Monday, December 29, 2014

December 22, 2014 (Masaya Nicaragua)

Well Nicaragua is crazy right now firecrackers everywhere and all the people in the street buying and selling things

I don’t have much time to write because I get to Skype with my family Thursday WHOOO HOOO but I just wanted to let you know that I love it here and it is the greatest choice I have ever made. I was born of greatly parents that taught me in the ways of the Lord I have been blessed!!

WE had interviews this week with President Russell they went really well he helped me with a lot of things he knows me so well I love it!! And his wife is just the best she looks at our houses to make sure they are clean and she left us brownies mmmmm!!! Well I hope this Christmas is awesome for yall I love ya!!!!!!!

E. Olsen, E. Sanchez, E. Carter, E. Anderson, H. Udall, H. Combs, H. Tambriz, H. Pena, H. Vallacillo, H. Hernandez


Inspection by Mission President' wife Hermana Russell "Perfecto"!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 (Masaya Nicaragua)

Hermano Pablo got baptized!!!! whooooo hoooo finally I have been working with him this whole time I have been in this area he just had a lot of problems and he overcame them all it was amazing!!! 

Newlyweds (Irma and Pablo) AND new member Pablo with Jessica and companion.

Wedding Poster Jessica made for Irma and Pablo.

Newlyweds Irma and Pablo.

Well this week was fun we were contacting and ended up in the middle of a wedding....oops.....buuut the gospel can be accepted where ever you was a catholic wedding jajajaj it was just really awesome but awkward.

This coming week we have interviews with president again I actually love them he gives us personal advice on what we can do better and then his wife gives us brownies!! 

SO we had a mouse in our house this week....again so I used my skills that my dad gave me and smashed it.....with my fist.....I was going to use the broom but I got a little nervous and just killed it....oops...don’t worry I washed my hands with Clorox afterwards! 
So we were walking down the street this last week and the people here LOVE to play with things that explode so they shoot them in the sky them blow up on the grown any place they can but the ones that go up in the air have pieces that fall down in the street and if they fall on you they will burn you so we were walking down a street and heard them go off and my companion just took off running and screaming and it scared me so I jumped and ran into someone and I had to go after my companion we looked like crazy people it was funny. 
Well that is all for this week I need to run and get some stuff mailed to the mission offices!!! Love you all!!!!

Little Alexa and her dad Santos

They had the "Primary Program" today.  Here's the Primary Children.

Part of Primary and leaders with recorders they played.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014 (Masaya Nicaragua)

This week was an interesting one. 

I got a letter from Jordon and Ami this week!!!! Awwww and from my ever hardworking Grandmother Myrna Udall too! 

We have had a baptism planed for one of our investigators for every Sat but something ALWAYS gets in the way. He has been my hardest investigator in my mission we have been working with him in so many things and this last week he told us I just need time so I think I will just wait you guys can teach someone else with your time. But something told me. no . You will not take this answer. So I said fine we will give you time buuuut the next day we went back (jejejejejeje) and he asked us what? And I said ya we are here to talk to you again and we started asking him questions that the spirit was telling us to ask and at the end of this lesson he said to us. I am going to get married and baptized this Saturday. I just said and now that you said that how do you feel and he said I KNOW this is what I need to do I can feel it. WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOO oh yeah that is just another testimony to me that I am not the teacher the spirit is.

I don’t know how to say this in English but here in Nicaragua the catholic church celebrates what is called the Purisima it is basically like Halloween in the United States but instead of saying trick or treat you sing and they sing to a Virgin Mary that is inside the house and the people that live in the house with the Virgin Mary they give the people singing things and this goes on ALL day and people are drinking and they streets are full was crazy and at noon they blow up fire crackers and a ton of other things right there in the street I felt like I was in a battle it was crazy that happened yesterday so the ZL's called and said we need to go home early so after the Christmas Devotional we headed to the house but seriously crazy! And they said that Christmas is going to be worse. 

Hermano Trinidad on of our recent converts had a little puppy on his ranch that was my best friend but he died I was super sad and so was he but this week he found 7 puppies newly born just in the street so he brought them back and when I went to visit him he said God blessed me this week with a present for you and he showed me these puppies and I was just the happiest camper ever.

Hermana Jessica with "Puppies"!!  Happy Camper... :)

Hermano Trinidad who Jessica says is Grandpa Frank's twin (reminds her of Grandpa).  Farmer

For P-day today we woke up and had a TON of cool plans for the day but when we went to leave EVERYTHING was closed apparently the day after the Purisima nobody works it’s a miracle that this cyber place is open so we went back to the house and cleaned cleaned cleaned I hand washed all my clothes and bed stuff and so right now my house is awesomely clean the spirit is going to have a party there ;) 

I am excited about the work that is going on here in Masaya it has been hard to adjust to this area but I know God wants me here and I am glad! I hope to get pictures from you all and emails"" I loooove ya!!!! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 1, 2014 (Masaya Nicaragua)

Another month has flown by it is now December I cannot believe that I am completing 10 months in my mission this week I cannot believe that 

Well this week was really good we had a guy named Andres that I have been trying for 6weeks to get him to go to church and this week HE WENT!!! I was so excited and the thing was Hermano Juan brought him we didn’t I was so proud of Hermano Juan. 

This week we had a talent night and as missionaries we sang it went really well but we sang a Christmas Song and it made me miss my home but I know that this Christmas I will see miracles here in Nicaragua we have a lot of things planned and I am excited to see what happens.

Well I didn’t have changes but my companion did but I got a sister missionary from........GUATEMALA ALL of my companions have been from there but her first language isn’t Spanish either she had to learn it when she came here she speaks one of the dialects from Guatemala and she dressed in traditional clothes its really awesome she's a powerful sister her mom died while she was in the mission she came here the same time I did.  

Some days are good with the Virus and some days are bad but I am still working so that when my time comes I feel like I did all I could. I love this work and I love this gospel I hope that everyone with make an effort to serve people this month and always be focused in Christ he is why we live and breathe I love you all!!! Until next week. 
Shoes Old and New!

Shoes Old and New!

Shoes Old and New!

Shoes Old and New!
Hermana Eusebio from the Dominican Republic and Hermana Udall

Hermana Lola - New Convert did the Marimba at the Talent Show

Jessica and her new American Flag

Hermana Udall, Hermana Lola (new convert), Hermana Tambriz

Mission News showing those doing well..  :)

Jessica and her new companion Hermana Tambriz from Guatemala.

Paulito- New convert

Hermana Udall and one of her favorites Sair.

Refreshment on a handmade chair.

Xavier and Lilliana and children.  New converts.
Christmas opened early!