Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving



Pues here i am again in the land of the slow internet hahaha. I have taken so many photos this past week, but it literally takes 20 minuetes to upload them, so youll just have to wait a few months to see them haha. Well, this was a slow week haha. Everything is going great here. Im still pumped up to be in Campamento. Im positive that this is the slowest, calmest town that exists in central america. No one gets moving until 8 or 9 in the morning, and everyone shuts down at 7 or 8 at night haha. The work also moves pretty slow here, but sometimes its better that way, sometimes one needs to slow down to speed up. Well, we are still looking for investagators, and we are starting to find a few people who are open enough. At this time of the year, honestly its dificult to find people to teach. Right now is prime time to cut cofee beans. About half of the town is up in the mountains cutting coffe. This town is small enough as it is, without the majority of residents, this town is verry quiet at this time of year. Essentially there is just a buch of old people that are to old to cut coffee here in the town. Its all good though, the old people always have some interesiting stories.

  Well, for thanksgiving this past thursday, didnt do anyting hahaha I ate some beans hahaha. Honestly it was fine. What i was able to do is medatate about the importance of giving thanks. The scriptures say " And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more." Dyc 78 19

  I think its prety clear what the scritpure says, He who is greatfull will only recieve more to be greatfull. Well i dedcided to make a list of things im greatfull for: 

  • My mision
  • Honduras
  • The gospel
  • Hot water
  • Pine trees
  • The Fam
  • Pte. Ferman
  • Campamento
  • Ties
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Dust
  • Silence
  • Bananas
  • Old People
  • Tiredness
  • The Restaracion
  • Iona 3rd
  • The Future

And lastly Beans. I dont know where id be without the beans. But honestly there is a lot of things to be greatfull for. God has created so many marveles things just for us. Ive seen that God is in the details. His hand is in everything. Everything testifies that there is a God. Give thanks. Be Thankfull


Love yall soo much

Elder High

My last area



Well, here i am again in Campamento. Im in my last area with my last companion. Ive been thinking about how weird of a mission ive had area wise.

list of my areas

1. Monterrey

2. Laureles (Stake Country)

3. Campamento

4. Monterrey ( again)

5. Santa Fe ( Stake Country again)

6. Campamento ( again)


Honestly ive had the oddest mission, but at the same time ive been blessed to be able to go to all of my old areas excatly one year after i was there. I have been able to see how every area has progressed or how they have digressed. They always say the second attempt at things is always better than the first. I believe it. I believe that God hasnt made any mistakes sending me back to all my areas. I guess ive left unfinished work that needs to be completed. I Honestly have no clue why im in Campamento again, but im sure in a few weeks i will find out. All I know is the church is true.

Well so i am going to finish my mission training. I am training Elder Giraldo from Cali Columbia.  He comes from a very big city, and Campamento is the smallest little backwoods hidden town in the mission. He is very social, and the people in Campamento are very reserved. But honestly i feel great. I dont feel at all like the mision is ending. I have plans to work my butt off, and come home completly dead. Im just gonna keep on keeping on.


Love yall so much, Have a great Thanksgiving!! and also tell Tanner happy Birthday!!!!

Elder High

Going back to Campamento!!

Im Going Back to Campamento!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im gonna finish my mision training!!!!!!!!!!



So.. Im happy. Tomorrow i get to return to my old area of campamento. I am going to finish my mision there training a newbe. My new companion will be Elder Giraldo. Dont know anything about the dude, just as of right now, hes chillin in the CCM hahaha. Im pumped. I feel like im going to go out strong. Other than what is going to happen in the future, in the past, I had a great change with Elder Viera. He is such a cool kid. We had a blast here in Santa Fe. We worked our butts off, and we got to see the fruits of our labor. Last saturday we had the Baptism of Rufino Cabrera, and his wife Epifania Cabrera. They have been a huge miracle for us. Me and Elder Viera started the lessions, and finished the lessons. They have been a huge miracle for our companionship. Ill send you a picture of them dressed in white before their baptism. It was a very happy moment. 

Other news, this past week we had a visit of a 70 named Elder Ochoa. He is in the area presidency, and he also served in the general young mens presidency. We had a 6 hour round with him on wednesday, and then on friday we had a leadership council with him. He is a very humble but firm man. He spent alot of time talking to us about faith. I dont have my notes with me right now, but he shared some awesome messages. On thursday in the night, Pres called us asking us if we could quickly prepare a musical number for the leadership council the next day. We accepted, so also we sang in front of the leaders of the mission and in front of Elder Ochoa. I

sent the video of what we sang in an earlier email. It was really a needed week in the mision. We were able to put a ton of new planes and we were really able to open our minds and come to see what is possible. Mayeby next week ill bring my notes to share with you what i was taught. Honestly everything is great. Im pumped .


Take care and have a great week!


Elder High

Finally, A Bishop



After a very long time, a recent convert is called to be a bishop. His name is Olmer Martinez. He is only 28, and he was baptized less than 2 years ago. He is such a good guy. Honestly it was kinda a suprise, but it was very cool. More than a year ago the old bishop of Santa fe moved. When he left, the ward had an asistance of 200 normally. Now, we struggle to hold 100. We hope that having a bishop will help to lift the ward back up. Its kinda crazy because i have been here for about 6 months, and in what most likely will be my last week here, they give the ward a bishop. I was very happy yesterday.


Well so also, i guess that halloween happened, no one here cares about halloween, but the first of November was the Day of the Dead. El Día de los Muertos. Mainly the day of the dead is celebrated in Mexico, but here and in all central american countries the lightly celebrate it. Here they treat the day of the dead like we treat memorial day. Everyone just goes to the graves and puts flowers. Thats about all they do here to celebrate the day of the dead. In mexico i guess they have all sorts of crazy traditions, like cooking the favorite meals of the dead and then just leaving the meal on an empty table.. here there is none of that. Here in Honduras its more of a day of respect for the dead.


Other things, next saturday we gonna be baptizing a family. The familia Cabrera have been progressing so perfectly. Its a family of 7 kinda like our family, but for now we are only going to be baptizing the parents, Rufino and Epifania. They were a reference from an old member of the ward. Since we found them 4 weeks ago, they have gone to church every week. They are already married. Rufino used to be addicted to alcohal, but he says that since he has met us, he has not even had desires to drink again. yeah.. they are a pure miracle family. They just have to pass the baptism interview, and then they are all set for saturday. Honestly, it was a blessing that i got to stay here another change. Me and Elder Vierra started the work with this family, and now we will have the pleaser to witness their baptisms. yeah, the church is true.


Love yall fam


Elder High



1. the rain looming in tegus

2. Yeah we bought a spongebob pinata for the zona

3. breakfast

4. Baptisms bro. So this guy has had a rough life. He has been very addicted to drugs and even has ran around in some pretty scary gangs. Well, he decided to change his life and get baptized whooo

Happy Halloween

Sup fam, Happy Halloween!!!


So for this halloween, i think ill just be Bradin, pretty spoky right!? Well so this week was incredible. Umm where to begin. So first off, on Tuesday, we had the privledge to have a conference with Elder Oaks. It was incredible. Elder Oaks talked with such power and love. His eyes just were filled with light. He touched many subjects in his talk that stirred my soul. He stated 

 " As misionarys many times we will  feel disapointed and frustrated. Well, thats just part of the plan. Throughout our lives, we Will expierience disapointment. We just gotta get used to it." 

" We have been called to be full time misionarys. Anything that takes the focus off of our missions, makes us part time misionaries. We need to be better full time misionaries."

 "The importance of comitment is an eternal principal. The thread that thies the plan of salvacion together is the thread named comitment."

" The only thing that makes a misionary greenie different from a misionary more experienced, is that a misionary more experienced understands who he is, and why he is here." 

" The only thing as misionarys that we can do to influence the desires of those we teach, is to teach with love, and to testify."

At the end of the meeting, he left us a blessing. He blessed us from the pulpit even as if his hands were lain upon our heads. It was a very spiritual expierience. In our zone, we decided to show up super early, actually we were the first misionaries who arrived. We got to sit on the third and fourth row, and we were able to make memories that we will never forget. It was great. 

So also on thursday, I had to get my residency renewed, had to spend the whole day waiting in immigracion. On friday i had interchanges with Elder Harrington who is the Asistent to President Ferman. Yesterday on Sunday, the Familia Cabrera went to church for the third week in a row, and the have a baptism date planned for the 12 of november. 

Umm.. honestly there was a lot that happend, and little time to explain. But, i feel good. 


Love ya.

Take care 

Elder High