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HoLLLAAsssss!!! Friends and Fam!
 
 
Serving in Alcalde Diaz. Lots of Lomas. Hooray! I haven´t gained too much weight. 5-8 LBS max. 
 
We live in a lil ¨cuchitril¨ adjacent to the Relief Societ President´s house. Everyone is supperrrr amable.
 
Everyone knows we´re missionaries and they´re extremely welcoming. 
 
MI casa, Su Casa!
 
I had a glitch with my compa this past week, but all is well now. Just need to learn to LOVE
 
Panama has many
 
1. Dogs
2. Chickens
3. Rice
 
The Panaminian sisters feed us. Copious amounts. 95  percent of the time I tell them I eat less! Haha!
 
Haha! I´m a drill sergeant to my companion and I´´m very ¨disciplined¨ with my nutrition.
 
Hardly!
 
Not Remotely

HoLLLAAsssss!!!…

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Hola!!

 
Para que pone en mi blog!
 
Loving Panama!
Hot and Humid!
My hair has never looked better!!! 
 
Haha! No sarcasm there! Utah is dry as toast!
 
Never have I seenÑ
 
1. Asians speaking Spanish
2. Rice for all meals of the day. And dessert!
3. Such disregard for driving signs or rules …(I liied colombia has ¨poncheros or too cool for rules kids too)
 
New Mail Addy!!!!!!
 
Mision Panama
Carrasquilla, Entrega General
AP 0834, Panama
Republica de Panama
 
Bring on the care packages!!!!! Woot woot!

Hola!! Para qu…

A Short Story

I like the little smirk I have on my face here…mwhahahaha!!!

No more jesting at my less than graceful Spanish! Yes I’m looking at you familia!!!

*Ahem*

Andrea.

I do enjoy and will miss my Spanglish words…. burrito, taco…oh wait…

It’s late, my funnies aren’t so funny. 😀

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I was anticipating my mission the call everyday the week prior to receiving it.

Just when I least expect it…BAM!

My parents slam door upon arriving and yell, “You’re mission call arrived!”

Sweet Juniper!

I barely miss a hospital trip and fumble my way down the stairs.

I regain my composure and as I begin to open mouth to get the 411 my mom nonchalantly states, “We know where you are going”

Cue jaw drop.

Unbelievable!

The nerve of that little Colombian woman!

“How could you do this to me? Where do you get the nerve….” Dramatically and energetically I go off on her.

In the most Christian way possible, of course!

She serves me a bewildered look.

*Uber Heavy Sigh*

I digress.

I then make the excruciatingly painful decision to wait a couple hours to open the call with some amigos.

Bring on the heat Panama!

Bring it on!

Old School’s the New Cool

Hey Lovelies! Here is my Panama address!

Panama Panama City Mission
Edificio Hi Tech Plaza Piso 5 Puerto D
Calle 53, Marbella
Ciudad de Panama, Provincia de Panama
PANAMA

 

You may also send me emails to Dearelder.com

I will update as I become more informed on this!

Before I Go…

My last journal entry before entering the mission field…about 36 hours. 😀
I suppose I’ll just end with my hopes for my mission. What I hope to accomplish and what I hope to gain from my mission…
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I want to grow spiritually.
I want to deepen my appreciation for the Savior and his sacrifice.
I want to feel the joy that comes from giving a project/endeavor all of your heart and strength and mind.
I want to feel the joy that comes from sharing the Gospel.
I want to awaken my spirit and joy for LIFE!
I want to finish something.
I want to serve others selflessly.
I want to honor my parents.
I want to reciprocate the sacrifice the Elder made that baptized my dad in Bogota.
I want to bleed, sweat, and tear (up)!
No Guts! No Glory!

 1 Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

2 Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.

3 Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;

4 For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;

5 And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work.

6 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence.

7 Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Amen.

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D&C :  Section 4

Fun Facts on Panama!

Let’s get excited people!!!Image

  • Senator John McCain was born in Panama, in the Canal Zone that was, at the time considered U.S. Territory.
  •  The Panama Hat is really made in Ecuador.
  • In Panama, you can swim in the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean in the same day.
  • The oldest continually operating railroad is in Panama. It travels from Panama City to Colon and back.
  • Panama City is the only capital city that has a rain forest within the city limits.
  • Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
  • The canal generates fully one-third of Panama’s entire economy.
  • “A man a plan a canal panama” is a palindrome.