There is a whole new world to transfers. Never would have known it until I got into the office. I though transfers were tough on normal missionaries in terms of sleep. In 3 nights I got 8 hours of sleep but it was a super great time with the other office elders and APs! We got a new assistant! Elder Crofts. He is a super cool guy from Idaho and is a stud. But we are super sad to see Elder Ramirez go. I love that cool mexicano. No puedo creerlo. - everyone in the office now says that all the time bc of how many times he would say that every day. But, hes gone on to Limpio as a zone leader to finish his mission in July. No puedo creerlo. Time flies! So, Tuesday morning started at 3AM with one missionary getting into Paraguay, the only American that arrived this chagne. Luckily, I didnt have to go to the airport for that arrival-that was the assistants and President`s job. Oh..wait. At 3is President comes into our room and turns on the lights and wakes us up! He introduced E. Vogel to us. Ill be honest, when I woke up a couple hours later, I had completely forgotten about that. Then E. Parada asked me about it... "That wasn`t a dream? Oh." haha. Turns out, Elder Ramirez tells us what happened. The APs slept in. They woke up late, around 330, quickly got dressed and drove to the airport. But, when they got their, the airport was empty! Nobody was their but the workers so they came back confused...Turns out, when they left, the American was already in our house sound asleep in our room....hahahaha. President had already brought him here. That was super super funny.
Tuesday night. We got about an hour and a half of sleep...I think. But, that night is when we took the picture you see below. Yes. it says, "The office has not had a crash for 1 day." But dont worry, it is now 5 days....You see, here in the office, there are a lot of crashes with the van. Not sure why, but there are. My slate is free and will stay that way, sì o sì. Unfortunately, Elder Parada was learning to drive stick, like I did, and got in a fight with a collectivo. Not really, the colectivo just hit him and then drove away, but don`t worry, it was just an orange paint scratch on the back light. Too bad, but hey, we lived to see another day.
Wednesday morning was crazy. Changes. At 5am, we started changes and it was just non-stop all day long with everything going on. Really, its been that way all week but its been enjoyable. Only 7 missionaries finished their missions this week, next chagne will be 25. That will be way hectic...
The church came out with new bible videos!!!! Narrated by children. They are hilarious. But it is awesome to see how pure and righteous the thoughts of children are. There is a verse in the Book of Mormon, Mosiah 3:19 that says:
For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child,submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
In this life, we have to ignore the yearnings of the natural man, and accept the will of God in our life. His will is that we follow His son, Jesus Christ and keep His commandments. From the very first minute Jesus was born, He has showed us how we should live: examples of patience, love, kindness, humility, obedience. "He's special, so it was a special day." His birth marks the beginning of His life, his dedication so that one day, we might be able to live with our Heavenly Father again. Hope you all like the video, there`s more videos at