Monday, February 23, 2015

Big Trouble in Little Soto‏

A drunk guy tried to throw his knife at me!

So this week the opposition is growing like crazy in a little pueblito named Soto!
(My convert Veronica lives there). We've been working there like crazy and finding a bunch of new people, but as we all know, Satan doesn't like it when that happens. So after a generally calm normal Saturday working over there in Soto, we decided to do some contacting. We clapped on a door, and she invited us in, telling us she had been waiting soooo long for us to finally clap at her door. "Wow, she might be solid gold!" we said. "Let's go in there!" We said. So then we proceeded to get lectured by who turns out is the wife of the local catholic preacher. Not fun. She explained to us how our members are just using us and how this is "my neighborhood" and "I don't like it when other religions come into my town to take over my family and my friends!" so we gently explained to her a few things about the church and the members and got out of there, as she explained to us how they were teaching in their chapel to reject the mormon missionaries. 

We then decided it was probably time to leave Soto for the day on the way out, and a drunk guy comes stumblin' out of his house with a big ol' Machete screaming (to the effect of) "HEY MORMONS WANT SUMMA THIS?" and luckily dropped it next to his foot on accident. By the time he had it back into throwing position we were gone. It was really pretty cool, and definitely made the day a little more exciting. Don't worry, I'm being careful.

We also have yet another dog who follows us. This time it's not a pitbull, and it's a lot smaller. Her name is Aleja, and she sleeps outside our house, sits under our chairs during lessons, and generally wants to be around us 100% of the time. It's literally waiting outside the place where I'm writing this email right now. I'll try to send some picures. 

Paraguay continues to be a fun and exciting place to teach, and my companion and I are working really hard and having a good time. We have an investigator who has attended church twice now, and can get baptized in like two weeks. We'll see where that goes. He's pretty cool.


Elder Wilson
Admittedly wanted to catch the machete like Kurt Russell at the end of "Big Trouble in Little China"

Our dog. It runs over to me all the time and likes me especially. I don't know why.

1 comment:

  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Paraguay? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Paraguay in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez