Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 5, 2012

Haha you wrote mi amigos? Cool beans. They will like to hear about my milagros. Kallan and I can write letters for free since we are in the same area. South america south. But yeah he hasnt written me back yet for like 6 weeks. And the last letter I got was all in spanish (not really a problem) but it was filled with Argentina slang that I dont understand. But I got the gist (jist?) of what he was saying. 

This week went by so fast! It was like a blur! The big highlights of this week are:

On wednesday President Callan (mission president) came to one of our lessons with Jose! So cool! We taught the law of tithing and it was good to have a person with more experience with a career to explain the blessings of tithing. It was a great lesson. That day, wednesday, we also recieved 8 referalls from one person! This lady gave us the name to every person on her street! Hhahaha and we have contacted 3 of them and one of them is a progressing investigator now. 

Thursday I did divisions with Elder Clement. He is from St. George, Utah and is an assistant to the president. Dont ask me why the assistants wanted to do divisions with normal missionarys like us. Like, we dont have any leadership positions or anything. Wierd. But cool. I learned a lot. And Jose, our investigator who was closest to baptism, called us and said he wanted to move his baptismal date up from the 10th of march to the 3rd! 
Jose's baptism
Friday was crazy. We had one day to get everything ready for the baptism. We spent a lot of time in the chapel getting the font ready. It had been about 2 months since a baptism so we had to clean the nasty font. Then we had to fill it up with water and that took over an hour. But then we left to work and we had a final lesson with Jose at 7:30 and we were going to teach him the word of wisdom. The last lesson he needed before his baptism. He texted us at 7:20 and said that he had to leave and couldnt meet with us but that he would be at his baptism. We started freaking out a little bit. He had to know word of wisdom! So we asked our zone leader what to do because he was doing a division in our area. He said that we should call Jose and explain to him over the phone enough about the word of wisdom so that he understands what it is so that he could still get baptized on Saturday. So we went to our house to call him at around 8:20 and he answered and right away said that he was almost home and that we could come over if we didnt have anything to do. So we ran over to his house and taught him word of wisdom and went over the baptismal interview questions. We were at his house till almost 10! (dont tell president ;) ) We ran back to our house after that. 
Elder Palma, Jose, Elder Johnson

Saturday we had the baptism! So cool! He is such a good guy. He is going to be a great member. Now we are going to try to work with his family but his wife doesnt really ever want to talk to us. So we will see how that goes. 

It is good to hear from you mother! I love reading your emails! 

I am still in my same area with my new companion Elder Palma and we are loving life. We get along super well and are working well with members now. We even made a calender yesterday before church for members to sign up to feed us lunch and within an hour every day was full. 3 families volunteered to feed us every tuesday, wednesday and thursday of every month. So yeah, life is good. and the lunch we had yesterday was the biggest and best lunch I have had in paraguay. So freaking good. I wish I had had my camera. 

That is it from me this week!



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