Sometimes we go to member's houses and we get to play with their kids which is fun, because I've never gotten to play with younger siblings or cousins. Everybody here is always busy, which means that playing with their toddlers gets put off. so I like to play action figures, or throw or kick a ball with a kid. I figure that it doesn't matter how well we did that day, as long as I can make at least one child's day by making them laugh and have real fun.
2015 Plan for Central America
The Area Presidency did something nobody's ever seen before in Honduras. Sunday the 25th the whole ward (minus primary) stayed in the chapel after sacrament meeting to watch a video from the Presidency that talked about the Plan for 2015. The Big focus was Paying Tithing and offerings, doing family history, and studying the scriptures. the video visited the families of the presidency and they talked about the blessings they've seen from obeying these commandments, shared stories and scriptures, and encouraged everyone to be a part of the plan. It was a call to repentance with a smile and nice background music. they gave everyone a special calendar that had places to mark prayer, scripture study every day. and FHE on Mondays, and boxes Yes/No for fasting in the month, and paying tithing, and a space to put how many names have been prepared for the temple. Also, every third month, the Gospel Doctrine hours for the whole month will be spent refocusing on the plan, and following up on everyone's progress. I think this'll be a really good way to "hold the hands" of these people that haven't grown up in the Gospel, to teach them what it's really like to be an LDS family.
Misisonaries are part of this plan too! We are now supposed to have a Book of Mormon in our hands at all times when We're out working. This'll help us talk more about it, because we already have something in our hands to show people. Also, it'll help us from getting mistaken for Jehovah's Witnesses. It'll be awesome in a few years when people will start to recognize the missionaries for "that book that they always carry in their hands." we noticed an immediate jump in the number of BOMs we were handing out, and especially in the first lesson. The sooner we can get people reading that book, the sooner they'll be able to make a decision for themselves if it's of God or not, and we'll fulfill our purpose of proclaiming the Restoration.
We Still Love Russ!!
wow, I can't believe I missed the whole Seahawks season! But I can watch all the games when I get back. Right now I need to take advantage of the things that I can see here that I can´t for the rest of my life.
No Pictures and Short Letters
We´ve determined that my chip is sick with leprosy or something, so all the computers don´t want to communicate with it or touch it at all. So I won´t be able to send pictures through email. I´ll buy a new chip and start using it, and send this chip with pictures to you in a package or something. I'm sorry I haven't been righting a ton. The weeks are starting to get more similar and I can't really remember what happens. We can read my journals when I get home, they'll be more detailed :)