Monday, February 10, 2014

Elder Adamson's Letter 2/10/2014


Thanks again for all the birthday wishes!  It´s been a really great week!  Here´s how it went.

Monday, we went to Sevilla and ate at a 50´s diner they had there and it was pretty alright.  ha ha Nothing like a good JCW´s burger though.  Then later we were checking out some of the stores around there and we walked into Zara.  I found a suuuuuuuper good looking suit for only 32 euros, so I bought it because it fits me super well.  I thought I could justify buying it since it was so cheap.  It was basically clearance of all clearance, but it was a good buy,         don´t worry.  Later that night, we headed over to teach the girls some English and they were crazier than ever.  Then we stopped by X... house to share a message with her because she was feeling a little down.  She's got a lot of stuff going on lately, so it was good to go and talk with her.

Tuesday, we went to visit R... and R.... We did a good Noche do Hogar (FHE)with them about the plan of Salvation and it was a lot of fun.  After making a few other visits, we headed over to X...´s house and read Elder Holland´s talk from last conference with her and gave her a blessing.  Nights like that are awesome because it´s the pure ministering part of missionary work.

Wednesday, a menos activo named M... S... invited us over to eat breakfast with him.               He´s struggling with smoking right now, but he´s got a huge heart.  You can tell he just loves the people around him so much.  We chatted for a while and after sharing a message, we got to play the guitar together a little.  That night we visited J... and shared a message about the Brother of Jared with him.  We went to A... M..., and P...´s house later and then to the Noche de Hogar and played some SUUUPER funny games there. Everyone was laughing their heads off by the end.

Thursday, we went to J... and A...´s house to do a preinterview with them for their baptism and things went great.  They know their stuff well.  Right after we went and talked to their mom and she gave us verbal permission for the boys to get baptized, so that was awesome. They will be baptized on the 18th of February. WOOOOOOOO :)  They´re super ready.  Later that night we went to M...´house and shared a little message about the commandments and then he fed us some cena (dinner) complete with fried platanos (bananas).  MmmMmmmMmmmmmmm.  

Friday, we had a Zone Meeting in Sevilla where I picked up my package.  Thanks so much mom and dad.  I loved all of the candy and the pictures you sent on the flash drive as well.  Thanks so much.  Later that night we taught some English in the capilla and then met with J... J... who is turning into a long term eternigator. pfffffft...  Later that night we went to J... and                   A...´s house and got to meet their sister and niece and talk about the church with her.  They´re little missionaries now and invited us to come talk to her.

Saturday, was a great birthday and a big rain storm.  We got soaked on our way to eat with the V... family, but it was fun there.  You probably all won´t believe this.  I ate some big ol shrimp at their house.  The kind you have to peel and eyes, legs and shell off off.  What a birthday lunch. ;)  It was alright though.  Later that day, there was an Elders Quorum activity.  We went with a couple members to visit some Menos Activos in Montequinto and it was awesome.  The member bore very powerful testimony and showed the people so much love.  The spirit was very strong in those meetings.  Great Birthday!  Also, later that night, the Hermanas Kunz and Wilcox dropped off some donuts and candy for my birthday.  

Sunday, J... and A... came to church and A... even got up and bore his testimony and invited everyone to his baptism.  Super awesome. After church, we came home and ate and then headed out in another rainstorm to L... and X...'s house and chatted a while with them and talked to X...´s brother about the church, then we went out again and the wind was blowing tons and we both got soaked, so we stopped by J... and A...´s house to seek refuge. ha ha  We dried off a little there and then shared a Mormon message video with them from my flash drive and it was really good. That´s a wrap!

This week I´ve been reading in the Gospels a lot.  Something that you can´t miss when you read them is how much faith is mentioned.  One of my favorite stories is when Jesus asks Peter to walk to Him on the water.  He has enough faith at first, but when he sees the waves get bigger he starts to fear and sinks.  Immediately, Jesus reaches out and catches him.  I love that story because it shows us that if we have faith in Christ, we can not only do great things, but do great things just like He does.  Christ walked on the water and invited Peter to do the same. When Peter feared he sunk because fear is the opposite of faith, but even when he messed up, Christ was there to pull him back up to the surface. To His level.  I love that story.

Thanks again for all the birthday wishes.  Love you all!

Elder Adamson

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