Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 12th, 2016

Friends and Family!

Alright, transfers are in! I am staying another transfer with Elder Miles here! Woohoo! Thats exactly what we wanted. We KNOW that there is a prepared person in this area that we are are going to find and baptize this transfer, without doubt. So I am stoked for another transfer here! Its going to be fun. There were a lot of changes in the zone.. Now we have 6 sister missionaries here! One of them is Hermana Aguiar from Brazil and she is going to be training a mini missionary in Barrio 1, which is the first time Barrio 1 has ever had missionaries! As well the area Las Palmas is opening again and Elder Trotter will be training there, its his last transfer! So a lot of cool things is happening in the zone, its going to be a great transfer and we are excited for it. 

Yesterday was the terminal day, where we at the bus terminal from 9am to 9pm helping all the missionaries get to their new areas. It was great. Something super spiritual happened! When Elder Miles and I got there at 9 am to help the missionaries, we were walking into the terminal, and we met a man that was from Buenos Aires and he was a member but less active, and he was here on a work trip, and he asked us if we could give him a priesthood blessing. He had been going there a lot of rough times with his family and he had some threatening health conditions. He was so sincere and humble and nice. So we took him to our church building and we went into a room and gave him a blessing. He started crying and he hugged us so sincerely, I had never seen someone so genuinely happy and grateful for something I had done for them before. He said that seeing us there at the terminal was "a blessing from the heavens" for him. It was so cool. 

On Friday I also had a super cool experience!! So last sunday we met a less active family called the Canciano famiy that came to church, and we asked if we could come by their house sometime that week. So they said we could come by Friday. They are Toba indians, which is like the most common kind of native indian here in Chaco. The speak their own language called Kom. Anyway, Elder Miles was sick on Friday so I did divisions with Elder Garcia and he came with me to this appointment. They live far away, you have to walk an hour and a half to get to their little house, because thats what the indians like to do here, they like to be really far away from society. So we agreed to met at a certain place and then we walked all together out to their house, because we didnt know where they lived. They told us to bring rain boots but we didnt want to wear them, we just wore our normal black shoes. Turns out that on this little dirt pathway to their house it was completely flooded up to our knees! So we just walked for an hour and half in pure nature in water up to our shins! It was actually so so much fun, the nature was so pretty and it was probably the best adventure that I have had on the mission. The family is way cool and when we finally got their mud house the whole family was waiting for us and we watched "A savior is Born" with them and they all loved it. On the way back we had to use flash lights and the mom and dad guided us all the way back to the town. On the way the mom taught me how to say a few words in Toba. It was a really cool, beautiful experience that I will never forget. 

So thats about all, we are excited for another transfer together! We dont really have any investigators right now, we are starting from scratch. I hope you all have a great week, thank you for your emails and support.

This is the path that we walked on for an hour and a half, there and back!

​The Canciano family

​The sunset on the way back!

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