Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Week 66, the first pday of my last transfer..... Hermana Minks is dying this change

Yep, you heard me right, Hermana Minks is 6 weeks away from what us missionaries we refer to as dead. And as the song goes, " el fin sea cera y hay poco tiempo debeis publicar lo que dios os mandò" entonces..... "I will go and do the Lord has commanded". Tomorrow they will tell us our changes, but since I only have 6 weeks left I don't think I'll have changes, and Hermana Terrazas has only been here one change. But who knows, could be that they send me somewhere else, that'd be crazy.

Anyway, this week we got to participate in something super cool. We had an open house in Capiata and I got to teach people the basics of what we teach and share with the people. It was fun! I also went on divisions with the sisters that are in my old area, and went to see some of my old investigators and families I was teaching. It was awesome to see the chapel so full of people. 

We also had interviews with President this week, it was nice, I'm not sure why, I just like talking to my church leaders. I always enjoy talking to my Bishop too. It's probably the Spirit haha. Anyway, it was a good interview, and at the end he always gives us something to eat. This time it was banana bread with cinnamon and walnuts. It was chuchi (fancy) and very tasty. 

My time is disappearing from under my nose! So I wont be able to tell you anymore, but I hope you all have a wonderful week! and I'll talk to you next Monday!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Week 65 and the rain came down and the floods came up, the house on the rock stood still.

This week, has been cloudy and rainy and wonderful all week. I'm pretty sure winter is on its way and I know Heavenly Father loves his missionaries in Paraguay who've been melting all of January. Haha and its fumy, because the sister who shared the spiritual thought for our ward night shared the story that one can find in 3Nephi 14: 24-27 as well as in Matthew 7:24-27 when Christ shared the parable of the wise man and the foolish man who built their houses and then it rained. And for those who don't remember, or aren't familiar, I'll quote it below. And well its funny, because when the activity ended, the Hermana made me go sing it for the ward in English and they sang it in Spanish, but I'm not a good singer, and I couldn't remember how the song goes, so it didn't turn out too exciting haha. But anyway, that was the highlight of my week. singing with motions to the primary song "The Wise Man and the Foolish Man". haha

Also this week I learned how to make  dulce de guayaba! That's whats in the pot in stirring.

NOTE:  Dulce de guayaba is Guava jam.  It's sweet and yummy, thick and dark red.

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely week and I'm sorry my email is so short, I'll do my best next week to write more. 

 24 ¶Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto wise man, which built his house upon rock:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon rock.26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that houseand it felland great was the fall of it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Week 64 I love colectivos!

Well, well, well, another week has passed and I’m not sure what to say. 

I do have a sad story to tell you though. So last Monday was going wonderful. We do some shopping and all our stuff, and we were on our way home, or rather, waiting for the bus to come. And similar to the pioneer children, the Hermana Misioners stood as they waited and waited and waited..... and waited  and waited for the bus. haha and then when it came I got so excited that it had finally come that I may or may not have tripped and fell BAM right in the steps of the bus in front of all the people like only a tired hot sister missionary could haha and may or may not have bruised my shin bone. It was lovely. But the best part, was that I didn’t fall in front of an empty bus where nobody would see me, or on a bus so full that only 4 or 5 people would hear me fall or see it happen, but it had to happen in front of a bus perfectly full of quietly seated people all watching as I ever so gracefully climb into the bus and smack my leg on the step and almost die of embarrassment and then of pain haha. But it’s all cool, because it doesn’t really hurt anymore, and it’s just a pretty bruise and a lump on my shin and nothing else. So you know, all is well that ends well. 

Haha and other than that we’ve been doing lots of service lately. We went and cut grass for a less active in our ward, and then Saturday we went and cleaned up the yard of an investigator who might be crazy. We spent 2 hours raking, and sweeping, and I finished my work with a blister on my hand hahaha I never thought that I’d get blisters from sweeping. I think I might need to clean a little me often. haha 

Anyway, it’s been a good week, and I’ll write more next week. 

Mucho Amor, HNA Minks

Note:  Colectivo = city bus

Monday, February 2, 2015

week 63 llena del espiritu

This week has been soooooo crazy. The first half of the week we spent getting lost in Asuncion, because Hna Terrazas was having headaches and we had to take her to the eye doctor and get glasses. It was fun. We got lost in the other mission and saw all kinds of new places and the bus driver misunderstood us and took us to the wrong hospital. Which means we were miles away from where we wanted to be. It was crazy but we had fun while we were on our adventure in Asuncion. Then we worked for a few days, and Saturday was zone conference and it was amazing. I felt the spirit the whole time and had so many prayers answered. I left feeling very edified. Then we went home and started our fasts. Then on Sunday we had our meetings, and our attendance grew by 25% it was a miracle! And then last night we got to go to a devotional for women with the General Relief Society president, and the General Young Women’s second councilor. It was fantastic. They spoke an hour each and I could have stayed all night and listened to them. I wish we could have listened to more but it was super late and they had to end the night so people could get home. It was wonderful. I had lots of prayers answered. I also got to see lots of my companions like Hermana Betancourth! We cried too, and Hermana Sanders. 

I don’t remember if I mentioned much about an investigator I was teaching in Loma Pyta, but anyway, we had an investigator who was baptized about 7 years ago, but never got confirmed. After I left the Elders started figuring things out more about what to do and they had to talk to the area 70 and I hadn’t heard anything else about him. Last night Hermana Sanders told me he got baptized on Saturday. I was so happy I was crying. That was probably one of the hardest areas for me, and also where I worked the hardest to have success, and I was so sad to leave without seeing any clear results of all our hard work. And to hear that he got baptized was an answer to my prayers. Needless to say, I’m very happy that I could have such a wonderful week.