Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 10, 2015

Hello Everyone,

This week was GREAT!

My companion is great and we get a long well.  We are working hard and having a lot of success.  He is a good guy and a great companion.  It is just the two of us in our house and in our area so there is a lot of work to do.

This week we did end up having a marriage and a baptism.  It was amazing!  Her husband and all of her family are members so she and her husband were married and then she was baptized right after.  I have so many pictures off everything but sadly I can't send any of them. :(  It really was an amazing experience to be a part of .  Her name is Teresa.

The most amazing thing happened after the baptism.  Teresa and her husband who are extremely poor  and don't have anything came up to me and gave me one mil which is like 20 cents or so.  They said it was for their tithing.  It was so touching.  They have so little but give so much.

On Sunday she was able to be confirmed  at church and I was able to confirm her and Ely who was also baptized the week before.  It was a great day.  Things are going so good.  Nothing to complain about here.

I really am loving the new area.  The members help out a lot and support us in everything.  We had such a great turn out at the wedding and baptism.  They really are amazing.  It reminds me a lot of my first area Yaguarón with dirt roads and everything.  Definitely a lot different from Centro.  There aren't any big sky scrapers or anything like that in my new area.  We don't even have a single grocery store or anything.  We have to travel everywhere to get anything done.

I heard dad did a great job on his talk.  I wish I could have been there to hear him.  I will have to print it out and read it this week.

I am glad you saw a little glimpse of what Paraguay life is like.  The culture here is quite different but so amazing.  I love it!

I have heard you have been spending a lot of time with the missionaries.  Keep helping them out.  They need all the help they can get. :)

I hope everyone is getting ready for school, I can't believe it is already that time again.  Tell them all good luck from me.

I love you all.  Everything here is great right now and I couldn't be happier.

Love all of you tons
Elder Heugly

August 3, 2015....New Area, New Companion

Hello Everyone,

To start off, the internet here is AWFUL!! It is going to be hard to send photos.  I guess that will just make skyping with me on Christmas all that much better right!?!

Transfers were good.  I am now in a place called Ypane or Thompson with Elder Marzelo from Peru. He's a good guy.  We had a baptism our first week together and if things work out we will have another baptism next week.  Not much to complain about.  The members here are great and love mission work.  They help us out a lot.  So far I am loving the new area...except for the internet. ;)

I'm glad Sister Bodily finally contacted you and am glad she told you I was a good missionary. :)  I feel bad I didn't get any pictures.  It was hard to take my camera in certain parts of my last area.  Just a little too dangerous.

Sounds like everyone had a blast in California, I'm jealous but then again I had a baptism so I think I win. :)

Elder Green is now the Secretary to the President.  It's a big job.  I'm not sure I would want to be in the office.  You get to deal with all of the problems and you have to be there all day and don't get to get outside and work with the people.  I think I will just stick to where I am and keep enjoying it.  I do wish him a lot of luck though :)

How awesome that the Mumford's have a grandson coming to Paraguay.  I would love to be his trainer.  That would be so great.  I think chances are I will most likely stay with Elder Marzelo for a couple of transfers but you never know.  That sure would be awesome.  I will definitely keep my eye out for him.

This week was amazing!  We had a baptism.  Her name is Ely and she is amazing.  Next week we have another baptism set as well as a wedding if everything works out. The week after that if they come to church without missing we will have 3 more baptisms.  We found them on Saturday and they came to Church the next day.  That rarely happens so it was really exciting.

The work is great here.  All is going great and there isn't much to complain about.

Love you all and hopefully the pictures I am trying to send will come through.  There is only one computer and it is not even in our area.  Emailing is a little trickier now. :(

Love ya tons!
Elder Heugly

Ely and her family with Elder Heugly and Elder Marzelo 

Baptism of Ely 

July 27, 2015

Hey Everyone,

Can you believe it has been 11 months?  I still feel like I just got here and that I'm new.  Time is flying by, it's crazy! This year is going to be over before I know it.

I had hit a bit of a rough patch but am doing better now.  Thank you for all of your continued prayers and support.  I am anticipating a transfer coming up this week.  I have been in Centro quite a while now but you never know what will happen.

This week was a good one.  We found an awesome family that a member from another area told us we had to visit.  The member had been sharing with them and then they invited us to come over.  It was great, they had so many questions and are really interested in being members of the church.  Its a single mom and her two children.  The first time we were there the invited us to eat with them.  It was an amazing experience.  It always happens whenever you find great investigators they take you out of the area. ;)  The seed has been planted and Elder Breck can finish the work.

I have loved all of the members in this area and they love me.  This week they have been so good to us and have feed us dinner almost every single day.  Tonight we are going to have a bbq as my goodbye.  I guess it would be awkward if I didn't go but then again I guess we could just repeat it again in 6 weeks. :)

Transfers will be in two days on Wednesday so If I'm going I will get a call at like 9:00 tomorrow night and I have to hurry and get all of my stuff packed and read.  I then get to get up nice and early so I can head out to the bus terminal to meet  my new companion and then head to my new area.  I guess the suspense is going to have to build for another week.  Kind of scary not knowing where I'm going I imagine. hahaha

The family of 6 I mentioned early in letters is still having a rough time getting to church.  They were sick this week.  There is a pretty big cold flying around so everyone is sick.  It's sad but what can you do? One day I know they will make it to church.

So glad you got my picture with the new mission president.  This picture turned out a lot better than the one with President Agazzani.  I looked like a zombie and Presidents eyes are crossed.  This picture definitely turned out better. :)

So sorry I wasn't able to send any pictures this week,  I brought my camera but forgot to bring my cord, not exactly sure how that happened.

Sounds like everyone is having a blast in California.  I definitely expect a beach run when I get back :).  How fun that you were able to see the Mitchell family.  That is awesome! So glad to hear they are doing well and that they are still the same.  Enjoy the sand this week and eat a burger for me.

Love you all tons and will email you all next week, probably in some other part of Paraguay hopefully out in the middle of nowhere. :)

Love you tons!!

Elder Heugly

President and Sister Wilson with Elder Heugly