November 21, 2016


Ciudad del Este, Paraguay


Elder Andrus

Week 61 (Ciudad Del Este)

Hello everyone!!

Well this week has been a crazy one. Or really, not so much the week but just today. So we got a call on Saturday from the office of the mission and found out that we had to take a quick trip to Argentina. Why? Because something happened with our paperwork and we were illegal in Paraguay. So we had to travel 6 hours to Encarnacion cross over to Posadas (Argentina) and then cross back over to Paraguay and here we are in Encarnacion spending PDay. We will travel back home to CDE tonight and then we will have a normal week! Kinda crazy and super tiring traveling through the night and everything but it was also kind of nice to get out of CDE for the first time in 6 months!!

This week was great! Elder Andrus and I just got right to work from the minute he got here! Even with all the responsibilities and extra things we had to do organizing transfers and Christmas Devotional practice we were also able to put the goal and work really hard making sure we had time to visit our investigators and everything!!

Lorena is just the best! She is so interested in the church and she loves it so much. She reads her Book of Mormon everyday and she is so excited to be baptized. We were able to announce her baptism in church yesterday for this Saturday and we are looking forward to it! It will be a special day. Espcially a great birthday for my companion!!!

Alfredo and Lilliana are a couple that Elder Hidalgo and I had started to visit. They are so awesome. We were so happy to see them come to church yesterday and we cant wait to see them keep progressing!

Sara is a lady that Elder Hidalgo had found knocking (or clapping) doors! She is just the best. This week we had her see the movie "Meet the Mormons" and wow. It did miracles again! She fell in love with the church because of the strong spirit she felt. The church is true, and everyone who wants to can feel it. Sometimes Satan just works extra hard with rumors to give people too much fear and I love this movie because it shows people that we are just normal people who have found the perfect way to worship! Unfortunately her husband is way against it but we are gonna be praying so hard that it can get better!

Other than them there are several others that we are starting to work with especially since we spent the majority of the week clapping a lot and a lot of doors. But Elder Andrus and I have really been thinking about how we want to include the members more and more in our work to help care for our brothers and sisters even more. Something that has been helping us is a book called "The Power of Everyday Missionaries" by Clayton M Christensen! This book is a great read and I reccomend that everybody finds a way to read it! I can just imagine that if every member read and applied this book to their lives, the kingdom of God on the earth would increase wayyyyyy too much! It would be a wonderful thing to see.

I love you all! Thanks for all the support and love I feel from everyone!

Love always,

Elder Willardson

PS We are kinda in a weird situation today so I cant send pictures but we will probably take a quick minute in the morning to send pictures in the church back home so I will try tomorrow. And if not. Next week will be double!!


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