Monday, November 24, 2014
Elder Adamson's Letter 11/24/2014
Hello Everyone! This has been an amazing week and we got to hear from Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy. Here´s what we did this week.
On Monday, we had a great visit with María and Lucas and their kids. We taught the Plan of Salvation and we used some little pictures that I made in Murcia to do it and the kids just soaked it up. By the end of the lesson, Celia had taken mental notes and she gave a summary of everything that we had talked about. Those kids are really bright and they need to start going to church more often. We´re not really sure why their parents stopped going, but we´re going to see what we can do to help that family out.
We´ve been about to teach David and Angela about 3 times this week and they´re doing well and progressing, but at a slower pace. Angela has come a long way but she´s been Catholic for all 77 years of her life so it´s a little hard for her to assimilate all the things we´re teaching her, but she´s doing well. I wish you could be in a lesson with her because she makes some of the funniest comments I have ever heard. Her baptism is programmed for this Sunday, but we´re not sure if she´s going to make it, so we might have to move the date again, but she came to church again this week and she´s doing well with not drinking coffee.
On Wednesday, we met with Lolo and had a really good lesson 1 with him. He read the Book of Mormon and prayed, but we lost contact with him this week and he didn´t show up to church, so we´re going to see if we can catch up with him this week. Later in the afternoon we met with Guillermo and
he´s doing super well. He´s reading the scriptures and he told us he´d come to church with us this next week so we´re pretty excited about that. He´s made a huge change according to the members. After that lesson we grabbed our bags and headed for Dos Hermanas to stay the night there. It was super weird to stay in my old apartment again. I got to see Joni and Alex and chatted with them for a few minutes before heading to the piso, and it was great to see them again.
The next morning, we got up early and left for Málaga to hear from Elder Kearon. We all got to shake his hand and we soaked up every minute of listening to him, his wife, and the Deeres. He talked a lot about how as missionaries we are asked to stretch a lot, among tons of other things. The thing that I think stuck with me most was when he mention how we have to be like Peter and jump out of the boat and DECIDE to act, and we move forward with our faith in Christ, and if we happen to waiver, the Savior of the world is there to take us by the hand and lift us up. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just jumping out of the boat, but it´s a step of faith that we have to take. There was a lot more that we talked about, but those were the things that came to me strongest. Elder Kearon bore a very powerful testimony of the 12 apostles and of the Restoration and the Spirit was very strong in the conference we had.
This week we have the goal as a mission to take 250 investigators to church this week and Elder Lelegren and I have set the goal to bring 4 investigators to church with us. It´s gonna be a stretch, but we´re gonna go for it!
There´s no snow or anything here in San Fernando, but it´s been pretty rainy lately. For me it´s still short sleeve weather when it´s not super windy, but people here are bundling up like Eskimos.
I´m not sure if we´re going to be eating a typical thanksgiving dinner here, but if we don´t Elder Lelegren and I will do something special. :)
That´s all for this week. Thanks for sending another package!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE!
I attached some pics of the piso just in case you want to see what it looks like.