Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

¡Hola familia y amigos!

This week has flown by - It's hard to believe we're on the brink of December.

For Thanksgiving we didn't really do anything special - here in South America they do NOT celebrate the day the colonists came - but we did have lunch at the Hermana Gomez's house and that's just about as close to a thanksgiving feast as you can get. Every week we walk away very full from the house of Hermana Gomez. This week we ate asado - barbecued meats including sausage, chicken and some kind of beef or pork - arroz quezu, mandioca, sopa paraguaya, fresh pineapple juice and ice-cream in the end. Needless to say I was stuffed.

On Saturday we had a "Capilla Abierta" and we have been inviting and contacting all this week. Sadly we only had a few investigators show up, but our ward really worked hard and we feel, at the very least, our ward is stronger because of the activity. At the end we watched Meet the Mormons. Many of the members had yet to see the movie and everyone loved it.

Fruit season is coming and we are enjoying the various flowers on the plants before the actual fruit starts to grow. We are also very excited for the new video that came out for the Navidad - it's a great way to share the true spirit of the season!

Every Thanksgiving we always say three things we're grateful for before we feast - it's a little delayed, but I am grateful for 1) my family, 2) my calling as a missionary and 3) the Plan of Salvation, especially for the Atonement.

With love sent from Paraguay,

Hermana Carr