Ok family... I´ve been in Spain for 2 months already! What the heck is up with that!? I do not know enough Spanish to have been here for that long! Anyway. Spain is good, so is Alcobendas/ Sanse.
Yesterday, we had lunch with Presidente y Hermana Jackson. One of the perks of living less than 10 minutes from them! It was delicious and so fun. They are just the greatest, sweetest people! Today, Hermana G. (one of the Hermanas from across the street) went back home. It was sad to say goodbye, but it was her time! She was the sweetest. Her and my companion made an arrangement of ¨God be with you til we meet again¨ and I made them sing it for the Jacksons yesterday. It was way good.
Not much has happened since Christmas. We´re trying to find people to teach still. Holidays here are the worst. No one has any time or desire to meet. Hopefully after Dia de los Reyes (Jan. 6th), everything will be back to normal.
We did meet this old Spaniard on the street though. I think his name is F. but my companion thinks his name is something different and we think it´d be super awkward to ask now. Anyway, F.came to the capilla last night and we gave him a little tour. He is the greatest. He had so many questions and had so much hope for what we could do for him and he´s really patient with my Spanish and he´s just wonderful. Anyway, pray for F.. He´s going through a lot right now and I know the gospel can really help him through it all! He´s wonderful! And we are meeting him again this week! I cant wait!
Also, Presidente Jackson knows who our new mission president will be. This is what Presidente Jackson has said about our new mission president:
¨We would like to announce our replacement for July 2015- July, 2018. Their names are President and Sister P. from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They both served missions when they were younger. President P served in Chile, Osorno and Hermana P in Massachusettes, Boston. Hermana Jackson and I have been in contact with them and know that you will be in very good hands. They have 4 children. Their 2 older daughters are married, the oldest has a baby girl. Their middle daughter and a younger son will also be living in Spain with them. They already love you and are praying for you. We ask that you pray for them as well, as they prepare to preside over this great mission starting July 1st. Until then, you are stuck with us, so please continue to pray for us as well!¨
I have the spiritual though this week for district meeting, so I thought I´d share with you what I´ve studied this week in personal study. Moroni 7:41-48 y Moroni 10:20. These verses are all about Faith, Hope and Charity, all attributes of Christ. I hope youll take some time to read them. Faith in Jesus Christ brings hope and hope brings charity. And all of these things bring the blessings of heaven! It´s great, just read it! It says so much more than I ever could.
I love you all and hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a fantastic New Year. Besos!