This past week has been interesting. At the beginning of the week we
contacted this house and started to talk to the people inside when in
the back we hear this women yelling, WHO IS IT? WHAT DO THEY WANT? and
so we replied back that we were missionaries and she yelled, I´M BUSY
WASHING CLOTHES! and so I yelled back, DO YOU NEED HELP? COULD WE HELP
YOU?! and to my surprise she came out and said, what? Sure you can wash
the clothes. So she sat down and her foot was inflamed and turns out
that her foots been hurting her for a while and so my companion sat down
with her and her husband while I washed clothes in a pila for her. It
was so cool and then she said she would love to have us come back. Few
days later we came back and she was ironing clothes and so we taught her
about The gospel of Jesus Christ and then half way through she sat down
and I ironed the clothes. It was awesome. The next visit she asked us
who Joseph Smith was because her pastor talks about the Mormons in a bad
way and so we taught her about the Restoration and then she said, I´m
going to go to church with you guys this week, I dont like my pastor and
I think ...... It was interesting and so when Sunday rolled along she
came to church and said she loved it! She wants to go again next week
with her husband! Then we talked to her more and asked her if she would
be baptized and she said, I´m going to have to study and pray a lot about
this because I´m confused. I´m confused about what my pastor says and
why he doesn't like your church and I just need to pray to know what I
need to do. It was awesome! Please pray for her, her name is Francis and
also we found out that part of her foot is broken and she didn't know.
I can't write more because I don't have time but I love you and God bless!
Here we are after walking through the rain to get to the cyber to write!
This past week we had transfers and I was in Rivas in Zone Jinotepe and I
was sitting there in changes and he says Let`s start with Zona Jinotepe
and I was sitting there listening to all the missionaries getting
called there and then I hear Hermana Partridge......and I just stared
at President and was like WHAT? I got up and left and I was on my way to
NANDAIME!! I`m in a house of 4 hermanas and my new companion is Hermana
Naumu who happened to be companions with Hermana Gilbert in the MTC! So
now there are 3 greengas in the house and one guatemalteca! In the
house we actually have running water to take a shower not bucket showers
and we actually have a kitchen! So far I love it here in Nandaime!
Hermana Naumu is from Utah and she is tall and everybody asks us here if
we`re sisters! It`s awesome! Hermana O`Donnal is also from Utah and
Texas and when she found out I worked in Moab for 5 years so started to
call me Granola when she saw my chocos and keens. I got to go but the
Lord is awesome and He knows what he`s doing!!! Love you all!
this week was interesting. My companion and I having been contacting
like none stop looking for new positive people. Our new mission
President Brown is totally different from President Russell. President
Brown gave us a talk about how he wants to baptize more families and
Priesthood holders and how he doesn't want just baptisms but he wants
converts. So this week we looked for new families to teach and we found a
few. One family that both the husband and wife before meeting each
other talked to the missionaries and are super positive. Then another
family that we contacted weeks ago but could never find them because
they were never home. Well on Thursday it was 8:59 and we had 0
baptismal dates and we have to have at least 3 everyday and I was
praying for a miracle and we passed by their house and the wife was just
closing this huge metal gate door and I practically ran into her and
she asked us, "Do you want to come in"? OF COURSE YES!! So we went in and
talked a little bit about our message and then we asked them if they
would like to be baptized if they got an answer to their prayers that
these things were true and they accepted and it was awesome!
this past week I got this virus from mosquitoes. I think it´s a type of
Chingenguna but I´m getting better. All I had was a rash all over my
body for 3 days that itched like crazy! Plus diarrhea and a cold. It´s
something that´s been going around. Thank goodness I didn't get
Chingenguna because that´s ten times worse, you cant walk because your
bones hurt so much for a week.
Also Rafaela and
her daughter Tatiana finally came to church!!!!!!!!!!! We passed by
their house in the morning and her husband was sitting in the door way.
The thing is that her husband doesn't like us that much and tries as hard
as possible to keep his wife from going to church. Rafaela reads The Book of Mormon and believes it´s true but her husband doesn't like it. So
when we passed by we saw each other and just kind of stared at each
other like a stand off. Then I said, "Entonces?" and he replied
"Entonces?" and I asked him if his wife was home and he said, "She´s
sleeping, she cant come to the door".................I was mad. So we
left and after half an hour we started heading over to the church when I
get a call saying that Rafaela and her daughter were at church! Turns
out they had left the house telling her husband they were going to the
Market......WAHHOOO!! She came to church!
Then a man name
Jermes came to church also. The problem with him is he knows a ton of
Anti Mormon stuff and has thrown everything at us. He´s nice and he´s
willing to read the Book of Mormon but he doesn't believe in the Book of
Mormon. He used to be catholic but now he´s not and he´s come with us
twice to church.
Hermana Mendoza my companion just left her training and this week I´ll probably have transfers, we´ll see.
Love you all!! Les amo un monton! Hermana Partridge