Week 32: Hernandarias Paraguay

Happy, Happy, Happy 🙂

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GOOD MORNING!:)) I hope all is well in the beautiful United States, or wherever you could possibly be reading this!:) All is well here in Paraguay, and all is hot as well! 🙂 This was a very slow week, filled with random crap we had to do around the branch, and around the zone to help out! I would like to start with my random fact of the day: Our church here almost burnt down due to an electrical fire, and it was super nuts! Hahah we were preparing for ward night, and we were setting up a volleyball net outside, when all of the sudden smoke was just flying outta the church, so we go in like what’s happening? and then we see fire, and we freak out, and I run out and turn off the electricity, and then it died down luckily, but things could have escalated very quickly!

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Anyways honestly not TOO much happened this week, but we did as always have some fun experiences, and my favorite was visiting members just getting to know them, and all that stuff! We are starting a new HUGE push to work with members, and to try to strengthen branches, and wards, and all that, which here in my area is a struggle, as I basically run the church, I direct sacrament meeting, bless the sacrament, give talks, coordinate activities, teach young men’s and gospel doctrines, but I have learned so so so much while doing it. It will be a hard, long road to get my little branch self sufficient, but when done, it will be a glorious thing! 🙂

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One thing I have learned from the mish is to not go into projects, lessons, games, anything thinking of all the challenges, or the hard things, but go in thinking about how amazing the end results could be, and this is some advice that could help in all aspects of life, relationships, jobs, interviews, ANYTHING! So what I am saying is this, give it 100% 100% of the time, and have NO regrets! I know that if we can all live like this, we will be happy, and more successful in living up to our full potential! 🙂

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I am trying to think of other cool things that happened this week, but as I said it was a very slow week! 🙂 But we did have 3 solid RUN ins with drunk people, and in the end of all 3, we got beer thrown at us, and then chased, its kinda super entertaining:)

S/O to the council doin your thing in the various parts of the world (England, Tennessee, Cape Verde, Brazil, Chile) keep doin you!

Also S/O to the HUGE shot I got right in my butt to take my back pain away! haha, the doctor told me that’s what he wanted to do, and I called the mission nurse, all sorts of panicked because I had to like pull my pants down for this nurse chick to shove a needle in my butt! haha all I have to say is US hospitals are ALOT better!

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Another S/O to setting daily “Be” goals, such as “Be Happy” “Be Patient” “Be diligent” “Be loving” they are helping me BECOME a better person, and prepare for the future such as college, marriage, kicking butt in fantasy football, and all those goods! 🙂

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I love you all soo sooo much, and am beyond grateful for your support!:)

Do something this week, to help someone else! #KLH 🙂
-KingBrayd 🙂

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Week 31: Hernandarias Paraguay

The garbage here stinks really bad.

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THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, IS MY NEW COMPANION (MY SON) AMERICAN OR BROWN????? He is WHITE, and from Idaho, so its super fun having a Gringo comp again! We get along super well!:)

Anyways so this week was supa weird because we had a free day Tuesday, because Zuñiga left the area so we went to Itaipu (a huge dam thing) and then we left at 1 AM for Posadas ( I had to go get my son ) which traveling there sucks, because its like 6 hours in a crappy bus, and its hot, but then when we got there, in Encarnacion I was left in charge by Elder Farnsworth ( ZL of Encarnacion ) of the terminal, and managing missionaries and all that crap, and it was NUTS, there were so many missionaries coming and going, and getting them on the right bus and everything seemed impossible, but we got it done, so then I went with Elders Reid and Worthington (new ZL´s of Encarnacion because Elder Farnsworth left to Iguaçu ) and stayed with them that night, and what not, it was super fun, and chill:)

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So then I got my son Elder Russell, and we came back to our area on Thursday night, and slept, Friday the ZL´s put us in charge of coordinating the transportation of some furniture so we had to find a truck and all that jazz, and then we went to Claudia’s house, we had a SUPER spiritual lesson, she was crying and it was awesome, we were just trying to reassure her of baptism, and that the holy ghost will help her, and gods love, and then we gave her a blessing, and she seemed to like it, its so so so cool to be an instrument in the hands of god to help his children!

ANYWAYS, that’s about it, y’all should read the teachings of the prophet books like the ones of the individual prophets, they’re super cool, and you learn so much and will strengthen your testimony in the GIFT of having modern day prophets, I love you all!!:)

ALSO PLEASE NEVER DENY GODS LOVE, WE HAVE AN INVESTIGATOR DOING THAT AND ITS SUPER ANNOYING, LET HIM LOVE YOU, JUST LIKE YOU WOULD LET ME LOVE YOU.
-@KingBrayd 🙂
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Week 30: Hernandarias Paraguay

What a Roller Coaster!! 🙂

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So first off TRANSFER DAY! I will be training a brand new missionary here in Hernandarias, so I am hyped for that!! 🙂 ANYWAYS.. so we finally got back to our area on Wednesday, which after 3 weeks was great to be back in my own area apartment, etc. Anyways Friday was a bad day, as I got robbed at knife point, which is never ever fun and is actually very very very scary, but the Lord blessed me in SO SO many other ways this week its incredible!

SOOO this week we (me and Elder Merrell on divisions) went to this country club looking for something for lunch, there were like 30 places to eat, but they were all closed for the nap during the day, so we searched for 3 hours, and found a little empanada joint with great empanadas. Anyways, we get talking to the lady, and she asking ALL the right questions, then she says she has had a Book of Mormon for years, and invites us to her house (in the super secure country club) so we go in, and I kid you not I have never seen so so so many Lamborghini’s and million dollar houses ever. I swear it was incredible, like mind boggling. Anyways she takes us to her house, and tells us everything she wants and I am just throwing the BOM around and what not, and we give her a baptismal date, and she starts asking what she has to buy for church, if she can pay tithing and everything. it was incredible. I have known her for 3 days and I love her so much! She calls like 3 times a day with questions and everything. What a huge blessing for me in this area! Here’s a link to pictures of the houses in there!

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Anyways second HUGE blessing, we have been giving this 7 year old in a less active family the lessons for a while now, and HE GOT BAPTIZED! what a privilege it was for me  to baptize little Lucas, we reactivated his whole family, and then he chose me to baptize him. What a special special spirit that was! 🙂

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DON’T STOP EVER! RIGHT WHEN IT’S THE HARDEST THE BLESSINGS WILL COME!

Also shout out to my mom because she’s beautiful, and amazing, and I love her so much, and my dad because he’s getting old and fat, and is my best friend, and my brother because he’s my Matt-Man, and super hero, and my sister because she’s awesome, beautiful, and a mom, and my brother in law for showing me how to treat a woman, and make a girl out of your league your wife, and my nephew for being a KING! And my cousins the Hufstlers for sending me so many awesome emails anSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESd letters and things to help me teach! I love you all so so much!!

 

The food in the picture is rice and beans, its Brazilian, and its the best, called fachoo? That’s how it’s pronounced! 🙂

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Week 29: Hernandarias Paraguay

RIP: Stuart Scott – “Cooler than the other side of the pillow.”

Another week… in Argentina, because ya know they’re nuts and don’t want me to go back to Paraguay, but it was still  a good week!:) We had some cool lessons, and what not, but the best is we were walking and some guy walks up and says in english Drunk, so were like this should be fun, and we start talking, and we ask if he wants a BOm and he says I already have the triple, so were like wait what, and he goes off about how he teaches the 12 Apostles, and all that, but the best part is he says who’s your leader of you 3, and I say me, because I am the senior comp of us, and he says well  your girlfriend is going to dear john you, and then he ran away screaming like a black man after his homie has a sick dunk! So that was hilarious!

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Other than that it was a chill week, we have a lot of fun always, and just make everything a joke, to help us get through the days!!:)
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I will probably be here another week, because Argentina hates me or loves me. I don’t really know yet, but I know everything happens for a reason, so I am content here!:)
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Thank you all so so much for your support!!:)
So the pictures: the one of the big tin thing, is a huge guy drinking mate, the weird herbal tea here, that’s strange, and the other is just us chilling!:)
ALSO, OREGON. nuff said folks.