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, April 28, 2014

Sant Jordi holiday and 100 Books of Mormon

Hey everybody! Another week, some more stories! For Preparation day last week, some members decided to take us bowling in Granollers! It was holiday and a lot of places were closed, but this place was opened! It was a ton of fun and I got third place out of twelve people! (And those of you that know me know that I am terrible at bowling).

                           Bowling in Granollers with some of the members

This week also, was Día de Sant Jordi. This is a Cataluñan holiday in which people give out (sell) books and roses. We went to one of our pueblos called Olot with some of our members and handed out Books of Mormon and roses and we handed out over 100 Books! It was great! Even though the day was hot, we were able to share our message to so many people! 

                         Sant Jordi day / We gave out 100 Books of Mormon 

Watch a video about Sant Jordi holiday 

We have been working closely with the branch recently so there hasn´t been a lot of time for teaching lessons or things like that, which I miss, but the branch needs us more than anything! 

                                        The chapel where we meet

That is all for this week, we are currently in Barcelona because there is an Andalucía festival going on here and we decided to go as a District! I will tell you more about it next week! Ciao!! 

Hasta pronto! 

Elder Sadler                         

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everybody! Even though this week is filled with chocolate and bunnies, remember what it is really about, our Savior Jesus Christ and all that he did for us. 

This week has been a little bit slower than most. Most of the town´s people left to go on vacation, which includes most of our investigators, so we have been left to street contact and that hasn´t helped because it has been raining for the past few days! 

But last Friday, the branch had the activity of Comida Del Mundo (Foods of the World), in which people from the branch (and we have a really diverse branch) brought food from their respective countries. I made Patatas Andaluzas and people said they loved it! 

And Sunday, all three of our recent baptisms (the men) received the priesthood! We are growing so fast here!

Semana Santa (Holly Week) in Vic doesn´t really exist. They had a cow festival that you had to pay to see, but there were no processions here or anything L. I am sending a picture of a band that was playing typical Catalan music and people dancing.

Mamá I did get the card from you!!! Thank you so much!!! It was so cool, and I got Papa´s letter as well AND the Relief Society letters!!!! So tell everyone thanks and that I miss them all! 

There is not much else to say, except have fun this Easter and remember that the Lord is always on your side, you just have to be on His. 
Love always!

Elder Sadler

Monday, April 14, 2014

Big News!

Hey everybody so kind of big news!!! My man Jacob Fletcher got his mission call to Reno, Nevada! So go congratulate him for that! He is going to rock it over there!

Other big news is that we did not have one baptism this week... We had five! WOW! Three from the Hermanas (Sisters), and two from the Elders, but we taught them all together so it was like a shared baptism. But Vic just grew with five members this week! It is such a great experience when you see the people you teach and completely change their lives for the better be baptized. 

The pictures are of Jesus David, Rami, Tania y Eric (from left to right). They are all friends and wanted to be baptized on the same day. 

The other one is Antenor. A more reserved person, but has the biggest heart than anybody this side of the ocean. All are amazing! 

Not much happened this week since we were busy with the baptisms, just to say we went to a pueblo to see one of our investigators sing an alabanza and it was interesting jaja, but she is super sweet and sang really well! 

Semana Santa (Holly Week) is this week! So get your Book of Mormon out and tell people what is going on in the world! That is what we are going to do! But I will let you know what goes on in our adventures next week!

Love you all!! 

Elder Sadler

                                     We have been busy this week!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Great Conference Weekend!

Hey Everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful Conference filled weekend! Just going to throw my opinion out there, I loved conference! There were so many good talks and great advice, but we just weren´t able to see the last session, so we were a little disheartened by that for a little bit. 

This past week our Preparation Day was on Tuesday because that was the day of transfers. None of the people in Vic got transferred, so we decided to go to the Vic Episcopal Museum!! Nothing is opened on Mondays so it was a good change of events!  The museum included A LOT of paintings, sculptures, clay figures, basically anything you can think of art-wise of Christ. A lot of different depictions of Him and what he did, but it was all amazing! I loved all of it! They also had an exhibit that showed off ancient Egyptian artifacts, as well as some Roman architecture. Then they had a historical part for Spain where they showed weapons, money, architecture and other things that were prevalent in Vic´s area over the past few hundred years. But it was good to finally go see a museum and enjoy it! 

This week has been a pretty hectic one. My companion was made District Leader so he has been trying to learn the ropes for that, and we do a lot of work for the branch, like plan activities and call people to remind them of church, AND we have two baptisms scheduled for this week so we have been working with them, (mother and son) a lot. The Hermanas (sisters) in our area have three baptisms planned this week. So five baptisms for Vic this week? Everybody pray and hope! We can do it! 

We are focused on our baptisms this week, but we are also trying to reflect on what we learned from General Conference. Remember that these are words from prophets of God and we should hear their words. 

All is well here in Vic. The sun is shining, people are noticing and we are still trying to find people. But thanks for all that you do! We will see you next week!

To check out the museum we visited go here

Elder Sadler 

 5 April 2014: Salt Lake Temple and Conference Center during the Saturday morning General Conference Session 
(Photos taken by my mom)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Baptism and Transfers Week!

Hey everybody, so one transfer is done! And I am still in Vic!! No surprise, you are usually kept in the same place for your training. But all is well! Here is a photo of our District! There are only six of us but we cover a wide area. There is Elder García, our District Leader from Alicante, who is in the back, and Elder Davidson his companion. Then Elder Miller and I and Hermanas Durham and Hamson. We decided to do a picture just in case anybody got switched, and sad times, Elder García is now in L´Hospitalet as District Leader!! He will surely be missed...but now Elder Miller is District Leader AND training haha! good times. 

This week I also got a package from my Abuelo (grandfather) in Granada! Thank you so much to him and mi tia (my aunt) y primo (cousin) that are there :) It had chorizo, salami, good queso, palmeras, chocolate, atún, just a lot of great things!!! Thank you so much!!!! As you can see, I am pretty shocked!

I also got a new bed that a missionary couple brought along with my package, letters and supplies, because for the past six weeks I have been sleeping in a bed that was shaped like the letter V, so I was stuck in one position all night long. So it is nice to have a good bed now!

And finally…WE HAD A BAPTISM!!!! Wooooooo! A surprise one too! She came to us half-way into the week and decided to push her baptism date closer since her father was in town! So we scrambled and hurried to get everything set up, and after dealing with time constraints and last minute emergencies, we finally pulled it off! Her name is Shirley, from Colombia, and she was baptized by Abel from Ecuador. It was such a great experience!!! Someone that you taught and see grow in the Gospel finally taking that next step into happiness!! The Lord provides a way for everything :)

Also we will be watching General Conference at the Stake Center in Barcelona next weekend!

But overall, this week has been really busy! It is spring now and we have had rain for almost every day and people are not in the mood to really talk when it is raining. But we will push forward! Thank you so much everybody!!!!  Love you all!!!!

Elder Sadler

 Opening the package with food and goodies from my family in Granada!
 With the missionaries from my district
                                                                                  My first baptism