A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
It’s an interesting thing to note that it doesn’t matter where in the world you attend church, Relief Society will always get out late. The look on the husbands and kids faces is the same; as they wait impatiently outside, opening the door every five seconds to see if they’ve FINALLY finished. I imagine it’s just typical Mormon tradition.
We had an amazing baptism! Guadelupe stepped into the cleansing covenant waters (even though she and the rest of us were already soaked to the skin because of the pouring rain.) [see attached picture] Even though she laughs quite a bit, she’s so awesomely pilas (that’s Spanish for “cool/hard-working”). Almost every member has commented on how they see her in her hammock, almost always reading the Book of Mormon. I’m excited to watch her keep progressing and learning about this wonderful gospel.
This last week was spiritually full! (Note: There is hardly a week in the mission when I don’t feel spiritually “full”), but this time we had tow member of the Seventy come speak to us! Elder Snow and Elder Alonso were our honored guests and let me just testify; They are called of God! Here are some favorite quotes- “Missions are a blessing” (Sister Snow) “If you can do a mission you can do pretty much anything” (Elder Snow) “We’re very happy for what you have achieved, now are you ready to double it?” (Elder Alonso) The whole meeting was just a spiritual buzz!
Just to close this rather short newsbit, can I excite you to go look up a song that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang this past conference? It goes something like this: “Our God is a God of love, Our God is a God of love, Love is His greatest gift to us; Love is our greatest gift to Him”
God’s love is so enormous that it covers anything and everything: Unpaid debts, hurt wounds, unjust acts, unreasonable illnesses, unexpected happenings, owies, and a lot more. Let His love fill you and I promise you will be happy. And it won’t just be a happiness you get when your mom buys you the cool fun-dip sucker with two flavors instead of one. It will be a happiness that is steady and sure, just as is your faith in Christ. After all, “Our God is a God of love.”
* Waiting with Hermana Walker at Immigration for 6 hours!
*My Guatemalan twin (glasses)
*Guadelupe's baptism...we all got soaked!
*Waiting for interviews at Pres. Collado's house
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