|Bauttismo do Enmanuel|
|Bauttismo do Enmanuel|
|I think this is an ox?? Not sure... but it's HUGE!|
This week my comp fed a stray cat milk right outside our door. Now it won't leave us alone! It's even clawed through our screen to get inside out house. And it is constantly meowing outside our door. haha I was not too pleased with my comp
Had a baptism this week of Enmanuel. Super great time! This week we have 2 people that have a baptism date for, so we will see how that goes. All the faith that they both get baptised!
Went without light all yesterday because of the all the rain we have gotten these past few days. Feel like joseph smith reading scriptures next to the candlelight haha!
Today we are celebrating the 4th with a BBQ with our Zone Leaders, who are also american. Gonna go eat some burgers and chow down a few hot dogs! Hope you guys take advantage of the holiday, and go do the same GOD BLESS AMERICA
Soccer season here in Paraguay is so crazy!! haha They beat Brazil last night which I guess is a huge deal, because literally everybody in the whole world started screaming, and lighting off fireworks. Everybody also took out there firearms and started shooting off rounds haha My comp and I got freaked out when a guy popped open his front door and staretd unloading his pistol into the ground not 10 feet from us! haha I felt like I was in a warzone.
Anyways I love you guys so much! Thanks for the support
|Her house in the middle of the jungle|
|Mate Dulce SO GOOD|
This week was rad! We've got a few baptisms planned for this week, one of them is from that Familia Gonzalez, where the dad was inactive.. but he has been going to church and even gave a talk this last sunday. His son Manual is 9, and has been waiting for his dad to get worthy to baptise him. This Monday, he told us that he was worhty, and ready to baptise his son FINALLY haha Pretty cool story about how that all worked out: So this Monday, we finished P Day at 6, and headed out to a lesson with a new convert, who gave us liek 3 chicken breasts, pre-cooked and everything. We were so stoked to go eat them in our house, but then we remembered that there is a new rule about not being able to take food from members and eat it in our house, due to recent death of a missionary in Argentina from E Coli. So we weren't about to throw this chicken away.. I mean it was perfectly fine to eat! So we started thinking about who we could go give it to. We both felt like the Familia Gonzalez would need it the most, and even though they lived about an hour walk from were we were, we still just felt like they needed the extra food. We got there at about 8, jsut as they started eating thier dinner. They pulled up two chairs for us at their make-shift table of two barrels and a board, and evenly dished out portions to share with us, a meager meal of a little bit of rice and chicken. We then took out our chicken that had been given us, and they more than gladly accepted it! After dinner, the Dad told us how much that truly meant for them. He told us "Today, we didn't have money to buy dinner, so I prayed, and here you guys showed up with this food. And that's why we have decided to have Emanual's baptism this next Friday" Such a cool experience! Soooooo his baptismthis friday yeahhhhhh!!
The training is going great! We have been working a bunch, and the guy I am training is progressing a lot. He's awesome! Been learning a bit of portuguese lately, it's basically jsut spanish, just sounds super funny! haha But one of our investigators is Brazilian. There are quite a bit here, but most speak spanish!
We get a new mission president in July. The one we have right now is great, he is super strict, which is toughhhh! Like we can't play sports on P-Days. that KILLS me!! So i am praying it changes with the new president. Drank Mate Dulce, a paraguayan form of hot chocolate whish is SO good ahhhhhh It tastes like liquid almond joy. Made with milk, sugar and coconut. Did a service project, helping one of my converts clean her house. Be thankful for what you have! Your room is bigger than her house. Happy fathers day to the greatest dad in the world! Love you pops!
|Bautismo de Sofia!|
|New Scripture case! Featuring Elder Horton leading the army of Helaman. Word.|
|Me and the man Javier|
Sorry, Not much time today! Played soccer this Monday. SO fun! Totally pulled every muscle in my legs, but so worth it. Had an AWESOME baptism this week too! When to Asuncion early Wednesday morning for a meeting with all the trainers and trainees. Quote of the week from a Thomas S. Monson talk: "Wanting to express thanks and not doing it, is like wrapping a gift and not delivering it" Super grateful for the family! I love them more than anything. Love the mission so much, the traning is great! I feel like I'm learning more than he is ha Well, until next week! Love you guys
|Hermana Teofila thumbs up!! (al Pelo)|
Learned how to ask "can I take a photo with you" in Guarani!
|Her daughter and grandson, the grandson is one of my converts!|
(humble house in the background)
|Family home evening with investigators! THE BEST|
|Mastered shadow puppetry|