There are 3 little girls that are sisters, ages 10, 9 and 8. They live in a really poor part of my area. All 3 of them want to be baptized and come to church every week. We were really excited but it turns out their Dad is CRAZY! We have talked to their Mom and she has said they can be baptized but we also need their fathers permission. We need a signature from him saying that it is o.k.
We went last Sunday to pick them up for church and nobody would answer. We thought they were gone but it turns out they really were there but their Dad wouldn't let them leave. He is a crazy guy and his wife works all week long in Asucnción and he is home alone with the kids. The girls are amazing but him...not so much. ;(
We went back to the house to get his signature and he told us No they can't be baptized. It really is so sad. He doesn't let them leave the house and they just stay home and clean all day long until their Mom comes home on the weekends from work.
I don't know what I'm going to do but I'm trying to think of something. It is so sad. I just want to kidnap them and take them home with me. Hopefully I can figure it out but pretty much that sums up their story. Please pray for them and pray for their Dad.
On the bright side of things we are baptizing their Aunt this Saturday. For sure I will send pictures home of that next week. I forgot to bring my camera this week so for sure photos next week.
Don't worry about me though. It's a sad story but unfortunately you see a lot of sad things here.
I know how you fell though about the kids. (referring to the children I told him about from Mexico) I just want to take them all home with me or give them money or something. It's really hard to see where many of them live. I might just be bringing a few of them home with me after my mission. :) hahaha
Things are really good with me and my companion and the other Elders we live with. We have been together for a while and get a long great. It's definitely going to be weird to change. We all have a really good time together.
I did buy Elder G some shoes. He loves them and hugged me for like 15 minutes. He is a really good guy. It was the first time I have used my debit card and it worked great. Thanks so much for everything.
We also found the woman that was living alone with her children and the new baby. Turns out she has been going to church in Asunción and was living there for a while. We thought she had disappeared but she is back. She is also probably going to be baptized as soon as she figures out her schedule.
Things really are great. I love and miss you all a lot!