17 May 2016
Hello everyone! Monday was a huge holiday here so we switched our preparation day so that we could actually do things like get food for the week. Actually, we were basically told we had to. So, here we are on Tuesday.
The week was pretty interesting … filled with a lot of rain, sickness and miracles. It was raining all day Monday and Tuesday and the work was pretty slow because there was almost no one out on the streets. Plus, all of our visits bailed on us. Then on Wednesday we had a pretty good meeting with our Branch President and talked about all the changes we need to make as a branch to improve our missionary work together (i.e. actually do our branch mission plan). The meeting was really good, the only problem was that I ended up leaving the meeting with a fever and a pretty nice flu. Then on Friday the Lord pulled through as He always does. We worked a few hours with Francis in the morning and found a large amount of new people to teach and got to pass by (i.e. meet with) a lot of people.
Another miracle this week was when Bryan, our branch mission leader, came back from the United States – so we got to see his pretty face again as well as talk about the mysteries of God together. Sunday was good – I got a surprise invitation to translate a talk right as Otoo, a Ghanaian, was going up to give his talk. It was actually a pretty good talk about the Church of Jesus Christ today. Should be a crazy week this coming week, we are super excited though. The Lord is forever blessing!
Let’s see what else … advice for the week: just be happy.
11 June 2015
There is not a lot of time to write – it is so hard to get to respond to everyone!
Well, everything here is great. I am learning so much it is crazy! I love it out here and I love everything that I’m doing! … And now my computer just erased everything I wrote … well I guess I will write it again with even less time …
Things are great – but the computers here are awful so my emailing is going to be pretty lame this week!! Spanish is coming along great! The weather has been perfect, SIKE! It has been very hot and dry – I hate it. But yesterday, it rained and then we had a thunderstorm last night and then it rained again today. We are going to the Real Madrid soccer stadium later today!
Well if I could tell all of you one thing it would be the God is real and He loves us. I know this to be the truth. I have felt him comforting me and lifting me up so much these past two weeks. I am so grateful for it. He loved us so much that He gave his Son, Jesus Christ, so that he would suffer and die for us. I know that Jesus is our Savior and Redeemer and that he and God love us more than any of us could imagine. I know that if any of you are struggling or need help or answers to even what you think might be the smallest thing that if you sincerely ask God, He is listening and He will answer your prayers. I know that if you do not believe in God or Jesus Christ that if you sincerely ask you will receive an answer.
Sorry this was so short this week. I typed out several emails and they either didn’t send or they got deleted and I had to start over again. Love you all! Miss you guys a lot.
My zone – Spanish, Portuguese and Russian speaking missionaries. We are singing outside of the Madrid Temple.
Teaching my first street contact – three days after arriving in Spain.
Lizard in the room – I guess I’m still in Hawaii.