Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Nicoya Guanacaste!

Dear Fam,
Well I've been transfered!  I'm now in Nicoya, Guanacaste.  It's super hot here and Nicoya is kind of colonial.  It's different than Turrialba, but other than the heat I think I'm going to love it!  My companion is Hermana Perez from Guatamala.  She told me that there's monkeys here.  Hermana Perez came to Costa Rica when Hermana Samayoa arrived as well.  She has 4 months in the mission. 
Nicoya is 4 1/2 hrs from San Jose.  Elder Sub called us Sunday night to say I had transfers and I was up until 2 packing.  Then I woke up at 5 to finish packing.  He told us we ahd to be in San Jose at 10 am.  Well we arrived at9:30 and I had to wait for 5 hours the park for a mini misionera (A member that was only a missionary for 1 month because one missionary didn't have a companion) Hermana Chavez.  When we got to the Bus station at 3:30 to take the bus at 4:30 they told us there were no seats left and so we had to travle nearly 5 hours standing up!!!!   I was sooo tired.  Eventually I just sat down in the middle of the aisle, but when I sat down I got really nautious and so mostly just stood a lot of the way.  I arrived in Nicoya at 10:00 pm
The journey was terrible to get here, but I'm happy!  Our house is bigger and nicer than in Turrilba.  Yay!  Also our cook lives next to us, but we have to wash our own laundry.
Hermana Samayoa's new companion is Hermana Hales.  She's from Utah I think and looks a lot like me, same hair and build but a bit taller.  It was hard to say good by to everyone in Turrialba!  I'm goin to miss them.  The bishop and his family invited us to eat lunch after church on Sunday and so we finally visited the bishop's house!  I think that the ward in Turrialba is focusing a lot more in mission work. 
Right now we have a baptism scheduled for the 14th of February Tomas, and his three daughters.  I haven't met them but Hermana Perez says they are golden investigators.  Hopefully it doesn't fall through!
Love you all!  Send me more pictures of Sebastian and Tal's dances!

Mom shared a verse on baptism with me that I just love: 

10 But, behold, the days of thy deliverance are come, if thou wilt hearken to my voice, which saith unto thee: Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on my name, and you shall receive my Spirit, and a blessing so great as you never have known.
And these are the verse that come next.  Theya re amazing too:
 11 And if thou do this, I have prepared thee for a greater work. Thou shalt preach the fulness of my gospel, which I have sent forth in these last days, the covenant which I have sent forth to recover my people, which are of the house of Israel.

 12 And it shall come to pass that power shall rest upon thee; thou shalt have great faith, and I will be with thee and go before thy face.

 13 Thou art called to labor in my vineyard, and to build up my church, and to bring forth Zion, that it may rejoice upon the hills and flourish.

I just love these verses.  The promise of baptism and then mission work is so amazing.  I've been baptized, and as long as I pray and listen to the Spirit the Lord has prepared a greater work for me!
Hermana Bratt

Me, Hermana Rosa, her daughters and her granddaughter 

Giving Hermana Samayoa a Piggyback Ride

Some of My Zone in Turrialba

The Day of Transfers

Me and Hermana Samayoa

Me and My New Companion

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