Monday, August 10, 2015

Week 90 - August 10, 2015

¡Hola familia mia!

Its been a good week! A scary one for the first few days, but then everything turned out okay.

We went to go meet with Lolo on Monday, wasn't there. Tuesday, wasn't there. Wednesday, wasn't there. We called him every single day and didn't pick up.  We were so worried, and was the main worry in our prayers for the first half of the week. We called him during weekly planning in a desperate try to get a hold of him, and he answered!!!! and he was so excited to hear us.  He told us he had been called to work down in Malaga for the week.  Holy cow, I had been scared to death all week that he took off!  But he told us he could possibly be back on Sunday.  We called him on Saturday to see and there were some complications, the man who was supposed to bring them back had never shown up.  But he said, "Our brothers are down here! There's a lot of them!" and told us he had found the Elders there and was going to be going to church down in Malaga.  WHAT A RELIEF!!!!  He said "Yes, go ahead and announce my baptism in our ward, of course I'm still going to get baptized next week."  After all that worry and prayer, all was well.  We should be meeting with him tonight, but will be finishing the preparations for the baptism this week.  So keep it in your prayers that all continues to go well! 

We had a POWERFUL lesson about eternal marriage with Will this week.  We testified of the hope we have because of the temple sealing.  Tears were shed and he was very grateful for the testimonies born but he is still hesitant on baptism.  We are going to back off a little bit but he is still doing well and progressing little by little. 

We went to go teach Elizabeth and Sol this week and it turned out that Daisy, Angelina, and Selina were also there. So we got to teach 3 more of their friends.  AN AMAZING LESSON and at the end Sol asked us to "pray for her" because her leg was hurt.  We were able to give her a priesthood blessing.  Right after, Elizabeth got up and asked for a blessing because "lately she hasn't been feeling good spiritually" and so we gave her a blessing as well.  The spirit of the lord was thick. You could feel it in the air. The power of godliness was truly manifest (D&C 84:20) 

Yesterday we went to a member's house. (They were from the Philippines) and we were talking about testimonies, and how they are our greatest tools when sharing the gospel.  Then two of their friends walked in and we started to talk to them and the members bore powerful testimony.  It started off with them saying, "We are Catholics sorry!" to them accepting a Book of Mormon, committed to reading and praying about it, and a return date (next Sunday at 6:00). Their names are Lornan and Ronel (if i wrote them down right).  I'll confirm that next week, Filipino accents are hard sometimes haha.  Keep them in your prayers!!

The work keeps chugging along!!  I am so happy.  And nervous.  We went and visited the Buenos today (remember them? from b4?) and saying goodbye to them was so hard.  I had a sick feeling in my stomach knowing it may be the last time I see them.  It took every thing in me not to cry.  With only 13 weeks left I dread the day I have to say goodbye to everyone, and this amazing country of Spain.  This has become home and, I promise mom, I will enjoy every moment!!! 

If you promise to do the same? Enjoy every moment of this life.  There is so much to love, so much to enjoy.  This world is beautiful and our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy.  So smile, and love life!!!

I love you all!!!  Have an amazing week!  Never forget to smile because our Heavenly Father loves us!!!

Elder Anderson

¡el reino de dios o nada!
¡hurah por israel!

p.s. transfers are this weekend so we shall see what happens!!!! love ya!