Y cuando nuestros corazones se hallaban desanimados, y estábamos a punto de regresar, he aquí, el Señor nos consoló, y dijo: Id entre vuestros hermanos los lamanitas, y sufrid con paciencia vuestras affliciones, y os daré el éxito (Alma 26:27).

Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success (Alma 26:27).

Monday, February 24, 2014

My first city: Vic

Hola family and friends!

So I am now in Vic, a small little city, with a branch in an office building. It is located about 1 hour from Barcelona. There are about 55 people in the branch and most of them are women and children. But we did just have a baptism this week! for a young man (19) named Kevin. The sisters found him only a couple weeks ago and he accepted everything! You can definitely see the change in his life :) But being here is good. There was a John Deere exhibition, which is an American Farm company, which was going on this past week so that was pretty funny haha!

But not a lot of people in Vic want to hear our message. It is an area where they mostly speak Catalan, and if you do not speak it, they do not want to listen to you. However we managed to find a couple of people to hear our message and we picked up a couple of new investigators on the way!! The work is going slowly but surely :) 

The first night I got here, I had to teach a Spanish class to a man from Ghana named Francis. He knows Spanish, but wants to know it well and speak it as fast as they do here since his wife speaks it fluently. He thought I was a great teacher since I explained everything so well in a way that he could understand!!

But there is not much going on here. There is a lot of studying, contacting, and work being done, but nothing too crazy yet for this week!!!

Just wanted to say one more time I love you all and I miss you a lot! I know you will be safe during these two years! You are always in my prayers, and I would not be here without you :) 

With all my love, 

Elder Sadler


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Arrived at the Barcelona Mission!

            I made it safely to the Barcelona Mission! 

                                  Here I am with President and Sister Pace

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My last week at the MTC

Hola! Hope everybody reading this is doing well!

Here is what I have done this past week: Last Thursday we went to the mall “La Gavia” in Madrid, as that is what we did for our P-day. Most of the sisters wanted to go so that is why we went, but for me it was kind of boring.

Going to the park this week was really interesting, because I was in a trio again with Elder McCallum and a Spanish Elder named Cifuentes. We had a lot of success though! We ran into so many people that accepted our message and that took some of our pamphlets! We met a lot of people from Italy, Russia, South America, Portugal and everywhere! We managed to hand out a Portuguese and an English Book of Mormon. We had A LOT of success that day in spreading the word of the Lord so it was really fun! Everyone in our trio was able to get the point across and serve the Lord as best as we could!

I am really getting along with the Spanish missionaries here! (I found out that one of our teacher's wife's friends knows you) and something even cooler! A sister, Hermana Sanchez, is actually from Granada and she knows our family there!!!! I was like craaaaaazy!!!!!!!!! So we are granadino siblings!!!!

I was able to go through the temple in Spanish this morning which was awesome! I was the only one from the Americans missionaries that went, but the Spanish missionaries have made me feel at home!!

Not much has happened this week, we are just getting ready to leave and finally get out there! I will be leaving to the Barcelona mission on Monday by train.

I love you all! Stay safe!!!!!

Elder Sadler 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

12 Days left at the MTC!

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are doing well!

So let's see what happened this week. Well, last Thursday, we went to the Museo del Prado and it was SO BIG! Elder Gill, one of the missionaries interested in art too and I went around and saw almost the whole museum! Even though it was big, and we only had an hour and a half, we saw a lot of stuff, but I just wish we were able to spend more time there. All the art was beautiful and unique and I am really glad I had the chance to go around with another Elder who loved art. They even had special art exhibits honoring the King and Queens of Portugal, Velazquez, and Las Furias, all really cool exhibits!  

For my experience at the park this week was I was paired up in a trio. I was finally paired up Elder Fisher and also with a Russian American named Elder McCallum. Really nice guys and they both have strong testimonies. This day at the park was probably our hardest. We went and saw our friend Tigger again (whose name is Felix) that Elder Ward and I found our first week, and he is taking the missionary discussions! It was so cool to see that he was!!! But for the next hour and a half, we had nobody that wanted to listen to us. We went around the whole park getting nos and glares from left and right. But finally, with then minutes before we had to leave, we ran into three Cambodian Buddhists who spoke English and would listen to our message!!! They accepted some pamphlets and our one English Book of Mormon!!! It was so awesome, when they left we jumped and gave each other high-fives because finally someone talked to us! Then we were on the metro ride back and I felt like leaving a Book of Mormon on an empty seat next to this young woman who just sat down. So at our stop of Pavones, we stand up, leaving the Book of Mormon there, and she gets up, saying "Señor, señor, su libro" (Sir, sir, your book) and we told her "No, es para usted” (No, it is for you) and guess what, she sat back down and kept it!!! So hopefully it will be read and something miraculous will happen!

On Tuesday, our three Russian friends left, so it was a sad day! They were so nice and wonderful, and you could really tell the Spirit was with them. But we did get a good thing in return, the "native" speakers. They came throughout the day, and there are around 35 new missionaries here. Most of them came from South American countries, and one is actually from Sandy, Elder Robledo! Also Elder Del Amo is Spanish, from Sevilla. So they came and talked to me and wondered why I didn't come with them because my Spanish is amazing (that is what they said, jaja). But they are super awesome and I'm glad that there are some new people here I can really talk to!

This morning, we went to the temple again! It was closed for the past two weeks for cleaning, so it was good to go back again!! It is so pretty in there! And today, I think we are just going to go to the mall or something, but I will let you know!

I am here until the 18th of February, so about 12 days left!

Thank you for everything you have done for me, all of you!!! I love you!!!

Elder Sadler

                                          With Elder Obiuk from Ukraine