Monday, December 21, 2015

Transfers! 1227.40 miles walked in Paraguay!

Hey everyone, this week was a crazy one! So yes, I was transferred. Out of Pedro Juan. Wow that was hard. I hated leaving all of the families there, especially Ruben and his family! I love them so much! When I left, he was crying and it was super sad. Funny thing is, my excomp called me and told me in his prayers he prays more for me than he does for them hahaha. I love it.

So now I am in Del Maestro A, in San Lorenzo, which is south of Asuncion if im not mistaken! Its like, kind of similar to PJC, but not really. The nice thing is its not in the middle of the city with all the pollution and that junk. My new comp is from Uruguay, Elder Garcia. He is a super hard worker. I love it. Last week we found 8 new investigators who accepted the invitation to be baptized including 2 families. We are super stoked for these people, and really have high hopes for many of them to continue to baptism. But like always, we will be praying constantly for them and if you guys want to throw in a few prayers for our investigators, that would be ideal. haha 

I dont have a lot of time this week unfortunately!
love you all!!!
Elder Zaugg

Merrrrrrrry Christmas i love christmas. Unlike Elder Noah Miller, i couldn't wait on a couple packages. Thanks for the fruity pebbles mom. love you:) 

Step Stats

132974 steps


72.9 miles

All the missionaries and the zone leaders from their zone

Very hard time saying goodbye.  This family has done so much for Brody!!! Grateful for the delicious food!!!!

Brody will forever love Reuben.  Reuben made a mug with a picture of both of them on it before he left.  What a treasure!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Miracle Week....Semana 24........1154.5 miles walked in Paragay

Hey everyone! Wow this week was so amazing, and I dont even have enough time to tell you all exactly what happened. So first of all, it rained every day this week. We prayed so much that we would have sun on Saturday because we had the baptism and Nativity. Well, at 2 in the morning I woke up on Saturday to a huggggee rain storm, winds and rain like crazy, and inmediately said a prayer that we would have sun. Well it continued raining up until 12, and then stopped. And in 30 minutes, there was sun and blue skies. Instantly, we knew it was a miracle from God that the rain stopped. It was supposed to rain the whole day, the entire sky was black and I couldnt see any sunshine or any glimpse of blue but all of a sudden, it stopped. 
So then at 3 we had the baptism! Wow, what a special day. So Ruben Ojeda was baptized.  He is 10 and he is amazing. Hes like my best friend slash my little brother. So here´s the miracle. About a month and a half ago, we were walking to church on sunday and a girl stopped her moto on the other side of the street and asked if the church was open yet. Then we kept on walking and we showed up to church and there she was. She told us that her family were members but ahdnt been to church in years and years, like 8 years. Her mom wouldnt let her go to church alone because she was scared something bad would happened to her or something, so Sara told her mom at 18 she would go to church. So there she was, at church the week after her 18th birthday. She told us she had a younger brother who wasnt a member, so we went and taught him and in 1 month he was baptized. And he literally had a testimony and wanted to be baptized, he knew exactly what baptism is and what it means and was so happy to be baptized. I was so grateful that he asked me to baptize him, and after he was baptized, I hugged him like 3 times I felt so much love for him. It is crazy how much love i develop for people that change their lives and make the committment with God to follow his commandments! 

And then that night we had the Nativity! It turned out so perfect, we rusty as for the acting, but so perfect. About 100 people came, a ton of less actives and investigators, and it really was amazing. We had about 20 members acting, and then showed 4 bible story videos from the church website and the christmas messages from last year and this year throughout. I am so grateful for all the blessings and miracles we received for the Nativiity to turn out like it did.

I love you all. I love this gospel. I love the mission. I wanted to leave you all with a quote (it might be worded slightly differently..but basically a quote ok) that I read in a Christmas book by Henry B. Eyring.

"With all that we know, how much more do we want to give the Savior a gift for Christmas? But how can we possibly know what to give him? He already has everything. Well, not quite. He doesnt have you yet, living with him forever in happiness. I hope this warms your heart like it does mine to know how much our Savior wants you to return to live with him forever. You cant give him this gift today, or this Christmas, but you can show him you want to give the gift to him today, by prayer. By reading a page of scripture. By keeping a commandment."

Im so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I challenge you all to show him you want to give him this gift for Christmas, you want to live with him forever, and you can show him through prayer, throught scripture study, through obedience to a commandment today.
Love you all.

Elder Zaugg

18425   10.1
18227   10,0
14167   7,8
6179     3,3
14024   7,7
20123   11,5
10297   5,6
56 miles