Monday, April 11, 2016

On the Road Again

On the road again. I'm so glad that we have iPads now. Without them, writing emails on our way down to Malaga for our conference would be impossible.

General Conference was great, we were able to watch all, of the sessions. It's kind of like Christmas for missionaries. We love it.

What a week. Crazy, crazy, busy. Things are going so well. We are running (driving) all day to get to the appointments we need to. I love it. I love Granada. There's a song here that goes something like this "Granada, the land dreamed for me, my song becomes gypsy when it is for thee" (I'm not really exactly sure what it's supposed to mean, but I like the song) and it really is true. Granada is amazing. The dream-land, I guess.

Lili. We were so worried for her. She wasn't sure that she even wanted to keep coming to church, but then during one of our meetings, she began by saying, "Could you play something on the piano?" I said yes, then suggested we also sing a hymn to begin. She instantly lit up and said yes and that she actually had a hymn that she really loves. Surprisingly, at least for us, she said "Praise to the Man". This coming from someone who did not want to believe in an organization of a church, and subsequently, the hymn about a prophet surprised us. We sang it, and we began to talk about the conference. All of a sudden, she says, "Yeah, one of the reasons I want to get baptized is because the church helps you steer clear of sin." My reaction wasn't really surprised, or even really shocked, I just kind of sat there and thought "Elder Weenig, this isn't Lili's normal attitude about baptism"  so cool. She hasn't committed to a date, but it is a huge step in the right direction.

The less active member with whom we are working has come to church three weeks now. After fifteen years, she is finally coming back to activity. It's amazing.

I don't have much time left, but I just wanted to say that I love you all. Thanks so much for all of your support, and for everything that you are doing. I love to be here, I love being a missionary. It really is the best time of my life. It really is a great day to be a missionary!

Love you all,
Elder Weenig

(No captions were given for these pics.  I guessing this one is a meal during conference.)

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