Monday, July 27, 2015

Las Palmas Managua Week 59

I’m sorry I cant write much I have no time at all because I have to do a Power Point for my zona. 
I’m going to write a ton this next week I love you very very much I’m safe. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Las Palmas Managua Week 58

Well this week for starters we had a baptism!!!! Her name is Margin. We taught her hard for 3 weeks and I had to kind of fight with her mom to let her go to church, haha. She is kind of a Cinderella story. She lives with a mean step grandmother that makes her clean and cook. Every morning she gets up at 5 just to clean and get everything ready. On Sunday she has to get up at 4 to get everything done so she can go to church with us. Anyway it was sad because one day she didn’t clean something and her grandma got all mad at her and kept telling her and me that she doesn’t love her and she should go back living with her mom. It was really sad but we talked to her and settled her down. In Spanish something that is different is you can be really direct and it’s not rude. In English it would sound bad what we told her, but in Spanish its normal. We kind of told the grandma that Margin is awesome and that she needs to be more loving to her. She was a little mad but God softened her, haha. But, Anyway she got baptized!!!

Also this week we had multi-zone, which was awesome. It made me really trunky. Trunky is when you think a lot about home.  I was a teacher as well and had to teach the zones about how we can present and teach the book of Mormon. It was fun but wow being a teacher can be a rough job, haha. Anyway after we listen to a story about a girl that lived in Mesa and they kept showing pictures of the Mesa Temple. I was like oh man I miss my home. Also we were able to watch Meet the Mormons. It was awesome but that made me even trunkier. It had Football and showed more pics. of AZ. I was like, “kill me.”

Monday, July 13, 2015

Las Palmas Managua Week 57

I’m teaching a man named Eddy. He is really a great example for me. He was not allowed to take off Sundays so he told his employer that he was going to quit his job so he could go to church. It has been awesome teaching him and I’m excited to send pictures this next week of his baptism.

I’m also teaching a girl named Margin. She is really great and she is really studying all the things we have taught her. I have been really impressed with everything that she has done in her life. Her mom left her and the person she lives with told us that she wished that her mom would come back and get her because all she is trouble. She is actually kind of like the maid of the house, which is sad. To go to church she needs to wake up early in the morning at 5 just to clean and prepare the house for the day. It’s really sad because after all her work her adoptive mom says she doesn’t love her.

Anyway so yeah I’m still here in Las Palmas. I like it here but I wish it were different. I liked the forest areas a lot but now I’m in the city. I hope at least in my last area I can return to a forestry area again.

I can’t really write a lot this week because we’re really busy, but next week I’m going to have a ton to write about. I love you mom I’M GOING TO WRITE WAY MORE NEXT WEEK!!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Las Palmas Managua Week 56

Hey mommy its your friendly neighborhood Elder Hironaka. Wow I love
all the pics, they’re awesome! It looks like everyone is growing up and
is getting better and better. I love my family so much. Thank you mom
for just being a big part of that. I miss you so much.

Well so I have a ton to write.
So we did have changes this last week! It was good. My second son
left the house! Elder Redd now is in Sandino, which will be a great area
for him. I don’t think I told you about this but, during the time I was
with Redd I also was given a new son named Elder Castillo. This dude
is my funny son, haha. He is super funny and together we have a great
time and we’re doing great. He is awesome. He always is looking how to
better himself. I have done a ton of practices with him and I’m pretty
confident to say that he is going to have a ton of success in his
Mission. This last week we had a meeting of the new missionaries with
their trainers. In this meeting the new missionaries without their
trainers have to teach and put a baptism date. I was super proud of him
he did out-standing and was great. He even got a, good job compliment from
President after.

Well also in the changes I got a new ZL companion to help me out. His
name is Elder Anderson. He is really chill. He is from Logan Utah. He
Is a hard worker and it’s great to have him as a companion.

We were also able to baptize 2 more people this last week. Oh and mom
don’t worry my relationship with the ward and the Bishop is really
good. I work with the Bishop almost every Thursday so that he can get
to know my investigators. With these 2 baptisms, I have had a number of
baptisms in my time here in Las Palmas. The people I baptized in Bello
still sometime come to my ward here in Las Palmas, even though I have
told them they can’t, but it still makes me feel good. They all
bring me food because they are worried I’m getting skinny, haha. Don’t
worry I’m not.

So like I said we baptized 2 people this week named José and Marlexa.
We are also preparing a middle-aged man named Eddy. Get this he might
quite his job if they tell him that he can’t go to church!!! What faith right?