Monday, March 3, 2014

Elder Adamson's Letter 3/3/2014

Hello hello!  Here´s the week!

So last Monday, we went to Plaza de España which is a really famous place in Sevilla.  It was awesome and I got some good pictures there.  A scene in the first Star Wars was filmed there.  

Later, we went to a really good Spanish restaurant and ate a bunch of little sandwiches called faccios. That night, after Pday was over we went and visited the girls and their dad made us some really good garbanzo bean soup with some African spices.  Later we visited S... and watched a little video about the church in Africa with him and he seemed to like it.

Tuesday,  we had a district meeting with all the new people to Dos Hermanas and it was good fun.  We all ate ice cream afterwards and got to know each other.  More to come about them.  Later we went and visited X... and she was really sick and everyone in the house was just exhausted from staying up and taking care of her.  Later that night, we went to J... and A...´s house and started with the new member lessons with them, and they can pretty much teach us the lessons. MAQUINAS.(MACHINES)

Wednesday morning we went to Montequinto to try and meet with S..., but he ended up not being home, so we just shared a quick message with his wife and son and then headed over to M... A...´s house.  There, his wife made us some really good Japanese noodles and chicken and he told us a bunch of stories. He´s like 80 years old, but he looks like 65, for real.  He could beat me up if he wanted to for sure. Not kidding.  That night we had our Noche de Hogar ( FHE) and brought A... and his older sister E... with us and we all had a great time as usual.

Thursday, after we did our planning A... came with us to all our citas in the afternoon to be a "mini missionary".  We had some pretty bad luck because 2 of our investigator citas failed us, so we had to just go visit some members so we wouldn't have to make him walk around all day.  That was still good though, because he got to meet some new people in the ward.

Friday, A... came with us in the morning and was the means of a couple little miracles.  He told us his mom wanted us to pass by a few of her friends from the Dominican Republic, so we did and they saw A... and let us right in.  We ended up getting 2 solid new investigators and A... did most of the talking and testifying.  I was amazed at him.  He was sitting there, testifying of doctrine, only 15 years old, just got baptized, and I think he teaches better than I do.  He did the WORK in that cita.

Saturday, we got failed on both of our citas in the morning, but we had a good new member lesson with A... and J... at J...´s house.  That night, we went to R... C...´s house for his birthday party, which was pretty much a ward activity because there were so many people from the capilla there.  We had a good time with the members there and ate some good food.

Sunday, both A... and J... received the priesthood and got to pass the sacrament and prepare it as well.  They loved it. I got to translate again for the J...s and did a slightly better job.  It was fast Sunday, so the fast talking Spanish ladies were pretty hard to translate.  After church we went to the V...s house and ate.  I ate MUSSELS.  Slurped those puppies right out of the shells with no fear or gag reflex. I¨M INVINCIBLE.  After walking around quite a bit with Elder Woodford, we finally got in with J... M...  He pretty much just tried to tell us the whole time that all religions come from ancient people worshiping the sun.  He claims that Jesus doesn´t appear in history at all.  Wow.  Anyway, he at least read a little of the Book of Mormon, so we´ll see if we can show him a little history ;).

After that cita, I got thinking about what he said, and I realized that this guy is just kind of looking for reasons to not believe in God because it´s easier for him that way.  A lot of people have that problem here.  Instead of looking for God, they look for reasons to prove He doesn't exist.  There´s only one REAL way to know that He´s there and it´s by asking Him in a prayer.  Our Heavenly Father knows how to give good gifts unto those who ask Him and if we ask Him in sincere prayer about a gospel truth it will be given unto us.  Joseph Smith is proof of that promise.  James 1:5 is a true promise.

  •  Do you have the opportunity to sing a lot in church or was last week an exception?  
  •            I´ve sung once at church and at a couple of baptisms, but that´s about it.
  • What is wrong with X...? I know you visit her a lot and say she isn't doing well.
  •            Well first of all she´s fighting cancer, and her immune system is really low. Plus they are looking for a new piso and she´s really stressed out.
  • Are you teaching A... and J...'s family now that they are baptized?
  •         yes we are!  poco a poco

That´s all for this week!!  Love you and have a great week!

Elder Adamson

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