A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
Dear the rest of the world besides Nicaragua,
You´re missing out..... but before I describe to you all the amazing things here, let me first say that this is solely from the prospective of a girl who has been here less than 48 hours.... but still (insert smiley face here because this blasted Spanish keyboard is impossible to figure out)
1. The people here are sooooo different
They sweep and wash the sidewalks and dirt, they all have a dog/child with them and they all work super hard at whatever they are doing. They drive a little safer than the people in Guatemala did, but I attribute that mostly to the fact that they´re not quite as big as Guatemala yet. They are so nice and would do anything for you. They mostly all look adorably the same and I can tell they are all ready to know about the gospel. Oh, did I mention they speak Spanish as well? (Once again, winky face insert)
2. The weather
It used to be cold at night in Guatemala; something like 60ish, but you step off the plane here and you would think it´s impossible to be cold. You literally breathe water! So cool!!! It reminds me of my dear old home. It´s also pretty breezy here, due to its proximity to the ocean. Overall, a very nice climate we have here.
3. My companion
A Hermana in her 14th month, Wilsynn Wheat is a girl from Mesa, Arizona. On Sunday she broke her ankle and is now on crutches for a month. Needless to say, working will be interesting, but somehow, we´ll make it possible. We already have had a few lessons (yeah) and talked a lot with the ward to get more people and families coming to church.
Nicaragua is definitely a different awesome, place, and I´m excited to be here. However, I would like to throw in a stick for the CCM in Guatemala. It changed my whole outlook on my mission. Without the teachers and other missionaries that were there, there is no way I would have progressed this far. I know that I learned way more Spanish and so much more about this gospel because I went to that CCM. I´m counting on some of the experiences I had there to get me through any discouraging times ahead.
Well, until next time (one last inserted smiley face)
hola! I'm Naomi and I love reading, my amazing family, and the color green.