Wednesday, November 25, 2015


 Hola everyone! So it’s been 1 week in the Peru mtc (we call it the ccm
 en Espanol). Lets go back to last I had a connecting flight
 in Atlanta and there were like 15 other missionaries going to the Peru
 CCM so that was super comforting. Our first day at the CCM, Wednesday
 the 18th, was really long and we were all super tired. We just had
 meetings all day. And then the next day we got right into learning
 Spanish. Mi Espanol es no bueno, but it’s coming along! My companions
 name is Hermana King! She’s from Idaho! We get along really well, I
 love her! We’ve already practiced teaching full lessons in Spanish,
 which has been a challenge. There’s about 120 missionaries here at the
 CCM, 40 of them are North Americans and the rest are Latinos. My
 companion and I like to sit with the Latinas when we eat because it
 helps with our Spanish haha. Overall I LOVE IT HERE! The food is so
 good. It’s basically chicken and rice everyday. Oh and they make fresh
 bread for every meal and its amazing. Occasionally they have soft
 serve ice cream and churros and its actually ridiculous how yummy they
 are. And somehow I’ve lost weight? I don’t get it, but hey I’m not
 complaining! I stay in a room with 5 other Hermanas, their names are
 Hermana King (My companion), Hermana Neimela, Hermana Kunz, Hermana
 Gallagcher, and Hermana Rushton. They’re all from America. Hermana
 Kunz and Hermana Neimela are going to the Peru Arequipa mission with
 me! My companion is going to the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission. Oh
 yesterday we felt an earthquake! It was really small though. A lot of
 the people in my district (district is just a class) had never felt an
 earthquake before so they freaked out a little bit haha. Our schedule
 here is the same pretty much every day.
 The Spirit here is so strong, it’s truly incredible! I’ve only been
 here a week and I have seen so many miracles. I’m so grateful to be a
 missionary and to do this work. I’m not going to lie, this work is
 hard. But it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever loved to do.
 Until next time,
 Hermana Celardo

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hi family! So Im here in Peru safe and sound. We got to the Missionary
Training center last night around 4am.. Its really nice here and I
love the other sisters serving with me! Two other girls are going to
Arequipa with me. Ill be able to talk to you next wednesday for an
hour, but im not sure what time. I dont have much time right now its
only a quick email to tell you im safe, so I will talk to you next
week! I love you mom and dad!  (: Until next time, Hermana Celardo

Monday, November 16, 2015


Well, in about 2 hours I'll be set apart as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I'll be in Peru this time tomorrow! Thanks to everyone who has supported me thus far. Your support and encouragement means more to me than you know! For the first six weeks of my mission I will be at a training center in Lima. Here is the address if you'd like to write me!

Sister Natalie Celardo
Lima Peru Missionary Training Center
Av. Melgarejo 159, Urb. Campo Verde
La Molina, Lima 12

See y'all in 18 months! Love you!