A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
from "My Fair Lady" the musical
So our mission President is basically commanding all Latino missionaries to get their groove on and start learning English. He has put most companionships so that there is one North American and he gave everyone Books of Mormon in English and an English homework book. So, being the obedient missionary that she is, my companion got a move on. We’ve got the Alphabet down and some basic words. Now we’ve moved onto dialogue and pronunciation. We’ve started rhyming words, even though she doesn’t know what they mean. I first read all the words that rhyme with “van”. “pan, can, man, ran, tan.” She repeated and did pretty good. So we moved on to “plate”. “gate, mate, rate, slate.” She did good with those. Next came “main”, “pain, rain, plain, train, vain, gain” She tried, but couldn’t quite get the “a” sound. I repeated it again, but she was still struggling. We ended up working just with the first word “maaaain” I said. “Meeen” she replied. We went back and forth a few times before we busted into giggles. I laughed even harder, picturing “My Fair Lady” in the back of my mind. Unlike the famous musical, my companion did not burst into tears from discouragement but neither did she learn the sound and begin singing “The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly in the Plain.” Ha ha
We should actually feel really blessed to know English. The language in which the Gospel was restored. What a great blessing it is to read the account of Joseph Smith in his own words and know that it was real.
We also were able to do divisions with some Hermanas and see so many miracles. We were able to bring 9 investigators to church and help them see and feel the difference in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s so different from any other and you can feel the truthfulness of it just by being there.
Now, a quote from Elder Bednar “our works and desires alone do not and cannot save us” I think that many people, all over the world, have yet to grasp the fact that we are helpless without the Savior, we are nothing. So, why not come to know Him and His restored church so that we one day will be able to humbly ask for His help? He will come soon; “Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” (Matt. 24:42)
hola! I'm Naomi and I love reading, my amazing family, and the color green.