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, March 24, 2014

Busy week, so quick post!

Hey everyone! This will be a quick post this week since we have a lot to do, but I thought I would just let all of you know what has been happening on my side of the neighborhood!

So the prayers for new investigators have FINALLY been answered! We found a group of Granadinos who are interested in hearing our message!!! Around 7 of them!!! From Granada! (my mother’s hometown). It was really a big miracle. They are really nice and have so many questions, but they also accept what our message is! We also found a Bolivian family that is also interested, about 6 of them! So right now there is A LOT of work to be done around here. 

The weather here is also clearing up, it rains about every other day now, but it is better than blistering winds. 

No baptisms yet, and with General Conference coming, it is hard to plan baptismal dates, but we will keep working. So make sure you watch General Conference! It will bring you wonderful insight! 

Thanks everybody! Keep staying righteous!!!!

Elder Sadler

Monday, March 17, 2014

Zone Conference

Hey everybody!!! It is the middle of marzo and here it is still pretty cold!!! But we can go out in sweaters for most of the day now so it isn´t too bad.

Just wanted to give a special shout-out to my brother Harrison, it was his birthday last Thursday and he turned 18!!! WOOOOO!!!!! So Happy Birthday, little brother :)

Anyway, so in Vic last week we had two baptisms planned and they both fell through. One is definitely ready, she is just waiting for her family to be in town, and the other just needs a little more work, but we know she is ready as well!! But the work here is slowly progressing. We could still use all the prayers from everybody and thank you all so much for that!!!! We just need one last big miracle and the baptisms will start coming in!!! 

But this week was pretty normal. Just teaching and contacting and trying to get new investigators, but on Thursday of last week, the 13th, we had a zone conference with six of the zones in my mission! So many missionaries were there!!! We had Elder Kieran talk to us and train us on the importance of being happy and being friendly to those we meet. It was so good! We were there for a few hours doing practices and analyzing ways to make our missionary work better and after that, in Vic, I put those things into practice and we are finding more people! *Doing a happy dance*

But thank you all for all the support that you are giving me!!! If you have sent me a letter, I probably haven´t gotten it yet because the mission has been a little chaotic (in a good way) so we haven´t had the chance to claim our letters. 
You all are amazing, my brothers and sisters! Do things that you should be doing and never do things that you shouldn´t, rule of life. 

One thing I have learned out here is that things work in threes. I am pretty good at recognizing people in the street that we barely saw a few days ago and didn´t have the chance to talk to. But if I see them three times in a week, I must go talk to them because it is the Lord showing me I need to talk to them. And every single time they accept our message and want to hear more. Every. Single. Time. Never doubt the power of the Spirit and always work in threes.

Anyway, I gotta go!!! Love you all! TTFN, Ta Ta For Now!!!!!

Elder Sadler

 Celebrando el cumpleaños de mi hermano Harrison desde España!  / Celebrating my brother's birthday in Spain. Thinking of you Harrison!
  Con algunos de los misioneros en la Conferencia de Zona  /  With some of the missionaries at the Zone Conference

Monday, March 10, 2014

Keeping busy

Hey, everybody!!!! So kind of a busy week this past week! I have done A LOT of traveling. We have been teaching two women, Shirlei and Celia, and they are ready to be baptized this Saturday March 15th!!! So keep them in your prayers that they may stay strong! But that means we need new investigators. So pray that we may find new investigators as well because it is really hard to contact people here. Pray that someone can walk into our lives and be ready to accept the Gospel. 

We did splits this week from Thursday to Saturday. The Elders in our Area are in Granollers, a city about an hour away from Vic. Elder García, our District Leader from Valencia, came to Vic with my companion Elder Miller and I went to Granollers with Elder Davidson. Granollers is a different place from Vic. There are a lot more people, it is warmer, and people seemed interested in our message. We spent most of our time contacting though, and we managed to get a quite a few numbers!!!! But Granollers was such a fun place!! 

When I got back, we went to a pueblo called Olot where we had some visits, but all the visits shot us down. So we went around and contacted with a member named Jorge, but it was medio día so nobody was out. We saw people on top of this dormant volcano and you could see the whole pueblo!!!! So beautiful in Olot. 

But this week it is a lot of work, work, work, especially getting our two baptisms ready, so please pray for them!!!! 

HARRISON!!!!! Happy Birthday bud!!!!!! 18! That is awesome!!! I am so excited for his birthday! It is a little sad that I won´t be there, but I know that you all will have a good time :)
I will celebrate it here, don´t worry :) I LOVE YOU!!! You are awesome Harrison!!

Love you all!!!! Stay awesome, and stay safe!!!!! 

Elder Sadler

                                   Nuestro piso en Vic / Our flat in Vic

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hola from Vic!

 Templo Romano / At the Roman Temple, built in the 2nd century. However it was found in 1882 under a castle that had been built on top of it
 Plaza Mayor - Main Square
Catedral de Vic - Cathedral

 So this is Vic,  as you can see from some of the pictures. Around every corner there is a Catalan sign and most of the Native Spanish people only speak Catalan so it is a little bit of a struggle to speak Spanish in a place where hardly anyone wants to. But we find people. 

But Vic is good. It is a little bit rough but you just have to keep talking to people in order to find those who are ready to hear the Gospel. And it definitely is not the Spain I am used to, let´s just say that haha!. 

We teach a lot of people from Africa and South America. The Africans speak mostly English and the South Americans, Spanish obviously. But they make up most of our branch here. Our branch is about 55 people that come on a weekly basis, with four young men who are of age to go on missions!!!! And we eat at members houses quite a bit!

Deep in Catalan territory, with hardly any Spanish Speakers about, Elder Sadler managed to pull off two baptismal dates for March!!!! Boom!!! We have two baptisms scheduled for the 15th of March, so hopefully they will pull through and we have other people that are so close!! 

And mamá, you better be glad at how my cleaning skills were at home, because missionaries here have NO idea what clean is. I walked into the apartment and it was like AHHHHHHHH, hahaha!!!

But thanks for all the support everyone!!!! I am trying my best out here and you are all in my prayers!!!! Stay Strong!!!

Hasta pronto!

Elder Sadler 

Previous pictures from Barcelona

                        En el Castillo de Montjuic / At the Montjuic Castle

         En el Estadio Olímpico de Barcelona / At the Barcelona Olympic Stadium