Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hola Familia de el otro lado de cielo

Thanks for all your emails this week, it is great to hear that you are all doing very well. I am sad to hear that Chris is not doing so well at home. Tell the Evans that i love and miss them so much and hope that she gets better.

Sounds like the weather down there is really rainey! That must be really great!

Hey family! How did you know i would have changes this week? Well, it was my turn to leave this time and i took off this morning and am currently in Puerto Cabezas! I always wanted to come here since i began my mission! It is really jungly here, and lots of cool things to see. I stayed at the house of the other missionaries last night, and took a flight to Puerto this morning in a prop plane. It was sure weird to be back in the plane, but super cool. I will probably be stationed here for about a year. Puerto is so cool! There are all types of people, and everyone is so friendly. My new house is huge! We have everything, kitchen, bedroom, and a living space! The only  drawback is that it does not have running water. But nothing can be perfect all the time!

Thanks for sending me a gift! Mom and Dad! I am really ashamed to ask for this but it is an emergency! In puerto, things do not come until about 12 to 18 weeks after things are sent. My contact solution stash is running low. I dont believe Nicaragua has ever or will ever use contact
lenses, so the solution is impossible to find. If you could send some, I would be immensely grateful. Thank you for everything! Ike, Davis, Mom and Dad, I love you all so much and miss you all a ton. I want to thank you for all the support you have given me and your letters. I know it takes quite a bit of time to write letters that long, but i appreciate it so much!   Love you all, have a great week! 

I will try to take a bunch of photos next p day! My house is right next to the beach, so i will have some really good photos of that! Someday you guys will have to come here is possible, Puerto is something else, most of the houses are on stilts, really jungly, and a lot of people to find to help be baptized!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Last week for this change!

     Well, this is the last week of this 6 week change. I think I might be moving this change, but won’t know for a week. 
      Today the fumigators passed by our house. They are these guys that walk around with a gas mask, and a leaf blower thing that blows out white fumes that kill all insect inhabitants in the surrounding area. Needless to say we abandoned the house for a few hours after. Every so often they come around to do this. But this actually was a great blessing, because we have had a few unwelcomed guests living in our house, and i would always wake up with bug bites.

     Not much different this week. A nice rainstorm came through the other day, but luckily we were in a casa of our friend Jorge. His rain gutter INSIDE his house was bad, yes inside (his house is about 2 inches
away from the next one, so due to the closeness of the other roof, he has to have one inside his house) water was coming in all over.  We hurried and helped him patch up all that we could to help, and luckily nothing got to wet. 

     The weather here has been a lot cooler! I am so happy! Everyone here says that April and March are always the worst or the warm before the stormy season.

     On Wednesday we had a new persons meeting, which was pretty fun, I got to see all of my old friends.  This Saturday we have a conference with one of the seventy named elder Duncan, should be fun!
     Mom and Dad, I seriously don’t have anything else to say, just that I love you guys so much. Thanks for all you do! Love you! Don’t worry, I am doing fine!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dia De Madre

Hola Familia! Espero que ustedes están muy Bien! (translation: I hope you are doing good)

Mother’s day was really great, for the missionaries that is, because for some reason only Nicaragua celebrates it on May 30 unlike all the others that do it on the tenth of May. This week we had a small party for my birthday at the house of some recent converts called “The Family Rodriguez”, it was really fun.   This family is very poor, like most people in Nicaragua.  They cooked us dinner and then they brought out a cake for my birthday.  People here don’t have ovens, so this cake was bought from the store.  It had to cost at least $15.00, which is like 3-4 hours of work here.  

Last night, the Elders Quorum President invited us over to dinner.  There he gave me a present which was cologne or perfume.  This costs like $20.00 at the store.  The people here are so giving.  They have nothing but will do anything for you.  I always feel like I should be giving more, but I don’t know what more I can do.

I have heard the weather there has been really rainy right now. Here it is still sunny, but we have had a few hard rain showers that lasted about 30 minutes.  All else is good here in Nicaragua, Love you all!