Another week has flown by! Cant believe it. The days seem like weeks and the weeks seem like days. Its so true. I am loving my time here in Paraguay! I know this is the country for me!! Some of the everyday living, as requested by my dad:
Every morning we wake up and run, its not too hot in the mornings yet. We do our studies for the day and then we are off. Usually first to our lunch appointment with a member. The food here is so good. Everybody feeds us so well. I haven’t had to eat anything weird yet. So that’s been good :) We only get on collectivos (buses) usually on P-days. Super cheap and sometimes they are packed with people, some hanging out the door. They are pretty crazy because we have to drive over some pretty sketchy roads and so they can get pretty bumpy. There are soooooo many dogs here. It makes me not want a dog later on. Fortunately, the dogs in the states are a bit different and nicer and more domesticated. Anyways, they are everywhere. None that have been dangerous yet, they just bark at you, that’s all. The other day we found a mango and ate it. It was really good. My companion said, I think this tree is confused. Ususally mango season is in November and December. haha but it was good! And we found an avocado too the other day and took it home with us!
On to the more serious stuff.. Miracles are happening here in Molino. Christ is changing the hearts of people and we are only the observers. We see people completely change and want more and its not us doing it. There is a family (almost) that we are teaching. The mom is a member but the dad is not.
As for my Spanish, ehh mas o menos. I can talk ok. I can usually say the thing I want to, with lots of effort and time, but the really hard part for me is understanding and being able to respond to someone. So I am continuing to pray for the ability to understand. I know it will come over time though. With hard work, the gift of tongues, time, and faith, I will be able to speak it!
I discovered something yesterday. I came to the conclusion that missions are really just a time to be COMPLETELY out of your comfort zone. Its so true. For me right now, everything that I am supposed to be doing and that is the best use of my time, is not in my comfort zone. But I just have to accept it and soak it all up because I know that is when we do our most growing. Id say the hardest thing for me right now is contacting on the streets. I'm okay with talking to people about the gospel and saying hola but the hard part for me is to start a conversation. Ahh it kills me everytime. But me and my companion are praying to love contacting. Not just doing it, but loving it. So I just need to contact, open my mouth, and hope that Christ gives me the strength!
Something that has been very prominent in our lessons this week has been the subject of sacrifice. Jesus Christ sacrificed his LIFE. Everything he had on this earth, he sacrificed. For you. For me. He gave up everything. How can someone be so perfect? Christ is amazing and he is truly the best example we have. The least we can do is sacrifice Something. Anything. Whether its our time, 3 hours on sundays. Whether its money for helping someone in need. Whether its being a mother and sacrificing your wants for your child’s. Anything will help you become more like Christ. I love my savior.
Well, not too much more about this week. I love Paraguay.
I hope you guys have an amazing week! Remember that Christ can lift you up if you just let him! Love you guys and thank you for ALL of the support! Seriously! Im sorry I cant respond to everyone. But I love you guys!
Love, Hermana Wiscombe