Sunday, June 12, 2016

May 30, 2016

Hola familia!

This week has been one of THEE coolest weeks so far in paraguay. To get to be in Itaugua for a week has been just a dream. It has been really fun to see all these people that helped me out so much back when i was starting the mission and couldn't speak a word of spanish haha. Besides seeing lots of great people that i haven't seen in forever, we worked really hard this week and i'm super stoked to start seeing how everything works out with the people we are finding and teaching.

So for one of the first days when i got here we were doing our nightly planning that we always do, and we decided to just see if i remembered any investigators houses that we taught while i was in my training. So for a couple citas in our agendas for the next day it said "Elder Nyberg`s memory" haha. Turns out i remembered a lot more than i thought i did. I don't know if you guys remember that one time i got chased by the guy with a machete? Yeah so we were actually teaching a lady named Veronica at that same house, I looked at the Teaching Record and it said that she was dropped by some other missionaries because she moved to Asuncion.  But i decided to go by and see if anyone was home anyway. We passed by and it turns out she moved back a little bit ago and we actually got to teach a little lesson with her. She had a couple doubts about the book of mormon but we left her with one and the invitation that Moroni gives us. Were going back this week and i guess we will see what happens.

Another cool experience is we were walking down in the Asentamiento(the poorest part of our area) and it was about 8:30 at night. Then as we were passing by this ghetto little bar place with drunk people all out front, this guy ran out to us to come talk to us. At first we thought it was some really drunk dude, but it turned out to be the opposite. His name is Daniel and he told us he has been waiting for the missionaries to pass by his house for a while now so he could talk with us. He is a really humble guy who has chosen lots of bad decisions in his past. Now it's coming down that he is about to lose his familia, and he really wants to change. It's so cool when you find someone that you can tell has pure desires to follow christ, and i could definitely see it in him. We talked about the Atonement and Repentance. It was a super cool lesson. He acepted to be Baptized and has a baptism date set for the 2nd of July.

There is a guy named Alex that we are teaching right now. Alex is a little different than any other investigator i have ever taught, just because we teach him in english! haha. i didn't think my english was that bad, but i am a lot more rusty than i thought i was. But Alex is a Paraguayan that just learned english by himself. He speaks it perfect too! he is a really cool guy, and really interested in the church. We have only taught him twice but he has been reading the Book of mormon and progressing really well. We have another cita for this thursday.

Bianca is a super cool contact we had, we talked with her and she didn't have time for us to share but my comp gave her the book of mormon and explained a little tiny bit about it before we planned to pass by another time and left. She wanted us to pass by when her husband was home so he could hear about us too, so we passed by yesterday when they told us and had a lesson with Bianca and her husband Rodrigo. They are young and just barely got married a year ago. One of the coolest parts though was we asked to see her book of mormon and if she had read any of it. She pulls it out and shows us that she is already in Mosiah! haha we then had a super cool lesson where we basically just answered ALL of her questions, she had TONS! It was super cool and they both accepted to be baptized. Were going back next sunday too, to have our next lesson. 

Im running out of time but this week has been one of the coolest. The mission is just the best.  Tomorrow are changes so i will know tomorrow if i am staying in Itaugua or if God wants me in another part of paraguay. But i love you guys so much! Hope you guys have a great week!

Elder Nyberg

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