Friday, February 20, 2015

Moto Taxi´s are powerful

I am still in shock that another week has come and past. What has happened??

This week we went to Puerto Cortes two different days. I still love Puerto and I am still bummed that I never got to serve there. It was super fun though because I got to do divisions one day with ¨Hermana Casteneda who is from El Salvador! And the other day with Hermana Gisseman (we came together) so it was super great. I was also super happy because the second day we were going to Puerto Cortes I prayed and told Heavenly Father since we were going to Puerto (Puerto is right next to the beach) that if we could please find a way to eat some delicious fish I Would be so happy. And boom for lunch the member served us fish. Almost cried of joy and happiness. Oh the tender mercies of God. 
The first day we were in Puerto though was a little crazy. The hermanas there are Hermana Casteneda and Hermana Kumats. The people there aren´t as used to seeing gringas since the two hermanas there are latinos. Well, we got followed around by a drunk guy, I got kissed, and a million other things. But it was a great adventure and we laughed the whole way. 
Also about a week ago we went to go visit the family Gomez. To visit them we can either take a taxi or a moto taxi. Well we took a moto taxi, and when we take a moto taxi we always have to go through the bordo. Well, we were waiting to head out when a man comes running up, and talks to the moto taxista, and asked if the moto taxi could take some of his stuff since he was moving. Well, he put up his queen size bead, the mattress and the box part, his fan, and a bunch of other things, and put it on top of this moto taxi... and off we went through the dirt rocky road of the bordo. And everything lived and nothing fell off! We got to his house, the man said thank you, quickly unloaded his stuff, and paid 20 limps. Now, folks, that is the way to move. Pay 20 limps ($1) and move your entire house on top of a moto taxi. oh yeah. 

this is a moto taxi...
For el Dia de Amor y Amistad we made hearts to give out to people that we love. It was super fun. Sunday we had a miracle happen. We went to go search for this super crazy awesome guy we had met once and had never been able to find again. Well, we went, and still wasn´t there. So we left him a valentine´s heart with the security guard and left our phone number. That night he called us! And we were so happy we are going to visit him tommorow. 

This week I have been thinking a lot about the baptismal invitation. They always tell us as missionaries to invite people to be baptized the first, or no later than the second, visit. I read 3 Nephi 11 again, and I love what Jesus Christ does. He first shows so much love to the people, and the second thing he does? Invites them all to be baptized. I love how clear he is. Baptism is such an important covenant, and so often we forget how amazing it is and what a blessing it is. 
 37 And again say unto you, ye must repent, and become as alittle child, and be baptized in my name, or ye can in nowisereceive these things.
 38 And again say unto you, ye must repent, and be baptizedin my name, and become as little childor ye can in nowiseinherit the kingdom of God.
 39 Verily, verily, say unto you, that this is my doctrineandwhoso buildeth upon this buildeth upon my rock, and the gatesof hell shall not prevaiagainst them.
 40 And whoso shall declare more or less than this, andestablish it for my doctrine, the same cometh of evil, and is notbuilt upon my rock; but he buildeth upon sandy foundation,and the gates of hell stand open to receive such when thefloods come and the winds beat upon them
If we say anything more or less than repentance and baptism, we are not preaching the things of Jesus Christ. How important is repentance and baptism! 
And how much people need it, and do not even realize it. 

Well, I love you all, and hope you are all having a great Spring. 
Love you all!!
Elder Palma´s last P day :( With Hermana Miller and Elder Matamores. Eating Sopa de Caracol. Yum

Eating fish with Hermana Gisseman and Hermana Smith

And the last picture is with Hermana Kumatz and Hermana Casteneda (we are all going home together.)

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