remember what I want to write about.. We do so much every week.. But
mission time being weird is a real thing. It all meshes together. I
will do my best to remember..
Well the last week of beautiful weather left us for more rain.. Who
ever said that the rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains was either
a liar, or had never been to Vigo..
Monday- we had a family night.. It when good, and our recent convert
came and it made it even more special. Me and him are in a competition
of finishing the Book of Mormon first.. I was winning, but he read
about 200 pages the last couple days studying it, and is now beating
me. Haha I think it's been the only time in my life I'm been okay with
Tuesday- We met with our new Spanish investigator.. He is a young
father and completely atheist and really smart. It was a hard lesson
at first, but by the end he really opened up to us about the reasons
of why he had lost faith.. The spirit was really present as we were
able to testify of the plan God has for all of his children. I'm
excited about him. He has a lot of potential.
Wednesday- Me with our angel grandma from Peru. She's 87 and a convert
of 2 years. She always finishes our visit with cookies and "coffee"
(really this cereal that you put in warm milk and tastes just like
coffee) she's so precious.
Thursday- We had a lesson with two new Spanish investigator law
students.. It was interesting.. We gave them both Books of Mormon, and
they committed to reading them.. We'll see how it goes.
Friday- we had an appointment with an old investigator that we had
never met before.. Someone we found from the area book.. So he is from
Ghana. Well I can not understand his English at all.. An he doesn't
speak Spanish.. So long story short we talked on the phone with him,
but we were super confused what was happening.. But we meet him where
he told us, and he invites us to his house.. Well we tell him unless
there is another women we can't go in, and we asked if we could talk
to him on a bench for a few minutes outside.. Well he just gets super
offended, and starts yelling at us, and telling us how racist and
prideful we are for not trusting him... Hahaha yeah so being a
missionary has its perks.. We are hoping maybe another day;)
Saturday- one of the craziest days of my mission.. We started the day
early painting a house... Ran during medio dia to a members house to
help her.. She was out of town and her 9 year old daughter was there
alone with their grandma who was sick in bed.. So we go.. We bring
them (little girl and grandma) lunch, clean the kitchen, the little
girl had not showered in days so I convinced her to take one.. It was
so sad though. She didn't want to take one because she was lonely and
scared, so I sat outside the bathroom while she showered and talked to
her the whole time to help her not be scared... She is so cute! After
she played restaurant with us until we had to leave her for a few
That night we ran to visit our investigator who is a young girl from
Guatemala. She is 24 and here in Spain alone.. Long story short. We
have been trying to find out forever what is making her not progress,
but the spirit was there, the moment was right, and she told her whole
life story. (Inlcudes seeing her dad being murdered by a family
friend) we were all getting emotional, and I just wanted her so badly
to feel the love Heavenly Father has for her. We testified of him and
god's plan, and I think at the end she could feel it.
It's so sad talking and knowing so many people who have struggled so
much.. I sometimes can't relate.. I feel lucky that my life thus far
has been so easy, with the gospel, and a good family. It breaks your
heart and hearing them, and their stories is probably one of the
hardest things for me, because I love them so much. But I have learned
and have full confidence in the perfect plan God has created for every
single one of his children. And I know without a doubt that he will
keep every promise he has ever made to those who are faithful to him.
Love you all so much!