Send letters or packages to:

Ryan James LaFaye Tel 595 21-601-392
Paraguay Asuncion Mission Mission office phone
2881 Del Maestro c/Caballero
Barrio Herrera

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Started teaching a clase de ingles

lomitos despues el templo


We didn't have any investigators in church, but I am very confident we can bring one to district meeting this week. Miguel Nunez has made a lot of progress with the palabra de sabaduria. He has dropped alcohol completely but is still smoking a few at night. Last week it seemed like he was going through some pretty bad withdrawls and couldn't walk at all nor stand up from his bed, but is fighting through it. His knees have always been super bad, por eso he uses a palo to walk. Last Domingo we gave him a blessing de salud and now he is walking like a champ. He knows this miracle is from God and is so excited to be baptized. We have tried to get a moto for him but the only member with one has been inactive for almost 2 months now, for the past month he has told us he would run to church if he could. We have taught him everything and he has a good relationship with our presidente, so I am very confident he will be baptized.
Not sure if I have mentioned anything of Eber Gonzalez recently. He was our best investigator after coming to church twice in a row, but he got drunk with a buddy and tried to steal a moto from a cop... not very smart. So we visited him several times while he was in the carcel, super humble and tiene las ganas para cambiar su vida. I love the guy to death, but when he drinks he is a completely different person. He had a court date and the Juez sent him to the Pen in Asuncion for who knows how long. From some members we hear its like a living cemetery in there, (basically exactly like the Panama prison from the show prison break for those of you who have seen it), highly recommended show btw. So keep him in your prayers because he is a really good person who just got caught up with the wrong friends and doing bad things.
Por conversos recientes, Familia Reyes are doing great, Nery is excited to recieve the socerdocio mayor next week. we gave him a list of scriptures to look up to learn un poco mas de este socerdocio y darle mas animo. We visited Antonia Flecha this week, she is old and blind so I want to find an audio libro de mormon for her. Even though her family doesn't give her much support, she has faith like the brother of Jared. The sociedad de soccorro are trying to bring her to church at least once a month.
We are visiting more menos activos with nuestro presidente, not sure how much progress we are making with them but we will keep trying.
Just studied in the book of mormon the part where Alma and Amulek go and baptize a full in his hometown. Me encanta este parte because it really relates to our situation here as missionaries. We are both rubios and blanco y té, but if we use the help of the members, we will have much more success.
We started teaching a clase de ingles every Miercoles. We are not the best teachers but we speak english pretty well so they don't know the difference. I actually really like teaching, its pretty fun. Last week we got a new investigator out of it so vamos a ver.
Elder Bowers and I are great. This week we had a rough companionship inventory en la calle, but after talking through it we are better than before. We are still working hard teaching by the spirit, and we are very confident to see some more success at the end of this change.
We went to the temple today, it was amazing. We did endowments and then some baptisms for the dead. I felt like Alma baptizing a thousand souls in the waters of mormon, tan pudette. It was super hard to do the endowments in spanish though.
My diet doesn't really change, neither of my companions cook very much so I usually make pancakes and omelets in the morning, for lunch either pasta, rice, baked potatoes, lomitos (burritos), or just bread and jam. usually too tired to make food at night so we just sleep. But I actually really enjoy cooking, not for a job though because when I cook something tan riquisimo I want to eat it right after.
Oh and happy super late birthday randy, perdoname for forgetting but you cant get mad cuz i bought you a pretty sweet soccer jersey. and whats the latest scoop, tiene una linda novia ya? Reece? Coming up on 16 pretty soon, I'm sure the girls are lining up at the door but do you have any early picks?
Alright so this week I really want to encourage you to do your home teaching. This is one thing we lack in Guarambare, only a few members really go out and fulfill their callings, and when they do they see a lot of success and can definately see a difference in the familias they visit. Just bake em a few cookies, visit for 20 minutes, share a message from the Liahona, and if your really up for the challenge invite them to make a small commitment for the week according to your lesson (do more service for uno a otro, give a libro de mormon to someone, invite someone to church) algo asi. sincillo pero poderoso.

gracias por todo,
les amo muchisimo!

Elder LaFaye
Miguel Nunez sus sobrinos

No comments:

Post a Comment