Monday, February 27, 2017

I love Nicaragua!

This past week has been full of crazy things! About two weeks ago Elder Rasband with Elder Christopherson and Elder Ochoa and Elder Duncan from the Seventy came and talked to us about missionary work and how we need to always ask for references when we contact or anywhere we go. Elder Rasband said that the best missionary is the missionary that is always finding new people to teach. REFERENCES!! Then Elder Rasband talked about how the mission is great but that something bigger is waiting for us and that is marriage. He then went on to talk a little bit about marriage. It was a little funny but I think now I´m ready to get married when I get home.....joke! Then after they talked with our mission and the North mission of Nicaragua they went and talked with the President of Nicaragua! I seriously think that they are going to announce a temple here this coming General Conference! I will be the happiest person ever! 

Then this past week we had a Multi-Zone meeting where President Brown showed us the new schedule for the mission and now we wake up at 6:00 in the morning and leave to work at 9:00am to work and then at 1-3 we study during the day and eat lunch. Then at 9:00 pm we go home and sleep! It is so crazy new! I absolutely love our mission president who is so inspired! 

This past week we saw so many tender mercies from the Lord! We found 10 new people to teach and half of them were references! 
Today we woke up and went to el Mercado (Market) that is in Masaya that is probably one of the largest Markets in Central America, o en Nicaragua because you get lost in there!

Tonight we are going to have two family home evenings one of them will be with Orlando who is going to receive the Priesthood this week! Also we had a scare from a Recent Convert family who has a daughter that has heart problems. She is 7 years and while we were there she stopped responding to us and then all of a sudden passed out. Her (Raquel) mom thought that she had died and started to scream and I seriously thought that I was going to have to do CPR but after half a minute she woke up and this poor family is in need of your prayers!  Please keep them in your prayers. The family is called Rodriquez. They are amazing! I absolutely love this Branch here in Nindiri! 

There is so much more but I can't remember it but I know that God is great and God loves us all!

Hermana Partridge

Monday, February 6, 2017

Feliz Cumpleanos!

 Feliz Cumpleanos, Hermana Partridge!

My daughter in the mission came and did divisions with us! It was a weird birthday because I wake up and nobody is in their bed, I walk out and everyone is singing happy birthday and then my companion takes an egg to my head and then everybody else smacked an egg on my head. That´s how they celebrate birthdays in the mission, Then one of the members who gave us iguana took flour and put it on my head, good thing we went home to plan after.

So this past week my convert made us octopus and then a convert gave us soup with iguana! It was actually pretty good!

My convert who got baptized was a lawyer in the states and he's the one who gave us octopus.

This is his house which is probably lo mas rich house I've seen in Nicaragua. When he got baptized there was no water in the church so we had to call the firefighters to bring water but it was so dirty that the water looked black, but he said, it´s like I´m getting baptized in a river! Esta bien!
Also Hna Bullock completed a year so we burned a skirt, then Hna Hussey her birthday was on the 22 of January so we celebrated double birthday!
Here is a picture of Chichurong muronga, which is pigs blood made into a pudding sort of thing that they book in the intestines of the pig and make it with rice and comes out´s really gross.