Oddly enough though, it is still really warm. It is pretty different to walk outside with a short sleeved shirt on and be perfectly fine. We are hoping to get at least some snow up here because we have plans to go sledding on the p-day before Christmas. We were able to set up a Christmas tree in our apartment, which is really nice. The Bishop gave us some advent calendars. It´s a good way to start off your morning by eating a little chocolate. We´re getting excited about Christmas. The members are great, and we are really excited about being able to spend Christmas with them.
This last week we had a really good conference in Málaga. We had an area seventy come down from Germany and he gave a talk on how our mission is doing. One thing stuck out as he was talking: "You´re pretty good at what you do. But now we´re asking you to make it even better." It really struck me when he said that. It made me think about how sometimes we can get complacent with where we are in life or in the mission. What I want to make sure is that I don't get complacent with where I am.
Yesterday was one of the best Sundays in my mission. Gisel came to fast and testimony meeting. She not only asked us about what it was, why we do it and all of that, but she actually got up and bore her testimony to the congregation. It was amazing. She gave a really strong testimony about how she came to know the church and that she was very excited to be baptized. She talked about how she had come to know the missionaries in a really critical time in her life and that she was really excited to be able to be a part of this church. The rest of the congregation became pretty motivated after hearing her testimony. Many got up after her and talked about how they had felt inspired by someone who wasn't even a member giving their testimony. It was a really great testimony meeting.
The work here in Granada is going very well. We are seeing a lot of miracles in regards to being able to teach people and being able to find people to teach. We've been very blessed. This next week we hope to be able to teach Gisel's family. She told us that she has the vision of getting her whole family baptized and active in the church.
It's been a great week. and it really is a great day to be a missionary.
Love you all,
|We found this elevator and used it to get to a person we are teaching.|