Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Short on time!!

Sorry y'all, we have been running around like crazy people!

I just want to say that I'm here in Spain, sharing the gospel with everyone and I love it! We have had conferences and meetings and exchanges and so many different things that life is crazy. But everything has a purpose and that is to help others come unto Christ. Everything we do revolves around that! Or at least that's how it should be.

I love this gospel and I love my Savior Jesus Christ. Like Elder Holland said... "The Savior reminds us that He has “graven [us] upon the palms of [His] hands.” Considering the incomprehensible cost of the Crucifixion and Atonement, I promise you He is not going to turn His back on us now. When He says to the poor in spirit, “Come unto me,” He means He knows the way out and He knows the way up. He knows it because He has walked it. He knows the way because He is the way." HE IS THE WAY. And he will always be there to love us and help us.

I love you guys, thanks for all the support and prayers! Have a wonderful week! (:

XOXO, Hermana Hauber

P Day!!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Another week has flown by!

(no group email this week, but here are some highlights from the family email!)

Isn't it crazy how we just started September and all the sudden we are more than halfway through?? It has started cooling down during the mornings and the evenings here but the dye are still warm. Apparently it even rained here in Sevilla while we were in Malaga! Last week we were in Malaga for 3 days and then all of the sudden it's Monday again. This week we have intercambios with two sets of Hermanas and then the women's conference on Saturday! I'm so pumped that conference is just about here.
So I mentioned that we were in Malaga, it's because we had a member of the 70, Elder Zwick come to visit!! He did our leadership meeting with us and then also two conferences for the two halves of the mission and it was incredible! We talked a lot about having a willing heart to obey and do the Lords will and also about working with the members. It seems that Spain in general or maybe even Europe struggles with this. When I was in Alicante, we were able to get up to 10 or so lessons with members eCh week which was awesome! but here in Sevilla, we only get like 3. And it's hard because members Re usually willing to help but we just don't manage to get coordinated, ya know? But it was such a great experience. I didn't get a picture with him because well.... We didn't, but we took a big one at the conference with everyone so maybe it is on the mission blog or something like that. (:
Anyways.... Also we are teaching those three Dominican kids, they have. Baptismal date for this Saturday but I don't think it will happen till maybe the next week. We will see, we have a cita with them tonight. Also, we started teaching this girl from Honduras named Ana and she is incredible! She came to church yesterday and loves it!! So we will keep you updated on her. (:
I love you guys so much! Have a fun, busy week and stay safe in all your fun traveling!
XOXO, Hermana Hauber (:

one of the YSA in our ward Claudina!

Red. Fans. Very. Spanish

My MTC comp! It's the first time we've seen each other
since Christmas!

One of the bridges in Sevilla

Elder Rivero! When you don't know how to take a
picture with an elder... #awkward

Hermana Cutimbo from Peru!

Pictures with lots of friends at the conference... my compi and I!

Hermanas Ellsworth and Clark. They both go home this

We love The Good Burger... wifi and yummy American burgers!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Life flies by!

Hey y'all!
This week has basically been a one of a kind. Haha. We had two intercambios, a district leader training, a YSA activity a stellar family night and today we had consejo!!
Let's start off with intercambios. We did them with the Hermanas in Alcalá and the Hermanas in Córdoba! And on one of them, I was talking to one of the Hermanas and we were talking about having Christlike love for others. And she basically told me that Christ knows us all so well - he knows how to help us and lift us and help us overcome any thing that might happen in this life. And well.... We, being imperfect human beings, sometimes it really is hard to find this love for others. BUT. We can do it, we just have to work for it. For example, just like we can't judge someone before we know them, we can't fully love them the way Christ does before we know their strengths and weaknesses and really know who they are. So I thought that was really cool.
The district leader training! Basically it was us and a bunch of district leaders and even though the training wasn't directed at us as the sister leaders, I learned so much! And one thing that we talked about was the difference between alimentar and nutrir. Like the difference between feeding and nourishing. Anyone can feed someone. BUT nots onetime people don't need to be fed, they need to be nourished. In order to grow AND progress, we need specific "food" designed to meet our personal needs. So all of us - teachers, missionaries, parents, friends, leaders, whoever - should always focus on knowing the people we are going to help so that we can nourish them and not just chuck them full of food.
We had a great YSA activity this weekend all about missionary work! I know we as missionaries say this all the time, but. Members of the church have a HUGE responsibility to help the work move forward!! This gospel is for everyone - and in order to come even close to helping others, we need to all work together!
Also, on Sunday we were able to have a family home evening with our do,I icon investigators in the house of our bishop. We did a cute little activity that showed the importance of baptism and the spirit was so strong. It was the first time I have had the chance to get to know the bishop and his family and they made good friends with the Dominican family and it was such a blessing!!!
Okay, to finish up, we had consejo today. And Elder W. Craig Zwick is here to do a mission tour and he spoke to us during our leadership meeting. We talked a lot about obedience and sacrifice and how it is by those two things that we are worthy to have the Holy Ghost with us. We also talked about a million more amazing things and at the end, we had the opportunity to bear a 30-60 second testimony about something we learned and then about Jesus Christ and wow. I felt the spirit so incredibly strong! It is such a unique and special experience to be living in an environment with so many dedicated missionaries and where the spirit is so strong.
Well, I'll step off my soap box now that I've rambled for so long. This is only like a fraction of my week. We just have been running running running and working and loving and I'm exhausted. But. I love being here and I'm learning so much. This truly is THE LORDS WORK and I feel so blessed to be a part of it.
I hope you all are doing well and are happy!
Lots of love, Hermana Hauber (:

that moment when its 7 o'clock at night and 47 ° Celsius...
That's basically 117 ° Fahrenheit folks

intercambio #1- the senior couple made us a pot roast afterwards...
#realamaericanfood it was delicious!

I saw Hermana Peters! (Also check out the tanline on my foot...

intercambio #2- two of the happiest hermanas I have ever served with!

Hermanas Taggart and Carnero!

This is basically what happens every intercambio...

My shoe broke...

Both of them...

I'm learning to let my food touch and eat it all together (;

Consejo with my compi! We figured out comp unity
with the flower dresses at least (;

Monday, September 5, 2016

It's a hot one

Hey y'all!!
This has been a crazy week, it all just went so fast and here we are at Monday again. We had some cool experiences this week.
First of all, remember that family of cute kids from the Dominican Republic that I talked about the other week? Well, so the three kids live with their mom and they are all just adorable. But this week we went over and were retracting lesson 1 to make sure they understood some important things and the mom ended up telling us that she doesn't like churches and doesn't want to get baptized. BUT. She is still okay with us teaching her kids and wants them to make their own choice. It was kinda sad, but then on Sunday, the two boys came to stake conference all by themselves! And they enjoyed it!  They always have such good questions and are already almost done with 1 Nefi! So keep them in your prayers please. (:
Also, we went to one of the pueblos of Sevilla for intercambios this week and it was nice to get out of the heat! But we spent a lot of time talking with the Hermanas about how to have better comp unity and love one another and I just had one of those moments where I felt so strongly that the Lord was working through others to answer my questions and teach me. It was a really cool experience to literally KNOW what the Lord was telling me and that these Hermanas, even though we went to "help them" really were helping me!
Also, like I mentioned, we had stake conference on Saturday and Sunday! They asked me last minute on Friday night if I could accompany the choir on the piano and I actually could do it! It was a cool blessing to be able to share my talents in that way and even though I was freaking out, the Lord definitely helped me and made up for what I couldn't do. ALSO. I got to see some of my beloved members from Badajoz!! I cannot even tell y'all how happy that moment was for me. I thank the Lord every day for the 7 months he let me serve there.
I am so grateful to be here as a missionary! I have been thinking so much about love this week - about charity. The Lord has so much love for us - we will never be able to comprehend it. And as a missionary, He sometimes allows us to feel just a tiny bit of that love that he has for other people. And it is incredible. I know he loves us. And I know that when we ask with faith, He will help us in anything and everything that we want to do.
I hope y'all remember that - include Him in your lives. And have a wonderful week! (:
XOXO, Hermana Hauber

My adopted family in Badajoz ❤️