and I wanted to forward it to you.

Hola compa como estas me siento muy afortunado porque tu eres mi mejor amigo aqui en la tierra. Quiero compartir algo with my bets friend,cuando yo llegue ala iglesia no sabia absolutamente nada pero desde que ustedes llegaron a mi casa he aprendido muchas cosas que yo ignoraba acerca del evangelio restaurado de Jesucristo gracias a ustedes hoy se cual es la iglesia verdadera,y no pienso apartarme de ella,porque se que ahi e encontrado lo que habia estado buscando.Te doy las gracias a ti Justin moore,por considerarme tu amigo, aqui en Nicaragua nunca habia tenido un amigo tan sincero como tu,gracias le doy a mi Padre celestial primeramente,y despues a ti por haber llevado el evangelio verdadero de Jesucristo a mi hogar y yo se que mi familia me acompañara en este camino. Gracias Elder Moore por haberme enseñado muchas cosas que yo no sabia y espero me sigas enseñando.Te quiero mucho y espero que nunca me olvides porque yo nunca lo hare,y cuando Marlito cresca le hablare mucho deti para que siempre te recuerde,El siempre me pregunta por ti y dice a mi esposa que quiere andar como andas tu, de pantalon negro y camisa blanca y una corbata celeste el dice asi a su mama´¡Mama yo quiero andar como elder moore.Marlito tambien te quiere mucho,Bueno my best friend me despido de ti y espero me escribas y nunca te olvides de mi,FRIENDS FOREVER

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 11, 2011

Ok ok ok where do I even start? I'll start with the bad stuff. This past week I saw something horrible and couldn't do anything about it. As we went to the house where we eat dinner a lady and her kids came running in. The kids were crying and the mom was scared and the kid had a big bump on his head. Well come to find out the dad was drunk and beating them up and they were taking refuge in the house where we were eating. But for some reason the dumb mother decided to take her self and her kids back to the house and when she went the husband met them there and started punching her and the drunk guy started punching his mother too. It was horrible and the kids came back crying and scared. It was so sad. I just sat and talked to them but it was horrible. And I couldn't do anything about it. That is one bad story for this week.

Bad story number 2. I got violated ha ha. I was on the bus and some lady, she was like in her mid 20s, grabbed my hand and told me to kiss her and she was holding my hand tight and she wouldnt let go till i kissed her. Well I am stronger than every woman in the world except the women on steroids so I ripped my hand from her death grip and I thought I was good to go. Well no I wasn't. As I went to get off the bus she said she was going to get off behind me and when I was getting off she full on grabbed my butt. Like full on firmly and it was horrible. Hubiera sido differente si ella fuera hermosa pero ella era fea.

Story 3 in Jinotega a girl told me she wanted to marry me. Well now here in Sebaco a girl told me she wanted to marry me as well. I have two areas and in both areas there is a girl that wants to marry me.

Ok ok on to the mission awesome stuff. Well last week I kinda met this girl from Dario that was an investigador. I didn't really meet her just shook her hand. Well she saw the awesomeness glowing out of me like many do. A little bit more back ground info she was an investigador of the Hermanas in Dario other city. And well she told the Sister missionaries that she wanted me to baptize her. So this Saturday I went to Dario to help with the Baptize. In Dario there are 4 missionaries 2 elderes and 2 sisters. Well I guess everyone wanted me to baptize them. So I ended up baptizing all 5 of the investigadores in Dario it was so awesome.

As for us we are hoping to throw a bomb this week. With 6 baptisms 1 family and 4 priesthoods. We are going to marry Juan with his Wife Maritsa and hopefully baptize them both and their 20 year old son. Then Henry and Enrique are both way stoked for their baptism and then an elderly man named Luis. It will be legit it we cant git-r-done. I'll make sure to let you know how it goes at the end of this week.

I want to tell Sister Vassar I am sorry I was such a horrible student in her class when she taught us. So if you could somehow pass the message to her that I am sorry for the horrible little church child I was in her class.

So we had the most legendary Pday of Pdays. We had a battle royal with eggs and flour and sardines. We just had a huge war. There was 8 of us. I dominate at things like that. The sister missionaries started it but I totally won. I knew it was coming. I was prepared. It was way legit. I'll send you a bunch of pictures of the awesomeness from this week. We also did steak today it was such a bomb p day.

I love this mission life. It aint easy but it is so worth it and I love it. I know this church is true with out doubt. I love you all and tell Ginger I am so excited for her but at the same time sad cause we aint gonna party when we get back or go to walmart at 2 in the morning cause she will be a boring married woman again ha ha! Oh well at least she will be a happy borring married woman. I love ya all.

This is a picture of all the people from El Salvador ja ja. What is that white kid doin in there? Someone just barely sent this picture to me. silly little white kid this picture is for Salvadoranians. There is a lot of dust here the roads arent paved so I will shine my shoes and then go out side and with in 30 seconds they look like that. Every road is dirt.

Elder MooreawesomethanFarr

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

Ya I got to enjoy conference and I love it. It was so awesome. I'll be straight up honest with you. I was so stoked for conference. I felt as if I was about to watch the NBA Finals with the Lakers playing. That is really how I felt.

Conference was amazing. We had 5 investigators go to the Priesthood sessions with us. And for Conference we had 6 with one family. The talks were so perfect for each one of our investigators. But before I get into to that I have to tell you about the family that came. We had paid for a bus for all the members and investigators and well they were late and didn't make it to the bus so we had to leave cause the President of the Rama didn't want to stay. So we left with out them. Well they ended up taking a public bus so that they could come. I felt so horrible that we left them and so I was praying that they would come and they made it. But this family like every other family in Nicaragua is not a married family. They have only been together for 12 years and the wife doesn't want to get married. But thanks to Richard G Scott hopefully she changed her mind. He wrote the talk expecially for our family that we brought. At least that is how I feel.

Second, we had brought a dad and his son from the family I told you about a while ago Family Montoya. But they came and the dad has been angry with his children lately cause they lied to him and went to the river when they knew they weren't supposed to. And there was a perfect talk on that. On disciplining children. I am sure you heard it. But that talk was perfect and directed right to our other Investigador.

Third, Marlon wants to divorce his wife cause he has learned so much and the importance of families and living together. And he is trying to teach his wife but really she doesn't want anything to do with it. And she said she would go to conference with him and totally bailed out in the morning. And he doesn't know what to do. But then there was those talks on loving your wife and doing the little things. They were just all so perfect. So conference was amazing.

I loved it. I loved the talk about cutting down the bush from Elder Christofferson. That talk it was amazing. I really enjoyed it. He did such a good job. I love conference.

Sunday morning I had to watch the first session in Spanish cause we over filled the sacrament room and there was only one other tv so I had to watch it in Spanish. I understood it all but it just wasn't the same. I am so sad it's over and now I have to wait 6 months to listen to them again.

It's so wierd, I never would have said this before the mission to be honest but now it is totally different. I know that every single one of the Brothers and Sisters that talked to us at conference are called of God. And that each one of thier messages was an inspired message. I know that Jesus Christ is our Saviour and leads and guides this church in these last days. I know it with out doubt.

That is so awesome about Jimmer Fredette I hope he does good in the NBA. And that is way sweet about the Lakers dominating the Jazz ha ha. Those lakers are going for a 3 peat.

That is so crazy Brandon is getting married in like 2 months. I have had a wedding gift for him that I bought in November that I still haven't sent. Hopefully he gets it before he actually gets married. It's still sitting in my suitcase. Well where are they going on their honeymoon?

That is so crazy all that stuff that went down at Alta. And all the police there. Well here in Nicaragua the police don't really exist. I'll be straight up - they don't exist. I'll tell you a bunch of stuff when I get back from the mission. I don't want to tell you now and frighten you but when i get back I'll have stories to tell you about when the police should have been involved or what they were doing.

Well my gangsta talk has gone away. I can hardly do it now. I tried the other day but it was total spanglish and I just ain't that fluent in gangsta talk no more.

Well it's time to tell you I have lost it all. I am not the least bit home sick anymore. It's all gone. It just all kinda faded away this week and I came to the conclusion I live here. I don't know what happened but it just all left.

Finaly I keep having dreams a revelation about something that I will share. I think God wants me to start my own business. So I think I will do it. It will be my own store. I am not going to go in depth about all the revelacion I have had. But it just keeps coming and I keep dreaming about it so maybe I will start my own little business store after the mission and become rich. What do you think? I got plenty of time to think and dream about it. I have had two dreams about this business and then a dream about dinosaurs eating eachother and I was a robot kinda wierd I know ha ha.

Well we have 3 baptisms scheduled for this week. A man named Juan and his son Bismar we are still working with the wife. And another elderly man named Luis. I dunno if this week he will get baptized but that is the goal. So hopefully we can git-r-done as larry the cable guy would say ha ha. And bring them closer to their Father in Heaven.

I am so thankful for the Church of Jesus Christ in my life and for this gospel. I know with out doubt that this is the true church and if we forever live the Gospel of Jesus Christ we will return to live with our Father in Heaven in a state of interminable felicidad. That we will have eternal life. We need to always ask ourselves, "Am I in the path that leads me to Eternal Happiness to My Father in Heaven to Eternal Life?" If not we need to do what is neccesary so that we put ourselves back on that path. I know that this church is true and I love it.

Love you all so much,
Love Elder AwesoMoore