Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Canas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica 8.25.14

Buenos Tardes Family,
So this week was both good and bad. We've been working hard and been receiving tender mercies. One of them was when we were on divisions with members. I went up to Vergel with Hermano Diaz. The son of Sobeida and Marco is progressing incredibly well and will be baptized this coming Sunday. The tender mercy was the other son though. He feels broken and that God doesn't want anything to do with him. We were teaching Eduardo about the Plan of Salvation when Joel walked in. Joel sat down just to see what was going on. We were teaching "Where do we go after this life?" and we began to explain. Joel leaned over to Eduardo and said, "Things guys are teaching the exact questions we had last week dude" and Eduardo, "I know. Shut up and listen." and we taught them both. Haha they are totally brothers. Eduardo went fishing for us the other night so tonight we are gonna be eating the 15 fish he caught. WHOOHOO!
On the other side of those divisions, Elder Rivera was with our Ward Mission Leader. Their lessons fell through so they began to walk to an activity back at the church. Hermano Luis felt an impression to knock on a door. Those people said they weren't interested. But it stalled them for time enough for the next door neighbor to get home. They began talking and the woman said Come in immediately. They sat down and she introduced them to a named Alejandro. They both began to cry. My companion still didn't know what was going on. The woman was a inactive member of the church. She had been praying that God would send her help because Alejandro was having suicidal thoughts. He said if they hadn't come that night he wouldn't have made it through the night. He will be baptized the 14th of Septiembre. 
If I baptize a man named Alejandro here in Costa Rica, does that mean Elder Diaz needs to baptize someone named Caden in England? i think it does. He would answer Challenge Accepted. We'll see his response haha.
Anyways I love you guys and I'm doing my best out here. We are having a lot of success and I know the Lord is preparing the people here. 

Siga Adelante,

Elder Neider

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