Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014

So my weekly stuff went like this.

Monday was pretty dope.  We played basketball and that was pretty sick (awesome). Then we went to a random place in San Lorenzo and that was pretty good and super cheap.  Then we went to Fabiolla’s house and taught her a little and then we went to a family’s house and we had a Family Home Evening there.

Tuesday was pretty normal.  We didn’t really do much but we had probably one of the best lessons that we had with a girl named Adriana and she is super dope (awesome) and like it was super spiritual and I felt like she actually understood what I was saying.  We think that she will get baptized soon but she is 15 and needs to move out of her 20-year-old boyfriend’s house, but it was super cool and she is for sure going to progress.  Then we went over to Lorena’s and Matias and he is super sick (awesome) and not feeling good and that was sad because he is this super happy kid and it is super sad that he is sick.

Wednesday we had lunch and it was raining super, super hard and we ended up in like knee-high water and that was pretty crazy.  Then we got over to a members’ house and we got to give her a lesson.  Then we went to a guy named Alexis and he was pretty sick (awesome) and was like “Yeah I’ll go to church” but it was pretty cool.  Then we went over to Fabiolla’s house and her step-dad was hammered (drunk) and was like “Never come over again – you guys make me nervous” and that was sad but we got through it.  But like every lesson we had fell through and it was tough because it was raining super hard, but we made it through it.

Thursday was pretty sick (awesome).  We didn’t have many lessons, but we talked to a menos active (less active) family Galleano and had to drop them because they aren’t making progress like they are saying and that was sad, but its chill.  Then we contacted a bunch and then had a fireside with Elder Wilhelm who is from Chile and is a 70 and was super cool, but I didn’t really hear much because I brought candy and I was taken over by little kids who wanted candy.   Then we were headed back to the bus and a family was like “Here we will take you home” and they are a little bit richer and took us in their Mercedes and were like “Are you hungry?” and we were like “We had lunch” and they took us and bought us lomitos and some soda and that was super good because I put the Cholula on it and it was soooo good haha.  It reminded me of home -- that is what you guys would have done, so thank you. ;)

Friday... We had a Zone Meeting with three zones. Elder Wilhelm came to visit the mission and I got to meet him.  He talked a lot on faith and if we have faith that we will be able to achieve even super hard goals and that we should set our goals super high and just hope that Christ will give us these goals and it was super sick (awesome).  Then we went to Eva’s and ate some more lomitos.  Then we went to the Soto house and got the two nuevos (comitted to baptism) that seemed impossible, but since we had faith we were able to get them.

On Saturday we had lunch with the bishop and that was super good.  We ate chorizo and asado and mashed potatoes.  Then we went to clean the font and that took a little bit and then we went to Moroni’s and chilled with him for a little bit.  Then we went to the interview of Fabiola and then we went and got ropa (clothes) and went home.

Sunday we had church and that was super chill.  Then we had the baptism of Fabiola and that was super cool. I made carrot cake and everyone loved it.  Then we went to lunch then we kinda went around and talked to the people and said that I was going out of the area and that was sad but it will be good.  I am going like super close – like I have left my area and accidentally gone there before, so it is super close.  But then I taught a lesson at a member’s house to a member who said she was an investigator, haha.

Monday I went to lunch at McDonalds and that was super, super amazing and now I am here talking to y’all and being super productive.

Questions of the Week:

1.  What has been your happiest moment this week and why? 
We had a super amazing lesson on Tuesday or opening my package. :)

2.  Who is your favorite person from this week and why?
Elder Willhelm.  He was super cool and good at inspiring people.

3.  What was a time when you most strongly felt the Spirit this week? What happened?
That lesson on Tuesday because like I was just using like my past feelings and experiences to apply to her and that was super sick (awesome).

4.  What has been your biggest challenge this week and why?  
Fabiolla’s dad said we can’t come back and that was sad because she was so ready to be baptized and we had like 1 day to teach her everything, but it all worked out.

5. What can we pray about for you this week to help you in your work?
Probably just for Spanish because I am going to need to be able to get better at that for sure, or for all of Paraguay to learn English – that would be sick (awesome)! ;)

6.  What is your favorite book you have ever read and why that is not The Book or Mormon or scriptures? 
Harry Potter… I haven’t really read that many books in my lifetime. ;)

7.  Are you excited that the next Star Wars will be out in December 2015, so you will be able to see it right when you get home?  (I thought you would be excited about that). 
Yeah that’s super cool.  I am super excited for that and hopefully it is going to be really good.

Jon with another dog ... he loves dogs and they love him.

This scary looking thing came to Jon's house to visit

Fabiola's Baptism 

What it's like when it rains in Paraguay!

Zone Conference with Elder Willhelm

Pictures of San Lorenzo ... Jon's new area

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