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, November 24, 2014

Conference with an Apostle

Alright, so I know everybody is waiting for this, and yes, we did have a conference with Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and it was incredible! There were in total 160 missionaries from the mission, all the way from Huesca to us all the way in Gandía and the Baleares. It was amazing. One thing that we all learned is that Apostles are still normal people. They don´t even know why they were called to be Apostles even to this day jaja. But Elder Cook talked to us about the importance of Preach My Gospel and he left us all with a small prophecy. He said that we are in Spain at this time, due to the economic crisis, because the people of Spain are ready for the Gospel. He said they are more humble, more open, and that this time is crucial for the Lord´s vineyard to flourish in Spain. He also left us with a blessing that EVERYBODY that we love and cherish will be taken care of. It was an amazing experience, and he wanted to shake each one of our hands. Incredible.
But in other sad news, Elaine did not get baptized because her mom is not letting her. Please pray for her still that she may be baptized! She shared her testimony the other day and she knows that the church is true! We need your prayers everybody. We need your love.
And not much happened this week, we talked to people, found a couple of people that are progressing, and Maricela, one of the recent converts in our area, her whole family has agreed to listen to our message and some of them have expressed interests in being baptized! The problem is their work schedule so we don´t have a lot of time to teach them, but please pray for her family that they may have time to meet with us.
Today for our pday we went to Catarroja, a town about 40 minutes away in train near Valencia. We played a turkey bowl with the whole Valencia Zone from Castellón and everywhere in between. It was fun, although Catarroja is not as pretty as Gandía. We have travelled so much this week… we are really tired, jajaja!
That is it really for this week. Things are picking up here in Gandía, I love it here. I know that the Lord is blessing this part of his vineyard and you all are helping in the work here. I love you all, and have a great week!

Elder Sadler

Monday, November 17, 2014

Working hard in Gandía

Another week gone in Gandía, the time here goes by super fast! But we have been working hard and have seen a lot of miracles from it!

There are a couple of people that I would like to ask you to keep in your prayers this week. Elaine, who is 17, who wants to be baptized but has some family issues, and she wants to be baptized this Friday! So pray for her please! And for Darek, the three year old son of some investigators, who is in the hospital because he is really sick. So pray that he can get better soon!

So this past week we found 6 new investigators! WOOOO! And they all are progressing. They love hearing our message and they all agreed to meet with us again. And another big announcement: We had Specialized Training in Valencia on Friday with President Pace and he told us that they are gathering most of the mission to see a conference with Elder Quinton L. Cook of the Twelve! The whole room exploded with excitement! I am super pumped!

And well, other than that, things are good here, a little bit more cold, but there are a lot of people progressing. Keep them in your prayers and I know that they will be blessed! Love you all!

Elder Sadler

Gandía's City Hall / Ayuntamiento de Gandía

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ward temple trip coming up!

Hey everybody, so this week has been a regular week. We went to Valencia for Enfoque de Zona (zone conference) and it is super pretty! We didn´t have time to take pictures, but you can take my word for it! There are a lot of missionaries in our zone, in Valencia, because Valencia is a big place and there is a necessity of a lot of missionaries! And we are the ones that live the farthest away, but it is alright.

Let´s see, we have been trying to find a lot of new investigators this week, by talking and finding, with little success. But just on Sunday morning, a man called us saying he took the lessons a long time ago from the missionaries, and that for a long time he didn´t want anything and now he wants to become a member! We were so shocked! He called us an hour before church and the problem is that he is 81 and can´t walk really well, so we have to find him a ride. Thankfully, Hermano Rafa (from Granada) was able to pick him up and bring him to church. The man is called José from Argentina, and he said he was looking at a lot of different churches and he says after a lot of searching he feels like this is the church of God. He loved church and that night we went to see him to find out more information. He said he wants to be baptized, but he wants to learn more, so we found out more about his life. We got to know his wife Marta, and see what she wanted. She loves the church as well and wants to know more, so our prayers are being answered!

So that is all that we have this week. I would like everybody to please pray for the following people. They are so close to being baptized, just one of two things are impeding them and with your prayers I KNOW that they can be baptized. The ward is going on a temple trip on the 29 of November, and we have a couple of people wanting to go, so if they get baptized before that day they will go! There is Elaine, Daniel and Dayana! Keep these people in your prayers for the week and I know that they will be baptized before the temple trip! Thank you for everything you all do!

Elder Sadler

Monday, November 3, 2014

My first week in Gandía

Hey everybody, so I have been one week in Gandía! That is crazy, this past week has gone by so fast! We did A LOT of service for some investigators this week. They own a store called La Despensa  and they needed help moving the whole local, and even though a lot of members were supposed to come and help, only a couple came so we had to go in a pitch a hand. We moved everything in three days, and there was A LOT of stuff, and we just had a little camioneta. But the investigators came to church, and bore her testimony of this church that it is a church of love and that she thanked us for everything we have done for her. Future baptism in the works! 
Helping out at the store La Despensa
 On Saturday as well, we had an activity with the Elders Quorum, and we talked about how we can better ourselves so that we can work more as a team. Many ideas were thrown around, and we settled one that we should start with the basics of reading and praying sincerely day. We went up to el Castillo de Bayren, an old Moorish castle (Never thought I would see one in my mission) but it was so good to see something from home, Andalucía again :)
At the ruins of the castle of Bayren
 And well, that is it… we did a lot of service and we are trying to get into the swing of things. Please pray for us this month to have baptisms because the ward will become more excited about working with us! Thank you!!!
Hasta la semana que viene!
Elder Sadler
Photos from my last p-day in Cornellá (Barcelona), 27 October:
Columbus Monument               


With the district: Elder Noovao, Dailey y Olaso