Thursday, May 15, 2014

We recently said goodbye to some excellent missionaries who have faithfully completed their official service here in Paraguay. We know they have had sacred experiences here in the Lord's service that they will never forget, as well as friendships that will always continue. Our prayers are with them as they go back home to new and important opportunities there!  We will miss you!

From April 29th through May 2nd, we enjoyed a wonderful mission tour with Elder and Sister Wilhelm from our South America South Area seventy.  In the mornings, Pres. McMullin, myself, and Elder and Sister Wilhelm traveled to the various zones and spoke to the missionaries for about 4 hours.  We covered many topics, but especially focused on the importance of baptism and using more effectively our tools of Preach My Gospel and daily planners.  In the evenings, we held three firesides especially for investigators and less active members of the Church.  The missionaries had worked hard in the previous weeks to get out the invitations and they were well attended.  We were so pleased! It was a very busy week, but well worth it.  See if you can spot your favorite missionary in the photos.
Santani, Concepcion, and Pedro Juan Caballero zones

all Capiata zones
all Luque zones
Asuncion and Mariano Roque Alonso zones

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Four new Nivacle missionaries leave from the Boqueron District

On May 8th, four new missionaries from the Nivacle community in Abundance (Boqueron District) left for the MTC in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The group included the very first missionary Sister Nivacle. They will learn Spanish there for six weeks and then all will be serving in the Argentina Salta mission. We are so excited for them and all the experiences awaiting them! A couple of weeks before, with the help of the Elders In Their serving area, we went shopping for supplies missionary here in Asuncion. It was a fun day!