How's everything in America? Or wherever you may be? The other day this guy in my ward asked what all of my friends are doing back home. And I told him that mostly everybody that writes me is on a mission. It's pretty crazy to be able to say that. To have friends all over the world is pretty cool I must say.
Anyways, on to this past week! One of the experiences that I would like to share is one of this lady that is soon to be baptized. This experience really testified to me that I am only a missionary, a servant, of the Lord and that the Lord and the spirit are really doing all the work and the conversion in converts. This past week the elders in another area gave us a reference to a woman that was interested in the church. So we went to her house pretty soon after and just talked to her and see where she was at religiously and just everything. So that was pretty good. Her boyfriend is a less-active member. So he had a dream that made him want to change the way he was living and so he came to church pretty soon after with his girlfriend, her name is Eli. So we went for a second time to teach and so we taught her the restoration and afterwards we felt that it was right to give her a baptismal date. She is getting baptized in less than 2 weeks and she is amazing. Eli believes and wants to get baptized. We are seeing miracles here everyday. None of this would be possible without the Lord. As missionaries, we are only here to preach the gospel, to allow them to feel the spirit more strongly in their life, and really to just support them. The Lord does the rest. I know that if I am
This week was pretty normal - for a missionary in Paraguay. I just love the people. Every body is so kind and especially the ward. The people here are so humble and willing to help us with anything. Of course, sometimes it's a struggle, because a lot of people are kaiway (I guess in the states you'd say chill or laidback). So we have to keep telling everybody to work hard and keep going and keep going everyday. It's tough for us all but I know it's so important to work. And I am learning to love the work. Anyways, the members are amazing and I am so blessed to be here. All I have to say is jaha nda tupaupe!
There really isn't too much to report on! Just that I am doing lovely and I am happy and I know I owe that all to the Lord! A scripture I'd like to share for the week is Alma 7;14-15. This week I was thinking a lot about baptism and why it is so important. I read this scripture and I know that baptism is important because 1) we can only inherit the kingdom of heaven through baptism and 2) we need to be cleaned from our sins. In verse 15 it really showed me how important that part is and why repentance is so important. The part that was crazy to me was when it said when we sin, how easy are we then bound down. Or something like that. Isn't that crazy? I know it's true though. We can't be happy and we will be miserable because of sin. So repent and I know that you can be happier than ever before! Repentance and especially baptism can bring true joy!
Well, I hope that you all are doing just lovely as each day passes! Remember that the Lord loves you and that he is there to support you through everything that is righteous! Through tough times he is there and he wants you to succeed!! Remember that I love you and thanks to you all for everything!
Love, Hermana Wiscombe