Monday, February 23, 2015
Elder Adamson's Letter 2/23/2015
Hello everyone! This week has been one of the greatest of my mission so far. We´ve had a lot of awesome stuff going on. Here it is.
Last week for P-day we went up to the Sierra Nevada to go sledding and had a blast there. In the city of Granada it was super cloudy and kind of an ugly day, but we got up above all the clouds and I even got a little sun burnt. We had a ton of fun up there and it was beaaaautiful. I´ve missed the mountains.
This week in the mission we had a week of setting baptismal dates and the goal was to have 250 in the mission. We ended up with 252 and we made the goal! In our last concilio President said he didn´t think that the mission had ever broke 200 so we killed that record. We have a lot of really hard working missionaries in the mission right now and things are going great. Here in Granada we had 14 fechas in the zone, which wasn´t as much as we wanted, but still 14 children of God that are being prepared for baptism.
I got to go to Jaén this week with Elder Buttars on an intercambio--yet another intercambio with one of my former companions. When I was with Elder Buttars in San Fernando, we were always running around--literally running-- all over the place. Just as I predicted we did some running to a few places. ha ha ha Good old Elder Buttars. He´s a great missionary and I learned a LOT from the time I had with him in San Fernando. He is training right now in Jaén.
We had a very white weekend here in Granada. Here in the ward there were 4 baptisms on Saturday night, one of which was Juani. :)
The other 3 were investigators of Hermana Giler and Anderson. I had the opportunity to baptize Mak who is a 20 year old from Bolivia. The baptism was a very very special one.
We got to hear some very special testimonies from Juani, Mak, Mayra, and Atiana, and they were all feeling the Spirit so strongly. All the hard moments of the mission are worth it when you see your repentant brothers and sisters coming to Christ. It is such an honor to be a representative of the Savior in helping them to find their way back. All four of the people who were baptized all have a great start to a strong testimony and a life of activity in the church. Such a great day.
We've been eating a lot with members lately, so we hardly have to cook, but when we do we just make something quick like pasta usually.
Still haven´t seen Meet the Mormons, and no news on iPads. I've lost hope of seeing them before I go home. ha ha ha That´s ok though.
There´s the highlights of the week. Things are going really well here in Granada and we´ll find out about transfers this weekend. Elder Metcalf is most likely going to leave. :/ I´ll let you know next week.
Love you and have great week!