We have had so many amazing things happen this last week! I hope I can transmit to y'all some of what I experienced and felt even though I can only use these words on the page. But here goes!
We started off the week at consejo on Monday and Tuesday in Fuengirola. And to be honest, it was one of the most spiritual meetings I have ever been in. We talked a lot about how every missionary is CALLED to the same thing. We are all called to be representatives of the Lord and we were all set apart and have been given the same power and authority to just BE MISSIONARIES. However, apart from the calling, we are all given different assignments. Some of us are assigned to serve in Utah, others in Germany or Africa or Brasil. Some are assigned as trainers or zone leaders or assistants or senior companions... but that doesn´t in the least bit change the fact that we all still have the same calling. I don´t know if y'all get what I´m saying here, but the point is that nobody is better than anybody else. Also, if y'all want some good reading material, read the conference talk called Truly Good and Without Guile from April 2015 by Michael T. Ringwood. It is fabulous. Okay, I'm stepping off the soap box.
|All of the Hermanas ay consejo with Pres. and Hermana Andersen❤️|
Something else cool that happened this week was with an investigator named Rita! She was a reference from the elders who had contacted her and we passed by her house several times and she wasn't there until one random time when she just was! (Perseverance folks, it pays off.) She let us in and we taught her about the Book of Mormon and she loved it! I'mma just say what I said last week... This book is true and it is powerful and just read it and you will feel that too! But anyways, we taught her twice last week and then she moved to Tarragona for the summer soo.... hopefully missionaries there will teach her!
Another miracle this week was Nelson! he is someone that we were teaching until about a month ago when he just stopped coming to english class and we didn´t really have contact... but we had a lesson this week! And man oh man is he so prepared. We had an awesome lesson with him about the Doctrine of Christ and the importance of putting God first in our lives. I don´t know how often we will be able to meet with him, but he at least answers our phone calls now so we have contact fairly frequently. (:
One last awesome thing from this week. Sooo... as a district, we set the goal to get 80 futures in one week. That meant at least 16 for each companionship. Sooo.... we were kinda doubting at first because we were out of our area for 2 whole days. But as we went through the week, we made it to Saturday night and had 11 - only 5 short and one more day to work. So Sunday afternoon, we went out and we just talked with everyone! And I promise you, the people we found were miracles. The Lord literally put people in our path. Whether they were walking the dog, listening to music, sitting on the curb, or standing in their doorway, they were just there and they wanted to learn more! Y'all miracles are real. We found the five futures we were lacking and I know it was nothing we did. The Lord put the people there and then gave us the strength and the confidence to open our mouths. It was incredible. So now our work for this week is contacting them again and... teaching them! Updates will come next week. (:
Alright, that´s about it for this week. We are learning and growing and doing all that we can to help this ward here in Alicante. I have reached the realization that I really no longer am in Utah, nor Badajoz because being near the beach means it is humid and my poor little body just doesn't quite know how to handle that. #alwayssweating #ilovehumidity
But I love being a missionary and love sharing this gospel with everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful week!
XOXOXO, Hermana Hauber😘🇪🇸☀️
|ice cream for p-day!🍨|
|Shadowy picture of us and the zone leaders!|
One is from my group!
|Hermana Whaley and Hermana Asay|
|Every month after zone meeting, we raid Domino's. They are so patient (:|
|One of the elders made us cinnamon rolls!|
|And then my phone rang so we did some teamwork|