Whats up Fam!
It was another good week. We had lots of stuff to do. We were in Cuidad Del Este doing divisions with some missionaries there and for a zone conference. So that was cool. I got to work with some elders that came with me here in the mission, so that was super fun. We had some awesome lessons together and set some baptismal dates with a few people. It's been cool being able to work with the other missionaries and help them get them fired up about the mission and also getting to learn new ways to teach from other missionaries. I feel like I have become a better missionary because of it. The zone conference was also so awesome. Prez Svec and Hmn Svec went all out haha. We went to the store and bought 2 shopping carts full of a bunch of food and snacks to make stockings for all of the missionaries. Haha everyone in the store were looking at us like what are these fat boys doing buying all those chocolates...haha that was a cool experience though, the zone conference went well and you could feel the Spirit of Christ.
On Saturday we had another Christmas devotional in Encarnacion for the zone that we are actually in. That went pretty well and we were able to be in the choir for the members and investigators there. Another cool thing, during the mission I have been learning to play the Ukulele and have actually learned how to play..haha never knew I could learn music...But I was able to play a song there at the devotional with some other missionaries in front of all of them, and it actually went really well. I have never sang or played an instrument in front of anyone before so that was an interesting experience. Mom, you would be so proud!
When we got back to our area on Thursday we also had lots of stuff to do. We worked in an area called Trinidad to get it ready to open up a church there. So we worked there and were able to find a bunch of awesome people. This past Sunday we started a group there and had the first sacrament meeting. It went super well. One of our investigators came who hasn't been able to attend church in Obligado in a few weeks because she lives in Trinidad which is about 30 minutres from Obligado. But she was able to come and it was a great experience for her. She has been progressing so much, she loves the church. I am super excited for the work there because now the people will be able to come to church! Wow...it seriously is so great to see the work of the Lord move forward. I can see the Lord's hands in it, and we get to be instruments to bring people unto Him. This week I also had the priviledge to baptize one of the investigators of the sister misionaries in our area. That was a super cool experience for the branch here in Obligado. It was a little girl that got baptized and it definitely brought the Spirit of Christ to the members. I feel like it is bringing their missionary spirit up and they want to start doing more missionary work. I just want to finish off saying that I know that this church is true and that Christ is the head of it. He invites us all to follow Him! I love you all, Merry Christmas!! I hope you all have a great one!
Baptism that the sisters had this past sunday
-We donated some blood to help a members daughter who was super sick