Hola!! I am officially in España! Serving in Tarragona which is just south of Barcelona and madre mia it is BEAUTIFUL AQUI. I have the best trainer also: Hermana Laine! She is from Finland and we are basically the same person haha. We laugh all the time and have such a good time together!
She just hit her 11 month mark today! We are both new to this area and were white washing because they haven't had sisters in this area since April! So lots of getting to know you type of things! We've gotten lost .... Quite a it hahaha but we get to know the area ! We are right along the coast and ahh it's so beautiful.
The members here are SO AMAZING. We weren't here for even 24 hours yet and we had so many people call us to come to their home for dinner! Our barrio (ward) has 200 people and they are all the most down to earth sweetest people ever. Oh and at church on Sunday I was so lost in all of our meetings... Haha I can't understand anyone here which has been kind of discouraging. BUT the spirit is the same everywhere which is what matters most!! Ah I have so much love for the people here already.
We met a man in the calle (street) this week who we were talking to and he was telling us how he's afraid of God because of all of the things he's done in his life, and we were trying to explain to him that through Jesus Christ we are able to change. He said to us "I don't know if I should punch you or cry" and we were like uhhhhhh just a little freaked out and Hermana Laine said its okay to cry. We asked if we could have a prayer with him and he said yes but wanted to do it in more of a private area so we walked down the street and turned the corner and there was a man just standing there peeing haha and Hermana and I were dying. But we had a prayer with him and after he said he
felt something burning in his chest and we helped him recognize that that's the spirit! We talked to him more and invited him to church and he said he would come! As we were saying goodbye he swooped his head down and kissed Hermana Laine's hand aha we didn't know what to do and then I went to shake his hand and he just patted my elbow hahaha. But anyway, I felt just so much love for him and wanted him to so badly know that through Christ he CAN change.... He didn't end up coming to church:(
I don't have a lot of time!! But I just wanted to update everyone and say hello and estoy aqui!!! Working, teaching, and loving it. It's been a hard transition but I know this is where I need to be! The church is true! Love you all!