Monday, December 14, 2015

el 14 de Diciembre

ya´ll ready for this. the lord and president trusted me with a......

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

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief 
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 :)

hermana graves

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