Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekly Stuff...

Well this week was a very normal, quiet week, but we got a lot done. Yesterday we were able to bring six investigators to church! The only thing is that all of them had less than sixteen years... So yeah, we had a lot of lessons with little kids this week haha.
This week I finished reading the Old Testament! Yay! Never want to do that again haha... Just be thankful that we have the Book of Mormon... So much better... Now I am reading the New Testament. If you havent read it, I would advise you to read it! It has helped me so much to realize what it means to be Christ- like and what are his characteristics! It is fantastic.
Not sure if you remember Maynor, our really cool investigator, but we had a lesson with him on The Restoration and he told me immediately that he is going to be baptized. He said he felt something he hadnt felt before while reading from Nephi´s bold promise in 2 Nefi 33: 10-12! He has so much faith and it is awesome to be a part of all of it.
I recieved the credit card finally! haha after four months... Anyway, that is about all for me this week. We are working hard and loving it! Love all you guys! 

Elder Oxborrow

Note from another email:

If you want to know what music we are forced to listen to here just look up Romero Santos. Him or Prince Royce, both are quite popular here. It is called Bachata and at first I hated it, but I dont know what is happening

Monday, March 9, 2015

Happenings of the Week!

Well, this week was pretty great! To start off, on tuesday, Elder Zitting (the ZL) and I went on divisions to an area called El Chile/ Episcopal. We had a day of contacting here because we don´t have a single investigator there. We had a ton of success! One of the best parts of the day, however, was when we were walking past two guys playing basketball. The wife of one of the guys was sitting on the bench watching. Elder Zitting started a conversation with her and she was pretty shy. The husband noticed two guys in white shirts and ties interrogating his wife and he quickly came to the rescue.His name was Minor. Once we had a chance to explain who we were he seemed interested. We asked them if they would like to be baptized and start their journey back to Christ. They said they would love to. We were excited about that as we left, but we forgot to ask them where they lived. 
Well the week went on and we got busy in other places. Then, on friday we went to an area close to El Chile called Villa Isabel. I was sure that it would be hopeless to ask someone where they lived because I didnt even know if they lived near there. So we contacted a few people and went to leave. The member I was with Marvin (a 17 year old getting ready for his mission) asked me if we could do one more house, so I asked him which one he wanted to do. He chose one we had already passed and yelled "buenas" (which is like knocking on the door here) and out came a guy named Carlos. He didn´t seem interested at all, so dissapointed, Marvin turned to leave. That is when I felt to ask him if he knew a Minor. He surprisingly said, "yeah, he´s my best friend. He lives two houses down." He showed us the way and joined us in a lesson with him. We taught about the Book Of Mormon and Minor was absolutely in love with it! I think because of that, Carlos opened up, because after that he took us back to his house to share it with his family. Anyway, that was just a little miracle of the week that I got to be a part of! 
The work is going fantastic and I love to see the mighty changes that are happening in the hearts of those we teach! Every lesson we have just strengthens my testimony even more, whether or not they accept. 
Also side note, we are going to have the chance to listen to Elder Anderson on the 14th! How awesome is that! 
Anyway, love you guys so much and hope the best for this week and all it contains. Especially Shaynas wedding! Also the tennis team in Saint George...
Yo se que vive mi seƱor!

Elder Oxborrow

Monday, March 2, 2015

Another week!

Hey everyone! Another great week here in Honduras! We combined the Puerto Cortes Zone with the Choloma zone, so this week we were on the bus a lot! We had to take a bus to Cholome which is about 45 minutes away for Zone meeting on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, we went to San Pedro for a multi zone meeting! That was really fantastic! Hermana Dester can't really speak Spanish so she gave a talk in english and President Dester helped translate. They talked on the importance of being missionaries at all times. Elder Ochoa took pictures with all of us and gave a talk on personal study. Really great!
We have been asked by Elder Ochoa to make a list with each family in the ward of any one that we can visit so we have been getting a lot of referral's lately. Hopefully those can turn into new investigators and eventually baptisms!

Anyway, other than that we had a good week with plenty to do! We made a cake for one of our investigators with a birthday! It was on Saturday night so we were fasting which was highly disappointing, but we love seeing them enjoy it! We had a service project on Saturday as well just machete-ing a hill behind a members house to plant cacao trees! We got some pretty nice blisters, but were hoping by the end of the mission we with have callouses on our hands so we don't get them anymore... Anyway time is about up for me here in Puerto Cortes and its time to head back to Campana! 
Love you Guys a ton and have a great week! 
Elder Oxborrow

Cacao plant to make chocolate