Monday, February 8, 2016

City Slickers

¡Hola familia y amigos!

Wow. This week has flown by. Last week when I arrived in Moroni I was a little star-struck, but instead of fading my love for this area just grows and grows.

Being in the city has been an adjustment - especially with remembering where all of the streets are (we've gotten lost a few times). Luckily we have our district meetings at the mission offices and last Tuesday we were able to print off maps of our area to carry around with us in hand. Thank you Google maps!

It's been rough finding new investigators because everyone we contact either just works at the houses as maintenance/cleaning crew or they live somewhere else - we are very persistent with the people that we find that live in our area. We have a few solid investigators though. One of our investigator's - José Luis - his wife had their baby this week. The named him Josías Luis Moroni - after Moroni in the Book of Mormon. José is awesome. The family that came to church last week was not able to come this week, but they are beginning to understand the importance of scripture reading and daily prayer.

As far as being a trainer goes there's really not that much to it. We just study more to know the lessons better. Hermana Santos is awesome - a lot of the time I feel like she's training me more than I'm training her. Together we are learning how to be effective missionaries and how to appropriately persist in helping and inviting people come unto Christ. I've been learning how to call, set appointments and follow up on commitments - all in Spanish. There are only a few moments when neither Hermana Santos nor I know what someone is saying to us in Spanish. Thankfully people are usually understanding and patient and will repeat themselves.

The heat has been getting pretty crazy. The air conditioning in our apartment doesn't work very effectively, but today we are getting replacement fans and we are super excited to (hopefully) spread the cold air around. Even though it's not fun to have wet, mushy shoes, I am starting to love the rainy days because the temperature drops to a more bearable level after it rains.

The members here are awesome and I am loving getting to know them more and more.

With love sent from Paraguay,

Hermana Carr

A beautifully, hot, sunny day in the streets of Asunción.

After fast Sunday we were starving after a good, hard days work so we pulled out all our food and had a snack night. WE ALSO FOUND NUTELLA