A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
from the movie "Pocahontas"
I know that God is a just God. I know He is faithful and true and that He will fulfill all His promises that He makes (Alma 39:17). And thus far He has. There are just sometimes when I think He gets angry or bored or forgets His promises so He decides to play with us a little bit. This past Wednesday was one of those days.
We finish lunch and start walking towards our first appointment, about 8 blocks away. As we leave the house it starts sprinkling rain. Within 30 seconds it was dumping great droplets. As we prodded on, the streets began to fill up. The rain continued harder and harder. Within 10 minutes we were wading through a great big river, with all kinds of things tickling our legs: passing leaves, and branches, lots of mud, frogs, dead dogs, and sewage. Shoes were almost lost, slips occurred frequently. But 30 minutes later we arrived at our appointment. They were waiting at the door, watching the river literally pass by inches below their doorstep. There were also 7 huge rats huddled up against the side of the house, each cuddling their little rat children. My companion saw them and tried to convince the less-actives to let the rats enter their humble abode. The less-actives and I both looked at her as though she was crazy and I thought “this is no time for a ratatouille-compassion moment!” We worked like that the whole day and when it was all done, we came home to a beautiful muddy lake in our house.
So yeah, these are the days when I begin wondering “did God forget his promise to Noah, or was this just a prank?” haha Even though it’s really rough for missionary work, it’s a huge blessing for Nicaragua, which needed lots of rain as of late. I’ve just got to take the good with the bad and “SING IN THE RAIN!”
I know I haven’t won Miss Nicaragua or anything (shout out to Krissia—Miss Utah!), but I want to give a HUGE thanks to each of you who prayed for Jessena because she’s made the decision to be baptized! Wahoo! She told us “ok hermanas, this time it’s real; I want to be baptized on the 10th of October and I want you both to be there and I want to take pictures and have brother X do the ordinance.” It was awesome! No prodding, no pleading, no asking…she just said it! I’m so grateful for miracles, they are so real!
And…..GENERAL CONFERENCE HAS COME!!! I couldn’t be more excited to listen once again to our prophet’s voice, hear the words of our Lord coming from his mouth. I know that it’s going to be amazing and I’m preparing to receive revelation for me and for my investigators. I also invite you each of you to quicken your spirits and minds to receive the seeds of revelation and inspiration which will surely fall down from Heaven. Let us catch these treasures while we can! Let us prepare tighter for the coming of the Lord by heeding the counsel of His servants! The Church is true!
This is the river after a huge rainstorm!
This is the biggest child I know...John Carlos
yep, that´s bean soup (with egg and rice,,, yum :)
hola! I'm Naomi and I love reading, my amazing family, and the color green.