Elder Cody Denton

Elder Cody Denton

Monday, August 2, 2010

8/2/10 - Letter to the World

Dear World!

This is the last time that I´m going to say that I am short on time. From here on out it is your responsibility to know that I don´t have a lot of time to write.

This last week has gone pretty well, although we are having some trouble animating the people, we are still getting them out to church, which is a really big help. The church here is really nice and yesterday it was nice to hear such strong, yet simple testimonies. Nearly all of the people are recent converts, so they all just talk about Joseph Smith, but the people here learn so quickly and are so receptive to this gospel that soon they´ll have a testimony of all the other points and principles as well.

FELIPE GOT BAPTIZED!!! He was really getting down on himself last week, but he made some good life changing choices and now he´s a confirmed member of the Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Dias. I´m so exited about that!

Just recently we also had to let one of our investigators go. I didn´t think that it was going to be as hard as it was. She has a testimony of everything we taught her, but here in Nicaragua there is a church that is more of a tradition than anything. Almost everyone goes there starting when they´re really young. The people that go to this church really believe the things that we teach, but the cultural tie to their church makes it hard for them to come to our church and get baptized.

A 2 quick Nicaraguan facts, a short story, and I´m off:

Wabul is an amazing drink here! It tastes like liquid banana bread. They serve it hot.

When the people don´t understand a question, they twich their nose and upper lip to let you know..The other missionaries want to go out to lunch. No time for a short story.

Love you all!!! Elder Denton

NOTE: He came back to the internet cafe a little later and wrote this to me just before he had to go again: SHOOT! I had other baptisms...Orby, Mairin and Alexander...I´ll try to remember to write about them next week

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