This last week has been amazing. The weather of La Línea decides that it does not want to stay at a steady temperature. We have had summer one day, and the next we have winter. It has been an interesting week. We have been able to see a lot of miracles. I´m very glad that we have the opportunity to work here.
Antonio came to church again! So great. He loved the experience. Incredible, really just incredible the amount of dedication he has. It´s the best feeling when you get to see those people that you have worked to find and to teach change. Ah man. It´s the best. Also, it´s not bad at all when he explains the book of Mormon to the rest of the class in Gospel Principles. He is amazing. Such a great guy. We are going to keep praying for him and watching him progress.
Today as pday was a very relaxed pday. Well, sort of. To begin, I have to start at the beginnings of our problems with our water. So because this apartment is new, no other missionaries have lived here. We have had to sort out some problems with the water and electricity bills. Fortunately, we´ve been able to fix everything with the electricity, but when we got something changed with the water, the water pressure in our apartment went away. Almost completely. This was two weeks ago. We have been calling to get things changed in our apartment, and today the man was able to come....but tomorrow he will be coming to fix the problem. So, result is that I have become very adept at being able to heat up water and use a cup for a shower. It´s been a growing experience.
So Maribel. Really cool story, we were walking down the street and I saw this woman walking her dog and I had a very sudden feeling that I needed to talk with her. When we asked her if we could share a message with her about the gospel, she accepted and the next day we were teaching her. She´s Gibraltarian, so we teach her in English. She has two dogs that are very loud and love to run around while we´re teaching. Pretty fun. We´re praying that she progresses. She has a car. Which is kinda the equivalent of gold in our area. She wants to come to church, but was not able to this last Sunday. But she was able to come to our family night in Gibraltar which went perfectly. We were able to see a lot of people come and a friend of one of our members came again. So good.
Funny story about our neighbors. We have these two older men who live down the hall from us in our apartment building. When we walk past their door and they are cooking, we get this heavenly smell of deliciousness. We have been able to talk with them a couple of times and they have been really friendly. So one morning, we get done with singing a hymn to start off companion study, and we hear a knock at our door. We open it to see our two neighbors with a tortilla de patatas in their hands. They told us that they heard us singing and wanted to come down and let us try some of their cooking. The tortilla was delicious, but we realized that they live DOWN the hall, not just right next door. We have resolved to be a little bit more quiet.
I´m sorry this email is pretty short. But I do want you all to know how much I love you all! I cannot believe it is almost May. That is crazy. I love La Línea. It´s a fantastic place, we are finding people here and there are so many people here that are prepared. We just have to find them. I am praying that we are going to be able to see even more miracles this coming week. We already have been able to see a lot. We were blessed to be able to teach a lot this last week, so we are hoping that we can see progress within our area.
It´s been a great week. God has really been good to us. We´re so lucky to be here. My companion and I were talking about how amazing it is that we get to see the rock of Gibraltar from our area....and on clear days, Africa. In fact, when people ask us what qualifies us to be full time representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we tell them ¨We can see Africa from our house!´ =)
Anyway, I love you all a lot! Have a fantastic week. Always remember that it is a great day to be a missionary!