A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
"Return to Pooh" Corner by Kenny Loggins
This last week was rather interesting. Seeing as we share an area with the Elders, we ran into them a lot this week. But it’s quite fun because they immediately go into James Bond mode and start jumping fences and the like in order to avoid being seen by us, the dreaded Mormons. It probably makes us look even more crazy, but that’s just worth it sometimes. :)
This week in the District we had the funniest moment! All the Latin missionaries passed in front to share a story in English for their language study. All the other Elder and Sister stumbled through tales of baptism or other such fluff, but then our beloved District Leader gets up and just starts giggling as he looks at his cheat sheet. He finally got control of himself and started: “Come over here, baby hug me! Your eyes make me crazy! I would fly for you! I would cross wars and mountains to come to you! I love you!” We all were rolling around in laughter, not knowing whether to take him seriously or not! The best part of it all was his accent which cannot be accurately conveyed by letter and thus you will just have to try to imagine it.
Other funnies of the week: I have a new boyfriend! (ha ha just joking) but I do have a secret “Romeo” we shall call him. It all started when we said “Buenos!” at the house of a less active. The dog came running, barking rather loudly. Then the less-active came to the door and said “Come In!” We asked “does the dog bite?” “No” she replied. We sat down and started chatting. The dog started sniffing us out, getting to know us. I patted his head to show him I was friendly. It was while we were choosing which hymn to sing that he put his head on my knee (Just a little inappropriate, but I ignored him). His voice could no longer be held back and he began whining, crying for my love. I just laughed and kept talking with the sister. His pleas having been ignored, he jumped up on me, begging for my love! In my head, I screamed “You scandalous cur! Get off me! He stayed there while everyone laughed then the owner finally took hold of his collar and held him while we sang. His howls and moans still continued as we sang and during the prayer he got loose somehow and was all over me. I knew that dogs like me, but I didn’t know I was irresistible!
Now for a spiritual moment: have you ever considered how your life would be without the Holy Priesthood? I’ve thought about how mine would be, but I can’t even begin to imagine it. It amazes me that this was a blessing promised to Abraham and all His posterity, yet so few of God’s children use it’s power, neither do they know it exists.
This last week, the Elders gave a blessing of comfort and counsel to our investigator Jessena. She felt really good, but still does not feel right getting baptized. I sometimes just wish I could let her borrow my faith or give it to her so that she can take this step (Note: my faith is not at all that grand; but there’s enough there to be baptized!) But, the world just doesn’t work like that. We have to develop our OWN faith and then wait to see the miracles in our OWN lives.
“He who hath faith to see… shall see. He who hath faith to hear… shall hear. The lame who hath faith to leap… shall leap.”
And I would add:
“He who hath faith to be baptized… shall be baptized.”
*making cake with the sisters :) (Hermana Cone)
*I call this picture ´´ Nica no-bake cookies at midnight´´ (it was actually 10:15 p.m.)
*fun time in the gringa store (what you don´t know is that I have my real glasses on as well)
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