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."

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Short one....

Sorry Family!  

This email is going to have to be a short one!  I don´t have much time to write but there are a few thing i want to tell you!  

First, I´m safe!  As many of you heard an elder fom my mission died this week and another was seriously hurt.  It´s been pretty sad for the mission but we´re all doing ok.  Honduras is a pretty dangerous place but the Lord knows what he's doing and has his hand in all things.  I´ll be fine.  (Missionaries down there often hitch hike and get in the back of trucks all the time.  They have miles to walk each day and this very common practice helps them out.  Tyler has spoken about this and sent pictures before.  Last week two missionaries caught a ride but sadly the truck they were in got in an accident and they were thrown from the vehicle.  One missionary from El Salvador, Elder Martinez, who had only been out since October and was serving as the branch president in his area, was killed.  The other missionary, Elder Lewis, out since January, is from Utah.  His mother came to get him and he is now home having the plastic surgery on his face, which sustained the most damage.  He will recover.  The rest of the mission has agreed to not hitch hike in trucks anymore out of respect for Elder Martinez.  Tyler knew both of these elders.)

This week we helped the young men´s president build his house!  He´s the only return missionary elder that lives in our area and helps us a ton!  He´s great and needed some help so we went over to help them out.  The funniest quote of the day was when he said, "How interesting!  We (Latins) go to America to build houses for the gringos and now he is here building a house for us!"  hahaha I died laughing!  He´s such a funny guy.  

Not sure if any of you know but the final of the Champions League was this week.  Not really a big deal in America, but here it´s bsically the Super Bowl.  Everywhere we went people were watching it so the work was really *meh*  Kinda lame.  The lamest part was that real Madrid won.  YUCK.  I hate Real Madrid and Christiano Ronaldo sooo much!  But it´s all good.  Brurussia will win it next year.  

Congrats to Abby on her gradution and congrats to Elder Jeffery Smith and Elder Alec Sears for finishing their missions this coming week!  

Well until next week this is Elder Lawson signing off,
Hope you like the pics!  
Elder Lawson

Preaching to a turkey.

Looking for investigators from the tree tops.

Valentina and José Angel´s house - a family we've been teaching.  
I love them so much, we've gotten very close with them.

Building Pedro´s house.

(Awesome topless Honduran man with mustache in the backgrond.  No he´s not Pedro.)

(Yes, I teased him about the dark socks!)

Climbing on the second story.

A Pulpería (The little stores people have in their houses where we buy everything.)

Houses in Guapinol during high tide (a beach town).

Guapinol with Elder Sanchez.

We got Bikes!  Pants tucked into socks action!

Drinking an Aloe Vera drink.  It was pretty good!  And Healthy;)