Wednesday, August 22, 2012
crazy busy emotional week....
Wow what a miraculous finish to my service in Pamplona! We were finally, after 4 months, able to see Tamara and Antonio baptized. What a great and moving experience to be there front row for the baptism. I don´t think I´ve ever prayed, fasted, and worked hard to get someone baptized my whole entire mission. And I´m exhausted, but that´s the way it should be. The Lord did his part this week that´s for sure. We saw other little miracles this week that I will never forget. What a pleasure it has been to serve in Pamplona. I loved my time there but I am really looking forward to serving AGAIN in HOSPITALET (suburb of Barcelona)! Yep that´s right it´s back to my second area to baptize a storm-load!!!!! President must think that´s the way I baptize by sending me back to old areas. As much as I wanted to see more of Spain it will be a good return. First I returned to Zaragoza when they told me I would be transfered after that and to bring all my bags and stuff. come to find out as I brought all of my stuff to Zaragoza I was randomly transfered back to Pamplona and now back to Barcelona. I loved my time in this ward in Hospitalet and am very lucky to be back here. Lot´s of work to be done! these streets are full of Gold. Even though it´s hot and sticky here!!! OOOeee hijo mio, que calo que hace....
funny moment of the week, not that i´m trunky but we thought that it would be funny to go wedding dress shopping with the elders. it was hillarious!!! we totally put on a show at the shop. Funniest thing ever! It was hard not to laugh, we had to be serious so we didn´t get kicked out. You usually have to get an appointment but we talked the lady into letting us in right away. I´ll send photos. some funny moments there, too much to tell, too little of time.
What a pleasure it was to be with Hermana Cozzolino, I learned so much from her! I look forward to working with Hermana Stevenson again as well. I enjoyed our time together in Zaragoza for a week and know that we will make a great team again. I look forward to also having Hermana Dalton and Pazuengo in piso. Especially a native in the piso to keep me on track in the language. My goal this week is to speak solo español and translate everything for her. I really want to work on my translation skills now. I had to translate a lot this last week and it´s work. The hardest part for me is that once I translate one phrase I miss the next part that the speaker says. it´s a lot of focus and energy. Any suggestions on mastering this gift or skill?? Advise would be nice thanks!
Well i love you all!!! This gospel is great! I hope you all are continually helping the missionaries because we need it. We can´t do it without all you members!!! Keep the gospel flame going by inviting all your friends. that´s all you need to do is invite and we´ll do the rest. Love you all can´t wait to hear from you soon!!!!