Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Lunch and Viernes Negro

My Thanksgiving lunch -- it was actually pretty tasty
even though it was not traditional.
Thanksgiving was good here, but not really anything traditional as they don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Nicaragua. However, it was kind of weird because some of the bigger stores in Managua had 'Viernes Negro' sales -- Black Friday -- ha, ha. This year, though, we ended up getting a Thanksgiving lunch instead of a dinner, and we only had one hour to eat and relax with the Zone, and then we had to get back to work by 1:00. At least it was a free lunch, and it tasted a lot better this year than last year because our Zone went to a restaurant (it is actually the same restaurant we go too almost every P-Day, but it is a pretty good restaurant for Nicaragua).

M. and her mother at M.'s baptism.
This past week, we ended up only having one of our baptisms. M. is a 14-year-old girl and is the newest Young Woman in the ward. Her mother was supposed to also be baptized, but during the week she had some problems come up that we will need to work with her on, so she will be baptized in a few more weeks. We had another lady that was supposed to be baptized, but she had to unexpectedly go to Managua without telling us, so her baptism is rescheduled for this coming Saturday. We have a few more people scheduled for baptism in December, so hopefully we will have a good month.

I am super excited for another family that we have been teaching and they came to church for the first time yesterday. They are really cool and positive right now, which is good because it has been really difficult for me and my companion to be able to contact many new people right now. It seems like we have contacted a lot of the area already, and then right now there are Catholic festivals nearly every day that make it hard to work. I won't lie, it's rather frustrating, but we are working hard and the Lord is blessing us a ton here!

Today for P-Day, we went to the market to look around and I bought two new pairs of shoes for about 12 US-dollars each. They are even American brands, so I should be good on shoes for the rest of my mission now.

I am about out of time, but I just wanted to say that I am super grateful for my Mom. I am the man I am today thanks to her. She taught me so much, and made sure I was always being good ;) Sure love you, Mom!
Our Masaya Zone ordering Thanksgiving lunch.

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