Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hogueras and stuff

Hey everybody!
How are you all doing? Can you believe we are already at the end of June?? Literally, it is incredible how time flies. This week was super crazy, but lots of good things happened so....
Gabriel! Is Español and we contacted him about a month ago on the street, and he was really interested in English classes but isn't religious at all. So he came to English a few times and then stopped coming. So we called him to see how he was and he told us that lots of hard things are happening in his life right now and that he is confused and just needs help. We of course reminded him that we are missionaries and told him that our message can help people in every aspect of life and he said that if our message will help him, he is willing to give it a try and to listen. We were able to meet with him twice last week and give him a Book of Mormon and a chapter to read.It was honestly just incredible to see the change that happened in a month from where he didn't want to know anything to being willing to listen and give it a try. It truly is the Lords hand in His life and it's amazing! We are hoping to keep working with him to build his faith and help him see that God really does love him and is there to help.
Alex! Alex is from the Dominican Republic and is like our age. We talked to him on the street on Wednesday and since then, have taught him 3 times and he came to church! He told us that when he lived in his country, he went to church sometimes but since he's been here in Spain (3yearsish), he hasn't ever gone. But he knows that the word of God is important and he wants to keep learning about it! Woohoo!
We worked really hard this week to find and really needed to people to teach and the Lord definitely blessed us. When we open our mouth and when we follow the Spirit, he is able to put people in our paths and able to guide us to his children that he has prepared to hear the gospel.
Alright, so this last week here in Alicante was the festival of San Juan. And It. Was. Crazy. Basically what happens is in every neighborhood, they build a giant statue/wooden structure thing. And it stays up all week long, they judge them all and then Friday night, they burn every single one of them. So all week long there are streets closed, parties until 4AM, tourists and fairs and beer bottles everywhere and it is una locura! Also, the wooden statues that they make are incredibly detailed and some of them represent history, others comment on politics, etc. and they burn all of them! It's kind of sad because they are so giant and well.... Impressive. But it happens every year here. I'll send pictures for sure. (:
Anyways. Things are a bit more calm here now and back to normal. The reason I'm writing today is because we are headed to Malaga for 3 days for leadership meeting and exchanges with the Hermanas there. So.... I will tell y'all about that next week! I hope y'all have a wonderful week and thank you so much for your prayers and support and love. (:
The church is true and Christ lives and I'm happy to be a missionary!
XOXO, Hermana Hauber 🇪🇸🌴😘

They burned these incredible statues!

Bolivian dance outfits!

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