Monday, April 18, 2016

I milked a cow! (and other adventures in Paraguay)

It's been a fun week. Some items of note:

1. I milked a cow!

I was on divisions in our area with Hna Newell, and we went to visit some of our investigators. Right when we sat down to have a lesson with them, the grandmother said, "Oh, I didn't realize how late it was! The sun's already going down! We need to go milk the cows. Do you want to come with us?" And we were like, "Sure!" So we piled in their small car and drove out to their farm where they keep their cows and we got to help them bring the cows in for the night, clean their stalls (I don't think I'll ever get the smell out of my shoes) and milk the cows - it's harder than it looks. They gave us a bottle of milk as a gift - it was actually pretty good, once we boiled the bacteria out of it. The only sad part was that neither of us had cameras :(

2. Hurricane Hernandarias

We watched the storm clouds roll in and had just enough time to leave the bikes in our pension and grab our raincoats and umbrellas before our next lesson. The rain started as we were walking. The wind began to blow and the thunder began to rumble - the storm was fierce! Worse, the person we planned to visit wasn't home. We huddled under a covered parking space until the storm blew over and our friend came home - then the power went out and we had to teach by candlelight. But we survived!

3. The Relief Society Dinner

The relief society planned a dinner last Friday which had an impressive turnout. We met three investigators and several less-active sisters through the activity. Thank you, members, for inviting your friends!

4. Stay tuned . . . there could be a baptism soon :)

Love you all,
Hermana Watts

Photos - silly faces and pancakes

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