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, August 11, 2014

Travelling around and working hard

Hey everyone! We are in the middle of August now and it still rains a couple times a week here jaja! But we have had a couple of cool experiences this week.
So we have been working with a part member family, because their youngest daughter has accepted a baptismal date for the 24 of August, Roxana. As we have told her to pray and read and come to church, she will want to change her life for the better. And after these past couple of weeks, she has definitely been changing! She says she didn´t know why, but she felt like she needed to become more like Christ and try and be a better person every day. The family is so happy and it is so good to see them so happy with what is happening!
We then had the privilege to go to Bilbao for a specialized training! Bilbao is really pretty! And so we got there around five o´clock in evening, then Elder Ochoa had to stay in Bilbao, so I went with Elder Slauson (from Utah, and was in my old Zone in Badalona, serving in Mataró) went to Las Arenas, a pueblo outside of Bilbao, where we stayed with Elder Leseur (who served in Sugarhouse for three months waiting for his Visa, so some of you may know him) and Johnson. There was a huge party that night and it was really hot, so we didn´t sleep that much jaja. But the conference was good, we talked about how we can be better missionaries and what we need to change about our teaching methods. So it was really good! 

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

At the entrance to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao with the dog Puppy

We also went to a pueblo (town) this week called Cintruénigo. It is about an hour outside of Pamplona and we received a reference from the Sister missionaries in San Sebastián. It was for a woman named Eneritz. When we talked to her on the phone, we were expecting a woman in her late twenties, early thirties, but when we stepped off the bus in the pueblo of 3,000 people living in it, there was a fifteen year old Spanish girl waiting for us. We were a little shocked at first, since a lot of youth don´t want anything with religion nowadays, sadly, but she has been reading the Book of Mormon and has prayed to know if she needs to be baptized! We extended an invitation to her to be baptized, and her sister who lives in San Sebastian is getting baptized soon as well! So she accepted and her mother, Ana, is allowing her to be baptized! Miracle! She is ready for this, and she says she can come to church and everything like that in order to be baptized!
On Sunday, we went to a member´s house to celebrate her birthday, and her friend from Perú cooked her one of the most delicious Peruvian dishes I had every tried. It was meat with onio, potato and red pepper. I can´t remember what it was called, maybe “Asado de lomo” o algo así. Pero bueno, it was really good!
Well, I guess that it all for this week. Nothing really funny happened since we have been working a lot. But we are moving pisos! We will live in a bigger and newer place which is a lot closer to everything. But we will talk to you next week!

Elder Sadler

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