Monday, September 23, 2013

Ricardo got baptized!

Ricardo got baptized!

We had a super busy week and it flew by super quick!  

We found 3 new families to teach that all seem pretty willing to keep commitments, but it rained on Sunday. AGAIN. So they decided to stay nice and dry in there peaceful holes of safety and warmth.  CURSE you Paraguayan superstitions!

But Ricardo and his family came, because they have real testimonies. Ricardo was confirmed and got the priesthood.  It was an awesome experience to see Ricardo and his family finally see and be part of the ordinances we have been talking about for so long.  Ricardo has quit smoking and so has his wife!  She and their 2 daughters will be baptized this Saturday, hopefully by Ricardo! 

Elder Hatfield's Spanish is getting better and he is starting to enjoy the mission more and more as he stops thinking about home. 

I read a few talks this week about learning by faith and asking in faith. It was a big help in figuring out how to progress and obtain more blessings.  The classic example of this was Joseph Smith's prayer as he asked God which church he should join, not which is true, nor which is the best, but which one should he act upon and join himself with.  It reminded me about when we were trying to help Ricardo quit smoking, we didn't just pray that he would quit, but what should we do to help him quit.

Something else about Paraguay that I have found funny is that there are a lot of people who are cross eyed.  I don't know why, but in the past week I have met about 8 people where I had no 'eye-dea' which eye to look at.  

Hopefully Elder Hatfield and I will be able to get some more families to church this next Sunday!  

I heard Ryan got his call to North Carolina!  That is awesome!!!!!!!!  When does he leave? 
(I don't know what these pictures are about, but will check next week)

Elder Neifert

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