Monday, December 28, 2015

el 28 de Diciembre

hello family!

this past week was a blast. we did have to sacrifice a pday to go 
to managua for the mission´s christmas party, but it was worth it. 
it was almost like an oprah winfrey type setting with our christmas 
presents, but now we have peanut butter and jelly, a microwave, a cool 
little thing for our desks, a bicolor marking pencil and so much more! 
best part was that we got to spend a couple of hours in pday clothes, 
and three other sister decided to bring their A game. we kind of bashed 
a little on an elder that goes to byu, but we had fun. plus, for christmas 
eve we pierced sister naumu´s ears at a member´s house so that was super 
fun. don´t worry, all was clean and sanitary!

my favorite part leading up to christmas weekend was the anxiety of 
christmas. the people here are super christian, so there was just christmas 
everywhere. they made a huge deal out of putting baby jesus in the manger 
in the nativity in the park and everything. the energy was super awesome.

a favorite person... hermana naumu. i don´t know what i would have done 
with a latin companion for christmas. it was just so much easier to handle. 
we made christmas pancakes and hot chocolate, we talked in English to our 
families. and it was just great. couldn´t have asked for a better companion 
for the christmas season.

a favorite scripture: doctrine and convenants 6: 14-15

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, blessed art thou for what thou hast done; for 
thou hast inquired of me, and behold, as often as thou hast inquired thou
 hast received instruction of my Spirit. If it had not been so, thou wouldst 
not have come to the place where thou art at this time. Behold, thou knowest 
that thou hast inquired of meand I did enlighten thy mind; and now I tell thee
 these things that thou mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the 
Spirit of truth;

blessed art thou for what thou hast done. 

a most tender mercy. hermana mariela came and showed us around el naranjo, 
a tiny little deserted area while sick. a couple of weeks ago she had an accident 
with some hot water that left some pretty deep burns, but she sacrificed to come 
walking with us into the intermost parts of our area. bless her!

a great success... i didn´t cry while talking with my family. love you!

weekly goals. i have a goal not to say everything that comes into my head. i have 
gotten myself into some awkward positions, so i have made the resolution to try 
not to just speak, but to think first.

i love you guys so much. thank you for all of your support and for all those that 
will be present at the wedding tomorrow, tell my sister i love her.

hermana graves

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