On July 23, 2014, Elder Connor Copeland began his two-year missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church). This blog is intended for those who want to share his experiences for the next two years as he serves the Lord and the people of the Nicaragua, Managua South - Spanish Speaking Mission.
This past week was really good. First, I finally got to
work in my area! On Saturday we got up at 2 am to go to Managua to listen to
President Russell M. Nelson. It was absolutely incredible. Right when he walked
through the doors, my whole body just got the chills. I knew he was an apostle.
We all went and shook his had. That guy has a special Spirit. I have never felt
the Spirit so strong. I left the meeting a better person. Now I'm just trying to
apply it to my life. We left Managua around 1 p.m. and got back to Rivas around 4 p.m.
We had a marriage and baptism at 6 p.m. Then on Sunday, we got eight people to
church. It was awesome!
Marriage and baptism in Rivas.
- - - - - - - - - - - Frederick went to the
temple a couple weeks ago and also he baptized his dad last week. Now the whole
family are members of the church and all have plans to get sealed as a family.
This past week has
been so bloody hot! 90+ all day long including night time. It's so hard to sleep
just cause you're sweating like crazy. I wish you could witness it and have to
camp out like this for a week in this heat. I promise you that you would go
home humbled. It's brutal, and literally nothing you can do about it. Apparently
it's rain season, but it hasn't rained in forever. Just got to keep positive and
look at the positive things.
Also, I just talked to one of my converts (Gustina) yesterday from my last area. Her husband died a couple years ago. She's going to the temple in January.
I am learning a lot
just trying to get the best out of this because time is going by way too fast...
kinda sad. I love my mission. I am kinda running out of things to say... but I
hope you all have a great week and GO COUGS. Please win...