Another week! I just can't believe it. Time just flies. What?! Anyways, family and friends!
First I just want to say that the mission is a HARD thing. But if it wasn't, what growing would happen?
Last Saturday we started proselyting under the blue blue skies. And about half way through the day, a thunder storm decided to roll in. With no rainboots, coat or umbrella, we were as wet as could be. At first it was a good thing after a hot day of walking. And then that thought quickly left. haha. After not being received by many because of the rain, or whatever reason, we had a lesson with one of our investigators that night and it made the day worth it. It made the rain, the mud, the rejection worth it. We are seeing a miracle working inside of him, Richard. Knowing that we can help him to understand things better and help him to come to the path of righteousness made the hard day worth it.
A scripture that I found this week that I really really love and that is very crucial in not only my life, but all of yours too, is 1 Cor.13:1. Whether they are our words or actions, I know that if we do not have charity, our efforts are will be very minimal. We have to put our heart into it. We have to have charity for the people that we teach, the people that we try to befriend, even the people that may seem like our enemies. If we but have charity, we will see our efforts be for a good cause. Especially being here, I can't just go through the actions of missionary work. I can't teach because I am supposed to and expect a miracle. The fruits and the miracles happen after we have charity. After we give our heart to the Lord and let his charity and love work through us. I know that this is true.
So yesterday we were invited to a birthday party (we thought it was just a lunch with a less active). Oh do Paraguayans know how to party. And by party, I mean eat. Holy moly. The amount of meat they can eat. I tried my hardest. WOW. Plus the (so delicious) cake on top of that. I thought I was going to die. Everybody told me that when I would come to Paraguay and starve. Nothing could be more false. haha Anyways, off of my food rant... That just totally changed the mood of this letter didn't it? haha anyways.
Another week, another chance to try to be better every day! I just want everybody to know how true all of this is. The gospel. Everything. I love it. And the Savior, Jesus Christ, makes it all possible. What an amazing brother we have.
Have a wonderful week!
Love, Hermana Liesel Wiscombe