Ok so a little bit about this week:
We had 3 divisions back to back Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. And me and Hermana Jones met back together on Friday. So we had barely any time together working this week. The divisions this week we decided to do them with all of the Hermanas in 1 zone that is kind of far away from Limpio. So we had to wake up at 5 every one of those mornings to be able to meet up and start the day on time. And some of that time was used to travel in the bus, added all up it was 9 hours in the bus! So it was a crazy busy week and flew by. Me and Hermana Jones have been trying to do new things in Limpio to help us with the progression of the work here and we put lots of goals and were able to do a lot! It was a really hot week, but that’s nothing new here in Paraguay :)
So a little bit about the things I learned this week:
I learned that with the divisions with other Hermanas it all just comes down to love. Love for the people here in Paraguay to be able to help them come closer to Christ. But also a love for other Hermanas. Sometimes I think that we are all here super strong and motivated to conquer the world. But missionaries are normal people too. With doubts, troubles, sad times. And there’s nothing I can do as another missionary, another person, if I don’t have charity and love. To be able to look at them through God's eyes is so important. We are here as missionaries, in companionships to help one another in this beautiful mission. Sometimes its hard. But together, as 2, we can do so much more! And I know that Christ can give me that love that I need.
We had an awesome experience this week with a contact. Hna Jones had contacted a guy named Ariel and we went back on Friday to see if he had read we they left him. We were able to have a lesson with him and teach him. Sometimes I feel like when we share we are trying to convince people. But this time it was different. Like we were teaching a humble boy that wanted to learn. He is 22 and he is pretty smart. He told us that his parents had never taught him to read the bible or go to church and he said they don’t believe in much. But at one point, he realized he had to find Christ for himself. So one thing I learned is that salvation is personal but we have to work as a team to arrive there. He would have never learned the things he did about the Gospel if there wouldn’t have been missionaries there to teach him. We share, and they can listen and act. We are hear as a team! He asked us some crazy questions that we had never heard before. We hope he now just acts in his faith that he has!
Well, I got to try to milk a cow this week... I have no knowledge concerning that... so it didn’t work out too well. And I got to try cow milk from their cow. it was definitely pretty fresh (after cooked) from a cow... :)
I hope you all have an amazing Monday and smile!
Love you! Hermana Liesel Wiscombe