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Not Trunky Yet, But.....
So this past week in our area, we didn't have any weddings or baptisms. Our one investigator who got drunk the Sunday before last had some more issues and sadly, he moved out and no longer lives in our area. Our second wedding, L., well she hasn't been able...

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So Many Weddings to Plan, So Little Time....
Here is a pic of the volcano behind me. Well, this past week was rather normal for us -- no baptisms and no extra meetings or anything -- just normal missionary work. My companion is starting to get used to my fast walking and long strides, but he is not pa...

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Double the Work and Double the Appliances in Grenada
So the big news this past week is that we had cambios and I got my last companion. His name is Elder Contreras and he just finished his training in Managua. He is from Guatemala and a pretty cool guy. However, the bigger news is that they combined our area ...

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Shark in Granada
Well, we had our baptism last Saturday and all went well. He was super excited to finally be getting baptized, and now most of the family are members, but there is still one cousin struggling with some commandments and we are continuing to work with him. My...

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Awesome Week -- Baptisms, Pupusas, and the 4th of July!
Her mom and some family friends also from El Salvador came to the baptism. It was a really nice service, and she asked me to baptize her. Well, this past week was pretty awesome! We had our baptism and she was super excited all week. Also, the district had ...

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Miracle in Granada
My district here in Granada consists of me and my companion, as well as the two Zone Leaders and both of their companions, plus one pair of hermanas and another pair of Elders (so 10 missionaries total counting myself). Every day we eat lunch with one of th...

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Squeezing the Juice Out in Grenada
Well, happy Father's Day, Dad! I hope it was a good day yesterday for you -- I had no idea it was Father's Day as they don't celebrate it here. Glad Mom had a nice birthday, too. Well, this week was pretty awesome. We were able to have 3 baptisms last Satur...

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Adios to President and Hermana Russell
June 13, 2016 First off, happy birthday, Mom! So within the city of Grenada, the church is organized into one giant district with four branches, rather than a stake and wards. The biggest problem here is the retention rate, which translates into the lowest ...

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Welcome to the Swamp
Bienvenidos a Granada One of my good friends in Rivas who I will miss a lot. Well, some good news as I got transferred to a new area this past week. I am re-opening an area in Granada with a new companion named Elder Jimenez who is from El Salvador. I guess...

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Nothing New in Rivas
Well, I don't have my camera today, so sorry there are no pictures. Not a whole lot to report on this week. We do have cambios this Wednesday, but we won't find out until tomorrow if I am transferring. There have been some legit rumors saying that I will be...
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