Monday, March 21, 2016

Cambiosss.....(Changes) 1944 Miles walked in Paraguay

This week we had transfers! Im staying in the area, but I got a new comp, elder Struhs from Idaho! He has 16 months in the mission. And we are ready to work! We have baptisms coming up for some of our investigators. Sorry, I dont like sending the names home, basically because I dont want to count the chickens before they hatch. Usually for about 5 baptismal dates, about 1 person actually gets baptized. 

But on April 2, we have a baptism date for one investigator named Celia.

its crazy. ive never felt love for someone that i met like 2 months ago like this. its not like love like i want to marry you, but like i want to help you.Shes 48 and her daughter is 22. She isnt a member, yet, and her daughter is reactivating right now. We have been working with her for a month now, and she let problems get in the way but wants to be baptized now. She shared her testimony with us, and knows it really is the only way to live with God again, to be baptized by someone who holds the authority of God to act in his name and preform the saving ordinances, one being baptism by inmersion. But yesterday, Lorena told us she didnt want to go to church anymore. And then we sat in silence for awhile. I told her straight up with the most love and sincerity in my heart that she is making the worst decision she could make in her life right now. and then we just starting talking about her testimony, questions about joseph smith, the church, the book of mormon, and stuff like that. Really for like 15 minutes we talked, the whole time she was crying bc she knows she needs to go back, and inside wants too. She knows Joseph Smith was a prophet because the Holy Ghost testified to her of that. She knows the Book of Mormon is true because the Holy Ghost testified to her of that. She knows the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the church of Christ restored to the Earth today to provide the path for everyone to return and live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. and honestly I shed a couple tears. haha it is so sad honestly, when someone starts turning away from what they know to be true. You really begin to develop the love for these people and the desire to help them on your mission. The holy ghost was so strong it was crazy. Honestly, i never understood the holy ghost until i got here, but it was strong and i know for a fact she felt it so strong and thats why she was crying. But her mom asked her after she said she didnt want to go anymore, "you dont want to go anymore? Now all of a sudden your saying you dont want to go anymore? Why? Well (she turned to look at us) Well i guess i will go solo to church this week." then cried pleading for us to help her. Honestly, some times the mission is so great. that was one of my favorite lessons bc i know her mom is going to be baptized in 2 weeks and i think she will reactivate now! i hopeee and pray! We could use your prayers too👍
love you all! Shoutout to my mom, my grandpa, my sister Lucy, cousin Eli and everyone else that had birthdays in march! 

Elder Zaugg


Noche De Hogar with Hma Leo (lion) and we made nachos and mexican tacos. so great. They loved them. Hma Leo is the best missionary grandma ever haha she always gives us food and lunches and yeah shes great

Going to average 60 miles for the week, since my pedometer broke! :( My mom is sending another soon!

Elder Molina- the tradition is when you die (means finish your mission) you get egg and flour thrown at you!  Pretty funny.....

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