Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

HONK FOR JESUS! hahaha Hermana Scott and I are the J LO and Shakria of Paraguay....the people here love rubias and colored ojos....anywho just had to share that.  We just don't pay any attention to the calls lol but this probably will be the most attention that we'll ever get hahaha! We feel like movie stars haha 
This week has been another great week.  Hermana Scott had some health problems, but she is a fighter.  We were able to make it through and do the best we could. The work is really coming along and we were able to teach many people.  One of the scriptures we shared a lot this week is Mosiah 2:41.  This scripture talks about the many blessings that we receive if we keep the commandments and obey the Lord.  With obedience, comes happiness and many blessings. The people we shared this with really loved this scripture and I think it was a really great reminder for them.  
We also helped a recent convert, Evert come back to church.  He hadn't been attending church due to the fact that he was embarrassed that he had to give a prayer one time in Sacrament meeting.  Hermana Scott and I were able to give him confidence and told him that if we do the best we can the Lord will help us.  We aren't perfect.  I told him that my espanol isn't perfect...heck not even close, but if I turn to the Lord and do the best I can I will be able to say what I need to say. I gave the example of me having to bare my Testimony.  When we do things that are out of our comfort zone, we learn and made us so happy to see him on Sunday and he even passed the Sacrament.  
Marlene is our investigator who has a baptismal date...seriously LOVE her! Her baptism will be on Augusto 13th.  She has come a long way and has such a great and strong Testimony.  Please pray that her work schedule will change and that she will be able to not have to work on Sundays.  She missed on Sunday, but she is coming this Sunday!  

I love our ward and have been getting closer to the families in it! 54 people attend and we had 2 more people come this week. Perfect! 

Belens Family - she has 3 niños.  2 boys and 1 girl.  Belen served a mission and is seriously so strong.  She has been having a difficult time with her husband....we constanly pray for her family.  She came to church with just her and her kiddos this Sunday.  Loved having them there.  She even washes our clothes for us.  She is just so thoughtful...we try to visit her often to be there for her and help her home have the spirit

The Blanco Family - They are the cutest old couple!  They made fun of my español, but I know it is out of love haha They speak Guarani and I have learned a couple of things from them.  Lots of people speak this language! Fun fact - Hermana Blanco has 1 eye and pulls it off so well!  She is the sweetest.  

Maria Lousia Familia - Maria is a single mother who  has a 19 year old daughter with a baby Nile! Aw he is adorable and her son who is 17.  She also has another daughter who is very active in the church and lives with her own family in Paraguay, but not in the place where we are over.  We always have a good time! 

Encena Familia - Basically my family in the mission.  Just truly feel at home with them.  They love music!!!!!! Always a good time singing with them.  

Music is a constant thing here!  People blast music late at night and even at 5 in the morning hahahahaha 
Hermana Scott is Snow White haha she brings the animals to her.  We are friends with the perros.
There are lots of perros, random vacas, and even ostriches.  Futbol is HUGE here as well.  Yesterday there was a game! 
They could just play all night.

LOVVVVVVVEEEEE the pictures!  I miss Utah! Seems like you guys are really doing well.  

The days are so busy- dont get home till 9:00. It is finally hot again.  Today for p day we have to go to the office to give the elders a bill that they need to pay haha Then I think we are going to go to Burger King lol We need to go grocery shopping! We have to work again at 6:00!  Love you all sooo much!  Looks like you guys are doing so well.  Packages dont come till thurs and the office is far, but we are going today and hopefully it will be there.  The language is coming along....still hard at times.  The people in our ward want me and Hermana Scott to teach English!  Crazy huh???? 


Hermana Alexander

Mosiah 2:41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God.  For behold, the are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness.  O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.

Hermana Scott and I love serving together in Paraguay!

Paraguay is beautiful..but there is a lot of this too haha

Even found some English?!

So of course we had to take pictures haha

From us to you..We love the cyper!

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