Ok, well, I have been transferred to...BENIDORM! It is only about 2 hours from Valencia, so still south of Spain, and I am still in the same zone. I am sad, especially because I am missing Divine and Akim´s baptism by a few days, but I am excited to be in a new place. Hermana Preston is my comp, she is from Arizona and has been in the mission 3 months. I am a bit nervous, because I am now the companion who has to know all the spanish ha ha...so yea, I will be praying even harder.
Well, this was a great week. WE found a lot of new and amazing people. It is amazing how much the Lord is aware of everyone. He truly wants us to find His children and teach them, He loves them so much. I am striving to have Christlike love, that no matter what someone does to mean, I am truly going to love them. He loves everyone, even those who use their agency to do awful things. But He loves them, and I can show patience and love for others as well. I have truly learned to have more patience and love on my mission. And that every soul is precious.
I have decided to tell you a story every week about people we have met and things like that. Well, one day we were walking through a park and we saw this man sitting alone on a bench with a stroller and a baby, so we went over and started talking to him. He is from Nepal and told us that he is Buddhist. I told him that we share our message with everyone and asked if he had 15 minutes that we could sit down right there and talk with him, and he said ok. He doesn´t speak the best Spanish, but it was enough. He told us that he really isn´t a practicing Buddhist, and that he doesn´t believe that there is life after death. We told him that we know that there is a God, who is his Father, and that because he loves him so much there is life after death. And that he can have the opportunity to see his family again. He said that he would really like to see his family again, and that he wants to believe and know what is after death. He asked what we need to do to see our family again. He is so humble and awesome, we are so excited to continue teaching him...well, Hermana Gonzales will because I will be in Benidorm.
Anyway, just thought I would share that, it is such a simple story but we have so many moments like that. Where people just don´t know why they are here, or they are just searching to find the truth. I love being a missionary.
I love you all!!