Transfers are tomorrow (that´s why I´m writing today and not yesterday) and I´m staying in the grand Baigorria with the grand Elder Poulton as my companion!
We had a good week with a fair amount of great lessons.
José Luis and family are slowly going.
Fernanda is doing awesome. We had an excellent “Gospel of Jesus Christ” lesson and she said that once she is “segura” (sure of everything), she will be baptized “pronto” (right away) after her wedding in October. Whooo!
Like I said we had some fabulous lessons this week with new investigators and less-actives but not any really showed up to church. Oh the agency!
Story!: We met some Paraguayans 2 weeks ago and finally had a lesson with them on Sunday. This would be our 2nd visit with them. A man and woman of perhaps 30 years old. We passed by unnannounced, entered, and asked what they were doing today. They said “we´re packing.” “For what?” we say. “We´re going on a trip to Paraguay.” “oh cool!” we say. “For how long?” we ask. “Until February of next year” they say!!!!! “or maybe forever!” What noooooooo! Not just a mini 3 day trip or something???? i was thinking. They would have been BOMB investigators. But anyway we shared the first lesson of Joseph Smith and the Restoration with them and it was great because they began to have confidence in us and warm up to us when before they were a tad more timid.
The wife (yes they are married!) began to ask questions. “What happens after we die? Because I battle with my brothers about this…believing that there is more after this life.” GREAT QUESTION! We answered her question simply and expressed that there is so much more also, and all of this knowledge are the fruits of the Restoration. She was super excited and filled with the Spirit! We were too! The husband was a little timid but was smiling. “Don´t gooooooooo!” I was thinking. The wife said she would memorize the Plan of Salvation booklet. And I gave her a Book of Mormon that she can read after she has the booklet memorized ;) We invited them anyway we could to keep learning more and to find the church in Paraguay. We got their home info to pass on to those missionaries in Paraguay. Whoo! We planted a great seed for them!
Other than this there is nothing much else to explain for this week!
Love you all!
Elder Orme IV