Monday, November 30, 2015

Week 77 Ciudad Sandino

Hey Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! I would like to say that I’m very thankful for all of your love. I have really enjoyed being a part of this great family.

So, like always it’s your friendly neighborhood Elder Hironaka is just having some fun and working hard.

My Week:
For starters my companion Elder Elison and I had a fun run in with a 70. Unfortunately we didn’t recognize him. We said hi and in a very nice way and asked him what is name was. He just laughed and told us his name and we both thought, what a stupid thing for us to ask. But hey it’s hard sometimes to remember them.

Most of my week was full of running around with my head chopped off trying to make sure everyone got baptized in the Zone. It was a long week.  My companions and I have been helping a family to feel welcome in the ward. Steve is a young man in this family. We are teaching him, his mom, cousins, sister, and grandfather. They are all planning to be baptized next month so we are really crossing our fingers that they will all make it!!!! As for the two love bugs (my convert and investigator) they are now going strong. She also has asked if he could baptize her, which is pretty cool too. Also we set the record for our area in baptisms for this month 9!!!!

In Nicaragua we don’t really have Thanksgiving, but we had a little pizza party so that was fun.

I also would like to say that I’m very grateful for all the love from my family. I miss you guys so much but I know we can be together forever and that through the plan of Our Father In Heaven we can come to know the things, which he has planned for us. I’m thankful to be a missionary and to help others to come to know the joy I know! 
I love you all! Be safe!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Week 76 Ciudad Sandino

What a week................................So I would first like to start out by saying I’m so happy for my little sister Halle!!!!!!! I want to see a lot of pictures of her baptism!!!! 
We had a baptism this week as well named Freddy. He served in the war here, and is always telling fun stories. Don’t think I knew about it before the mish, but they had a huge war down here a long time ago that was pretty sad. 
Also this week we spent a lot of our time helping out with a teenage boy named Steve. He was born in the States and moved here when he was around 4 years old. He has wanted to be baptized for a long time but has had a lot of big health issues that have been preventing him to go to church. This week we were teaching the plan of salvation to him. When we explained about the three kingdoms of glory we asked him," Steve what is the difference between the sun, moon, and stars?" At this moment I was thinking he was going to tell me the common reply "the light". Unfortunately he responded and told me," well the sun is a very small star its just close by earth, the moon does really have its own light, and the stars we can see here are absolutely huge sun." I laughed pretty had after I heard that haha. He is very very smart and I can’t wait for the day when he is baptized!
I love you Mom, be safe, I love you and I’m very THANKFUL FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY!!!! LOVE YOU

Monday, November 16, 2015

Week 75 Ciudad Sandino

It was cool seeing the pics of Elder Wright getting home. I remember when I was leaving for my mish & Mom you were like, “look Dallin has been out 7 months already”, haha!!! I almost only have 6 months left!

First, we were able to have 2 baptisms this week, Jovel and Francis. Jovel was a chosen investigator. He contacted us in the street and has progressed everyday. He has a desire to know what our Heavenly Father has planned for him. Francis was is a little girl who is the grand daughter of Carlos. I baptized Carlos a month ago and that experience was cool because he confirmed her the day after she was baptized. I know this great gospel can bring everyone together. 

So, I think this work really brings and can start up relationships. So Jovel who just got baptized met my other investigator Maria two weeks ago. Yesterday I found out that in the last week they have gone on like 3 dates and yesterday they walked home holding hands and everything. Jovel, even asked when I visited the next time if he could come over with me, haha. If the relationship is like most of the relationships here I think they will get married by the time I leave.

Also this week a new missionary got sent to the hospital to get his appendix taken out... he will stay in the mission but it was a little freaky!!!!!!!