OOOOHHHH my, this week was one of the best weeks of my life. We were soooo blessed. Seriously it was the BEST week. And it goes like this....
First, we have been struggling with our area. For almost two months we have worked like work horses to try and find and teach people. We have found some, but they just haven´t been prepared, or they never met us again. For example, we would talk to 30 people on the street, get 17 numbers, and not see anyone of them again. For those who don´t understand, that is tough. We literally spend 24/7 for 2 years trying to help people come closer to Christ, and when we don´t feel like we are doing that, it hurts. We had fasted and prayed, and were just waiting for miracles. Then it came.
This Sunday Sandra and Diana walked in to church. They are a mother and daughter from Nicaragua, and they are some of the most prepared people I have ever taught. They have such an intense desire to learn more about Jesus Christ and His restored church. We went over to their house on the . It only gets better. , and they fed us fantastic Nicaraguan food (Picture attached below). My companion Elder Hale was sick so Elder Christensen (my old companion in Tarragona) went with me. We had such a blast teaching again together. The spirit was very strong. They both committed to be baptized
We were hustling to pass by another person yesterday, and two Italian men stopped us. They asked us who we were, and when we explained, they invited us into their house. They proceeded to offer us beer HAHA, and then started to smoke. We then shared a wonderful message about how the Book of Mormon could help change their lives. It was a strong lesson, and the one who spoke spanish well was very grateful that we were there.
All of the sudden things changed very quickly. We are finding and teaching a ton now, and Lord has blessed us so much. The thing I am grateful for is the time we had to ask the Lord for these blessings. He taught me patience, and that this is His work, not our´s. that is an impactful lesson. This mission has changed my life in so many ways, and it continues to change it everyday.
For our wonderful Preparation Day we spent time on Tibidabo, a famous cathedral in the mountains, and then walked around the old streets. It is so fun seeing the beautiful architecture that is found here. People gave so much trying to draw closer unto God, and you can really feel that as you walk into these incredible cathedrals. It is such a blast to see all the talented performers as well. There was a man who did the flamenco(a style of dance), it´s like tapping, and it was so good. We got a picture with him after haha. Sorry for the fact he wasn't wearing a shirt. That's Europe! Haha
Anyway, keep loving life people! Make everyday count.
Nicaraguan food, flamenco man, and Barç,