Monday, April 16, 2018

Miskito Isisna!

This week was a really good week. It was hot as usual, but still good times!

We were able to baptize 2 more people this week as well! Snaider and his sister Chayneli. They are pretty chill people! They are 15 and 13! They live in front of the people that we baptized last week.

On Thursday, we were in our house getting ready and some dudes showed up and turned off out lights. And we were confused why, if we had payed the lights. So we called the owner of the house, and he went and talked to the lights people and we had lights the next day. But in the night, its too hot to sleep without a fan. So the house next door that the other missionaries live in, gave us an extension cord so that we could use their power to use the fans to sleep. Always fun times here.

We had 41 people at church yesterday as well. 
That about all from this week!

--Elder Taylor

Our Friend

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tabi takaia painsa!

(Baptism is good!)

Well we will start out with the good news of the week! Elder Aybar and I could have 3 baptisms this week! We were working really hard and we could baptize 3 members of a family. Julio, and his 2 nieces, Laleksa (9), and Haily(11). It was awesome. But they live in a tiny wood house and they cant leave it alone. So we went with Juilo to his baptism while his sister watched the house, and then we went with the 2 girls and their mom to the kids' baptisms! And their house is still standing!

We had interviews and zone conference this week as well. President Poncio flew over to Puerto and it was good times. We also had district conference with all the members in Puerto Cabezas. My area is far away from the big chapel so we went in bus! I sent a pic! In the conference I sang "how great thou art" in Miskito with members. It was cool. Oh, and I met the first missionary that came to Puerto 20 years ago.

I just have 8 weeks left in the mission, so I've got to take advantage of the time I have left!

--Elder Taylor

Julio's baptism

Laleska and Haily's baptism

In the bus to conference

Monday, April 2, 2018

Band Name: Primos Miskitos

The title of the email means Miskito Cousins. There is a member here that Is Miskito and his cousins have the last name of Taylor. So we say that I am his cousin. And there is another member that went on his mission to Honduras and his last name is Taylor as well, so he is also my cousin. Good times.

Last Monday after I got done writing the fam, we went to go eat dinner with a family and the Hermanas showed up with a dead baby crocodile. So we played with it for a while and took selfies. (See pics) Too bad nobody knew how to cook crocodile, or we would have eaten it.

We met a lot of new people last week as well. We are working hard to find new people to teach and help them to the waters of baptism.

On Friday we got invited to a shark dinner! A member went to the market and bought 2 sharks. His sister cooked them up and we went over to their house. It was SUPER TASTY. Best sea food I have tried so far. 10/10

The conference was pretty sweet as well. Especially because Pres. Nelson announced that Nicaragua will now have it's 1st temple! All the hard work in the last 21 months has payed off. When they announced it all the people in the church went nuts and they all cheered. Everyone is happy about that.

Today for Pday we went to the beach and played soccer and volleyball! It was really toasty, but really fun. Uba Pain!

Till next time,
Elder Taylor

Today at the beach
My shark dinner

some members chillin in a hammock

playing with the crocodile

Monday, March 19, 2018

11 Pipers Piping

This past week was good. Elder Aybar and I had a lot of success and we were able to put 21 baptismal dates in 1 day. We had a baptism, but he didn't get confirmed. So we are hoping that he can get confirmed this week.

Life is normal. I don't have much to say today, but all is well! The pics are of us celebrating the birthday of a member by smashing eggs on her head, as is the tradition in Nicaragua!

Monday, March 12, 2018

¡Ya solo faltan 12 semanas!

Well, this past week was really good! I did A LOT of traveling, slept less, saw an apostle, at Pizza Hut, took a hot shower,, aaaannd, we had a baptism!!! And today, I have a new companion as well.

Elder Cook of the 12 Apostles came to Nicaragua to talk to the missionaries here this past week. Our zone here in Puerto Cabezas are at least 17 hours by bus from Managua where he was coming. Normally we don't go, we just see it by video, but our zone has had a lot of success lately, so we were invited to go. 

We wanted to baptize before we left for Managua on Thursday. We called it the Trial of Faith. We had been teaching Daviana for about 2 months, and she finally got permission and all fell into place so that she could be baptized last Wednesday! She is really cool! We were able to have her baptism the day before we went to Managua. And she got confirmed On Sunday when we got home.

We left Thursday at 1pm and we got to Managua at 6:30 am on Friday. We even popped a tire, at 2am, saw a full bus fly off the road at 1am, and told scary stories on the road while waited for them to change the tire. But It was all really fun. It was 17 hours in the bus.

On Friday we worked with some missionaries in Managua. And Elder Reyes got really bad gastritis, so we went to the hospital while there for a couple of hours.

On Saturday we got to hear from Elder Cook and shake his hand. It was really awesome! After he was done, we had to come back to Puerto. 

Today is transfers, so they sent the new missionaries with us here. It was smooth. We have to cross a river in a ferry to get here and it opens at 6am, but we got there at 4am so we had to wait 2 hours there to keep going. We got back on Sunday at 8am. Then we had church that day and had the confirmation for Daviana. That trip took 19 hours.

Today I have transfers. I am now with a Dominican Named Elder Aybar. Is is 6 foot 6. So he is taller than me. I know him very well, I met him when he started the mission when I was in Jalapa. We had 4 transfers together in the zone. Now we have had 2 here in Puerto. It should be good times. I was in Caminante, but now I am in charge of Caminante and Lamlaya. So my area is twice as big now! And I have a new house, and it should all be good!

That's all till next week!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Que dijo un sordo a otro sordo?

Well, I don't have many words today, but all is well here in Puerto Cabezas! This is the last week of the transfer, so we might get changed up, but who knows?

This week Elder Cook is coming to Nicaragua. I'm still not sure if we will make the 17 hour bus ride to see him in Managua or we will just see it from here in Puerto by video. President Poncio was thinking about sending us in bus. I will let you know next week!

Fun story, this past Thursday we were walking in the street and this dog comes out of the nothing and bites my hand, and runs away! Lucky it didn't break skin or anything, just bruised my had a little bit. I am all good now.

Well, I get home in 3 months from today! So that is the good news of my life!

Till next week,​
Elder Taylor

Me chillin' in the hammock

Monday, February 26, 2018

Yang Yulsma

This past week was pretty good!

On Tuesday we were visiting a family that are members, but they have people in their house that are not members and We had taught them before. So when we were there, we invited one of them (Imara) if she wanted to get baptized and she said yes! She said that she wanted to get baptized the next day in the ocean. So that is what we did. It was really awesome. And the other missionaries heard that we were going and they also had people baptized the same day!

This week I also got to eat Iguana meat! It was really tasty! Or at least I enjoyed it.

I had interviews with President Poncio this week as well. He flew over to Puerto. He came to our church meeting on Sunday! And I also gave a talk yesterday as well in church. 

We had 50 people there!

-Elder Taylor

Today I have lots and lots of pics!
From baptizing in the ocean ( I did not go into the ocean)
Playing with Chewi the monkey 
and Building the floor of a house
and cutting my hair​

In these pictures have 1 year today of having been baptized in Jalapa with me and Elder Alvarez​​​​​​