Enjoying General Conference and the Honduran people

 The District

 The itsy bitsy spider????

 The start of Saturday morning session of General Conference--Elder Lund said the attendance improved for the later meetings.
 Pizza for lunch
Well, another week in the mission field.
First things first, we had changes. My new companion is Elder Pérez from the Dominican Republic. He has just 4 1/2 months and is really cool. He uses a lot of different words and it´s tough to understand sometimes. For example, at a pulpería, he asked for change saying "menudo" instead of "vuelto, suelto, o cambio" Here, menudo means the organs (like heart, liver, kidneys) of chicken. We all kind of laughed.

We had a good General Conference. The internet connection was a lot better and we only had a few pauses. Unfortunately, the kids of Family M were bothering me during Elder Holland´s talk and the entire Sunday morning session, but that´s the way it goes sometimes. With all the talks on marriage and families, I kind of thought of what it´s like to go to church with rowdy kids (we picked them up at their house and it was rowdy there). But, still got a while to go...

Well, I really enjoyed the talk from Elder Andersen about recognizing the Lord´s hand in His work. Just before that, we had an interesting experience with hermana Leti and her family. Well, to start, L has 2 children and the father left a while ago. She owns a pulpería and in order to be protected, she started living with J. Basically, J doesn´t do anything. The missionaries have talked about chastity, and L is receptive, but J hasn´t wanted anything and she was always afraid to kick him out because he would have demanded money and he might have talked with others to put in jeapardy her protection. Even if he wanted to get married, he would have had to get divorced with someone who lives in El Salvador. Major problem and obstacle for baptism. Well, we went to go pick them up because they promised to go to the Sunday afternoon session of conference. When we got there, we were told that L gave J 10,000 Lempiras to buy stuff to stock the pulpería and in her words, "Se lo llevó"...basically he took the money and left and never came back. She said it was tough but also an answer to a prayer. Still a lot of work to go, but the Lord has cleared a path for her to get baptized with her two kids (11 and 9 years).

Semana Santa was weird. It was hot, but it also rained. A lot of people went to the beach.

Well, that´s all I have. I´ll send photos.

-Elder Lund

Los Almendros, Zona Choloma 3/31/15 - 4/6/15

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