Monday, December 8, 2014

Elder Adamson's Letter 12/8/2014

Holy cow, this has been an awesome week.  Not quite as crazy but it´s been a lot of fun.  Here goes:

Last Monday, we played some more basketball and had a blast and this week we´re planning on it again this afternoon.  We got to see Lucas and Maria in the afternoon and taught them a lesson about the gospel of Jesus Christ and we showed them the bible video of Jesus´ baptism.  The kids loved it.  Celia had even written a summary of 3 Nephi 11 that we left her to read last week.  Pretty impressive.  They understand everything perfectly so far.  They need to be baptized!

On Thursday, we were able to see David and Angela and talk about her confirmation which was done yesterday.  She´s doing really well and she´s happy after her baptism  Later that night we got to see Guillermo and had a good lesson with him about the sacrament and he promised us he´d come to church this week with us.  Later in the night we found two new investigators named Edgar and Cristina.  Edgar is from Peru and is in the military and Cristina is from Barcelona.  We got to chat with them for a little while and they´re really nice, friendly people.  They have a 2 year old son named Justin as well.  We´ve got a cita with them this afternoon.

On Friday, we had an awesome zone meeting in Puerto de Santa María.  The main thing that we talked about was that the missions standards of excellence have changed.  Now it includes 5 news, 15 lessons with INV, 20 lessons total, 4 baptismal dates, 4 investigators in church and a baptism EVERY WEEK.  The bar has been raised, but the Lord is hastening His work, and we´ve got to keep up!  After zone meeting the sweet members from Rota made us Thanksgiving dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed.  Afterward we stayed for a little testimony meeting and we sang a bunch of Christmas songs to get in the holiday spirit.  I LOVE CHRISTMAAAAS. 

On Saturday morning Elder Rasmussen called to tell me what our transfers were.  This Wednesday, I´ll be going to GRANADA and my companion 's name is ELDER METCALF. 

 I don´t really know too much about how it´s going to be, but Elder Metcalf is from the same MTC group as me so that will be fun.  AND we will have a car (one of the few areas that has a car).  I never expected to be driving on my mission, so I guess I´m pretty lucky ha ha.  Even though it´s really hard to leave San Fernando,      I´m ready to start working in a new place.  I'm super excited. 

Elder Lelegren and I have come to be really great friends here in San Fernando and I have learned more in the past 3 months of training than any other period of my mission.

 I´ve learned many great things from Elder Lelegren and even though it's been a little tough here,         I wouldn´t trade the time I had here for anything else because I know it´s made me a better servant of the Lord.                           

I am very excited to get to work with Elder Metcalf there in Granada. The mission just always gets better and better and better, so I´m sure things will go great there in Granada.

This week I´ve been saying a lot of goodbyes because I knew that I was probably going to get transferred this week.  That´s the worst part of changing areas is having to say goodbye to all the great people you´ve met.    I´ll attach some pictures of some members.

1. Have you received your package?
No, not yet
2.  Do you know what time you will be calling on Christmas?
No idea.  That will have to be established once we get things organized in Granada.
3. Any word on your next transfer?
yes sir.  I´m going to be a zone leader in Granada with Elder Metcalf
4. How was your thanksgiving dinner?
Delicious.  I ate a little turkey just for the sake of tradition but I like the ham a lot better.

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

Elder Adamson

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