Argentina Posadas

Argentina Posadas

Monday, March 14, 2016

Amazing Cookies!

So this past week was kind of nuts. It went by so fast and we are already in week two of the transfer!
Well, right now I am in Encarnacion. It is right across the border and the river from Posadas, Argentina. Last night at 11:30 we left Ciudad del Este. We have our leadership meeting here tomorrow. It is like 6 hours in bus and they are Paraguayan buses so let´s just say that it wasn’t the best night of my life. haha.
Last Monday we had a lesson with the referral of a member family. It went super well! If they feel like it is true they said they will get baptized! They are Adrian and Elisa.
This week we had a ton of lessons and almost all of them with a member present, so it was great! Our investigators, Carolina and Sebastian, have a baptismal date for the 9th of April.  They have to get married first and Sebastian doesn’t have his correct paper work, so this is gonna be a rough one. But God is going to help! They really want to be baptized.
Clotilde is great. She is progressing and reading her Book of Mormon! We have a ful (a lot) of people progressing right now. It is incredible to see and the spirit has been so strong. Like in every lesson the spirit is there super strong.
From the past two worldwide capacitaciones [training] for missionaries we have started to implement a lot of new things. We are really focused on testifying and teaching repentance, and a whole lot of other things that have been making a big difference!
With Enrique, he is a recent convert, we talked about the obra misional [missionary work] and when we gave him his own copy of Preach My Gospel he started to cry. It was really special. He was so touched and is so ready to serve the Lord!
Joanne March is a lady from South Africa. She is a member. She doesn’t speak any Spanish and speaks British English. We went over there and shared a scripture but heck was that hard to do in English!!! Like the prayers, the reading of the scriptures, testifying, it was all soo much harder and super weird. haha.
We have so many people who want to give us lunch it is nuts! Like everyone is fighting over us and giving us so many referrals! It is so weird, like amazing, but so different from any of the other areas here!
Funny story: This week at lunch, with a wealthy member, she asked if we wanted cookies. We were like, “sure.” So she opens this good sized cupboard and it is jam-packed full of cookies! Like 200 different types of cookies! She gave us each (us and the elders) like 6 packets!
Yesterday we had our choir! It went really well. And we had 144 people at church!!
My Guarani and Portuguese are getting better! But all the missionaries say that my Mexican accent is turning into a Paraguayan one, which is awful because it is not a very pretty accent, so I’m sad....
I’ll be here in Encarnaci√≥n until tomorrow night, and then head back to Ciudad del Este. Everything is going really well. I want you all to know that I know that God lives, and I know the Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that this is his work and he is the head of this church!
Hermana Newell

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