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, September 29, 2014

Contacting a lot this week

Hey everybody! I am starting my third week in Cornellá and there are big differences in between here and Pamplona! But it is alright!
We had the problem before that Cornellá was not really the place to work in, as missionaries worked outside of Cornellá, but that makes it hard because if we can´t go outside of the city then we have nothing to do besides contact. So we are starting from almost 0 here and we are trying some good people who are ready to hear our message!
But this week not a lot has happened. We have been contacting a lot and trying to find people and just yesterday, it rained A TON! The streets started to flood a little and there is a river close to here that overflowed! It was crazy!
But last week for Preparation Day we went to the church to play sports, and as you can see, on the way their on the metro, I am wearing one of the best shirts around ;) And at long last, my companion has a face! (I mean, I am sending a picture of him) This is Elder Noovao. Ta-Da!

And this week is General Conference everybody! Make sure you go to your nearest church and watch it if you can! It will be a great experience, I promise you that! I love conference! And you should too! But thanks for tuning in everybody, and we´ll see you next week!
Hasta la próxima semana!

Elder Sadler 

In the subway in Barcelona wearing a Granada t-shirt my aunt sent me from Granada
My new companion

Monday, September 22, 2014

My first week in Cornellá

Hola amigos y familia, just finished my first week in Cornellá! It is different. There are a lot more people here. The ward is smaller, about 100 people, and we meet in the same building as 2 other wards so I am still getting used to it. But it is all good.
There is not much to talk about this week. We work a lot in a pueblo called Sant Boi, which is where we have a lot of progressing investigators and it is about half hour away, but now we want to focus in on Cornellá and fortify this area.
But hey! This week we are planning to have the baptism of a nine year old girl, Samira. She is so sweet! Please pray for her to be baptized this Saturday and that her father may be the one to baptize her.
And better news! Remember in Pamplona, that girl named Eneritz that we were teaching? The week after I left, only a couple days after, she got baptized! WOOOO!!! Felicidades!! That is so good!

Well, I will hopefully have more things to say next week. I don´t have any photos yet because I am still unpacking jaja! Love you all!
Elder Sadler
Eneritz's baptism a couple of days after I left Pamplona. I wish I could have been there!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Transfer and new assignment

Holding the flag of Andalucía where my mother is from in Spain
Hola amigos, so this week there were transfers! And I got transferred to Cornellá! An area of L´Hospitalet de Llobregat, near Barcelona. I am now senior companion and my new companion is Elder Noovao, straight from New Zealand! Really nice guy! His Spanish is great for being so new! I can´t wait to work with him.
But well, this week has been a little rough. My old companion, Elder Ochoa was sick so we couldn´t work a lot, and we had Stake Conference in Vitoria. We also had Zone Conference. So we didn´t have a lot of time to work in our area. We went to Vitoria and we learned of a lot of new ways to work with members and how to be better missionaries. When in the Stake Conference, they talked about how important it is for members to work with missionaries. Things will be picking up there soon! And some of my friends just went home! Elder Moreno, went home to Cádiz, Elder Ferrer went to Granada and Elder Biddle went to Australia! Good luck with life, you all!
Alright, well, I got to go! But I will keep you updated on how Cornellá is next week! Rock on!
Elder Sadler

Photos from the Stake Conference in Vitoria

Monday, September 8, 2014

Busy and crazy week!

Hello everybody, what´s going on? Here I am again with a recap of the week. This week has been a little bit of a crazy one, especially since we had a baptism!! WOOOOO!!!! The baptism of María, a woman from Romania who calls us her sons, jajaja! She has been having trouble the week before with distractions and she couldn´t make it to some of our meetings, it was just Satan trying to turn her away from baptism! But she got baptized! Yes!! She is so sweet, and she told us that she knows this was the right decision that she had to make :) She is amazing!
This week we also had to go to Vitoria for a zone meeting, and we talked about how the whole zone should be able to reach their baptismal goal for the month. So each area has the goal of 1 baptism for the month of September, and President Pace really likes this idea so we will see if the whole zone can reach its goal! Which is 10, and we already have 2 in the zone!!!
But that is it. We spent a lot of time traveling and helping María with her baptism, but this week is going to be even crazier since my companion is going to Barcelona for a few days. We will go to Vitoria for Stake Conference, and we have transfers the next week! Crazy! But thanks for everything you do everybody; I know that this is the true church and I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Love you all!
And this week we are reading 1 Nephi 17 to 2 Nephi 5!!! Keep up with the reading everyone!

Elder Sadler
With Maria

The chapel in Pamplona

Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome September and the Book of Mormon

Hey, everyone! Welcome back, we are now in September! I have almost been gone for 9 months! That is a little scary to think about actually, but time is really flying by here in the mission.
So our baptism fell through the other day, bummer, but her family can come on the 20th for the baptism so it is better if we wait until then. This week, we have a planned baptism for María, a lady from Romania, around 60, who loves the church! She comes every week and she finally realized that it is important for her to be baptized in the church!
But this week has been a fast week. There hasn´t really been much going on, just finding new people and we have two baptisms planned for the 20th of September, Eneritz and Pedro, and one for the 6th, María. We can´t do the 13th because it is stake conference.
But hey! As a mission and as stakes in Spain, we are reading the Book of Mormon together! We are going to finish it in between September and December so if any of you want to follow along, feel free! This week, we need to read from the Introduction to 1 Nephi 16. You can do it!

And well, today for Preparation Day, we went to Olite, a pueblo, where they have a famous castle! It was so big and it was awesome! I am sending some pictures so you can get a feel for it. We were there for a good few hours!
But anyway, thanks for tuning in everybody, we will see you next week!
Elder Sadler
Photos from our p-day today and our visit to the town of Olite and its castle