I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. ~3John 1:4

With three of our children now serving in three different countries around the world, we thought this would be the best and easiest way for our friends and family to follow them on their journeys and watch as they learn, grow, and share their experiences. Lance is a combat medic in the US Army and is deployed to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Air Assault, Nicki is serving an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in New Mexico, and Hunter is serving a two year mission in Honduras. We are so blessed!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Yo Amor Honduras!

Hola mi familia!

Yo amor Honduras!!!  I LOVE Honduras!  I'm in an area called San Antonio that is about 30 minutes south out of the city (San Pedro Sula).  I love it here already.  The people are so nice.  It's a new area so we're spending a lot of time getting to know the members.  My companion is Elder Ramirez from El Salvador.  He speaks very little English and I'm still working on my Spanish, so we don't talk a whole lot.  But he does tell me every day that my Spanish is getting better.  It's coming along....I'm not worried about it :)  He has only been a member nearly three years and has been on his mission for nine months.  He's awesome!  Oh, and we have a baptism scheduled for April 12th already.  (We stole it from the other elders that transferred, but it totally counts!)  haha

San Antonio is a super small town that only has one paved road and that's the main street that goes through town.  We're emailing from a little barbershop that has some computers in it that sort of doubles as an internet cafe kind of thing.  Our apartment is very tiny.  We just have a bedroom, a bathroom, and a tiny kitchen.  With very BLUE walls!  All of the floors in the homes are cement.  We have a lady (I can't remember what you call her in Spanish) that cooks lunch for us every day and does our laundry.  We pay her what equals about $2 (I think that was it) a month.  She's very nice.  And, yes mom, I tell her thank you every day.  The food here is awesome!  Most everything is fried, but that's okay cuz that's how I can tell it's actually cooked.

It's super hot here already, and they say the rainy season just ended and the hot season is just beginning . I have two fans in our room . Fans are your friend!!  It's awesome when we can actually walk into somewhere that has A/C!

Mom, thanks for getting my debit card.  I can't believe it's here already!  Now, if you could please send a card reader (I cant send pictures home without it, but I really think you'll want some pictures!!) and some family pictures.  I never got the ones you sent to the CCM.  Oh, and some probiotics (I hear they're kinda neccessito and vitamins!)  I'm good on contact solution.  One of they guys that was going home gave me a bunch before he left.

I'm not sure what else to say besides I love it here!  Hi to everyone!  Den, if you could update me on some sports that would be bueno!  :)  Mom, never forget the hugs...haha  (I knew you'd like that).  Nerm.....you know!!!  ;)

Yo amor usted,
Elder Ririe

Now THIS is a service project!

1 comment:

  1. Take care of your madrina. Give her a big tip every once in a while. Take her and a family a dinner. A really good madrina is a huge blessing. I still go visit my favorite madrina (La Borracha) whenever we go back down to Ecuador. I love that crazy old lady.