Monday, December 14, 2015
el 14 de Diciembre
ya´ll ready for this. the lord and president trusted me with a......
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief
GREENGA. repeat, my new companion speaks ENGLISH. what is this!?
please welcome hermana naumu to the mission nicaragua managua
south. and welcome to the celestial kingdom where everybody leaves this
area well fed and well rounded.
hermana naumu is extremely quiet and half hawaiian. the people here always
do a double take seeing to greengas, but it´s something they are going to have
to get used to! the next three months el rosario is our kingdom.
so a favorite person, aside from my new companion... hermana powell. we have
trained together twice now and this will be her last daughter. she´s from perry, utah
(shout out to steph and ben) and she´s the cutest. we decided that we could be
friends and took pictures... now to just figure out how i am going to entertain
myself during the long training meetings we have in store...
a favorite scripture: 1 thessalonians 5:2-3
in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction
cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
let us all be prepared for the coming of the lord. because we all know he is coming.
stay alert my friends
a tender mercy. hermano pedro. he´s a recent convert who is no longer a recent
convert, but who like any good nica, likes to buy us coke. on sister rodriguez´s
last day in el rosario, i bought a round of cokes for everyone in her honor. there
was only enough coke for the two of them, so i bought a pepsi and we started
making jokes. two nicas and a greenga. two shorties and a tallie. two cokes and a
pepsi. it was great...
a challenge... figuring out how to teach spanish to someone who doesn´t know
how to speak spanish, being someone who doesn´t speak spanish. your head
hurt yet? yeah, so does mine. my mouth hurt from speaking so much english. yeah,
that´s a new phrase for me.... so we have some companionship goals to go back
to learning five words each day. five words that we are going to use throughout
the day, and learning the way to apply them correctly in our vocab. these couple
of changes will be a growing experience for me.
i love you all and can´t wait to hear about all the christmas plans you have!
extended family and friends. please remember i want pictures to print here in
nicaragua of all of you! instagram pics are accepted :)