Monday, February 24, 2014

Elder Adamson's Letter 2/24/2014

Saludos de España!

We had a great week here and I´m super excited to report about it.  Here goes.

Tuesday, we had our last district meeting together before Hermana Wilcox went home  and Webb changed areas.  It was a good, fun, and spiritual meeting.  After we finished, we went and ate at a Mexican restaurant.  My burrito tasted like a McDonalds cheeseburger.  For real. people in Spain don´t know what they´re missing.

 Later that day we hurried home and got everything ready for the BAUTISMO.  After mediodía ( noon) , we took a train to Sevilla with A... and J... and got the font filled up and everything ready for the service.  It went great and the boys had all their family there to support them as well, even though they aren´t members (yet).  After they were baptized, they came up out of the water just smiling from ear to ear and kept telling us how "gozoso" they felt (joyful).  They were so happy. 

 After the service was over, we stopped by the McDonalds at the train station and ate together with the Hermanas and the boys, and Elder Woodford bought us all McFlurrys.  What a guy!  Great day!

Wednesday, we stopped by to visit E.. because she was sick (J.. and A..´s older sister) and gave her a blessing.  She´s a really awesome person, and I can see her being baptized soon, but she´s got a boyfriend.  We´ll see what we can do.  Later we found a new investigator.   He´s pretty atheist and he was asking us if God could create a rock so big he couldn´t move it.  Ooooooooohhhh myyyyyyyyy.  We´ll see how things go with him.  We also said goodbye to Hermana Wilcox and she took a train to Malaga and then headed home.  The new Hermana here is awesome and her name is Hermana Folsom.  She´s from Washington and she looks a lot like Lindsay, ha ha.  Later we took A... and A... to seminary for the first time and they both liked it a lot.  That´s about it.

Thursday, we helped A... P... push his car to the mechanic and then they fed us some tarta.  After that we just kind of had some back luck and walked around most of the day.

Friday, after mediodía we found a new investigator and his 3 sons.  His name is P... and he's from Bolivia.  He is really nice and he´s got quite the past, but things are looking good for him.  He doesn´t talk in full sentences though and I can´t tell if it´s because he thinks we´re dumb and can´t understand him or if he just talks like that. ha ha, but he´s nice.

Saturday, we stopped by to see X... for a bit and she was super sick.  She´s not doing very well lately and just has a ton of things on her mind, but she always brightens up a little when we share a message with her.  Later, we went to visit A... at his house and watched the Joseph Smith movies with him and he really liked it.  I love it still, even though I´ve seen it quite a few times on the mission.

Sunday, we had a pretty weird sacrament meeting, ha ha.  Just to name a few things there were pet birds in the chapel for a little while, and we sang an entire FOUR VERSE SONG to the music of a different hymn.  Super awkward, but every ward has their days. ha ha  I also had to sing in a musical number with the Bishop and first counselor and we literally didn´t practice at all.  I stood up to go sing with them and they were both looking around and saying "Which one are we singing??......... Elder Adamson, do you know this song??"  Oh dear.  What a day.

This week we watched the Mormon Message of Elder Holland´s testimony of the Book of Mormon.  He bears very powerful testimony of the truthfulness and importance of the Book of Mormon.  Some times we take it for granted that we have the manual, combined with bible and other scriptures, at our fingertips.  They are not just books, but they contain the word of God and the doctrine of Salvation.  I testify that the Book of Mormon is true and that through it, we can find our way back to our Heavenly Father and learn to be like Him.  Teague once told me in an email that it is the "Key to our salvation" and that´s really stuck with me. It´s true!  Let´s not take it for granted!

Are you doing much cooking in your apartment or do you eat most of your meals with members?
           We cook about 90% of the time.  You´d be surprised how healthy we eat though, mom.  Veggies and everything.
    How are you doing with teaching with the members?  
            We´re doing well.  A lot of the willing members here are busy, but we´re trying to up the number of MP lessons we have every week.

    Dad, they do huge paella´s here instead of weenie roasts.  like HUGE ones in pans the size of Volkswagens. 

    That´s all for this week!  The weather is slowly but surely getting warm here and I´m preparing myself for the Sevilla heat, because I´ll probably be here until about June or so.  Have a great week!.  LOVE YOU!!

    Elder Adamson

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