Okay so you remember how I missed my train last Monday? By literally 3
seconds. Well everything has a reason!
So I took the night train. It left at 10:15 and it arrived in Madrid
at 9:30 in the morning. So oh my gosh I was dead. Probably worst
experience of my life. It was an over heated train, my leg is all
blister because I burnt it on the heater. You couldn't move an inch
without bumping in to anyone, a Dominican lady sitting across from me
starting puking from the heat. Two old Spanish ladies across from me
were talking about the Spanish fishing laws all night long (I
eventually just joined in the conversation). And I was helping this
other Spanish man with a broken arm all night basically. Well so I
just got no sleep.. So are you ready for the miracle?
Well the next day I caught the train home and this man from Ghana
comes up and he recognized me from the train ride that night. I guess
he was sitting right across from me by the Dominican lady. Well he
gives me lunch, and we just talk and become friends. Later we start
talking about why I'm here, and I discover that he is not much of a
believer. Well I teach him lesson one and lesson two. And we talked
for 6 hours about God and how he has a plan for us. He loved the plan
of salvation. He felt like his eyes had just been opened. He later
told me, "I noticed you last night. I just noticed how you were a
special person and how you just helped everyone around you. I watched
you leave and I thought to myself that I felt like we were going to
meet again, and now here we are. I feel like God made this happen so I
can hear the things you have to say." Well we arrived back to Vigo. He
lives right by us with his wife (who is Spanish) and daughter. They
drove me and my compy home from the station. Two days later we give
him a couple Books of Mormon for him and his wife. Saturday they
invited us to their home to learn more and give us dinner and Sunday
he came to church. His name is Daniel and he is incredible. We are so
While in Madrid I served in B9 and was able to see a few people I love
so much. We ran in the relief society president and she invited us to
lunch on the spot, and I was able to go and hug my investigator Telma
who was baptized a little bit after I left. It was just so great. I
love the life-long friendships you make on the mission.
Speaking of which. A couple weeks ago Wilder was baptized! I couldn't
go, but Hermana Ross is the best and gave me a program. I'm hoping to
go down to the sealing though in April.
Well everything else is just going great here. The work is good, and
we are constantly receiving blessing from Heavenly Father. It's the
best. Love you all!
P.S. Mom I have a couple new friends from Iran who invited me and
Vimar (my YAS bestie) to go visit Iran this summer. I think you should
think about letting me go☺️☺️😘
1) behind me is Portugal. We are neighbors.
2) family home evening with the Dias.