Familia y Amigas!
Hola todos (everyone)! This week was great! Easily the coolest part about this week was that we had interviews with Presidente! He´s literally the coolest guy ever. He's from Argentina and he doesn't speak a lick of English, nada! (haha) My first interview with him when I got here we could barely even communicate, but this week was awesome 'cause we could! It was so cool to actually talk to him in Spanish and be able to understand. We talked a lot about how I´m going to end my training here in the next few weeks and I need to be prepared. We talked a lot about my potential and the things that I can accomplish if I´m diligent and work hard. It was super cool 'cause he told me exactly what I needed to hear. After this cambio (exchange) I'm not going to be a new missionary anymore, and I have to keep working hard to reach my potential!
FUNNY STORY THIS WEEK!!!! (haha) So, we have these insanely big cockroaches here. They're so SICK! (haha) It's really not a big deal. Every time you see them here you just kill them and move on with life, but the other morning I was cooking breakfast while Hermana Cheney was in the shower, right? And she comes out and says "Hermana come look at what's in here." So, I walked over and looked, and on the ceiling there's one of these cockroaches. Hermana Cheney starts to laugh and says "I showered with that!" (haha) I just started laughing 'cause I'm not scared of the bugs at all. She went and got the broom to knock it down so we could kill it! She gets the broom and knocks it and it goes flying! Who knew cockroaches could fly, right? Well, here in Paraguay they CAN! (haha) So it goes flying and when it lands we don't know where it is. I bend over on the floor to look for it, and all of a sudden Hna Cheney gasps and says its on my BACK!!! (haha) I THOUGHT I wasn't scared of the roaches here. I screamed like I have never screamed in MY LIFE!!! "GET IT OFF GET IT OFF GET IT OFF!!!!!" (haha) She got it off, and we killed it, and we both laughed for a solid 10 minutes... It was great! (haha) The adventures we have in Paraguay!
The Familia Flor is doing great, todo tranquilo! (all quiet?) We are still working with the older boys, and they're making baby steps. I really believe all of them will be baptized by the end of this cambio. (exchange) We are praying that we can get one of them named Ruben to commit to be baptized this upcoming Saturday! He is coming to church consistently and really could be baptized any second! He's awesome! Also, the other cool thing is Hermano Flor can baptize him! How legit is that! We're going to have a Family Home Evening with them tonight and talk with him about it! Cross your fingers and toes! Sitting in church yesterday, Hna Cheney and I realized that our ward is really GROWING! It was so cool to see the Familia Flor, Gustavo, Marley, and Matias. Our ward is growing! It's awesome! So cool to see the fruits of your labors in the Church.
Anyways that's about it for this week! I'm still working hard, and I'm super happy! Love you all, have an awesome week!
Hermana Amby Austin