Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

Monday ... We played football and that was pretty sick because you know how much I like football,  and you don't get much of it in Paraguay.  Haha.  Actually we do get football, but it is very different.  Haha.  After we played football, we went home and then we taught two lessons.  One was with a menos activo (less active), and the other lesson was with their cousin who is kinda difficult, but I am always up for a challenge.

Tuesday ... We had our District Meeting and that was pretty cool.  It was about opening our mouths, which is super appropriate because we got super stoked to talk to people, and that's all we did on Tuesday because nobody let us in and we walked around for 2 hours and that was not a lot of fun, but it is what it is and I am happy, we did our best and did what God wanted us to do, so it was good enough.   :)  It's interesting because at District Meeting I read the scripture Jacob 1:19 which is kind of scary ...  "And we did magnify our office unto the Lord, taking upon us the sins of the people upon our own heads if we did not teach them the world of God with all diligence; wherefore by laboring with our might their blood might not come upon our garments; otherwise their blood would come upon our garments, and we would not be found spotless at the last day."   We didn't get our all our lessons on Tuesday, but we did magnify our calling, and so it was good enough.

Wednesday ...  was better cause we had five lessons and were ready to teach the word of God.  We got two nuevos, Ronald, the son of Jenny, and he is cool but I am not sure how much he is going to progress, and Thomas, the son of a guy we contacted, and that was pretty cool because I think that he can progress.  Then we contacted some menos activos  (less actives) and that was good.

Thursday ... we had a division, but really didn't do much because it was Mother's Day and everyone was busy with that.  On top of that it was raining, so it was a super sad day.  We were able to teach a  recent convert the Sacrament Prayers,  and that was sick cause he was super cool.  He said "I need the missionaries because the Word of God is way too important for me to just let this go."  It was super cool!

Friday ... We contacted a ton and taught The Book of Mormon to Thomas and his sister, Perla.  We felt good about our lesson with them because we kept going to their house and we were able to meet them.  It is super cool because they have a giant family, and I think they will progress. ;) 

Saturday ... we had four lessons and that was sick (awesome). We worked super hard.  It's interesting because after 6:00 p.m., people in Paraguay like to sit in their front yards and drink and listen to music and if you try to talk to them they say they are too busy, so all of our work was in the daytime. We did go to some members' homes and ask for references and we did get seven, and contacted them all on Sunday.

Domingo ... Church was really good, and after we had a pretty awesome lesson with Alba, who was a contact.  She seems to want to get baptized because she knows the importance of it and isn't baptized yet, so that's really cool. Then we contacted all of the references that we got the night before although we didn't find anyone who would let us in.  Finally we talked to the Branch President and his mother-in-law, who is the Relief Society President, and we taught them the first lesson, which helps us learn the lessons a little more. ;) 

Monday ... I got a hair cut and then played football and soccer and now I am here emailing you. :)

We had a neat experience last night when we found a lady who seems pretty awesome.  She lives with her boyfriend and they are thinking about getting married.  She was Evangelical, but left her church because tons of churches say they are the right church, and it confuses her.  She wasn't baptized into her church because she didn't feel right about it.  She likes to read the bible and knows baptism is right for her.  I have hope we will be able to work with her.

Questions of the Week:

1.  Who are you investigators:  Jenny, Alba, and Edgar.  We are working with more, but these are our most hopeful.

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