Monday, August 31, 2015

PICTURES!!!

[Mom note: Many of them need captions, and why in the world are they so blurry?! But I'm just THRILLED he sent them! Apparently it's very hard to upload pictures because of the sketchy internet connections.]






















Tuesday, August 25, 2015

14 Months LESSGO-O-O

Hey all!
Not much to report this week. We baptized an old investigator that Lawrence and I used to teach, so it was nice to see her conversion come full circle.
Her name is J___, and when Lawrence and I began teaching here some 10 moths ago she was super positive, but fear of her super-Catholic anti-Mormon mom kept her from making the commitment to be baptized.
She turned 19 recently, and decided she was old enough to make her own life decisions. Not only that, she invited some five other friends of about the same age to church with her this past Sunday. That's five new investigators for Maradiaga and I to work with.
I don't have much time to talk today. Internet sucks here as usual and is winking in and out. Will shoot something small your way tomorrow.
Love you all. Will send a new recording soon.
-Zach


[Mom Note: Zach is now getting comfortable with sending audio files. To access, click the link above. It will open a new page in your browser. At the upper-left of that new page, click DOWNLOAD. You should be able to open the downloaded file in your Audio Player or Media Player (whatever that is called on your computer) and listen to his quirky adventures. ENJOY!]

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Changes!! Not Really- But Lots of 'Em!

Hey all!
Sorry for the delay; internet was completely down yesterday.
Well, changes came around yesterday. Lots of stuff going on (LOTS), but it looks like I'll be staying with Elder Maradiaga as a Miskito missionary. My recording will go into a bit more detail.
Love you guys! -Zach



[Mom Note: Zach is now getting comfortable with sending audio files. To access, click the link above. It will open a new page in your browser. At the upper-left of that new page, click DOWNLOAD. You should be able to open the downloaded file in your Audio Player or Media Player (whatever that is called on your computer) and listen to his quirky adventures. ENJOY!]

Monday, August 10, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX!!!! Wow you're old.‏

Hey all!
Power's winking on and off so I'm not sure how much time I got to send you guys stuff! Anyway here's my recording! Sorry this email's so freaking short! Love you all!
 
-Zach



Quick Summary
  • Transfers and changes 
  • Soon-to-be "oldest" missionary in Puerto 
  • The Old Man, The Eldest, The Anciano, or The Almook 
  • 6 Miskito companionships will be assigned areas 
  • Directing sacrament meetings in Miskito 
  • Duct tape to fix holes in mosquito net 
  • Package from Kim and Shane-- NUTELLA! 
  • What is with coconut?

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Year in Nicaragua

Hey guys!
Well, in two days it'll be exactly a year since I left the CCM and came to Nicaragua.
Woo-hoo.
I feel a lot...older(?) I guess.

Anyway, here's my recordings.

Love you all.
-Zach





Summary
Sick with a cold
Changes with laundry lady
Upcoming family baptisms
Not likely going to Managua for conference due to costs
Visits from former missionaries from North Florida


QUESTIONS

1)  How’s the tummy issue? Did you take “La Bomba?” Did it work? I have gotten some advice from Mariano about getting rid of stomach bugs. I’ll have to send it to you.
* I DID take the pills. More information on that in my second recording for this week. I think it worked.

2)  I LOVED the mustache photo! What were you guys doing? A zone conference? I’m glad you made it fun.
*Just a regular district meeting. But fake moustaches are VERY useful.
      
3)  How are the new shoes treating you? And the socks?
*Great! They feel awesome.

4)  Any new changes coming your way? Or news about the upcoming mission visit from a general authority? I really hope your zone can go.
*Will let you know. Transfers are coming up the 17th of August. Info on the Apostle visit in my third recording.
       
 5) Now that you’ve been there for just over a year, and you have LESS THAN HALF of your mission left (WOW!) have you had a chance to review the goals you set for yourself and set new ones? The church has started promoting a program called “My Plan”. Here’s the link: https://www.lds.org/callings/missionary/my-plan?lang=eng