Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mosquitoes, Brownies and Upcoming Baptisms...

Hello Everyone,

My week here was good.  Unfortunately the baptism of Carlos didn't quite work out.  He got very  busy with work so things got hectic and never worked out. When we went for his interview he wasn't home.  This week for sure he will be baptized and we should also have another baptism if things go well.

There are so many people here who know what we are saying is true but they are scared to accept it and be baptized.  I just can't ever loose hope.  One day they will and all I can do is get them started on the right path.

There isn't much new going on.  This past Sunday we were able to get a lot of people to church so that was really cool.  The members are finally starting to help out.  The brownies we have been making them are really paying off.  We are talking a lot of their neighbors.  There is a  family we have gotten close to and they love us and are really helping us out in this area.  They just needed a little love and are slowly coming along.

The weather is good.  I don't think it has changed since I've gotten here.  It's just super hot and then it rains every once in a while, like once a week.  I guess it is supposed to get colder but I haven't felt that yet.  I guess we shall see.

The mosquitoes are going crazy right now.  They are everywhere and the bug spray doesn't work at all.  Hopefully they go away soon.  They are annoying.  Yesterday was the worst sleep of my life.  All night they just kept flying into my ears, it was awful.  Then this morning the shower blew up on me and shocked me.  It was pretty rough but I'm still alive. ;)

No more pig stories this week.  I think I've had about all the experiences with a pig I can take.

Sunday we received an email notification that there was a comment left on the blog.  Rarely are comments left so it definitely caught my eye.  The comment is as follows...
Good morning, how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Paraguay? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Paraguay in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Calle Valencia, 39
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez
We shared this story with Andrew in hopes that he would be able to send this Man a message.  Missionary work from across the globe. ;) 
Andrew's reply: 
I would love to send this man a message.  I have no clue where a post office is and have actually never seen one since I have been here.  The way we send letters is through the church.  I would be more than happy to do it.  Sending him a book of Mormon would be easy as shipping is free from the distribution center.  I will look into it this week and see what I can figure out.  Excited to do this. ;) 
As for Mother's day I still haven't gotten everything figured out. Transfers are on the 6th and so things could change for us.  Hopefully I will know more by next week. 
Love you all a lot
Elder Heugly
 Asunción at night.  This picture was taken from the second highest building in the city which would be about the size of the building Dad works in. 

 Me and Elder Jensen with a member and his cousin who we are teaching. 

Some sort of bike race that was taking place.  There were 1,000's of bikers.

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