This week has been fun, i'm pretty sure i'm going to be starting off my next few emails from here on out with the same words.... Its getting HOT down here haha. The summer is definitely coming in and man.... it's been crazy. I keep having flashbacks to my training a year ago when it was in the middle of summer and our house didn't have AC or anything. This week I just keep wondering how i survived that haha but the good part is that i survived so atleast i know i'm not gonna die or anything this summer;)
This week we have been really focused in contacting and just trying to talk to literally everyone in between lessons. It's been really fun tho, its really cool to see the results of just opening your mouth to share the gospel with someone. There is always that little awkward feeling or maybe a little unsure or scared even to just open your mouth and start a conversation with someone about the gospel but if we don't do it, we will never know if that was the exact person that was just waiting and prepared to hear the gospel. We found a couple of super cool people this week but the majority of the people we talked with rejected us. Lots of times the people can be pretty mean in rejecting us, definitely got a few doors slammed in my face this week haha but it makes it that much more worth it when you find someone that wants to listen to our message. And in the end of the day it's not the rejections that we remember but the people that we could help and the people that really change their lives around thanks to the gospel.
This friday i got to do 3 Baptism interviews, back to back to back. I'm pretty sure that these experiences are one of my absolute favorites in the mission. I wish i could have the time to just stay here all day writing about every one of these 3 people and each of their stories from before the gospel and seeing them now. It really never gets old, everyone needs the gospel in their lives, and sometimes they don't even know they need it until they find it but the change that comes from following our savior Jesus Christ is so rad to see. Seeing the change that comes from the gospel really is just more motivation to get out and share it with more and more people. And to think i get to do that day after day out here in the mission is really the best. I can't imagine being anywhere else in the world right now but here in sketchy Paraguay sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the wonderful people that live here. And i want to challenge you all to get out and try it, try sharing the gospel with someone who isn't a member this week. It might feel a little awkward or you might feel a little scared but you never know if God has prepared their heart to hear it if you don't just give it a try. So go for it.