Elder Lawson's Adventures in Honduras

Elder Lawson's Adventures in Honduras
Heleman 13:4, "And it came to pass that they would not suffer that he should enter into the city; therefore he went and got upon the wall thereof, and stretched forth his hand and cried with a loud voice, and prophesied unto the people whatsoever things the Lord put into his heart."

Friday, September 20, 2013

Going bananas to be over the hump!

Hey Fam!

It´s definitely banana season here in Honduras.  Kylie told me they grew a lot of bananas here but I didn´t think it would be this big!  There are guys with trucks filled with bananas on pretty much every street corner.  AND they are super cheap and SUPER tasty.  We bought a mano of bananas and have been eating them non-stop all week!  

Our investigators are progressing really slowly and we only had one in church this week.  But he is getting baptized this weekend!  So that´s pretty great.  

The other day we went to visit an inactive family that was apparently, as the Bishop said, a family that was "impossible to get in their house."  We went over and immediately got rejected.  We tried again and the lady came out and said no one else was home.  We asked to be able to talk just a little bit and she came over the the gate closer to talk to us.  Right when she got there we couldn´t more than ask her name before the rain just started pouring out of nowhere!  Her brother came out and yelled at her to let us in.  We did it!  We got in the impossible house!  Once there we talked just a bit and found out why they weren´t coming to church but soon they just left us and went in another room.  People here are like that sometimes.  They´ll just leave us sitting in their house and not come back for 10 minutes.  Eventually we met the whole family and found out why they don´t come so it was a mission accomplished!  

Sunday School was really interesting this week.  Our teacher for the investigator class is a little apostate sometimes but this week was just a bit crazy.  The lesson topic was the role of men and women in the family.  It started off fine and very by the book.  But then it trailed into where we should buy our groceries to not seem prideful because we don´t care about what others think of us.  Then somehow he started talking about how we as Latter-day Saints don´t bad-mouth other churches.  Needless to say it was a bit weird but to all the other members of the class I guess it made perfect sense.  

Sunday afternoon was very rare!  In priesthood the Bishop stood up and told us that with all the rain we´ve had lately a bunch of member´s houses are in danger of falling down the mountian.  The Elder´s Quorum President started volunteering everyone into teams of people that were going to go help dig out the houses that afternoon. Being the missionaries we didn´t have a chance.  We got volunteered right away and were sent to go help.  So...after lunch we went home and changed into normal clothes and spent the rest of the night in the rain with all the members shoveling dirt in the rain.  It was really cool seeing all the members soaking wet and dirty working together to help each other out.  Even Tomassa helped out!  She´s a convert of Elder Prows and was baptised 5 months ago.  They´re probably the most active family in the ward.  They go out visiting with the missionaries pretty much everyday and give us food all the time.  My birthday celebration was at their house!  They don´t have much but are willing to give everything to us!  She reminds me a lot of mom.  She´s a super strong woman that doesn´t take crap from nobody.  She jumped in there during the service and started sholving alongside us in the rain.  I think she probably did a lot more work that most of the men!  She´s a boss.  

Happy Birthday tomorrow to Abby!!!  She´s an adult now!  That´s sooo weird!  Have a fun trip to Disneyland!  I´m more than a little jealous...

Les Quiero Mucho!  
Elder Lawson

Playing "Monopoly Deal" now a P-Day tradition

All the kids going crazy before the Honduras Soccer Game

One year down, one to go!

Eating Applebees to go on my 1 year day!


A really awesome family we´re teaching! 

After service