A dangerously acute account of 18 months in Nicaraguan Territory.
"...And Watch Us Where We Go
And help us to be wise
in times when we don`t know
every [missionary`s] prayer.
Lead them to a place
Guide them with your grace
Give them strength so they`ll be safe
(from the movie "Quest for Camelot")
We had the coolest baptisms this week! First was Ulysses, who had a drinking problem. We totally helped him overcome it and even got him the awesome Friends he was looking for, such as my cool convert Miguel. It was really awesome to see them both go down into the water together and see them both come out just as happy as can be. These two Hermanos are just so funny; it was hard to not laugh with them. The other baptism was of the daughter of an ancient member. She had gone to church a million times and all her kids were baptized, but she wasn`t willing to live the Law of Chastity. We kept visiting her and in the end she decided that it was worth any sacrifice in order to have the great gifts the Lord Promises us. She was baptized and after wards, shared her testimony (a rare thing for a Nicaraguan). It was wonderful to see them confirmed on Sunday, as well as the 10 other investigators we brought to Church.
The saddest thing ever happened yesterday..... :( I left Chichigalpa. My area that I opened nine months ago has been given into the hands of another Hermana. It`s so sad to leave all your loved ones behind. That`s how I imagine the Savior felt when He had to walk into the Garden by Himself. Although He had disciples, close by, supposedly keeping watch, He knew it was His time for His greatest battle. I know that we all have little battles to win in life, but He`s already won the war. So why not look at the great opportunities he`s given us to learn and grow and become more like Him?
hola! I'm Naomi and I love reading, my amazing family, and the color green.