This week was transfers! Nothing happened with me and my compi - we are both staying together for one more transfer and at the end I will have to send her home.... But we still have 6 weeks until that happens! So.... On to other things. (:
We struggled as far as finding investigators to teach this week, but we did see some miracles as well! A couple weeks ago, we met a couple on the street - he is from the US and she is from Colombia - and we were able to meet with them and share a little bit about the Book of Mormon with them. They are both very religious and very active in their church and also studying and so it was hard to meet with them, but this week we saw them again! We went to their house and they told us that they had started reading the Book of Mormon! And the guy had a list of questions that he had from his reading. We got to talking and ended up having a super awesome discussion. The girl told us that she really just wanted to find truth and that she feels like she has found truth in her church right now, but that it is important to her to know if what we are sharing is the truth also - she is so humble and willing and ready to learn and it is incredible. And her husband.... Well, he has a few more doubts but as we read in the Book of Mormon and the bible together, I just felt this overwhelming sense of peace. I know that the Bible is the word of God and the Book of Mormon is also. And no matter how many little problems one might try to find between the two, that they truly work together and that when we let them, they help us understand the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. So anyways, that was a miracle to be able to teach them again!
Another little miracle we saw was that Saturday, we went to the church during mediodia to start setting up and getting things for the activity ready. And when we got there, some of the less active JAS(YSA) were there because they had been playing soccer. We went and said hi and got to talking and they introduced us to their friend, Fatima, who wasn't a member. So we sat down and had a lesson with her right there! It was awesome to listen to the boys bear their testimonies and want to share the gospel with their friend. Aaaand.... they all came to the activity and to church the next day! It turns out she lives in the elders area, but it's all the same work and I'm super glad we got to even teach her once.
Something else really cool that we had this week was a Día de las Naciones activity! We involved both wards here in Alicante and asked members to bring food from their countries for everyone to try. It was a huge success! We had a lot of people and food from several different countries! And we even had 15 non-members who came! It was a huge success and a great opportunity for the members to meet investigators and also to bring their friends to meet the missionaries.
To finish off the week, Sunday was like a "stake conference" for all of Western Europe! It was a broadcast of leaders from Salt Lake and also leaders here in Europe and I really enjoyed it! Elder D. Todd Christofferson spoke to us and talked about how as members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and even as human beings in general, more important than what we do is who we are. Just think about that... The point of this life isn't to get rich and famous and travel the world and DO things. It is to learn and progress and develop attributes of our Savior Jesus Christ and live in such a way that we might live with him again someday.
Alright, I'll wrap up. I'm doing well and I hope y'all are too! Have a safe week and remember to do the little important things like read your scriptures and say your prayers and just be good people like y'all are. (:
Lots of love,
Hermana Hauber (:
|I love Columbian bakeries|
|United States! We dress accordingly|
|The birthday of Kevin, our converso reciente!|
|Bolivia! Dia de las Naciones|
|The cool hats from the Bolivian dancers!|