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Today is the one year mark of Louisa on her mission woohoo exciting stuff…only six months left to go! That means guys you only have six months to email her, six months to write her a letter and six months to send her a parcel! Quick quick quick!

Here is a little overview of her mission so far:

 

Areas Assigned:

  • Islas Canarias
  • San Sebastian de los Reyes
  • Barrio 9
  • MTC

Companions:

  • Hermana Osborn
  • Hermana Philips
  • Hermana Tang
  • Hermana Tyler
  • Hermana Wihongi
  • Hermana Shaw
  • Hermana Jiminez

 

Positions:

  • Trainer
  • Greenie

 

Notable Events:

  • No stranger to illness
  • Baptisms
  • Learning Chinese

 

Selection of photos from the past year!

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Liddicott & Jimenez
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With her district
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Louisa and her mission president and his wife
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At the Airport

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She’s Alive… (Week 28)

Well after there wasn’t a group email last week and her having barely revealed anything in my email I was super excited to get her emails this week and hear about what had happened!

Turns out she has had a transfer!!! Her first move since leaving the MTC, so she didn’t have a lot of time to write because she was packing (she has so much stuff and isn’t great at packing – I packed her suitcases for her before she left in May haha).

So transfer to a new area and a new companion! I know she likes her new companion and is excited to be serving with her but I think she is also sad to leave Barrio 9 and Hermana Wihongi they seemed to get on really well! Hermana Wihongi actually reminds me a bit of one of mine and Louisa’s friends Jemima. I think they would all get on like a house on fire!

Anyway her email and news is below!

Hello my wonderful people!

Sorry for the lack of email last week, transfers are always crazy! I am now serving in San Sebastián de Los Reyes, so I am about an hour away from my old area. It was really hard leaving Barrio 9 because I’d been there so long and we had some amazing investigators that are getting baptised this transfer, so I am sad I won’t be able to be there for that. That was one of the hardest things. And leaving Hermana Wihongi! She was such an amazing companion! I learnt so much from her, she has the biggest heart and the best sense of humour ever and she is such an amazing missionary. I honestly feel so blessed to have been able to serve with her for 6 weeks, I learnt so much. Momma&Poppa Wihongi if you’re reading this you have a great daughter!

My last week in Barrio 9 was fuego (fire = the best), our ward mission leader and his wife made me a miniature me out of fondant icing which is super cool. I got a bazillion photos with all the members as well. My new companion here in San Sebastián is Hermana Tyler! She was in the MTC with Hermana Wihongi so we both go home at the same time which is cool. She is from Utah and she is the funniest person ever and such a great missionary, I am so blessed with great companions.

Here in San Sebastián there are 10 missionaries!! The 4 office elders, the two A.Ps, a senior couple and the hermanas obviously ahha! We get driven around a lot here. The ward is fantastic, they are a smaller ward than Barrio 9 but they are just as wonderful. The work here is good, it is not as busy as Barrio 9 and so we are spending a lot of time finding people and serving the members and asking for references. Lots of people in the ward speak in English which is awesome, and they all seem to have cousins or family living in London, so we’ve been bonding over the UK. We have some great new appointments set up this week and we are so exited to work hard together.

We have had some miracles this week as well, there is a lady who’s son has died and the hermanas have been trying to pass by her shop and teach her but they never got to share anything. We felt inspired to show her a 1 minute 30 second plan of salvation video and she loved it! Now we teach her regularly and help her learn English too! Always follow the spirit.

English classes. Wow. One of my new favourite things is teaching English classes. They are all so funny and we have a great class! We do some verb conjugations to start and then we practice some speaking and then we split into two teams. England and the USA, because there is an elder here from England too! (Elder Kirby, from over Manchester way) we pick a topic and spend about 10 minutes learning vocabulary and then it’s a quiz. It gets very heated, so far both teams have one one match each.

I had to do a chicken dance at a NDH with familia Paz which was entertaining yet totally mortifying at the same time you know? The ward reminds me of my ward back home, they are just such a loving wonderful mix of people! We had a really powerful lesson with an investigator where we mostly listened to her and her feelings. Let me feel you a secret that I’ve learned so far on the mission, teaching is all about listening with your heart, if you listen with love you will ALWAYS know what to teach or what doctrine will help them in their life. My mum often said, you have two ears and one mouth, you should use them in that ratio. And that is so important! Give people the chance to talk.

The saviour loves us very much, this week I have seen his hand in my life everyday. In fact all day everyday and I feel so very blessed to know how much he loves and cares for me. I testify that he lives and that he is anxious for the day we return home so we can be an eternal family. He loves us and because he loves us he is here for us in every moment, the highs and the lows. I love you all and I am so grateful for everything you do for me!

Love
Hermana Liddicot

So she is settling down well into her new area and with her new companion! She should be there Christmastime I think new transfers will be around the new year.

I can’t believe how long she has been out, but I’m super excited that it is getting closer and closer to Christmas I am so looking forward to skyping her! I can’t wait to see her and more importantly laugh at her ever increasingly American accent…(no offence to American accents, it’s just funny because hers is a weird mix of American and English yet she is in Spain).

Don’t forget to email her! Write her a letter! Send her a Christmas card! A Christmas present/package! If you need her email/address let me know and I will pass it on to you! Record a little video of yourself and your friends/family and send it to her!

If you are wanting to send her something for Christmas she would love anything along the lines of…chocolate, sweets, fluffy socks, lip balms, jewellery, stationary…stuff like that.

Until next week!

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Woahh she’s a third of the way there (Week 26)

She might not be counting, but I sure am, week 26 marks a pretty big milestone she has completed 1/3 of her mission. One year, 2/3rds of her mission left…it has both gone very quickly and also very slowly…

Sorry that the post is delayed this week, I was in hospital but better late than never and here is what she has to day!

Hello everyone!

This week has been relatively quiet in comparison to other weeks. Sadly we had a lot of people fail us this week which is always hard but it’s okay because I’ve learnt when the Lord gives us trials it’s for a reason. There is always something to learn from the situation. Never complain because there is always, always someone having a harder time than you. It rained so very much this Saturday, I’ve rarely seen such heavy rain, and I’m from England! It was impresionante!

We got the area book app! So for those of you who don’t know as missionaries every night we fill in the carpeta, this is a big folder of teaching records for our investigators. And so as time goes on the carpeta fills up and so the missionaries start a new one for the area. Over time the old records are destroyed, but you can go through the carpeta and contact old investigators to help find people to teach. Anyway, our companionship has 3!!! And so they have launched an app for the iPad, so now we fill in the carpeta on our iPads and that’s where we do our daily and weekly planning and everything now really. BUT it won’t download on my iPad, we have tried everything and so a week later my companion still has to do most of the area book app. (Utah are on the job, don’t worry 🇺🇸)

Also, crazy lesson of the week. We received a reference from the church a while back for a Russian lady but she was too busy to meet. And so a few weeks back out of the blue she called us to meet and we had the weirdest lesson ever. Like her friend told us that in English Domingo means Sunday and therefore we worship the sun and not God. The whole lesson with her friend was along those lines. Anyway she wanted us to meet with her and her family this week. So we did and it was her, her son and her brother. The son speaks Russian, Germans and a bit of English. The brother German and some Russia and the lady speaks Russian and Spanish. At first they were trying to bible bash us but in the end they just shared their beliefs and we shared ours. We taught the lesson in English and translated into Spanish and the son translated it to German. It was a really cool experience, the Lord really does bless us with a wide variety of opportunities to grow and learn!

We had stake conference this weekend which was actually a very spiritual experience. We had two investigators come! One was our new friend from Mexico and he loved it! They had a mini string orchestra that played with the choir and it was the most beautiful musical item I’ve heard for a while. Music invites the spirit in a way nothing else can! Also there is an amazing mix of “if you could hie to Kolob” and “come thou font of every blessing” on YouTube that you should listen too, it just is amazing!

Also I met a really nice girl at stake conference, turns out she served her mission in FRANCE LYON🇫🇷 she is called Miriam and not only that but she was one of JEMIMA MCKENNAS MISSION COMPANIONS. The world is so so small sometimes and it gets smaller every day, especially in the church. Like in this stake there is a lady from Sheffield! And her children are kind of related to the Arnold family? Which are from the south of England perhaps? Anyway it’s super strange how small the world is in the church.

We ate some pretty great food this week, we ate with the stake presidents family again  and their daughter Laura is coming to the Leeds mission after Christmas so you should all keep your eyes pealed for her because she’s awesome! We ate fried yuca which I kid you not is the best thing ever.

I read an amazing talk by Boyd k packer this week called Do Not Fear. It’s from the April 2004 conference, he talks about how faith is the opposite of fear and how with the Hoy Ghost we are always protected!

He says, ” With the proper serum, the physical body is protected against disease. We can also protect our children from moral and spiritual diseases.

The word inoculate has two parts: in–“to be within”–and oculate means “eye to see.”

When children are baptized and confirmed (see D&C 20:41, 43; D&C 33:15), we place an eye within them–the unspeakable gift of the Holy Ghost (see D&C 121:26). With the Restoration of the gospel came authority to confer this gift.

The Book of Mormon gives us the key:

“Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. … Feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you [and your children as well] all things what ye should do” (2 Ne. 32:3).       If you will accept it in your mind and cradle it in your feelings, a knowledge of the restored gospel and a testimony of Jesus Christ can spiritually immunize your children.

The gospel is the best protection we have in this troubled world! Keep going and keep the faith!

Love you guys!

It’s good that they both seem to be back on their feet now after being ill. I often wonder what missionaries do when they are ill….when I’m ill, I sleep, put music on, binge Netflix and movies…they don’t quite have the same freedoms.

Stake conference with the String Orchestra sounds pretty cool.

She has got on so well in Barrio 9 and made so many friends and memories, I think she will find it tough to move on…but for her to have spent a third of her mission there already I think she’ll change at next transfer.

Hopefully she is having a good week! Don’t forget to drop her an email, get in contact!

Louisa is a Linguist “Kebaptised” (Week 25)

Not a brilliant week for her and her companion who both ended up still sick! Being ill is just the worst. Still though they managed to get out and have some fun experiences “kebaptising” being amongst them.

Dear all,

I hope you all are well and doing good! This week I was still sick and I lost my voice which made things rather interesting… on Tuesday my companion got sick as well so we had to spend the day in our piso. Wednesday we took my companion to be Kebaptised because she had never had a kebab before! It’s a big tradition here in the Spain Madrid mission!

On Wednesday I got sick again but we still went out to work, my poor companion had to do like all of the teaching because I couldn’t speak. We met with one of my favourite investigator families and they fed us some some super nice food as well. But they gave me some medicine which turned out to be antibiotics so I had to finish taking the whole course if these antibiotics, in the end my voice came back so it’s not all bad..anyway we are going to the doctors today because we are still sick, my companion is sick sick, I’m more just flat out exhausted and congested. We’ll see what he says anyway. The elders were super cool and came and brought us soup yesterday which was super nice of them.

We started teaching a new investigator who really wants to be baptised, she’s from Honduras and she is so sweet! So we teach her a few times a week and all is going well with her.

We are teaching a wonderful new investigator from Mexico! There are not many Mexicans here in Spain. We met him street contacting and he is taking the lessons. In the first lesson he asked us what he needed to do to be baptised! We had a lot of people fail us this week and we were sick so it was a bit of a strange week yet we saw miracles all over it was amazing! Like we finally got to  meet with some of our less actives and we found some amazing people who contacted us on the metro!

We had our ward activity this week and it was ace. It was día de la hispanidad so there are lots of food and dances from all over South America and Spain! It was really something. We were not allowed to do a dance so we sang this song instead but it turned out kind of lame because both me and my Companion had lost our voices but she played the ukelele and it all turned out okay in the end. We found some new investigators through the activity which was so much fun!

Yesterday we were both super sick again and so we got sent back to our piso to rest and today we are going to the doctors. However it has been a really great week. We have had some amazing lessons with people who truly want to progress which is such a blessing. We are blessed with members who love and care for us as much as our investigators do. This is week 5 of the transfer now and I’m a little worried my time in Barrio 9 is coming to an end but it’s been some of the best five and a half months I’ve had in my whole entire life.

Something spiritual for you all, Sister Stephens said in the April 2015 conference,

“I don’t completely understand your challenges. But through my personal tests and trials–the ones that have brought me to my knees–I have become well acquainted with the One who does understand, He who was “acquainted with grief,” who experienced all and understands all.”

Christ understands, he understands what it is like to serve a mission and get sick. He understands what it’s like to lose your job, your dog, your left index finger and everything. He has felt all the pain you have ever felt and is always there to pick you up. I testify that you have a loving saviour and he knows YOU perfectly. He cares for you and wants to be there with you every step of the way. This is part of what the saviour means to me.

What does he mean to you? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Take care and live close to the Saviour,

Love
Hermana Liddicott

Not sure taking antibiotics from someone was a particularly great idea but it seemed to work so I suppose it was useful. Hopefully they’ll get to the doctors and get sorted and feel much better soon!

Pictures below! Don’t forget to email her and let her know what you have been up to!

Until next week!

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Cactus = Answer to Problems (Week 24)

Week twenty-four or six months since she left England…my how time flies. It is also two months until Christmas, nine weeks until the new year…roll on 2017 there are so many things to look forward to, Louisa coming home in November being one of them!

As always here is her update of life in the field! She has had an interesting week with ups and downs. Read, enjoy, drop her an email/letter.

Also on the off chance the Filipino sister who wrote to Louisa is reading this – send her an email, she can’t write back because you left no address…

Not much happened this week because I wrote you all on Wednesday! It’s been very wet and rainy which is very strange and makes it feel a lot like home. On Thursday we met with some of our investigators. One of them had a birthday so we baked her a cake however we managed to put the oven on the wrong setting and it was just taking forever to cook, then when we took it out to cut it the bottom of the cake was burnt black! So we had to slice that layer off and the rest of it still tasted pretty good!

On Friday we had district meeting. I love district meeting because the message is always exactly what I need to hear! Lately we’ve been struggling to help our investigators make and keep commitments and so we talked about it a lot in district meeting and we’ve got some good plans for improving. We had a NDH with the Barrio and we had an investigator come but by the time they arrived the NDH was over so we just shared a message with them instead. UNO. We really wanted to play uno and use it as a teaching aid and so we went on a hunt. We tried soooo many Chino stores (these are like the pound shop I guess..?) and we couldn’t find any! So we went to the corte ingles outlet store and we found it for €13!!!! We didn’t buy it but had planned to use uno later that day. Then by chance we were buying a companionship cactus at lunch and we found uno in a chino for €2. We’ve played a lot of uno these late few days. Moral of the story? Buying a cactus is the answer to all your problems.

This weekend I’ve been sick, I just have a cold but it’s bad. On Saturday all we managed was correlation with the ward mission leader, a lesson with an investigator which was meant to be at 12:30. They showed at 1pm and was like “oh can’t stay long I have to go to a meeting at 1.” So we had a short lesson with our investigator and watched the video Gracias A Él. It’s one of the Easter videos and it’s so touching, everytime I watch it I feel the spirit! We ate with the elders and one of my favourite families and then our lesson failed so we got permission to go back and rest in piso at like 5. Next thing I know it’s 10 at night and I was super sick. The members told us the clocks went back so we got up as if the clocks had changed, turns out they don’t change til next week ahah! So we were late to church.

The elders gave me a blessing because I was still super sick, I had a fever of 102, no idea what that is in Celsius..? We taught a new investigator who is from Peru and is just so wonderful and open to the gospel. And we found a new investigator who just showed up to church and wants to be baptised and so we are teaching her the charlas and will probably get baptised at the end of this transfer.

We ate papa la guancayena this week which is one of my most favourite foods from Peru it is just super delicous! It’s like potatoes in this yellow creamy sauce and sometimes it has chicken with it. Spanish people and South Americans love chicken, which is good because so do I!

TRANSFERS! We had an emergency transfer in the mission! Something went down or happened or I don’t really know to be honest in another area and so elder Jensen from Barrio 9 left to go to serve in that area. It was super weird to have him leave halfway through a transfer! He has the same time in the mission Hermana Wihongi and I so it was strange to see him go. It was strange to see another person have to leave the ward while I’m getting on for 6 month here! I love this ward so much and feel so blessed to serve here, really hoping I get five transfers here but I don’t know if I will haha 😂

Mystery of the week! I got a letter from somebody who WAS serving in the Philippines. Problem? I don’t know anyone serving in the Philippines. Her name is Sister Kahoalii and on august 30th she has 7 weeks left in the mission and so she’s already gone home now and so I can’t write her back. The thing is maybe I do know her, she served in the Lahug Cebu city mission. Any leads on the mystery? Because I would love to write her back but she has included no return address for her home, only for the mission office at the Philippines temple.

This week I read this quote, Well, just remember the Book of Mormon says that ‘it came to pass,’ not that it came to stay.”

Guys, Whatever trial you are going through, whatever illness you a suffering, whatever difficulty you feel you cannot overcome. Remember, it came to pass. Trials are not forever they are just a short term opportunity to develop spiritual roots that will fortify you your whole life!

Love you all and stay strong


Hermana Liddicott

Who knew UNO was in such high demand…the is clearly a market for it, at 13€ a box you’d make a decent profit!

She makes a good point about bad times though, they don’t stay forever, good times are always there to follow and we shouldn’t give up!

Until next week! Adios!

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Investigators…Investigators Everywhere… (Week 23)

One busy week for Louisa! By the sounds of it they are not doing too badly for investigators or baptism dates, which is great.

Email day was today this week so that is why the blog post wasn’t up on Monday! Enjoy reading and as always – don’t forget to email her and let her know about your week!

Hey everyone

It’s been a crazy great week again! So many crazy things have
happened! So first of all we have an investigator called Karen who is
the partner of one of our less actives. During the week the elders
rang us and asked us if we wanted the registro of Giovanna who was
their old investigator whom they called but said she was meeting with
us. We were so confused because we have NOBODY called Giovanna. So all
week we were wondering about it. Then we went to see Jorge and Karen.
In the prayer Hermana Wihongi forgot Karen’s name and so she was like
“please bless Jorge and Jorge junior and La Hermana….” And then
Jorge said she was called Joanna! Then Joanna explained that the
elders had called her in the week! Long story short, Karen is actually
Joanna!

We have met so many Nuevo amigos this week! One of them was called
Antonio, he is about 50 from the Dominican Republic and we contacted
him on the metro. Turns out he has already had the lessons in the
Dominican Republic but just isn’t baptised yet. Every time we teach
him a gospel principle he just says “claaaaro” (which means of course)
he has a fecha to be baptised on the 12th of November! We are so
excited!
Another new investigator we have is called Escarleth, she is from
Venezuela. We go and teach her English every week and then we share a
gospel message! This week we taught plan of salvation and she made us
arepas. If you don’t know what they are you should try them because
they are DELICOUS! Another new investigator is Ciro. Again we
contacted him on the metro and less than an hour later he called us
and asked to meet the next day, it was festivo the next day so he was
off work. He is great and has soooo much potential! Our final new
investigator for the week was Andres. He is 19 and from Ecuador, both
me and Hermana Wihongi felt like we should contact him when we passed
him in the street. He has loads of questions which is great been
reading the folleto of the restoration and writing down his questions
about that too! We are so excited! We have had soooo many miracles
this week in finding people!

We had zone capacitation (conference) this week which was pretty cool. We learnt a
lot about going outside our comfort zones to find people which means
we need to go to all parts of our area to find people not just stay in
the same parts where we always contact. So that is one of our
companionship goals this transfer. Also Madrid is getting the Area
book app. This means when we fill in carpeta on an evening it will all
be on the iPad as will our agendas! We won’t have paper ones anymore
which is kind of weird…!

We contacted a lot a lot a lot a lot a lot of Muslims this week in the
street, we aren’t allowed to teach them without presidents permission
you see. This one guy Ibrahim, he said we could call him Barry,
contacted US in the street. This rarely happens you see, and we set up
a cita for the Saturday evening of that week. He came like all dressed
up and we went to like a cute bar place and he thought it was like a
DATE and we were just sat there teaching the word of wisdom and the
Book of Mormon and then he told us he was a Muslim, awks. Anyway and
then he said he wanted to take us shopping on Sunday and that he’d
call us again…we left after that. Man crazy stuff.

So on Saturday like all our lessons were failing and then out of the
blue someone called Luz calls and wanted to meet right then! I got
excited because I thought it was an Antiguo investigador who was
awesome. So we went to the cita and it’s actually this crazy Russian
lady who was a self referral that we received through the church and
she brings her friend along called Wilma who is from Ecuador. They are
Adventists del septimo dia. No idea how you translate that to English
but they worship on a Saturday and aren’t jehovas witnesses and there
are loads of them in Spain! And they start preaching to us everytime
we start sharing a message and basically tell us we are heathens for
having church on a Sunday, because it’s sun-day in English so
OBVIOUSLY that means we worship the sun right? Wrong. She was crazy
and she kept telling us how we can’t say Jesus and we should say Jehua
or something like that because it’s the Hebrew way? She was crazy and
then half way through they start recording our testimonies and taking
selfies with us, it was so weird man. We are never meeting with them
again ahhaa! Hermana Wihongi was super chill about it though and was
really patient and didn’t even freak out when Wilma started kissing
her hand. It was weird like I said…

Also pedro our investigator is progressing so well and keeping the
word of Wisdom so will hopefully be baptised soon! It’s a 9 chicken
nuggets for €1.49 deal at Burger King so my companion and I are very
happy, it’s getting cold and rainy so Hermana Wihongi and I have both
been a bit sick, we went for a walk to find this persons piso because
we had a cita with them and we started half way down this street at
house 157 and needed to be at number 45. It was the longest street
ever and in fact the last piso we could find was number 53 and after
that there weren’t any. So we tried calling her but she didn’t answer
and so after getting lost we just couldn’t go to the Cita. Also I am
scared of spiders and every night I’ll check under the duvet. So
Hermana Wihongi cut out a paper spider and left it in my bed haha!
Essentially it has been a great few weeks and we are witnessing so
many miracles! When we do our part with the Lord he will always bless
us ten fold!

Love you all!
Hermana Liddicott

A few translations:

  • Zone Capacitation = Zone Conference
  • Adventists del Septimo Dia = Seventh Day Adventists
  • Fecha = Date
  • Folleta = Brochure
  • Cita = City

There is such a change in her emails since she had her new companion which is lovely to see. It seems she is feeling more confident and is able to really enjoy being out on her mission and put more effort into her work which is clearly bringing back results for them!

She emailed some pictures separately with an accompanying story which I shall now relate! She entitled it: Death to the Fire Alarm

So our fire alarm would beep every 3 minutes mass o menos and so we
told the office and they told us to destroy it and then email it to
them so they could put it in the bulletin and they would send us a new
fire alarm.

Cue pictures of them destroying it:

She is so funny haha.

And photos from the week!

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Adios until next week y’all!

Trip to the Zoo (Week 22)

She said not much time but she still had quite a lot to say which was nice 🙂 Five months out in the mission field this week (+ two weeks in mtc hence week 22). Finally she seems to really be able to enjoy what she is doing now she has a companion who is on the same page as her.

I suspect she will get transferred next time, she has been in Barrio 9 for a very long time, but it would be nice if she could spend Christmas there as she has made such good friends with everybody it would be a shame to be moved just before!

Hey all,

Not much time to write this week! I turned 5 months today and we went
to the zoo and it was super cool and we saw jelly fish and walked
through a butterfly house. My companion Hermana Wihongi is super cool
and we are having a blast. It’s kind of sad because this is probably
our only transfer together because this is my 4th transfer in Barrio
9!

For example we went to go talk with one of our investigators. They
however were not home so we decided to try knocking. We had recently
heard the talk from the conference that President Uctdorf gave about
not giving up and sometimes the one thing we need to find is on the
fourth floor at the last door. So we knocked this whole building and
no one answered us. Not a single person. When finally we reached the
last door we were hoping for the best and then…. someone answered!!
He was incredibly friendly and he told us to come back at 5 that same
day! It was really amazing and nothing like we had been expecting!
Then we came back at 5 and guess what happened…. He wasn’t there. We
were so sad. But we tried the investigators door from before and
waited and a girl answered and said, “Are you the mormon
missionaries?” You will not believe this but it was totally in
English! We said yes and she said please come in!! So she let us in
and shes this 14 year old girl from the Philippines. She said she has
been wanting to talk to the missionaries for a long time and her mom
told her if the missionaries ever came by to entertain them. Haha it
was so cute. We taught her the first lesson and it went great! We just
felt really right so we asked her if she would like to be baptized as
she learns about its truth and she said yes! It was really cool so the
miracle is that even though they didn’t answer the first time around,
we had a reason to go back the same day. Because we were able to do
that we got to meet an amazing young girl who is just such a light you
can see it for miles. I am excited to see how this transfer will be!

Finally we decided we should probably just spend some time contacting
people on the street. Hahahahahahha oh my goodness. We ran into this
really tall, really big, Chinese man on the street. His name is
Alejandro. He told us he wasn’t really interested and as we were
walking away he says “I am a singer!” (In spanish) and we were like
what?! He said, “You speak English?” (In Spanish) and we said yes! And
he said, “I sing backstreet boys” and again we were like What?!! AND
THEN HE STARTS SINGING! (IN ENLGISH!) He actually wasn’t even bad at
singing or drunk either he was really just being himself! Hahaha it
was hilarious. We grabbed a video. Man that was a really fun surprise
and then he kissed us both, without consent, on the cheek it was soooo
gross because ew! Haha we ran away and handsanitized my face after
haha sooo bad. Ew. Lol well yeah so that happened but I guess that’s
what I get for being in the Ghetto of Madrid!
also we had a picnic in the piso!

Love you guys!
Hermana Liddicott

Fun week of activities for them, I’m glad they had success in their ventures and found some people who wanted to listen. Meeting Alejandro sounds hilarious haha wish I could have seen him sing Backstreet Boys!

Pictures below as always! Don’t forget to drop her an email! Next post, next week!

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Week 21)

FINALLY she has new companion, and I am so glad for her! She has had a tough time despite trying her hardest to get along and make things work so I am glad her new companion and her get along!

Not a very long email this week, she had a busy day but as always good to hear from here! And as always some wonderful photos!

Hey everyone!

Not much time to write this w peek as we’ve been doing dance practice
at the chapel for the “dia de las naciones” ward activity on the 15th!
We dance to Napoleon Dynamite, Beyoncé and Taylor swift!

We had transfers! I’m still in Barrio 9 and just killed my last companion,
Hermana shaw. She served a great mission and has gone back to Arizona
now! So next transfer is Christmas! That’s still like 12 weeks
away but it’s coming round fast guys!
I am greenie breaking Hermana Wihongi from Utah! She is famous as
well, she is in some Mormon messages and she’s playing volleyball in
the for strength of youth pamphlet! She’s going home at the same time
as me so we’re super excited to work together and set Barrio 9 on
fire, spiritually haha!

This week we had general conference which was amazing! We had one of
our investigators, pedro, come to pavones and watch it at the temple
with us which was such a wonderful experience! We committed Miguel
Angel to be baptised in January, you see he goes to Peru on the 15th
of this month for 3 months so we are excited to work with him when he
comes home!

In conference my favourite talk was by Dieter F Uchtdorf in the women’s session!
He says, about two missionaries following a prompting to tract an
apartment building:


“No one on the first floor would listen to them. How easy it would
have been to say, “We tried. Let’s stop right here. Let’s go and try
another building.”  But these two missionaries had faith and they were
willing to work, and so they knocked on every door on the second
floor.  Again, no one would listen.     The third floor was the same. And
so was the fourth–that is, until they knocked on the last door of the
fourth floor. When that door opened, a young girl smiled at them and
asked them to wait while she spoke with her mother.”
This mother and family eventually became baptised and Dieter F
Uchtdorf married the young girl. We never know the blessings of endurance, we just need to be fourth floor last door kinds of people and endure to the end!
Love you all
Hermana Liddicott
Xx

I love the photos of her in a bear hat haha so funny she looks adorable!

More from her next week! And as always drop her an email, send her a letter she would like to hear from all of you!

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Cinco Meses (Week 20)

Five months…she has been away for five months…time sure does fly by.

Nice email from her this week, sorry it is late up on the blog – but better late than never hey!

Not much time this week to write, so here’s a miracle from last
week..so president challenged us to give out more Books of Mormon and
I’d never really done it before and so I prayed about it and set the
goal of giving away a Book of Mormon everyday! And I did it, some days
I even gave  away 2! But one day a homeless man walks over and asks
for money, I explain were missionaries and we don’t have any. So then
he asks why there are so many churches! DREAM QUESTION RIGHT THERE,
and so we sat down and taught lesson one and gave him a Book of
Mormon. He’s homeless and so we haven’t seen him since but he was so
grateful and accepting and cried at the Joseph smith part. When we set
goals in prayer and faith the Lord really does provide.

One of my best friends in the ward here in Barrio 9 just got her
mission call to England LEEDS! We went to watch her open her call and
I just could not believe it, I called it before, the power of jinxing
strikes again! She leaves on January 11th, she’s called Laura coberan
and she’s the stake presidents daughter! The best part is she’ll still
be in her mission when I come home so I can go and see her! The Lord
blesses us so much!

My companion is more or less dead, we have 6 more days together before
we go home so the work is kind of dropping off as she is haha but
that’s okay I’m excited for next transfer to keep working in Barrio 9
with my new companion and just make it totally fuego (fire)! Here are some
photos for the week of the sunsets and with some investigators and
with Laura!

Okay spiritual things, are you an alma or an amulek? When the wicked
Nephites burn the righteous alma and amulek have these reactions in
alma 14.

12 Now Amulek said unto Alma: Behold, perhaps they will burn us also.

13 And Alma said: Be it according to the will of the Lord. But,
behold, our work is not finished; therefore they burn us not.

Alma wasn’t scared because he was giving his very very all to the
Lord. Amulek hasn’t got to that point of conversion as a missionary
yet. We have to leave the nets and give all. I’m an amulek but I want
to be an Alma. Don’t get me wrong amulek is great and he’s an amazing
missionary but we have so much potential to give all of ourselves and
be an Alma!

Love you all! Enjoy conference! 💕😘
Hermana Liddicott x

I think this week will be a mix for her, it is a countdown for her for a hopefully more successful and dedicated companion but also she can be quite impatient so this week might pass really slowly for her!

She sent lots of pictures across and it’s great to see that she is still enjoying her mission and meeting lots of new people!

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