I am going to start with the Big news! Elder Russell M. Nelson
is coming to Tegucigalpa this week! He is coming to give a big
devotional to all the married couples, but Saturday morning he
is going to speak to the missionaries. All the missionaries in
Mision Comayaguela and Mision Tegucigalpa are going to be
there, and it will be broadcast to all the missions in Central
America. so yeah...no big deal.
Last P-day we played futbol against zone comayaguela, but more
importantly we went to Wendy´s afterward! Being in the city means
fast food, and I had my first chocolate frosty in over 8 months
(waaaaaayyy too long). So that was fun.
You find more drunk people in Tegucigalpa and this one guy came
up to us and started talking about WW2 and Elvis Presley, and tried
to speak in English a few times. He also would just start singing.
It was kind of really funny. I want to meet him when he is sober.
Our second week here, we still focused on learning the area and
meeting the members. We were able to meet more members, less
actives, and recent converts this week, especially because we had
a lot of appointments fall through this week. But the youth in this
ward are super great. We are pretty much working only off of
references. On Sunday, our ward mission leader, and FIVE young
men came with us to visit. We helped out with the home teaching
goals for the ward and also we were able to visit with some new
On Wednesday, we also had a multi-zone conference. We had three
zones, so a lot of missionaries. It was a really great meeting. except
for the part when the mission nurse talked about intestinal parasites....
And of course I was asked to participate in a musical number for the
Since we have been visiting lots of members, we had plenty of
opportunities for little acts of service. We helped an old lady move
her bed from one side of the room to the other. There is another
member who is taking English classes, so I help her with the English
My companion has also been studying a lot of English and I have
been able to help him. He actually understands really well, but is
a little shy to speak. Yesterday he told me that I should only speak
English when we are in the apartment at night. And he pretty much
understands everything. So basically we have bi-lingual conversa-
tions. But to my great shock, I feel like i´m losing my English. It's
hard for me to maintain a conversation in one language. I tried
praying out loud in English and I really had to take it slow without
going back into Spanish. It's super funny!
This Saturday night, our zone is going to have a Noche Blanca, which
is when we have a baptismal service with all the baptisms in our zone.
We are working with an investigator, Bryan, who wants to be baptized
this Saturday. We weren't able to teach him much this week, but he is
set on this date so we will need to teach him a lot this week to prepare
him. He is really great and really receptive. His girlfriend is a member
and that's how he was first introduced to the church.
We get to hear Russell M Nelson and we should have a baptism this
Saturday. I am super exited!
- Elder Burnham
3 Generations Elder Rolsales trained Elder Torres (not pictured) who trained Me,
and I'm training Elder Gomez
Goofing off at Zone meeting