A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
Dear human kind,
What a lovely week this has been! We´ve made excellent progress, my companion and I, especially in the way of walking faster. We can now go at the speed of ants without pushing ourselves ;) the good news is, she´s off of crutches and out of her cast! Before you know it, we´ll be running all over this area.
I feel the need to inform you about this amazing fruit they have here called a Manzanita, or in other words, little apple. The trippy thing is, it´s a banana! WHAT?!? That´s right; a little banana that tastes like a green apple. Bet you never thought you´d hear that. This gives me hope that one day there really will be “pinecados” (shout out to dad)
Just to give ourselves a little break, we met up with all the Hermanas in our Zone today and made cookies. Or we tried to make cookies. It´s a little difficult because things are just different here: the weather, the ingredients, the cooking utensils. It all turned out fine and it was just good to talk to some of the other Hermanas. You really can learn something from everyone you meet.
Speaking of learning, we had a meeting this past week with Elder Alonso, first counselor in the Central America Area Presidency. He had so much to say, so much wisdom to give us. One of the first things I feel the need to mention is that he made so many promises. This month, we have the goal of baptizing 300 people in our mission and he promised we would do it if we did certain things. He also strengthened our testimonies through scriptures and videos. He shared a beautiful message about the Savior´s atonement, crucifixion, and resurrection, about the Sacrament, the reality of it´s cleansing power. And then he asked us, ¨what are you going to do to remember him always? you promise to do it every week when you partake of the bread and water, But what are you going to do? What are you going to do to remember him always¨ this question really touched me. We´ve been asking the same question to our investigators and recent converts and they always say, read and pray, but really, we have to do so much more to remember Him always. So my question is, what are you going to do this week to remember Him always?
-Hermana Naomi Beatty
Pictures are: Making cookies, My Manzanita, and my soaked companion and I after a ridiculous rainstorm that we couldn´t avoid.
hola! I'm Naomi and I love reading, my amazing family, and the color green.