Monday, May 4, 2015

Week 76 - May 4, 2015

Well we have our training on the 7th with Elder Dyches of the Seventy and then the next day we have a leadership council with all the zone leaders in the mission home with President, and Elder Dyches, I'm assuming.  So I am super excited!!!  We should be getting the iPads either this week or very soon thereafter.  It will be an incredible tool!!  We are not sure what we are going to do with them exactly but we know that it will be an incredible tool in inviting others to come unto Christ. Elder Bednar said that instead of using cimeters, bows and arrows, we are using iPads to combat the enemy.  We are extremely excited! 

When you see the missionaries in the stake tell them i say hello!! 

It has been something that the Lord has needed me to do in every single area, is fix relations between the missionaries and ward members, whether that was broken relationships, relationships that were based on disobedience and helping the ward understand the correct way to do things.  I don't know why but the Lord has sent me to do it and among members I haven't always been the most popular missionary for it (like in Torrejon) but I've been the most principled and disciplined. And that's what counts.  The Lord is happy with my work and I've done what he sent me to do.  And i will continue to do it. It's hard at times and not always easy, but it is the right thing to do. 

It was a good week!  Like another really good week!!  We are IN with the Bishop!  He loves us.  We saw him in the chapple during the week and he said he had been trying to get a hold of a member for a while who was a high priest and we looked up the info.  The lesson we had failed us so we went to his house and found him and we committed him to come to church. He has been less active since he started working but he told us how he has been reading the Book of Mormon and praying with his kids every night and how he is doing everything he can to try and come back.  His wife passed away 3 years ago and he has been raising his kids alone.  He came to church!!! and bore his testimony and it was incredible!!!!  He was so happy and was so grateful we went and found him.  It was a huge miracle!!!  After we found him that first day we went back to the chapple and the bishop was just about to leave and we reported to him how it went and he was so grateful for it.  He trusts us and things are going amazing on the ward level. 

Milagros is doing okay.  She is too scared to make a decision.  We had a lesson with her that was incredible but she feels too pressured to make a decision.  So were gonna back off a little.  Brian is slowly but surely progressing. 

We also found a man named Manolo he is from Turkey and lived in Romania for years and he is able to meet everyday and absolutely loves meeting with us!!!  He is amazing and we are super excited for him!! 

We are emailing early because we are going to Segovia today. I cannot wait to talk next week either!!!!  I love you guys!!! Have an amazing week!!!!

Elder Anderson
¡hurah por israel! 

Elder Cahoon and Elder Anderson with Will! a member who moved here from Brasil.  
He is awesome!!!  This is an avocado shake we made. It was delicious!