Monday, November 16, 2015

Week of 11/16/15

Gracias por all of the letters and pictures you have sent this week! Everything has been good here in Paraguay, not much new, just trying to find some people to teach and helping them progress. This area is very different from my other two areas, it is a lot more difficult to find people because mostly everyone is wealthier and they don't want to listen or they are working all day. And it has been super warm here lately so walking around in the city with all the concrete is not very fun. But it's all good, we might have a baptism this week, I´m not going to say yes for sure because I don´t want to jinx it but we are planning for it whether it happens or not. The problem is our investigator needs to have a interview with the Mission President because he had some stuff in the past that he did, but if he has repented and truly wants to change his life, we have faith that he will pass the interview!

The zone conference went well too, we went to the office and had the conference, it was really cool to hear from the Mission President and see what his vision for the mission is. He talked a lot about how important it is to have converts and not just baptisms, which is true because the people we teach are souls not numbers. There are a lot of new rules though, and it is difficult enough to even have a lesson!  We can´t have lessons with women if there isn´t a male that is 18 years or older present. And a lot of the time the fathers are working during the day and only the women are home, so we always need someone to go and teach with us that is 18 or older. The ward doesn´t always want to help, but it's okay, we are searching and having faith that we can find families to teach.

All has been good eating, the members always want to feed us and the food is generally good haha. The weirdest thing I have eaten on the mission so far is cow hoof soup. It's not as bad as it sounds, but it's not the greatest thing either. :) But I am grateful for anyone that is willing to feed us missionaries, because everyone knows that we don´t just eat one serving haha. We are trying to work with the leaders of the ward more, and planning a lot with our ward mission leader, we are going to have the movie night with the ward the 28th of November, we are going to watch Meet the Mormons and ask all the members to invite their friends.

I´m glad to hear that everything is good up there in AZ, I hope you guys are enjoying the cooler weather, I still can't get used to the fact that we will have a Summer Christmas here in Paraguay. Santa with shorts, just doesn´t sound right! I´ll try to send some more pictures this next week of me and our area, and hopefully the package you sent comes soon too, I´m sure it will be here any day now. Thanks again for everything Mom and let me know if you need anything and I can´t wait to hear from you next week!!!!

Te Amo Mama!! Tu Hijo,
Elder Spiro

I think Elder Spiro is missing his cats from home ;)

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