Monday, October 5, 2015

It's Problablamente Conferencia

Dear Friends and Family,

This week has been a long and awesome one.

Last P-day we made a trip to a chuchi supermarket store called "Stock" and we found expensive peanut-butter. Instead of buying the peanut-butter we opted to buy toasted peanuts for a third of the cost and we made our own en casa. I don't know if I'm ever going back - homemade peanut butter is so good! We've been snacking on peanut butter and honey sandwiches and peanut butter with apples throughout this week.

On Tuesday we had Zone Conference and learned about working with members. Our mission president also animated us for this change and ministered to our Zone a bit - last change we didn't do very well with the numbers, but this is a new change! We are working with more focus in the work and with more obedience so we can see the blessings.

On Friday it rained off and on all day and Juan de Salazar turned into a rainy ghost town - there was no one out in the streets. We still had a few lessons and after planning we made Malta - a bitter/sweet hot drink I've found I love from here.

Saturday and Sunday was General Conference. I paid attention through all of the meetings and learned a TON -  I feel very instructed and more able and animated to share the gospel after viewing conference. What a blessing we have to have this modern revelation here for us in our day! So cool!

Funny story: Sunday morning Hermana Getz and I woke up, got ready for the day and went out to try and have some lessons before conference. We were eating breakfast and the Elders called us and said (translated to English) "the hour of Paraguay changed - the ward-sponsored collectivo to conference will leave at 11am instead of 12". Thinking the time of the transmission of Conference for Paraguay had been changed and knowing we had been telling people all week the collectivo would leave at noon, we booked it to the nearest houses to spread the word. We passed by the bishop's house to get a number of one of our menos activos and he informed us that the time of the transmission from Salt Lake hadn't changed, it was the global time change that'd happened! Que verguenza. We went back to the houses we had passed and corrected ourselves. Even though we're pretty informed, every now and then we forget about time changes and the language barrier leads us astray.

Today while doing compras we found the Paraguay version of Ramen Noodles - ¡Aji-no-men! We don't have a member feeding us lunch tomorrow and we are excited to try it out.

En serio, if you didn't get to view all of conference or you just want some more direction/solace in your life, go watch Conference! The apostles and our prophet are truly called of God and have given us guidance for us today.

With love sent from Paraguay,

Hermana Carr