Monday, June 27, 2011

P-DAY EMAIL June 27, 2011

OK, so to answer your questions momma...

We eat at around noon usually, and then we are usually on our own for dinner. We just grab a snack during the day at a despensa or something and then eat when we get back to the. house at the end of the day.  We live in houses.  This one is wayyyy nicer than the one in Yby Yau, beside the fact that the one there had AC, but it's really cold now so that's not a big deal.  In the city some people live in apartments. Yes, we still get our clothes washed.

¿Mba´e tekopio? ¿Todo tranquilopa?

Here in Paraguay things are COLD! But still good.  It is way better cold than hot!  As far as the work goes we are working hard, really hard. 

Some stuff that happened this week, is that we taught a transvestite named Pedro.  We have only talked to him once, but he seemed interested in what happens to us after we die.  His Mom is really sad because she wants to go to church, but she is embarassed of her son.  We also heard that these two drunk guys are walking around our area with a Book of Mormon talking about our religion to people.  We haven't caught them in the act yet, but we know who they are.  Ha.

We have been teaching a joven named Aldo.  He is cool kid, really smart and super funny.  He reminds me of Evan Lewis for some reason.  We gave him a copy of the Book Of Mormon and he told us he has already read a lot and really wants to come to church.  The cold weather sometimes really kills the animo of people to go to church so that could be a problem.  But, we are working with him and with some other investigators.

I love Pablo, the man that was inactive but then came back and his wife is now a member.  He is seriously such a tight guy.  He works so hard every day in construction to complete his goals.  Their goal is to have a house with a stove and a really nice yard and to be away from his alcoholic brother.  Carolina (his wife) is going to go to Espana for a year or so to work so they can have enough money to reach their goal.  But everytime we go over there he offers us something to eat even though they may not have eaten, or even though they are still hungry. They are sooo nice.  He has just been a really big example for me on my mission of the kind of person that I want to be in my life.

This week I have been reading about the wars in Alma Chapter 48 and 49 and basically the way I looked at it, and what I learned from Moroni, is that we need to be prepared.  We need to be prepared for the arrows and rocks that Satan might throw at us.  He will keep trying, but if we are prepared he can't do anything to us.  In chapter 49:5  it talks about how the Lamanites were astonished and I like to think about being so prepared that I astonish Satan.  If we fortify our testimony, or our cities and lands, by reading the scriptures, going to church, basically the primary answers, we can be prepared and protected.  I love this gospel.  I love my family more than anything and know that because of Jesus Christ we can live together with our loving Heavenly Father.

Elder Pearson

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