Monday, July 28, 2014
Elder Adamson's Letter 7/28/2014
Oh my goodness gracious. That was a fast year.
This was a pretty crazy week, but it´s been a lot of fun and we´ve had some good success.
Last Monday, we went to Chiclana to play soccer with the Elders there. We played during mediodía so it was SUPER hot outside, but we had a good time. After, we headed home and had a Noche de Hogar that night with the Guttenberger family and a girl who is investigating in Cádiz and it was really good. They are super good as member missionaries. After, we had a little BBQ on their patio with some really good food, but there were tons of mosquitoes outside. It´s seriously like a biblical plague here this week with the mosquitoes. If you stand still for like 30 seconds you´re surrounded in a cloud of them
Tuesday, we had district meeting in the morning and then afterward, we had an intercambio with the Cádiz Elders and Elder Queirolo came with me to San Fernando. We walked around for almost the entire afternoon, but ended it off with a great cita with a man we met an elevator last week named Sergio. We almost didn´t get in his house, but right before we about to go, we asked one more time if we could come in and share a little message with him, and he let us come in. We met his wife named Eva as well, who is "atheist", or so she thinks. I´ve found that most people who claim to be atheist really do believe that there is something out there. Sergio likes to study religion and seems to be a little more believing. Anyway, we had a good lesson 0 with them and set a cita to come back.
Wednesday morning, we switched back with our companions and went home to eat. Elder Buttars and I (mostly him) made some curry meatballs with cous cous and it was pretty good. After mediodia, we headed out to English class and then later in the night we had a little visit with one of our members named Anxus and it was really good. She´s been having a bit of a hard time right now with her family, but she´s working through all of it.
Thursday after weekly planning, we found a Peruvian guy that lives here and we stopped to talk to him and his two kids for a little while and got to teach a little and he gave us his address afterwards, so we´ll see how things go with him. We were also able to meet with a less active woman named Conchi and we talked about coming to church and she didn´t really sound to ready to come back, and her daughter looks like she´s giving her a good amount of opposition too, so we made some goals with her to come back.
Friday, we had lunch with the Bishop and met with a few former investigators and got some referrals for Sevilla that we passed over there. We were also able to meet with a less active named José, but nothing else really excited to report for that day.
Saturday was LOOOOOONG. We had one appointment in the morning with Luis who is a recent convert and had a good little lesson about the restoration with him, but the rest of the day was a lot of walking. We didn´t find anybody at home and all the members were at a BBQ in Chiclana, so that was it for Saturday.
Sunday was one of the busiest days of my mission. We had our day scheduled out with citas for every hour with members after church and to make a long story short, I'll cut to the chase. We had already been to 2 citas with members, and we were good on time, but we were in another cita with a family of talkers. They are members that live here, but go to Cádiz so we wanted to meet them because they live in our area. We were already running a little late, and we finally got to cut the lesson off, say goodbye and head out and we were really far from the next cita we had, so we started running there. While we were on our way, Brother Guttenberger called us and told us to come to his house really quick to drop off a Book of Mormon to his daughters friends, so we stopped there and had a really fast lesson on our way to the next cita. When we got out of there, we literally ran the entire way to the next cita and as soon as we got there, I had to report numbers to the zone leaders. Pretty stressful day, but it went by super fast.
Sometimes it can be frustrating to find people who are apathetic about the gospel, but what we can be glad about is that we can find the answers that we need. If we feel like we don´t have the answers sometimes, it´s because we haven´t searched, or knocked enough (2 Nephi 32:4). But WE CAN KNOW. Our Father will make known all the things to us that He knows we really need. Our Heavenly Father knows how to give good gifts unto those who ask him.
Have a great week!