i have been called to serve a mission for the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints for eighteen months in the nicaragua managua south mission. my family has agreed to post my weekly emails here, as well as any comments or posts they wish to add.
Monday, November 9, 2015
el 4 de Agosto
another month! what?!
this week, i promised photos, so i will try and do the
best i can!
the first one. his name is jose. and he's my favorite
little vejito (how you kindly call him an old man).
he calls us his little angelitas, and we try and visit
him once a week. he's been a member for about two
years, and still has a lot of questions to learn about
the book of mormon. cute man has some weir beliefs,
but i love him!
the next one, this is maryuri. she and i share a birthday,
the first of many sister missionaries to visit the house
to share one! what a privilege. her grandma made us
lunch and it by far, was one of the best i've had here
(even compared to sister gladis!! shhh, you didn't hear
me say that!)
this was my birthday lunch... yumm!!
this past wednesday was an adventure. let me
explain. almost two weeks ago, my eye started
bugging me. bad. it felt like i had something in
my eye, but it wasn't coming out by itself. we
tried rinsing it with saline, to no avail, and i just
kind of tried to deal with the pain. last sunday i
talked with sister russell at our branch conference,
and she and her nurse/appointment maker, made
me a doctor's appointment in managua on
wednesday. the doctor looked at my eye for three
seconds, said "o, yeah, you have plastic in your eye.
let me take that out for you. let me get a needle."
he scrapped it out, and out came the tiniest little
piece of plastic i have ever seen. he proceeded to
but some medicine in my eye, and give me the
world's largest eye patch. he told me i couldn't
blink my one eye, so i had to stay the afternoon
in the house. but, there wasn't another option,
but got to work in the evening, so away we went!
all the little kids were quite amused at my eye patch,
but thankfully on thursday morning i was able to go
to managua again and have it removed! thank you
random doctor man!
sunday was a struggle bus, but we are working on it.
completeing with our six investigators in church is
proving to be really hard, but we will do it, if it's the
last thing i do here in granada!
we had a zone activity today, so here's a picture of all
of us! the matching shirts are the companionships!
my favorite person this past week... probably
hermanita claudia. she's one of our investigators,
soo adorable, who wants to be baptized, but her
mom doesn't want to give us permission. prayers
that she and her daddy and mommy can talk and can
give us permission to make that covenant with our
most significant tender mercy... the power of a fast.
i am holding out for the blessings i know we can receive
after a faithful and worthy fast. a fast brings miracles,
especially here in the mission.
a most favorite scripture: john 9:25
::Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing
I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.::
through our faith in christ, we may be brought to the
light that is our lord and savior, jesus christ. to have
that personal relationship is something we should all
strive to have, something that we have to have in order