Thursday, March 28, 2013

Elder David Gurr at the Chapel in Honduras to watch the dedication of the Tegucigalpa, Honduras Temple Dedication on March 17, 2013

Elder David Gurr with President and Sister Rosario

March 6, 2013 at the Mission Home in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Hello Family,
I live in a house in the Comayaguela area. It is a small house. We are in the city where there are big hills to climb and it feels like hiking 10 miles a day. The people here are very interesting because when Honduras was playing soccer and they scored a goal and you would hear firecrackers go off and the the whole area is screaming GOOOOOALLLLLLL!. Over all the people here are very nice and friendly.  I like my companion.

For water, we get a 5 gallon water Jug that has purified water but we also have a water purifier which we always use to make sure. The food here is good.  They serve chicken, rice, and beans.  They have this cake that comes with milk in it and its ok but i would not buy it. Last night we had this meal where it was a potato crisp with potato inside and vegatbles inside. It was very good. Overall I only had one meal that I did not like but most of the food here is good. I do miss eating corndogs.

Here is what happened the past 2 weeks. We taught a man that loves reading the book of mormon and has almost quit smoking.  I can't wait to show a picture of him at his baptism. These 2 weeks have been really good. We are working hard talking to less actives and getting them excited to want to go back to chruch. The only thing that is hard is climbing those mountains.  I will try to get a picture of the top of the stairs we climb, it goes really high. 

This week we also met a new investigator who seems really interested and has asked us a bunch of questions. She seems really positive and willing to learn more. We have three baptisms set for this next month. It is tough at times because I don't know what people say but I am learning a lot here. They say that you pick it up really good in three months. I am picking up simple phrases people say though.

The interesting thing here is that the ward mission leader is an 18 year old man. So much diffrent than at home. There is also no piano playing in sacrament, its all acapella. The last time someone played the piano during our singing he was 16 and he played really good. 

Days feel like weeks and weeks feel like days. I feel like I was was here yesterday writing you a letter but most of the week felt like it was dragging so it's interesting. Days go fast and slow here. We had a day where we did contacting all day which was difficult because of how much we walked up hills. Overall the weeks were good.

Now everyone is gone and the streets are not as crowded like New York. This week is spring break and most people here don't stay, even the workers take a week off. A lot of businesses are not open. This week will be tough but we will try our best to talk to new people and have new "investigadores".

Have a good week everyone.

Write to you next week.

Elder Gurr

Monday, March 11, 2013

"Just found out that David entered the MTC on the first day 18 year-olds could enter the MTC!!!"

Jan. 23 was the first day 18-year-old men and 19-year-old women could enter the MTC to begin their missions. The MTC was almost bursting at the seams with crowds of new missionaries. (Photo by Chris Bunker)

Last Week in the MTC

Last Week in the MTC:
I had another great week here. So many things are happening because I have been doing so much.  It is currently snowing here and I am loving it.  I just don't like the cold but the snow is so cool to see. It is going to be a big change when I go to Honduras because it will be really hot.  My Spanish is good but it still needs work. You never know how much you are loved till you leave home. I miss my family, my grandparents, and others. I am excited to be here and can't wait to get on that plane and start that mission. I am learning everyday more about how to teach others simply and know that my Heavenly Father will help me with the things I need. For I know that weak things can be made strong. Just like Alma said I am weak but I am strong when I have help from the Lord. God loves us all and I want all of you to know that my Redeemer lives!