A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
Let me tell you about my new companion, the famous Hmn. Aplicano from Honduras. First off, she knows English, second, she loves Japanese music and anime. Thirdly, she gets excited about everything. Fourthly, she is an excellent missionary. In just one week, we’ve had a million memories made and really helped out the area and the other Hermana missionaries. I love her so much. And I really have been waiting for a girl like her since my second change. Hooray for blessings from the Lord that come in unusual ways!
We did quite a bit of traveling this week, from Leon, to Managua, to Chinandega, back to Managua and then we returned to Chichigalpa. It is quite nice that now all the bus drivers recognize me as the re-headed gringa missionary. I can say that I’ve never felt so…unforgettable with all this traveling, I learned a LOT from lots of different people: My companion, other missionaries, and President Collado and his wife. There is just something special about people when they are called by the Lord. And when they talk with the spirit, there is no denying their words. I sure learned a lot, but one thing that stuck with me is this: As members of the church, we teach “the Lamanites” the “Why’s” so that they figure out the “How’s”. (wow, I just made a joke there and didn’t even know it). It’s so true that we really just teach “why’s”, because once we understand why, we can figure out-- how. Once we understand why we should repent, we will know how to do it. Once we know why we’re here on earth, we’ll know how to live here in a happy life.
We had a really neat experience with this concept. We stopped to contact a family and the only normal part was when we said our names and asked theirs. From that point on, we totally didn’t follow the usual “contacting” map. I asked, “do you have a question for us?” “Yes” they responded “why are we here?” Golden opportunity: we explained the why, and then asked, “How can your family prepare to meet God?” They stated, “Looking for His ways and repenting.” This just gets better, we said, “Will you follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized to receive a remission of your sins?” “Si” they said. Now this contact is definitely worth 10 very big bright stars. And that’s how it is when the Lord puts people in your path J
PS Who has He put in your path?
hola! I'm Naomi and I love reading, my amazing family, and the color green.