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).

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Hola amigos! Hi friends!

 Visiting a family and having fun!

Alright, well there were some cool events that happened this week.

First of all, we had Zone Enfoque meeting on Wednesday and it was good, but it was the trip back when we got on the train, and all I heard behind me was "Elder Sadler!" So I look around, and there was my first companion, Elder Miller! He was visiting some people in Tarragona and was with another missionary that served here Elder Marques, and we talked for a good hour! It was really good to see him though!! 

With my first companion, Elder Miller

There was also the birthday of a little boy who turned 5 and his dream is to become a missionary like us when he grows up! So for his birthday we bought him a tie and he loved it! The next day he came into church wearing the tie, feeling proud that the Élderes gave him the tie jaja xD 

At the birthday party 

Also we were preparing this week to have an orientation of family history in the church, and for a couple weeks we put up posters and made announcements all around the city, and in the end two people came! Better than zero! And one of them has interest in the church now thanks to the training! 

Well, there is not much more to tell for this week. However I will leave with you the scripture for the week, which is in 3 Nefi 26:9-10. Jesus is teaching the people still and he talks about how we cannot obtain higher things if we cannot gain lower things. We cannot gain a higher knowledge of God if we do not gain the knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true. That is a fact. 

Transfers are next week, so I will write on Tuesday, love you all!!!

Elder Sadler

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The beginning of summer

Hey everyone! 

 A snake outside our window apartment! Holaaaaaa!

Another week has come creeping up! This past week here has been a lot of traveling to pueblos more than anything, as the members in these places need our help as well and this week we are planning on visiting some other pueblos. We are writing on Tuesday because we went to La Rápita yesterday, and worked there for most of the day with the members since it was one of their days off so we switched our preparation day to Tuesday for the week. 

 Last Wednesday having lunch at Ramona's home, a member from Tortosa. 
Yummy food!

We also had Zone Conference this week in L´Hospitalet and Pte. Pace talked about the importance of the sacrament and how crucial it is to follow the prophet. I loved it, he said that we need to attend church every week to take the sacrament, and that that is the center of activity versus inactivity.  An interesting statistic is that if a male goes on a mission versus not going on a mission, he will have 18-20 full time tithe payers within 3 generations while he who did not serve a mission will have 8. What a huge difference! 

Check out some more pictures from the Saturday, June 20 conference from the Barcelona mission blog at:  http://spainbarcelonamission.blogspot.com/

On Saturday, we saw the wedding of one of our investigators, Laura, and it was really good! The problem is that she is now moving to Suiza, but at least she is happy! Felicidades!!! 

We are also working more with the members, because the way that things are playing out in Tortosa, people are recognizing who we are and there are other church organizations that are making it harder for us to do our job, but with the members, we are conquering these barriers :) 

 With some of the youth from Tortosa

The scripture for this week is in Salmos 73:26, where everything might fall, but God still stands firm. Love you all!!!

And Happy Father´s day to the best dad in the world, Shane Sadler!!! Thanks for being a great dad, Papá!! Love you!!! (Father's day in the U.S. is the third Sunday of June).

Elder Sadler 

 My father, Elder Sadler, as a missionary also in Spain in 1988.
He served in the Seville Mission.
Happy Father's Day to the best papá in the world!

Father and Son, 1988 and 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Going to many pueblos

¡Hola amigos! 

Celebrating the birthday of our friend Margarita from Tortosa
This week has been normal, a little bit rough with the weather changes, but things are going good, the influence of the Church is growing in Tortosa and the people are starting to recognize us as "The Mormons" instead of some other church organizations jaja. 

We did a lot of traveling this week to pueblos, which takes a lot out of us. Since there is no real leadership down here, we have been assigned to visit and help all the members in the group, so we have been to St Carles de la Rápita, Alcanar, Mora de L´Ebre, Amposta, just a lot of pueblos that are around here to try and motivate the members. 
Traveling around to pueblos
The cathedral in Alcanar
The beach of La Rápita

But there is not much to tell this week. We have been trying to find new people, but it has been a struggle recently, so please pray for us that we can find new investigators.

I would like to leave you all with the scripture of this week in 3 Nefi 19:9. The Nephites are praying for so long in order to receive the Holy Ghost. All they wanted was to have it with them and after much praying, they received it. This is a good example for me, showing that if we pray for something righteous, and if we do it with all of our heart, we will receive it.

¡Nos vemos la semana que viene! We will see you next week! Thank you!! 

Elder Sadler 

First video district meeting. You can see my companion and I on the top left corner.