Monday, September 28, 2015

Semana Mbohapy

This week... has been a rollercoaster. Wow. I could spend hours writing individually about every day, and all the crazy stuff that happened. But easily the craziest thing that happened this week was this:

We had to deal with a few missionaries who were being very disobedient. It started on Mondy when we found Movies in their house that they shoudln't have, and escalated tueday when these missionaries left their zone to go shopping downtown, and go visit one of the elders old areas, and to top things off 125 dollars went missing in a district meeting. The president called emergency interviews with the zone, and the whole day was spent investigating the situation with the missing money. Eventually I went on divisiones with an asistant, and we had to go the the disobedient missionaries house and search through all their things to find the money. As we were looking through everything, we just happend to run into a LOT of stuff missionaries shouldn't have (PS 4, etc.) The president was pissed. haha Mannnn long story short, there was emergency changes, and a few elders changed areas/or went home, I'm not too sure. What punks. ha The whole time I felt like an FBI agent. I might look into that when I get home hahaha

Also the wedding fell through... And it was postponed until next saturday!

Who's stoked for general conference? I AM

We contacted a man yesterday, and had a great lesson with him. At the end, we asked him if he would like to come to General Conference with us this week, and he just looked at us and smiled ha I though he was already a member or something! Butttt it just so happens that he is driving the bus that will take us to the stake center on Sunday, so he will for sure be there :) hahaha!

Love you guys!

Elder Horton

Monday, September 21, 2015

Springtime in Paraguay

In very short terms: It's hot! Oh hakuetere'i en guarani. This week has been so crazy busy... There is so much more to do, so much more responsability. We had our Zone Conference this past thursday, and I thought it went really well. It was a 3 hour presentation, but I felt like the missionaries all left muy excited to get out and work. Between all the calling, taking numbers and planning, there absolutely no down time. It's all the stress and work as before, but doubled ha Not to mention the activities we have planned for this week! On Saturday,we are having an activity called "Zapatos Misionales", where all the members are missionaries for a day, and they go visit all the less actives, it should be pretty good.

On top of that, this Friday, an investigator is getting married!!! Woohooo!! My first marriage of my whole mission, I'm so excited. Her name is Ruth, and her husband is a member (less active). Ruth has want to get baptised for the past few months, and always goes to church, but her husband never wanted to get married or anything... Until this past week when all of a sudden he just had a change of heart, and told her he wants to get married. It should be awesome!

Baptism of Beta this last week was great, almost didn't show up to get confirmed because she was embarrased because she didn't have a dress to go to church in, but we convinced her last second to come, and she got confirmed. Phew! ha Close call

Love you guys!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Z.L (Zone Leader)

This week... has been so crazy ha So the changes were this past wednesday! Annnndddddd well I'm a Zone Leader...! The Zone Leader here in Posta Leiva! haha So all I did was move over an area... new comp, new house, new area, but the same branch I have been in for the past 7 and a half months! haha It's such a crazy change. Like one like this has NEVER happened before to any missionary! So it must be for a reason. But yeah, so in the Mish, there are 14 zones, and starting from 1 - 14, as you go up the numbers of the zone, the farther away you get from the city (Asuncion) And me and my comp (Elder Cutera from Peru) are in charge of Zone 10! There are a total of 16 Elders, and two districts, adn covers about the area of Taylorsville and Murray put together. More details to come!

Today we had to travel to Asuncion for a Leadership Training so I am honestly so tired. Just got back not 15 minutes ago! But there are a lot of changes happening in the mission, so it will be a challenge being part of it all.

The new area is great! I had been here before on divisions, so nothing too new, and plus I know all the members. Honestly the Elders have been working half hearted here for a while, My comp doesn't even know all the active members that live in our area, so there is a lot of work to be done. We have a baptsim this week though, and a couple will be getting married and baptised the 26th, so that's good news!

This Sunday was stake conference, and one of the seventy came and talked to us (Elder Ferreira) ALL about Sabbath Day, and keeping it holy. Way cool experience. Love you guys!

Elder Horton

Monday, September 7, 2015

Eu esto fallando moitu

This week... was fantastic. Seriously one of the best weeks I have had in a while. Did divisions with a brazilero this week.... hence the title! He's been helping me out with the portuguese haha It's pretty much spanish, Just spoken really badly.

All week was spent preparing for the "Bautismo Guazu" Or "Big Baptism" we had on saturday. It takes a lot of planning to get 5 people baptised holy moly. Finishing teaching them all the lessons, interviews, getting the time set for the baptism, cooking cakes, filling the baptismal font, cleaning up the flooded church after forgetting to turn off the baptismal font, assigning talks, and not to mention the clean up! ha But I'm not about to complain... Because I was able to be an instrument, play just the smallest part, in God's hands in bringing 5 people into the waters of baptism. And it's stressful to think about how it doesn't end there, and how we are responsible to help them be nurtured, and spiritually grow. But the baptism went great! All the families invited their realtives and friends, and more than 6 new investigators ended up coming to there baptism, which is a huge blessing. the spirit was present in their baptism, so I hope they were touched.

This week is the week of changes... oh boy!! I have 7 and a half months here in this area... so it's likely I leave. BUT whatever the lord suits best. I'm super down to stay! I love it here! But 4 and a half months with the same comp... that's a lot. haha We NEED a change. haha But whatevsssss

Anyways, love you guys!

Elder Horton