This week´s email may be a short one, since I spent more time reading and responding to all your happy news and sweet emails. I really do have the best family and friends! Heavenly Father must love me a whole bunch!
So, transfers! It was hard to say goodbye to Hermana Estrada after 12 weeks together. Luckily, a thoughtful recent convert made sure to pray that I ¨would be able to survive the emotional trauma of separating from my beloved companion,¨ so I think I received extra blessings for that heartfelt prayer. But seriously, it was a bittersweet parting as I sent her off to reunite with her family and meet my new companion. We have become good friends!
My new companion is Hermana Gomez from Guatemala. She has almost 5 months in the mission and is excited to work hard. We´re still trying to get in the flow of teaching together, but it will come with time and practice!
Our new district is super ¨young¨... Hermana Gonzales and I both have 6 months and are the oldest in the mission. The district leader just finished his training. It´s good, because we´re all excited to work and progress!
We had a Thanksgiving dinner as a zone, which was super fun. It didn´t even make me trunky, because I realized that I only have one or two opportunities in my whole life to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Nicaragua instead of all the regular Thanksgiving traditions at home. I´m definitely thankful for each one of you wonderful people and all that you add to my life!
Church cleaning has become a weekly service, but we´re trying to train the ward to do it and work ourselves out of a job. :)we were accompanied by Elizabeth and Yorlieth (the recent converts in last week´s photo) and it went a lot faster. Woohoo!
Sorry for the lame email, I´ll try to be more inspiring / positive / eloquent next week. But I´ll attach pictures now to make up for it!
Love you all immensely!
1) Further evidence that Nicaraguan niños are adorable!
2) District activity: cooking eggs over a fire in the mountains of the Elders´ area!
3) First photo together
4) Distrito Loma Fresca is full of ánimo!
5) Thanksgiving dinner close-up
6) Happy Thanksgiving from Hermana Hansen and Hermana Gomez!