Monday, October 31, 2016

We be gainin!

Hey y'all!
Well, basically the title says everything! The other day my compi and I were talking about how the mission changes you and how we just gain so much!
We learn and grow in so many ways and gain so much! Like love. Friends. Knowledge, faith. Testimony. Weight. Respect. Enemies. Understanding. Blisters. Piso finds. Blessings. Memories. The list goes on and on, ya know?? But honestly it is the more wonderful experience I have ever had!
This week we had two different I intercambios with different hermanas and man, I just learn so much every single time I go out and work with a new hermana. And we of course see so many miracles!!
- When I was with one hermana, we were walking around trying to find some old investigators at home and one of the ladies lives kinda out there so we don't usually go try her too much. But when we went, the front gat was open and the door to the apartment building so we were able to just walk in and go up and ring her actual doorbell and she answered the door and let us in! We had a super powerful lesson about the Book of Mormon and then left with her telling us to come back again this week! #miracles
-Another day, we were on the bus coming back from a cita at the church and the Hermana and I were just talking. Well, there was this guy near us on the bus and we kept looking at each other and I just kept thinking "Man, talk to him!" And then my companion was like Hermana, we have to talk to him. But he started talking on the phone right at that moment! So we waited and then as we got closer to our atop - miracles! - he got off too AND stopped talking on the phone! So we ran up and introduced ourselves and gave him a Book of Mormon and have another cita with him tonight. Prayers please that all goes well. (:
-Also, another day we passed by the address of a recent convert. We hadn't planned to go there but had a few extra minutes. The last time we went, someone e told us he didn't live there anymore but for some reason we decided to try. So we went and turns out he was there! He doesn't live there but was just visiting for a couple hours and that's why we were able to find him there! It was such a blessing and he just kept saying how happy he was to see us and talk with us again. (:
I love being a missionary! I am loving serving here in Sevilla and am so grateful for this time to represent my Savior Jesus Christ and share His gospel. Coming on a mission is hard but honestly, we be gainin so much. (;
Have a wonderful week - I love you all!!
XOXO, Hermana Hauber (:

With our cute Ana! All dressed up for an activity!

Intercambio #1

We visited Costco today! YUM!

My compi hit her 1 year mark!

Intercambio #2

Church selfie #waitinforthebus

Monday, October 24, 2016

Rainy days

(No group email this week-- here's a snippet of the family email!)

Here things have gotten super rainy!! Yay for tights and boots again. Haha.  We are loving the wet instead of the suffocating heat. (:
This week there was an open house at the church but it wasn't the kind where the members bring their friends, it was more like "send the missionaries out to contact the whole world so that they come to the church". But it's fine, we managed to bring a few people at least! Also...... yesterday at church there wS a cute little American family at church and they had 6 little blonde kids all ages 9 and under! Talk about adorable. And we got to translate for them in primary! It was cute.
I think that's about it for this week, nothing too exciting. This next week we have two intercambios so that will keep us plenty busy! More on that next week. (: Anywayyysss..... I love you guys!! Thanks for everything! And be safe and have a fun week!!
All my love,
Hermana Hauber

Monday, October 17, 2016

So much

Hey guys!!! I'm sorry it has been a couple weeks since I have written, but here are a couple things that I want to share with y'all.

1. I have a new compi! Her name is Hermana Berube and she is from Washington state aaannnnndddd we are having a good time together!

2. We have seen so many miracles here in Sevilla! The other day we were passing by investigators that we had never met but that missionaries in the past had taught and we needed up passing by one named Elisabeth. Well, she let us in and we shared a message and found out that she was the sister of a member! And as we were leaving the house, the member saw us and his mom(also not a member) invited us back for lunch! So then we went, and the mom, María, told us that she has started reading the Book of Mormon and she loves it! She came to the baptism that evening and has come to church the past three weeks! We haven't been able to tech her again because she works all week and is only home on the weekends but she is awesome! Updates in weeks to come I hope. (:

3. Another day this week, we were with a member and about to ring a doorbell to go into a cita and this boy stopped to talk to us. We told him a little bit about who we are (that we are not Jehovah's Witness) and then asked for his phone number. He didn't have a phone and didn't want to give us his address because he lives in a sketchy area of Sevilla.... so we gave him a pamphlet, told him where the church was, and that was that.....
THEN. On Thursday, we had zone meeting so a ton of missionaries were at the church and this kid showed up! So a couple of elders taught him about the Book of Mormon and then passed him to the elders that actually work where he lives. Well, this weekend, they taught him and he has a baptismal date! It was so cool! Missionary work takes all of us working together, ya know and there are people prepared here to hear the gospel!

4. General conference happened! And it was soooooo wonderful. I hope all of you are taking advantage of this opportunity to go back and read and listen and watch it all again because these are inspired words from our leaders who LOVE US!

5. I just want to share with y'all a quote from President Andersen. In our mission lately, we have been focusing so much on consecration and so we have been changing rules and the way we do things so that we all can be more dedicated and focused on the work. And in his letter last week, he said this to us....
"I suppose that for some of you the focus on consecration has seemed relentless and hard to bear. Please know that such focuses and efforts are tender and loving invitations from a loving Heavenly Father who wants to lift and bless us. As difficult as it may seem at times to be encouraged and invited to rise higher please see it as a tender expression of love and avoid feeling overburdened or defeated by it. I must say that the intensity of this work and it ́s demands upon us will not diminish and our lives will be so much happier if we choose to let the Lord accomplish His purposes through and with us than if we look to grumble and feel mistreated. We are constantly surrounded by a multitude of things that affect us that are beyond our control but one thing we can always control is our attitude and choosing to have a positive outlook on things will always make the challenges that are beyond our control manageable and the positive results of the challenges and trials will be greater. The Lord asks this of us because He knows that within us is the power to do it, He gave us the power Himself!"

In conference and as we read the scriptures and on many occasions in our lives, we are called on to be better, to change things to work harder or give up bad habits. And man, it can be hard! But all of those things are loving invitations from our Heavenly Father to become more like Him and to receive more blessings and become closer to him. These challenges are to help! And He has given us the power to be able to overcome and learn these things with His help. So keep on keepin on.

I love this gospel and I love the hope that we have through Jesus Christ and His atonement.

Have a fabulous week!!

Hermana Hauber 😘🇪🇸🍁

Plaza de España today for Pday!

We got caught in the rainstorm!

Lunch with Pres. and Cecelia from Badajoz! Bolivian pique macho.

cute English lady from Salt Lake that just walked into church last night!

I LOVE matching grandma dresses

Residency and friends from my group!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


(no group email this week, but here are some pictures and a excerpt from the family email!)

Sevilla is good. It is definitely a beautiful city - you guys will LOVE it her if we come. (: Right now we are teaching a super awesome girl named Ana from Honduras. She is so cute!
My new comp is good! We actually met in Alicante so I already new her! She came with a lot of excitement to work and make goals and help the area so I'm really grateful for that!
The language is coming really good. I just am trying to increase my vocabulary, ya know? But there is always room for improvement! It does feel weird that I only have 4 months left.... and I'm not trunky. But I'm feelin good! So all good things. (:
Sorry it's short! More next week! LOVE YOUUUUUU!!
XOXOXO, hermana Hauber (:

Plaza de Toros for p day last week!

The elders made us burgers for lunch. Yum!

Consejo with Elder Zwick!

Day of goodbyes...

My cute compi and I

Consejo with Elder Zwick. Aren't we super guapos?? (:

New compi! Hermana Berube!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Conference Weekend!

(no group email this week, but we did get a lot of pictures!) 


Our cool investigator Brice!

Found my dad!!