August 17, 2015
Photos from our trip to Paraguay the week previous.
Staying in Apóstoles!
Hermana Martinez is amazing!!! She is a lot different from Hermana Maya. She is a little bit stricter and to the point but that is a really good thing for me. I am learning a ton and getting better at the work. She is from Monterrey Mexico. She is great. Honestly, I am super excited to be working with her! She is the Sister Training Leader so we will be doing a lot more traveling which will be different!
This week was weird because the whole week we were saying goodbye to people, getting ready for transfers; transfers were on Thursday, and then I was showing Hermana Martinez around the area.
Elder Arevelo was transferred and Elder Duke is the new Elder here in Apostoles. He is really cool, from Sandy, Utah and finishes his mission in September. He is 6´8 or something, like SUPER tall. So now he and Elder Madder are two really tall, white, really skinny gringos together. It´s kind of funny. haha
Vanesa, our investigator, painted our nails last P-day.
Actual missionary work has been weird so I’m super ready to get back to it this week!
Lara´s baptism. They are a family in the ward. Like 70 people came. The baptisms here in Apostoles are incredible.
Some of our menos activos [less active members] are starting to become active again. It is SUPER exciting to see them at church and the activities. It is a feeling that is super cool. (:
Hermana Martinez and I with Yaquelin, a returning member who is 19 and very cool.
Hermano Almada is 80 and went to the Temple two weeks ago for his endowments. He is amazing (:
|Hermana Maya, Hermano Almada and me|
I was reading in Alma 23 about when and how Ammon is teaching King Lamoni. It applies so much to missionary work and how we should teach and what we need to be able to teach with the spirit. It was amazing and I loved it. I love personal study in the morning.
Yesterday we went with Milton (a member) and Silvia, our investigator, to help out at the very humble neighborhood here in Apostoles. We gave panes [sweet rolls] and hot chocolate and played a lot of games with the little kids. I loved it. It made me remember sooo much about Project Amigo with the same sort of activities. It was amazing to be able to serve in that way!
Con su chocolatada!
Today for P-day there was an activity in the capilla [ward building]. We played sports, volleyball and ate pizza with the members and the Elders. It was a lot of fun. (:
God is amazing. Honestly I can say that in these three months I have come so close to him, so much closer than I was. It´s an amazing feeling. I can honestly say that I know without a doubt in my mind that this church is the only true church and that Jesus Christ is my Savior!