Day 188 | Week #27 | Christian's Baptism

Last week on Saturday we had the Christian’s baptism and it went well. I also got to teach the gospel doctrine class in our branch. 

Cusuco National Park
We were able to go to a zoo in deep in the mountains today (Cusuco National Park) We had to hike about 15 miles to get there. It is possibly the most beautiful forest I have seen in my life. Scientists from all over the world go there. 

Things are awesome here!!! -  Until next time.

Elder Shoaee


Day 180 | Week #26 [6 Months Mark]: Un montón de Servicio

This week we did a ton of service, we cut concrete for a member and cut down brush in the mountains a little above Cofradia for an investigator. 
Elder Crisostomo in Cofradia, Honduras

We set a baptismal date for our investigator Cristian. He will be baptized this Saturday if all goes well. We also are working with this one lady, Maria, she is awesome. We haven't been teaching her for a long time, but she said that out of all the different people that have came to her house, she said that we were the most helpful and we teach clearly.  

Elder Shoaee
Elder Crisostomo

We are also working with some investigators who we haven't been with in a while and seeing if they are still interested in our message.

That's it for now.

Elder Shoaee


Day 173 | Week #25 | Transfered to Cofradia

This week we had transfers and I got moved to Cofradia. It is more city-ish than my last area, Villanueva. I also got a new companion, his name is Elder Crisostomo. He is from Mexico and he only has 3 months left on his mission. He has been in this area for 18 weeks and this is his 3rd change here. I am living in a really nice house and I am cleaning a lot. Our area is not super dangerous, but not super safe... its Honduras. 

Our area is a branch, but we meet in a chapel every Sunday. Our branch is really big, but there are a lot of  less-actives in the ward and we are working with them. One of them are the Fernadez family. They have been inactive for almost 4 years and yesterday we met with them and they opened up to us all of their problems. That's good because now we can help them get activated again. 

Cofradia Town Square

Our area is pretty big. It's called Paraiso 2. We have 9 colonias in our area. I am still trying to get to know everyone in our area, but I am learning a lot. 

Elder Shoaee


Day 166 | Week #24

This week was awesome! We taught a bunch of our new investigators and we got a ton of new referrals. 
We taught this one lady and she doesn't know much about religion, but she did almost all of the additional study, it was remarkable!
Brothers and sisters, my sincere prayer is that we may adapt to the changes in our lives,
that we may realize what is most important, that we may express our gratitude always
and thus find joy in the journey. - Thomas S. Monson

On Sunday we had 134 people come to church. That has been the highest attendance in a long time. :)
This week is transfers and I am not sure if I am going to a new area or not, but I am ready for anything! I'll go where the Lord wants me to go. I have learned a lot in this area and know the people pretty good, but we will see how things turn out.
Elder Shoaee