Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dear BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!

Dear BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!

I only have like 5 minutes, so here it goes!!

Chile is a beautiful place and I LOVE bebing a missionary! They put me in the 2-week Spanish program (SURPRISE), so I leave for the field next week! I'm nervous and excited and nervous :) The 2-week thing was a mistake and happened with one other sister. Presidente Doll said if we aren't comfortable at the end of the two weeks, we cant maybe stay for 4 more. I really don't know what I'll do.

 The Spanish is coming along, I think...I hope! I have taught like 6 lessons and I'm getting better at that! It's crazy how you feel the Spirit even though it's just practice. This work is AMAZING!!!We get to go to the temple tomorrow!! My companion is from Paraguay and she's pretty nice :) She doesn't speak or understand any English, so I practice a lot! 

There are so many great missionaries here! There is one in particular, Hermana Cannon, who I LOVE. She's from Utah, but is fluent in Spanish, so we're in the same district. We like to take English breaks often beause it really gets to you speaking Spanish all day haha

On Sunday we had Noche de Hogar and taught the Spanish-speakers English on like a game show thing. For Sacrament we all prepare talks and they call up people at random from the pulpit. I felt like they were drawing names for the Hunger Games or something!!

I miss you guys SO MUCH, but I'm not homesick (keep praying for me). We're so busy, there's really not time to be homesick haha We're in class for 12 hours everyday with 16 hour days. It's exhausting, but SO GREAT!
 
  Keep writing me!! I want to know about everything! Someone  make a list of the movies I'm missing! We'll have a marathon whhen I get back! I LOVE YOU GUYS SO SO SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!

Love,
Nahiomi Hermana Aponte

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hola from Chile...

Chile is chilly. You guys were right, I should have unpacked the coat! I landed a couple of hours ago and just finished unpacking. I don't think I have a companion yet, so I'm with two other sisters until the fourth sister gets here. They both speak only Spanish, so this should be fun haha

In Atlanta I met up with like 25 other missionaries! We all really get along, so that's good :) The
toughest part has been unpacking haha Just because that made it official...I'm in Chile for the next 18 months. What does that even mean?! I mostly just try to think of anything BUT the family haha I miss you guys a lot!! Don't worry about me, though. We are well taken care of!

I already love this beautiful city and the beautiful people. Santiago already feels like a second home :)  I can't wait to speak Spanish and teach people! I met a Chilean lady on the plane and she gave me her email. She says she's not interested in learning more about the Church (yeah, yeah) but that we can go visit her sometime. She lives in my mission, so we'll see!

I´m really just supposed to let you know I made it safely, so more from Hermana Aponte next week!

I miss you guys SO MUCH!!! Keep praying for me :)  I love you!!!!

Love,
Nahiomi

P.S. I HAVE A NAME TAG!! I would also LOVE a nap.







Monday, August 11, 2014

A New Journey...


A new journey begging as Nahiomi is set apart as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by President Arthur Day and her father Jose Aponte.  Now Hermana Aponte will depart for Santiago Chile soon thereafter.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014