Monday, August 29, 2011

Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 5:06 PM
I hope that you enjoyed all of the photos I sent this week. I really got behind so now there is a lot.

This is a huge papaya,

a really cool evening shot of the moon,

and flowers in our backyard.

exploding spiky plant

a bunch of caterpillars grouped together for unknown reason

the new Ranchitas (Nica Doritos) flavor Guacamole!!!

The one with the green plant is called Jicaro and they make dishes and jugs out of them. That is what they used here before plastic and stuff. I want Jose Reyes to make me something out of it. We are in their house in this picture.

Alright so it good to hear from everyone again this week. That is crazy the many blessings that the family is receiving. I liked the pictures that you sent me. The San Diego Temple is really cool and pretty. I want to go see it too.

The marriage and baptism for them went really great this weekend. All of her side of the family came, none of them being members. there was about 15 people and 4 families that she brought so that was really cool. They seemed to like the church a lot. This Sunday another family came, Jaime and Elmer with their little daughter too. They could only stay for the first part but next week they are going to stay longer. They have their baptism date for this 14th of September. The day we put the baptims date she had a headache and she wasn´t really listening that much, afterwards we gave her a blessing and in the end she was crying saying that we can come by anytime we wanted to to teach them. It was really cool.

Something crazy that happened here in my area, the Father of the big Catholic church was robbed, tortured and killed this last Saturday. It is now national news here and they are coming down on the case to find out what happened and why. There are a lot of rumors but we don´t know the truth. Every night there are a lot of catholics in front of the church all mad. Supposedly they want to get revenge on the guy that did it. So it is kind of one of those creepy movies where there was a murder and there are a bunch of clues and theories. We are just waiting to hear the results. We also got robbed this week. The good thing is that they only robbed my comp. We weren´t hurt at all but my comp lost his ID and his mission card. The cool thing is that after they robbed him all of the neighbors came out of their houses with machetes, brooms, and pitbulls to catch them. They had taken more stuff but they ditched it when they were attacked.

My Birthday was really fun and thanks for sending me those messages from the family. A missionary brought a cake to District Meeting to teach the lesson not knowing that it was my birthday so I got cake. Later that day I bought stuff so that the fairies could make me tacos for dinner, and in the street working I found the exact amount that I spent on tacos in the gutter. Jesus gave me tacos for my Birthday!!! So that was really cool and tasty too

Today we had a meeting to talk about the Atonement with the President for 3 hours. It was really cool. I got a lot of answers and even more questions. Well we went all the way to Masaya to have the meeting and Presidente Monestel gave us permission to go to the market so I bought stuff for all of the family, well only half of it. I will try to send it home little by little. Again I was overwhelmed by all of the cool stuff so I still need to go back again to see everything. I got some pretty good deals too bargaining with the people. Some where a little mad that I got away with a good deal but o well.

Well I am loving it here in Nicaragua and the mission is going great. Thanks muches and muches for helping and supporting me out here. I send all my lovings to you.

White Mountain Hearts

Elder Ochs

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