Friday, June 19, 2015

Comayagua Week 17

Crazy week we really hussled this week it was awesome!!!

Primero, lunes we played golf!!!! It was 500 limps cada uno, but we got golf carts!!! And no one golfs here so it was just us 10 elders, it was crazy fun. It was also a really nice course. I had some pretty sweet drives, it was like the funnest pday ever! 

Martes holy crap the rain!! Dude this whole week it rained and rained! And Elder Dunn left his sombrilla in a bus so we had to share my little one. When it starts raining the streets become rivers. It kinda sucks though cause my scriptures got a little wet, and your shoes get soaked haha. So a fruit of working with the members came to be when we found a really positive menos activo family with a 10 year old daughter who isn't baptized so that is  a really solid fecha, and it is good because we are reactivating them. 

ON miercoles we had intercambios, and this really new Elder Richins came to my area, he hardly knew Spanish, so it was basically me doing all of the talking and understanding, it really bolstered my confidence in the Spanish language. 

On Thursday it was a really cool day I really saw the Lord with us throughout the day. At 2 in the afternoon we just weren't feeling it so Elder Dunn decided to pray and we were filled with huge desire to find someone, and we did! The lady was super super super sick crazy high fever with chikungunia and we gave her a blessing (the next day she was back to full health, crazy, and she was super receptive as well. So awesome with seeing the Lord work miracles here in Comayagua. Plus later that night we had an appointment with this guy Jose and it was at the church and it was dumping rain, and the church key that we obtained did not work!! We had no idea what to do, thinking of going to a members house (but it was way too far) and I had this huge prompting to pray. So, in the street in the rain I prayed for guidance with Elder Dunn, And Elder Dunn immediately after the prayer said lets call bishop,  (which we didn't consider an option bec he never answers his phone), but bishop answered and he came on right over! And we had a really amazing lesson about baptism, now we just have to worry about the firma with jose´s mom (he is 17). 

On Friday we went in 5 in the morning to go and milk cows! The milk was so warm! I drank two bottles of it, it was super frothy and hot and good haha. At the end we were just squirting the milk straight into our mouths! But it was actually pretty hard to milk the cow, there is a technique to it, i think i got it down. 

On Saturday we went to las anonas, the place which is 2 hours walking, we got a bunch of news. The only problem is that its so far! And on Sunday it was kinda disappointing because we only got 3 investigators to church, but then, after like 4 weeks of asking, we finally had a consejo de barrio!! Now we are really getting the members rolling, and it is sweet to see everyone starting to work here! They are finally organainzing visiting teaching and home teaching! I really want to stay here next change, but I doubt it, I just know that when I get to a new area I am going to focus on the members a bunch. The members are key to missionary work, we have just been working solely off of references, which is really sweet. 

We also finally got the conference liahonas!!! So dope!! 

Really awesome to see the miracles happening here, its awesome! I am so grateful for elder Dunn and for the Lord really teaching us and helping us to become better missionaries. The Church really is true.

Love, Elder Wagner

p.s. Really sad about Noel, I loved the video Kevin sent. She was an awesome cat. 

p.s. Also about Grandma. Tell her I hope she gets better! Thank you Grandma  and Grandpa for your example of steadfastness in the church! Because of that, I am here in Comayagua, learning so much! The Gospel really is amazing. 


farmer skills right there
straight up leche
milk drinker

Comayagua Week 16

Awesome week! it just flew by!! 

Today we are writing early because we are going to go and play golf, i am super excited haha, although its super expensive like 500 limps, but its gonna be a blast. Also, I cant believe Emily´s call is so close! Crazy! haha! I am glad yall had a good time in Newport. 

This week was crazy, on lunes we had a great noche de hogar. We watched finding faith in Christ and then we bore testimony and stuff, it was really powerful. And as we left the home, the Spirit just left us as we entered the world, ya know? Like there was blasting music and people everywhere, and it just testified to me how important family home evening and family scrip study and prayer is. Because if we do that, our homes will be an extension of church and it is where we can learn and grow, in a nice and safe spiritual environment. 

ON martes we met with this lady yenni, we baptized her this Saturday. She has a crazy story, the 2nd night we were here with Elder Dunn i had an impression to go visit an old investigator, and we ended up talking to her, and She told us how she was praying for guidance right before we showed up. We talked and read a couple of scriptures (and in her testimony on Sunday, she talked about how like the elders knew exactly what her problems were, and gave her the strength she needed. These past 3 weeks she has read the Book of Mormon every day, and she has such a strong testimony. The sad thing is that none of her kids want anything to do with us, it is such a broken home, but we hope that she can be a light and an example to her kids. Such a cool experience. 

on miercoles I gave a blessing to a sick hermana, it was cool to do it in spanish. This entire change we have really been using preach my gospel and really working with the members, and this entire past week we have been working straight off of references, we have gotten so many references it is sweet that we do not have to contact, largely because we have gained the confidence of the members, I really want to stay here another change, but it is awesome to see our numbers grow. Good things are happening here in comayagua. 

Oh and on Saturday we went in the morning and hiked to las anonas, which is a 2 hour hike. There are like 14 members there, and one of them comes faithfully every week to church. Insane faith. Anyways, on Sunday we had to do divisions because we had so many appointments, which was cool because me and Elder Dunn were like in two places at once, just with other return missionaries from the ward!
Sick week! I really have seen the Lord´s hand helping us and guiding us this week! The church is true!!

Love, Elder Wagner

Monday, June 1, 2015

Comayagua Week 15

Wow it was good to hear from y'all this week! Congrats on Andrea on finishing high school! And I am glad Grandma Wagner is doing okay! And Noel! This week was a little more chill then last week, but still lots haha. 

On martes we did intercambios and an Elder Henderson came here to my area. He is almost done with his mission, and I learned a lot! Intercambios are really great places to learn and to see more effective ways of teaching and finding. We taught a family who got baptized a year ago about the temple, it is really cool to see how close the temple is, and how it can really make families eternal.

On Wednesday we talked with this CRAZY dude who tells us crazy stuff in his dreams haha, but I really think he is a fijo bautismo. 

On jueves we had another intercambios with the ZLs I went to their area, and a elder who was here a year ago came to our area and showed us a crapton of MAs and old investigators, so we have a lot of work to do this next week, we really want to do more divisions, so me and Elder Dunn can be in two places at once (so like we both go out with members) . 

On viernes we taught this guy named Cristian, and I really really felt the Spirit testifying through me, and words that I have never thought of were put in my mouth, it was a really powerful lesson, he is just scared about a fecha bautismal. 

On Saturday we had stake conference, and we found out L Tom Perry passed away! So sad! But the stake conference session on Saturday compared to Sunday was crazy! President Fortuna was there and the temple president, and the ENTIRE building was filled! Like we had to set up charirs in the hallways to accommodate all of the members. The conference testified to me how strong the church is here. A thing that I learned this week was how my testimony of the Book of Mormon was strengthened. The Book of Mormon is amazing; it solves all problems, it brings the Spirit and gives you peace,settles doubts and teaches you something new daily. My challenge to all of you is to make an effort to read from the BoM every day. I know of its power, because all of the investigators that we have are progressing are the ones who read the BoM daily. We shall never fall into temptation if we make this effort diariamente. 

Love you all! Thanks for all the emails! This cambio is going by WAY too fast! Elder Dunn and I are having a blast here!

love, Elder Wagner
Elder Wagner and Elder Dunn