This week it rained almost every day, which was wonderful, because we don't have air conditioning.
We also had divisions, and I went to Limpio with Hermana Wiscombe, and Hermana Cordova stayed in Salado. She was really nervous, because Thursdays are our more heavy duty days, but she did great. I learned so much in my division with Hermana Wiscombe. She is a wonderful example of a consecrated missionary. I have a lot to improve. I also got FRIED. Like a lobster. Seriously, I think I am going to come home a different race at the rate I am going.
We also had an open house in the church, and it went really well, apart from the fact that it rained, so there wasn't a whole lot of people, but one woman came that the hermanas contacted in the street, and she said that she came because she wanted to know why it was called the Church of Jesus Christ. She had a lot of amazing questions but she lives in the area of the elders, so they have the privilege of talking with her again.
You asked about the temple. I miss it A LOT. Once a year is not nearly enough for me. I miss the peace that we can feel when we are inside. Two of my converts entered the temple to do baptisms for the first time, and it was so fun to hear them talk about how they felt and how they want their whole entire family to enter and feel and see for themselves. I miss it, I need a recharge...the temple always helped me to keep going.
It hasn't been so hot this week, it has stayed in the 80s, low 90s, so it has been really nice.
Last week I was so scatterbrained. I didn't ever think that my brain would be split like it was into like 10,000,000 pieces...our p-days are pretty low key, especially today, because there is a huge strike with the buses, so we are pretty limited as to where we can go.
That is fun about Jake and his new job, and about the dating thing, although that is slightly scary. Okay, like a lot scary. I hope that Abby plays volleyball, I want to be able to play with her when I get back.
The changes in the people here are sometimes so small that you don't notice. But they are there. And sometimes they don't want to push themselves to be able to get into exaltation, but at least they improved a little. I am having some weird deja vu moments...like what was I doing last year at this time..we are almost to Christmas!! Less than two months until I can see your face, and I am so excited!
Here they don't celebrate Halloween, because there is a lot of dark, weird Satanic stuff that happens, so they don't send their kids around to trick or treat.
This Sunday was really good for me. It was one of the most spiritual testimony meetings that I have experienced in all of my mission. All of the missionaries gave their testimonies, and the Spirit was so incredibly strong. Afterwards, we were waiting for ward council to start and I thought about how much I love these people. They aren't perfect, none of us are, but I love them so much. I thought about that moment in 3ish months and was like...this is going to be a struggle, and I started to cry a little...(yeah, shocker). But hey, that is how it needs to be. Dangit.
I love you all so much and I hope that you have a good week!
|Fresh bread and dulce de leche...hmmm!|
|Halloween witches in Paraguay.|