Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate

Monday, October 16, 2017

Helloooo, sorry it's been a few weeks.

But I have been moved to another area named Puerto Cabezas. It's basically like a new mission. It's on the other side of the country, speak a new language and have like a new way of living. I had to take about an hour plane ride from Managua to here. We have to wake up at 5:30am and go back home by 8pm.

We have seen so many miracles here in Puerto, the people here are so great. The weather is crazy hot and then it rains a ton! There was a tropical storm, but it was fine. The only thing is my clothes I washed took forever to dry. Oh and then that day we ate at a cool restaurant with Presidente.

People here give us lobster to cook all the time and it's so good. People go to the ocean and bring so much! So they give us some, it's great.

My compa is from Guatemala and she's awesome. We are trying to work really hard out here with the rest of the zone.

I can't remember anything else.

Love you all!

Hermana Cortez.

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Lunes 16 de octubre de 2017

Hola, lo siento que hace varias semanas no escribo.

Pero estoy en otra área que se llama Puerto Cabezas. Es básicamente como una misión nueva. Está del otro lado del país, hablando otro idioma y un estilo de vida diferente. Tuve que tomar un vuelo de una hora desde Managua hasta acá. Nos levantamos a las 5:30 de la mañana y volvemos a casa a las 8 de la noche.

hemos visto tantos milagros en Puerto, la gente aquí es excelente. ¡El clima es súper caluroso y después llueve mucho! Pasó una tormenta tropical, pero todo bien. Lo único es que la ropa que lavé tardó muchísimo en secarse. ¡Oh! Y ese día fuimos a comer a un restaurante 'cool' con el Presidente.

La gente aquí todo el tiempo nos da langosta para cocinar y es buenísimo. ¡La gente va al océano y trae muchísimo! Entonces nos dan y es súper.

Mi compa es de Guatemala y es increíble. Estamos tratando de trabajar fuerte al igual que el resto de la zona.

No me acuerdo nada más.

¡Los quiero a todos!

Hermana Cortez











Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Puerto Cabezas

Monday, October 10, 2017

No letter again, just photos. In her quick note, she seems good, learning new language (I asked if she got it down, and she said 'are you kidding ma? it is so hard' hahaha), dealing with a lot of mud after the flooding from tropical storm Nate (wasn't too bad in their area). She said this area is like a mission on itself, waking up earlier, going home earlier so really tired at end of day. Like I said, not a lot of info this week, but here are some photos.













Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Just Like Heaven

Monday, October 2, 2017

No letter this week, but when I asked her about the new area and having to learn a new language she said, 'remember that movie Just Like Heaven?' That's how I feel.

Nine months down!




(birthday message to papi)











(birthday message ma)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Puerto Cabezas

Monday, September 25, 2017

No letter this week. Just a note to let us know she is in a new area, Puerto Cabezas. They have to fly there and it is the farthest area of their mission. Her bags didn't arrive with her, so she didn't have the adapter to dowload photos. She sent this:

"My homie that I came with to Puerto shared some of her photos"




Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Day I Became an Official NICA

Monday, September 18, 2017

This week was the slowest of my week. BUT this week we were teaching a brother preparing for baptism. He is from Puerto Cabezas, he speaks 5 languages and he is super awesome. Anyway, we were reviewing all the lessons this week, and my companion and I we were having a really hard time being motivated. But on Wednesday night we were teaching the Restoration and during that lesson the spirit was so strong and we could teach it in the most simple and powerful way. And for a second I felt like time stopped. I saw my Book of Mormon and my Bible open in front of me, and the Book of Mormon open on this brother's lap and my companion telling the First Vision. I saw around me a small humble house in Ciudad Dario Nicaragua, being there teaching this man and I remembered my purpose and that our Heavenly Father sent this gospel to be given to each individual home no matter where.

The area I am in is really different and I have had many trials, but I have been called here to this city in the world to deliver the message of the Atonement to individual people.

It is crazy to think about all the people I have met and how I feel that I have known them for a long time, and that I am here for those people, and even though I am missing out on a lot of things back home I wouldn't change it for the world. This is where I'm supposed to be at and I still have some time to enjoy it.

Also, today I became and official Nica! I got up at 4am to come get my residency. Ok, I'm a Nica now.

Hope you have an amazing week!!!

Hermana Cortez

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Lunes 18 de septiembre de 2017

Esta semana fue la semana más lenta de mi vida. PERO esta semana le enseñamos a un hermano que se está preparando para bautizarse. El es de Puerto Cabezas, habla 5 idiomas y es increíble. Pero bueno, estábamos repasando todas las lecciones esta semana, y a mi compañera y a mí nos estaba costando estar motivadas. Pero, el miércoles por la noche estábamos enseñando acerca de la Restauración y durante la lección el espíritu era tan fuerte y pudimos enseñar en una manera tan simple y poderosa. Y por un segundo sentí que el tiempo paró. Vi mi Libro de Mormón y Biblia abiertos frente a mí, el Libro de Mormón abierto sobre las piernas del hermano y mi compañera diciendo la Primera Visión. Vi mi alrededor, una casa pequeña humilde en Ciudad Darío Nicaragua enseñando a este hombre y recordé mi propósito y que realmente este evangelio nuestro Padre Celestial lo mandó para ser dado a cada casa individualmente no importa donde.

Realmente el área en que estoy es muy diferente y he tenido muchas pruebas, pero yo he sido llamada aquí a esta ciudad del mundo para poder compartir el mensaje de la Expiación a personas individualmente.

No sé, es tan loco pensar en las personas que he conocido que siento que los conocí hace mucho tiempo y estoy aquí por esas personas, y aunque me estoy perdiendo muchas cosas en casa no lo cambiaría por nada del mundo. Aquí es donde debo estar y todavía tengo un poco de tiempo para disfrutarlo.

También, hoy me convertí oficialmente en Nica. Me levanté a las 4 de la mañana para venir a buscar mi residencia. Ok, ahora soy Nica.

¡¡¡Espero que tengan una excelente semana!!!

Hermana Cortez

Photos (Friday was Independence Day in Nicaragua so some photos from parade)

























These are from the previous week:





Bat in their room:

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