Tuesday, November 5, 2013

God Bless the USA

Queridos,

How are you guys?? I hope you all had an AWESOME Halloween! I wish I could have been there to see everyone in their costumes and be a part of the fun :( I miss you all sooo much! 

Halloween over here in Nicaragua is Memorial Day, so they just decorate the grave yards all pretty and flowery. They have a day of the dead in early December though where everyone dresses up as skeletons and demons and run around reeking havoc. 

I found out Christmas is different over here too! They stay up ALL night Christmas Eve and shoot off fireworks and things at midnight. Kind of like New Years, I guess. But when Nicaraguans party, they part sooo hard. Everyone is drunk, roaming around the streets and passed out everywhere. I wish they had laws against things like that like they do in in the states. I don't like watching the news here either. They show EVERYTHING and talk using the worst slander I've ever heard. God bless the USA. But I DO like that you can blast your music as loud as you want here, the year round personal fireworks (like the good old Nielson Cul-de-sac of Fire) but every day! Ha ha. Another cool thing about Nicaragua, the more people you can fit into a moving vehicle the better. Ha ha.

Everything is great over here with Hna Garcia and me. I love this area soooo MUCH and never want to leave.The members here have become my dearest and closest friends. I feel so loved and appreciated its almost overwhelming. The day I leave this area will be one of the saddest days of my life :( 

We almost got robbed the other day! It was SUPER scary but Hna Garcia is from El Salvador and is trained in these types of things. She grabbed my arm and yanked me away from some creepo who I didn't even know was there and we RAN away. I have no doubt angels are protecting us because it is a MIRACLE nothing has happened to us. Elder Bringhurst got robbed the other day just a block away from where we were. The Lord takes SUPER good care of His Hermanas.

In other news, Elder Harmon is my new Zone Leader. Crazy huh? He's trying to convert ALL the Elders to wear skinny jeans when they get home so they can get married. Ha ha. He goes home in December with his hipster glasses :)

Anyways, I really miss you guys in the good old USA :( ESPECIALLY now that its the Holiday season. Know that I think of you all everyday and you are ALWAYS in my prayers. 

The church is the most true thing in the entire world and I love it so much. And I love YOU guys! Have an AWESOME week and I'll talk to you soon!


Love, Hna Nielson

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