November 11, 2014

Bishapa? (sp?) - that´s “how are you” in guarani

This week just flew by again! Here are some of the things that have been going on.
I was sick with I don't know what on Wednesday. That was frustrating. We still went out and did some work, but had to keep heading back to the chapel to fill our water bottles and I had to rest.
Last Saturday a man (he is in his mid 60s) went to the temple for the first time! He speaks Guarani and scarcely any Spanish, so meeting with him is kind of tough. However he is just the cutest little old grandpa I have ever met! He was able to go and do baptisms with the Branch, and in church on Sunday he was just glowing and so happy to have been able to go.
We all can press on in doing what is right! D&C 64: 33 "Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great." 
I love you all! Have a wonderful day!
Hermana Simmons


P.S. When we stay inside all day (like when it rained hard all day) we mostly do things that we have been wanting to do but never have time for. Sometimes we study a weird principle that we have questions on, or we clean the pension, or wash clothes, or cook a real meal, or hna garci­a teaches me traditional mexican dance (it´s awesome), or we'll sleep. We mostly like to catch up on sleep!

Also, we definitely never know what people are feeling or thinking on the inside. We have been working a lot here with a less active member who is only twelve years old and has attempted suicide three times now. She is better now, but we still worry about and pray for her a lot. All we can do is be kind and loving to everyone we meet, no matter what.

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