Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Short and SWEET (x3)

Hello everybody!
It has been a super great week here in Alicante, and Hermana Peters and I are seeing so many miracles!

1. Two of our investigators, Gabriel and Antonio, are doing well! We taught them the Word of Wisdom and are making a plan with them to stop smoking and drinking. They are so funny because whenever we teach them, they always tell us "We know, we know.... We just need to keep reading the book!" They love the Book of Mormon and read almost every night. (:
2. 2 months ago we contacted a super awesome guy named Edgar - he's like 24 years old - and he just is so ready for the gospel! Well, 2 weeks ago we taught him for the first time and then haven't been able to contact him since. But yesterday, we walked past dominoes where he works and it was completely empty. Except for him standing at the cash righter waving at us! So we went in and talked to him and set a cita for today! Yoo-hoo! We are going to teach him lesson one and I hope all goes well. (:
3. We are teaching a man named Moises and he is by far the hardest person I have ever taught.... But the other day we went and taught him Lesson 3 - about the gospel of Jesus Christ - and I have never felt more strongly that the spirit was working through me. That when I opened my ,out hit wasn't my words coming out, but really the words that the Lord needed him to hear and was saying to him. I don't even know how to describe it other than incredible but I know the Lord really does work through us. That we are his servants and He needs us to be obedient to be able to do His will.

There are so many other wonderful things that happen, I wish I could just tell you about every single thing that happens but.... It's fine. Just know that the mission is the greatest and through all the good and bad things, I know the Lord loves us and is so aware of us in every moment.
Thank you all for everything you do for me, for writing me and sending me cute little notes of love. I love being here in Spain and sharing the gospel! YOO-HOO!!
XOXO, Hermana Hauber 😘❤️🇪🇸

Hey y'all, just so you know... We have iPads and can email but we can't use iMessage. So if you wanna talk to me, shoot me an email! 💻 Or write me a letter. 💌
Thanks!! 🙃😘

Yummy smoothies
Sarita and her family in Badajoz got sealed this weekend!

Cool pics from the castle!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Short and SWEET (again)

Hey y'all!
It's been a good week! Transfers, ice cream and rebajas! Just real quick, here are some things about this week....

1. My sweet Hermana Swenson went home and my new companion is Hermana Peters! She is from my same group (we came into the mission at the same time) and we actually met in the airport the day we flew to Madrid. So that's cool. (: She is amazing and I am learning so much from her! I'm so grateful I have another 5 weeks to learn from her example and serve with her. (:
2. When it's summer here, we eat a lot of ice cream soo..... This is why half the pictures have ice cream. (;
3. Rebajas! There are a couple times a year when Spain has giant sales in all of their clothing stores and basically everywhere. #iloveshopping
4. Miracles! -Gabriel and Antonio came to play soccer with us on Saturday! They loved it and Gabriel brought his son too. Afterwards we taught them the Plan of Salvation and they really liked it. They are still reading in the Book of Mormon too and they love it! -Gregorio, our investigator from Colombia, has a baptismal date in August! YAY!!

Things are going great here and I am loving being a missionary! I made a goal at the beginning of the year to just share my testimony every single day and I love it so much. People here NEED the gospel and I feel so blessed to be able to share it with them. Have a wonderful week and do the little things because they make such a HUGE difference. (:
Love y'all!!
Hermana Hauber ☺️🇪🇸❤️

Monday, July 11, 2016

Short and SWEET

Hi everybody!
Soo.... We had a zone p-day today and just played all day long and now I have left myself with no time to email so.... Here are a few highlights and some fun pictures from our lives.
1. We had intercambios with the Hermanas from Crevillente and basically killed it! We found lots of cool new futures and taught some really good lessons and I got to work with my sweet "sister" in the mission.
2. One of the members gave all of the Hermanas here fans to keep us cool. It's so Spanish and I love it.
3. Transfers this week!! I'm staying here in Alicante and my comp, Hermana Swenson is going home to casa! So my new compi is Hermana Peters and I'm stoked. She is from my group and is a champ. So we have been saying lots of goodbyes to people here with Hermana Swenson.
And lots of other things but time is gone! I'm sorry I didn't email anyone back, but I do still love you all. My fam will post more pictures on the blog so go look there if you want. I love you all. I love being a missionary. And I will be better about writing next week. 😜
all my love, Hermana Hauber 😘🇪🇸❤️

I guess I like cats now? This was just a perfectly timed picture...
We went to a farm to visit...it was cute
My "sister" in the mission. Hermana Watson trained her too
And transfers begin!
Some of our menos activo JAS made us lunch!
Us and the elders in our ward
Sister Reeves at consejo!
yummy smoothies!
With President and Hermana
American burger restaurant in Fuengirola

Monday, July 4, 2016

Feelin' Good!

Hey y'all!!

Happy July! I hope you all are doing something fun for the 4th today... like having a barbeque or something. This last week has been an incredible week. But really. I know we have awesome weeks and we have hard weeks so that we learn and so that we improve and continue working hard and well.... this week was definitely a good one.
We started off the week by teaching new people!! We wanted to focus this week on teaching investigators with members in their lessons too and so we worked really hard and reached the mission standard for that this week! #improvement #todayiscelebrationday But anyways... we taught some cool new people and it is just amazing to see the Lord´s hand in every moment.
-Gabriel is doing well! We were only able to teach him one other time because we were out of our area for 3 days, but he brought his friend to the lesson too so he could learn more and get help from God too. I loved it! So Antonio and Gabriel are currently reading in the Book of Mormon and just trying to start developing faith.
-Alex came to church again!
-The zone leaders passed us a reference for a guy named Moises. Man oh man... he believes in God, but also believes in some other crazy things. We went to visit him Saturday morning and honestly it was the most challenging, intense, exhausting lesson of my entire mission! We taught lesson 1 about the restauration and he had so many doubts and questions... but I KNOW that as we were teaching him that the Lord just filled our mouths with what to say and what to testify about. He guided us in every moment of that lesson and I´m so grateful for my rockstar of a companion and the sweet member who went with us.
-Rafael. He has met with missionaries in the past, but it is hard for him to give up his sunday to come to church. So we are really working on helping him see the importance of that. And we are helping him quit smoking!! Poco a poco.
Can I just say, I love helping others better their lives and come to know God all by helping them understand the atonement!!
Okay, the other half of our week we were in Malaga! We went from Tuesday to Thursdayfor consejo in the mission home and then for exchanges with the Hermanas there. At our meeting, Sister Reeves from the general relief society presidency came to visit as well as a few other people and the spirit there was incredible!! We talked a lot about a lot of things so here are just a few things that I learned/that I want to share...

-What would I do different right now in my mission if I could see where I would be in 30 or 50 years? This question made me think a lot. So before the mission, I prepared to come here and then now I am here preparing for the rest of my life. We are constantly preparing and performing and the Lord always gives us exactly what we need to be able to progress in this life. SO... I just want to be the kind of dedicated, focused missionary that follows the Spirit always.
-We invite all to come unto Christ adn be baptized to open the door to the Celestial Kingdom to all the sons and daughters of God and we are the only ones who can do that!!!
-As hermanas, we tend to get pretty down on ourselves. So we did an exercise about being positive and remember that we are given trials to become better, not as punishments.
-Look up to God to know to improve instead of looking sideways to others and compare yourself!

This is just a tiny part of everything.... but I hope maybe something from that helps you like it did me. Also, kind of a funny note. So we usually have all of our meetings in Spanish, right? But we had people there who didn´t speak Spanish and so it was all in English. That in itself was awkward. But then they asked me to say the closing prayer and I said it in English... now, that was a lot harder than it sounds and I prayed really slowly to make sure I got it all right and made it to the very end when a spanish word slipped out!! AHHHH I was so close to saying an entire prayer in English! hahaha. #thestrugglewasreal #ispeakspanish
Okay, well, this was our week in a short email. I love being a missionary and teaching others and helping others come unto Christ. There is no other greater work in the world than helping people learn and live the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope y'all have a wonderful week!!
XOXO, Hermana Hauber

Classy at consejo. 😎

We ate giant hamburgers.... Well, I ate almost all of it!

President me Hermana Andersen came for a visit!