Temporary or Permanent? (50)

Hello!

This week has been wonderful and so full of miracles! And absolutely
jam packed, it was sad to say goodbye to hermana Tang on Tuesday but I
know that she is serving where the Lord needs her and that her new
companion will help her so much! She is going to do a great work
starting the new Chinese branch in carabanchel! #PrayForTheChinos My
new companion Hermana Phillips is from California and she is
absolutely wonderful! (Photo attached) When we went to the temple on
Wednesday for preparation day they didn’t believe us that there had
really been transfers ahah! We have the same time in the mission and
so things are going swimmingly. She even sang God save the Queen with
me when it was the Queens birthday, I forget how old she is but
nonetheless it was her birthday. This week we have real transfers and
so we will see if we stay together or not.

We had lots of miracles this week. Elder Soares when he came for
mission tour talked a lot about the scripture in 2 Nefi 25:23 which
discusses how after all we do it is by grace we are saved. I can
definitely testify of that. He said we would just look at the miracles
and realise they were falling from the sky and this week that’s
literally what happened! Our new investigators literally just fell
from the sky. Some of them just came to church on Sunday and now we
have started to teach them! The lord really blesses us when we do all
we can do! So Hermana Phillips and I are trying to do all we can do
every day so that we can be saved by grace and really help to be a
blessing and not a burden to this wonderful area of San Sebastián de
los Reyes!

We made lots of new friends whilst we doorknocked this week. We had
some guy come up to us who though we were tax collectors. We explained
who we were and asked if we could stop by another day and share a
message, but he said right now was a good time. The Lord really
prepares people for us to teach when we make plans for the day and
then turn our Labours over to the Lord.

The elders had a baptism this past week as well, we do not have a font
here in San Sebastián so we had to do it in the swimming pool at a
members house. The baptism was for a man from Syria. It has been so
sweet to see the gospel change his life over the last six month. And
our investigator Doris came with us which just made her all the more
excited for her baptism later next month! The gospel is just a
wonderful thing!

I’m coming up to a year in the mission and I was thinking about what
I’ve learnt. Really I think I’ve come to recognise that Heavenly
Father loves and knows each and everyone if His precious, beloved
children. He knows our struggles and He knows how to help us if we
will only turn to Him. I am grateful for the trials I’ve had through
my life, in Romans it teaches us to glory in trials because trials
bring experience which in turn bring us patience and hope! I’m
grateful for this gospel and I know that it’s true!

Much love,

Hermana Liddicott

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Goodbye and new beginnings (Week 49)

Slight alteration to the plan of this week. Pday wasn’t going to be until Wednesday but an emergency transfer means she had some time today! If you haven’t emailed her this week yet you still have time as she will have some free time on Wednesday to email to!

Dear everyone,

Today is a sad day in the history of my mission because just like my
first trainer and I got spilt up, Hermana Tang and I will be split up
today. Hermana Tang is being emergency transferred to Carabanchel, my
old area, to serve with the Chinese people. The assistants called this
morning and we are so sad, and so I have split preparation day this
week. I will have the rest of my preparation day on Wednesday.

We had a wonderful miracle this week. A member who had just arrived in
Spain called us and wanted to meet, and then she brought her non
member cousin! She has such a desire to share the gospel with everyone
around her, truly we were blessed this week. We made some other new
friends this week as well.

Mostly this has been a growing experience, we big developed deeper and
more personal testimonies of th Saviour as we began to recognise the
hand of the Lord in all aspects of the missionary work. He really puts
people in our path when we pray and plan effectively. I know that my
Saviour lives and that he died for me, he knows me and loves me and
helps me to be better daily. This week was Semana Santa and we were
celebrating easter here in Spain. We saw the processions that are
typical of the Catholic Church and the floats of the Virgin Mary. It
kind of made me feel a little sad. It made me think of this quote from
Gordon B Hinckley about why we don’t have crossed in the churches:

“I replied that the lives of our people must become the only
meaningful expression of our faith and, in fact, therefore, the symbol
of our worship. …
“… No sign, no work of art, no representation of form is adequate to
express the glory and the wonder of the Living Christ. He told us what
that symbol should be when he said, ‘If ye love me, keep my
commandments.’ (John 14:15.)
“As his followers, we cannot do a mean or shoddy or ungracious thing
without tarnishing his image. Nor can we do a good and gracious and
generous act without burnishing more brightly the symbol of him whose
name we have taken upon ourselves.
“And so our lives must become a meaningful expression, the symbol of
our declaration of our testimony of the Living Christ, the Eternal Son
of the Living God.
“It is that simple, my brethren and sisters, and that profound and
we’d better never forget it.”

We are the example of Christ, we must be examples of the believers in
word, conversation, thought and deed. We are so lucky to have the
gospel. Remember, Christ has asked us to be his hands. I pray that we
can be worthy and faithful and fulfill our callings to share the
gospel!

I’m grateful for this easter week to remember my Saviour and to be
with Hermana Tang. I hope you can all meet her for she is a miracle
worker. I feel blessed to have had her touch my life for these last 10
weeks! But she will live on and keep working miracles in carabanchel I
know! I l or you all!

Hermana Liddicott

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Intercambios (Week 48)

Dear everyone,

I hope you’re all alive and had an excellent week! We had a really
good week, we had intercambios in Guadalajara with Hermana Estrada and
Curtis. It was awesome and I learnt so much about how to be a better
missionary! They really taught me how to work even better with the
members and how to strengthen their testimonies. Also we had a
wonderful zone conference, it was centred around having a better
relationship with the members and using the easter initiative.

If you haven’t seen the easter initiative I would like to invite you
to go and watch it on Mormon.org and then watch the follow up
principles for the eight principles of peace. It has been  such a
wonderful finding tool to use just as we contact people in the street!
The lord really prepares people to hear these messages! I also played
football this week. For he first time my whole mission. It was
surprisingly enjoyable! I got sunburnt though.

All in all the mission is a great experience. I hit eleven months
today and I look back and realise that I’ve changed a lot as a person!
I’ve learnt to trust a lot more in the Lord and believe that He really
is preparing people to be baptised and taught right here in
Alcobendas!

I’m so grateful for my Saviour and for His atoning sacrifice. I know
that through him we can become so much better and be the people and
the servants the Lord needs us to be!

Much love,

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Conference and Chinese (Week 47)

One more week has gone by in the mission field and here is what happened in it!

Hello all you wonderful people!
The mission is simply marvellous, I grow to love it more and more
everyday and it seems so weird to think that it will only last for
18months! This week was great, we taught some lessons and had some
amazing street contacts. One of the people we talked to was a girl
struggling with a load of bags. We felt impressed to go and help her.
As we talked we discovered she already knew abort missionaries because
she would always see them when they got the bus too and from the
presidents house for mission leadership council but she never had the
chance to speak to them until now! The Lord really does prepare people
for us to find! It’s wonderful to see!

Other awesome highlights of the week, we met with some more Chinese
speakers in carabanchel and we are hoping to get a Chinese group up
and running by the end of the transfer. We had such a wonderful time
at general conference! I am so grateful that the Lord gives us
prophets seers and revelators here on the earth to lead and guide us,
I really loved he talk by Valeri V Cordón about how we are all
imperfect beings trying to speak a perfect language! We are all in
this together!

I went to the conference with questions and I came away with answers,
we challenged our investigators to do the same and so this week we are
excited to hear about the miracles and the answers they received!

I know the church is true! I know Thomas.S.Monson is the prophet of
God here on the earth to lead and I guide us. I know my Saviour lives
and that through the grace of His atoning sacrifice we can be saved
and made whole! I am so excited for Easter and the chance we have to
share the wonderful video initiative with the people of Spain! We are
so blessed!

With love,

Hermana Liddicot

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