Family, and Everyone!!!
So can I just say that this past week was amazing? I’m just a happy girl chillen here in Paraguay.
|Bridge between Brazil and Paraguay|
|Today we walked the bridge and went and saw Brazil!!!|
This Wednesday, the 30th, we are having two baptisms!!! Carlos and Julio Martinez! They are the kids of a recent convert, Liliana, who was baptized in December. They are super cute. They are two little boys, and they are nuts!!! Like this past week they had their baptismal interview with the District leader. We went to get them to walk with them to the church for their interviews and they were super excited for their baptism. They were running and jumping up and down the whole time to the church. It is like 3 miles, haha. But they passed! They are super smart and know a lot. It has been fun teaching and working with them.
Francisco is another investigator. He is 17 and the friend of some members. He has come seven times to church now! And last time the spirit was super strong as we taught him and he told his friend that he wants to serve a mission!! He should have already been baptized but he doesn’t have a lot of time for lessons so we haven’t been able to teach all of the lessons, but we are hoping that will happen in the next couple weeks.
Victor is awesome still and he is planning on his baptism on the 9th, so we are praying!
Ramon: He is 17 and he is kind of creepy cause he texted Hermana Pitts and told her that she was cute... haha. But he is a less active member´s friend and so we were like, “if they don’t come to church this week we will drop him.” BUT he came to church, so we will see where things go, haha.
Last week one of our more chuchi [well-off?] families took us to this super nice Brazilian restaurant for lunch. It was fun.
|The Rolim family continues to feed us each week.|
Also, this past week, we met Ruth! Ruth is super cool. We contacted her house and shared to her mom and then when we were leaving, Ruth arrived home, and we were like, “we will come back another day to talk,” and she was like, “can´t you talk now?”, so we sat down with her and started to talk. She is Catholic but has been going to a Muslim type church but she just left it. She is really looking for the truth. We shared about lesson one and the Book of Mormon and she loved it!
THEN we met Rocio. So you know those days that EVERYTHING falls through, and it´s night time and you’re in a sketch area and you have no idea who to visit? Yup, that was this past Saturday. But we remembered this reference that a member had given us, so we went to see if she was home.
She came out, but she didn’t look very pleased to see us, so we were like, “this is going to be bad.” But then we said a prayer and we started to talk. The spirit came instantly and it was sooo spiritual!! She has been looking and going to different churches. She has been to ours twice before and she was like, “I felt the spirit there and I know that it is the true church”!
We invited her to be baptized and she readily accepted! I have never had someone say yes to baptism so fast! She still has to get married to her partner, which they are planning on, and she wants to be baptized! That lesson was so spiritual and one of the coolest and most directed by God. We knew that our plans had all fallen apart for a reason!
God knows who is prepared and he knows how to do his work!
Yesterday for Easter we had hard boiled eggs and ate a chocolate bunny, haha. It was good.
I know that God lives and that he loves each and every one of us and that Jesus rose from the dead, and that through him we are saved! I invite you all to watch General Conference this next weekend and beforehand have some questions on your mind. I know that God will answer them!