Monday, November 3, 2014

Still Learning, But Ready for the Best Day in the Mission!!

Welp, one more week is done... How freaky is that?!  Time really does fly out here!

This week was a crazy!  We hit EVERY EXTREME - every extreme in weather, every extreme in emotion, and every extreme in food!  Haha!  This week was awesome :) !!

To start, this week it rained... A LOT.   And when it rains, IT POURS!  It's crazy to think that the sky can really hold that much water!  Our duena has an empty pool (we walk by it everyday and usually it's so hot it taunts me) and after one rainstorm her pool was practically full.... No exaggeration!  And one more thing.... when it rains.... THERE ARE FROGS EVERYWHERE AND THEY ARE HUGE.  (Yes Mom like a Biblical plague, and Dad, Nick, and Nat... bigger than any frog you have EVER seen) seriously crazy! 

The lightnings storms were like a firework show, I loved it.  However... not so much the fact that when there is really dangerous lightning storms, you lose all water and power.... for a long time, I might add!  Haha!  But all is well!  The lack of water or electricity won't stop the progress of the Lord and His gospel, so it wont stop us either! 

Oh and you know how there's that joke/warning we've laughed about "If you reach up in the shower youll shock yourself because of the water heater" thing... yeah, that happened too. Haha!  Just this morning!  I still feel it a little bit in my finger.  It's a super weird feeling!!

But, with every rain cloud comes a silver lining!  When Hermana Curi and I were caught in the middle of a rain storm, Noelia, a girl in our ward took us inside her house... She gave us pedicures and manicures!  And we got to teach her parents and her friend!!  Just perfect!

The work is great!  WE HAVE A BAPTISM THIS WEEK :) and we are preparing 3 more for the 20th :) and having dinner tonight with Hermana L to get her details for her baptizm all squared away!  WOOOWWWW!   There really is nothing that makes you as happy as seeing the light in these people eyes as we talk about baptism, as we talk about Christ, and as they learn and come to know the truths of these things for themselves!  These people are BEAUTIFUL, the gospel is BEAUTIFUL, and the way Heavenly Father loves his children... Well, it's more than beautiful and there really are no words to describe it... it's THAT special!! :)

This week I learned a lot.... a lot about myself, a lot about my Savior, and a lot about companionship.  I have learned that I still have a lot of learning to do, everyday is a learning experience and everday is a humbling experience.  The Lord really does show you your weaknesses in the mission, but the beautful thing about that is that he doesnt just leave you after he shows you were you need to work... He is always there.. ALWAYS ready to help you, to help you grow stronger in His gospel, to help you work on those weaknesses that they might become your strengths.  I am learning this more and more everyday that I am here.

Hermana Curi and I have learned a lot together as well, we have learned to talk about everything, to always try to laugh off those hard moments, to always accept each others help, and to always help eachother and all those we see.  We start each day with "ARE YOU READY FOR THE BEST DAY IN THE MISSION?!" and we end each day with "WOW, TODAY WAS THE BEST DAY OF THE MISSION!"  Haha!  It might sound silly, but it really is so true.  Everyday is the best day if you let it be, Every day is the best day when you strive to recongnize the Lords hand throughout the day!  And after you have had the BEST day, you can take confidence in that tomorrow will be an even better day -  as you continually strive to recognize the Lords hand in your life.   We have had some hard days and some reallllyyyy sad, heart breaking days... but at the end of everyday, I testify, we know that it really was the best day ever.

Keep on keeping on you lovley people:) I love you guys like crazy!

I know that times are hard and that we feel alone much of the time... but what joy there is in the gospel!  We know that we are NEVER alone!  Christ has been there, Christ has taken upon himself the very things that we are struggling with - our pains, sicknesses, worries, our sin and guilt.  He is here to carry us through the hard times and walk with us through the good times.  His arm is always extended to us, day in and day out... If we only reach for his hand, He will take hold of ours and we will never have to walk alone because Christ loves us forever! 

Much love from Paraguay:)

Hermana Fardos

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