Another week in the mission rolls by and another email rolls forward!
This week was freezing, in fact it snowed!! This was the first time Hermana Tang had ever seen snow in her life, we had district meeting and went to kebaptise my companion and the other new elder in our district and suddenly it was snowing! It was pretty fun while it lasted but it stayed pretty cold for the whole week!
We had a great week finding new investigators, in fact we met a wonderful couple who speak Spanish, English and Italian! They are cool and ready for the gospel. We were travelling a lot to work with the Chinese people and so we are pretty tired but we have been so blessed. We got Chinese name tags which was so exciting! We feel like real missionaries now!
We have seen so many miracles here and the relationship we have with the members is improving very week, they are getting more and more excited to work with us each week!
I hope you keep praying for and witnessing miracles and that you can enjoy general conference and revive the revelation you need!
Seems like she has had a pretty tough week! Keep emailing her and updating her and checking up on how she is doing!
Queridos amigos y familia!
Son los mejores! I am so grateful for all of your lovely emails and the support you’ve been to me throughout my missions and before the mission! I’m grateful to have each of you in my life, I know Heavenly Father puts us with certain people at certain times to teach us things! Just like hermana Tang teaches me everyday through her hard work and example each one of you has taught me and helped me become better through my life! So thankyou!
This past week was the last week of the transfer. Hermana Tang and I stayed together so this is now my fourth transfer in San Sebastián de los Reyes! I’ve been so blessed to come to such wonderful areas and spend so much time in them. We started putting more of a focus on the Chinese people here in Spain which means on Fridays and Saturdays we teach Spanish classes to Chinese people! We will be starting this week and we are so excited!
We had the hermanas going home stay with us last night! I love having them because they share so much of their experiences with us which helps us to grow and improve! Hermana Jiménez, my mission mum, came to stay and it was so nice! She is one of the best missionaries I know and I am so sad she is going home but I’m grateful for all she taught me! We had hermana Campillo stay as well who was also companions with Hermana Wihongi, she told me how they were killing things in Santiago and I believe it! She’s an awesome missionary and I hope we get to be companions again one day! #IslandsHereWeCome 😉
As with tradition I got sick, it seems like I can never go a transfer without getting sick haha, on Thursday I was just in a lot of pain and we went to have a lesson in a Chinese store with a Chinese investigator and I felt so sick like I was going to throw up and I turned to ask Hermana Tang where the bathroom was and then I passed out! It was crazy! Then hermana Tang called Hermana Pack and she and President Pack came and picked me up and took us home! I’ve been to the doctors and they gave me loads of medicine to take and so I’m doing better! We find out more this week! Chinese floors are seemingly the same as all other floors para que sepan 😉
We had so many miracles this week! We met so many great people and we are so excited to start teaching them this transfer! Heavenly Father blesses us so much when we do the best we can. We as humans will never be able to do quite enough but He promises us that “after all we can do it is by grace we are saved.” How grateful I am for the saving grace of my Saviour! I am so grateful He loves me and wants me to return home! But yes other than that we had a party normal missionary week!
Here’s a quote from one of my all time heroes BISMARCK that I found in the ensign
“To youth I have but three words of counsel: work, work, work.”
Sunshine for Louisa and Spain! Here is the latest instalment on her mission!
The sun is out and so are the sandals here in Madrid! We are reaching
a beautiful 25 degrees and it’s only going to get hotter! Today we had
the wonderful blessing to go to the temple and feel the love our
Heavenly Father has for each one of us. I am so grateful to have the
temple here in my mission and I am even more grateful to be serving in
the Madrid zones still so that I can attend every transfer!
This week with the Chinese people we had some cool lessons. A lot of
them listen to be polite but don’t actually want to learn or receive a
testimony of these things. That makes us sad but at least they get to
hear a little slice of the message we share about the Saviour! We had
one lesson and the guy was a little bit sketchy on the phone and we
prayed and felt like we should still go to the lesson in B3 so we went
but we were still low key scared we were going to get kidnapped and he
wanted to have the lesson in a bar. We convinced him to sit outside
the metro and it all turned out okay. Don’t get kidnapped. Our Chinese
investigator who lives in Barrio 4 went to church on Sunday and he
loved it! We are waiting on the final go ahead but it looks like
Hermana tang and I will be able to travel to different sacrament
meetings to be with our Chinese investigators there!
Other cool things, or rather not so cool, all the people we get as
future investigators turn out to be creepy men. We had some kind of
sketchy appointments this week, always a good sign! We are praying to
find more investigators and we are trying to open our mouths and speak
to everyone. So basically it’s been a week of missionary work! And I
Keep being awesome! You should all go and read the talk by Hartman
Rector junior from the April 1979 conference called following Christ
to victory, it’s very good.
Stay awesome and stay out of jail!
Well it’s a miracle I actually managed to send out the group email and do the blog post on the right day! Rather than it take me until Friday to sort it all out!
This was a quiet week. We lost some Chinese investigators and then we
invited one of our Chinese investigators to be baptised and he said
yes! So hopefully on the 22nd of April our first Chinese investigator
will be baptised, we are so thrilled! Keep praying for us ahah!
We ate a lot of food and contacted a lot of people. We went door
knocking for like the first time my whole mission in the Moraleja
which is a very rich area of Madrid where they have actual houses and
not just pisos. We made Chinese soup but we didn’t have a recipe so we
just guessed really, we ate sushi also. Other than that it was a
normal missionary week full of miracles talking to people on the
street and learning Chinese.
I finished reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish for the first time
yesterday! It was one of the best experiences ever and it has
strengthened my testimony so much. I know that the Book of Mormon is
the word of God. I know without a doubt that it was translated by
Joseph Smith and was written by ancient prophets to guide us in these
latter days. I am so grateful for the Modern prophets who continue to
provide us with direct revelation for our days. I know the Saviour
lives, that he loves me and that he loves each one of you!
Keep being awesome guys!