what is missionary work without a few days of rain

Crazy week, we taughta ton of lessons. We met some great people and had some crazy miracles happen. First one was when we had a visit that canceled on us and we were pretty bummed, but then we heard someone saying elderes elders! we dont hear that very much here. Well turns out it was a member from brazil visiting her father in huesca! She came to church with us and then we went to visit her father who is in a residency. It was awesome because he had no idea that the church was in Huesca and now he wants to come. He worked in the temple in Brazil for 18 years and was a bishop there and everything! Just settled here in HUesca thinking that the Church was far away. It was a crazy miracle we were even out when we were to meet his daughter and hopefully we will able to meet with the man more and more during the week.

Its been raining a ton this week. Since friday or thursday its been going pretty much non stop. Makes life pretty hard as a missionary especially in Huesca when all we do is talk to people outside. So we knocked a few buildings and tried passing the by some people we already knew, but it was a rough end of the week. A lot of people canceled and we were left with getting soaked in the streets, but then again, what is missionary work without a few days of rain.

things are going well still, pretty slow but well. With this new member we met, we hope to see more good, seeing how he has a another daughter who lives nearby. Who knows, maybe this is the beginning of something big.

I love you all and hope you are all having a great week.

Love,
Elder Santore

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get out and push

Well this past week we had a big conference with the barcelona zones and an are seventy! it was awesome. His name is Elder Ollson i think, and his is from Sweden. It was amazing to see so many new missionaries too, a few months ago i felt like i knew the whole mission and then being around so many new missionaries i felt like the outcast haha. It was a strange feeling. But eh conference was amazing, just a bunch of great advic on how to work with members and follow the Spirit. it was funny though because it was focused on working with the members and here in huesca we dont have that option like in most areas. So me and Elder Contreras were laughing to ourselves during some parts. But over all it was fantastic, i came away learning some great things. Funny story about brigham young when he and someone else were travleing and the wagon got stuck, the man asked if they should pray and Brigham young said,

” Pray? I prayed this morning, lets get out and push.”

hahaha it was awesome! i really liked that story. It was about how god wont help us until we help ourselves and put forth the effort! Makes a lot of sense to me.

This past week as well, we were in piso a lot because of Elder contreras ankle, we would try and go out, but he could barely walk, so we stayed in made some calls, studied and tried not to get crazy bored. But we also went ot the hospital and they justsaid it was a nasty sprain, and that he needed a few days of rest from it. Hopefully its all good now, we were working on saturday and sunday and he was being a champ.

I love you and hope you have a great day and week! thanks for the support and the love ad prayers. I say that all the time, but it makes a difference. Thank you!

love,
Elder Santore

i can smile and have genuine conversation with them and we both come out of that happy and feeling good.

Well hello there all, another good week coming from huesca!

Elder Contreras and I are doing great and just working hard. He is fantastic, we get a long great. Super fun, super chill and a really hard worker as well. Cant ask for more than that!

Some things this past week were we met with a very nice woman whose mom is a member and she just was the nicest to us. Always a great thing to meet a genuine nice person. But we went with her to visit her mother in the hospital and read some scriptures with them, her mom cant really speak back but she was happy missionaries came by, it had been a while since she had contact with the church, so it was a cool thing.

Life is doing good, we played some frisbee today and slacklined in Zaragoza, great time, but elder contreras rolled his ankle pretty bad which sucks.

Other than that, we did a lot of walking, a lot of talking. It was a good week. Looking back on it i felt like we worked hard. in the middle of the week, i was feeling a little down after being here for a while and not seeing much. you know after doing the same thing over and over again, it can get pretty boring and tiring, espeicially when that involves walking around all day every day without much immediate success. But every time i think like that, i say a little prayer and i always feel better. I know i probably wont change the whole city of huesca but if i can make someone feel good in the day i would be happy. Maybe they dont want to listen, but i can smile and have genuine conversation with them and we both come out of that happy and feeling good. I dont always recognize those little moments, but when i am feeling really down and tired, they always seem to appear way more.

Well i love you all very much, read the book of the mormon and pray about it. Thats an invitation of a lifetime. It will make you so happy, i promise.

thank you for everything!

Love,
Elder Santore

i felt i was with my family back home during family scripture study all with the giggles.

Great week, transfers came and elder barney is off to the north of spain! Sad to see him go but thats the way the mission is right. Life is good though, Elder Contreras will be my next companion, he is from mexico i think, but lives in utah! So this is my closet native companion that ill have! Im pumped. I have one transfer left now, crazy stuff.

Good things happened this past week. We had a ton of visits with Veronica and Yerlin the two recent converts here in Huesca and they are a ton of fun. We were reading from alma in a cafe with veronica, and we just started llaughing like crazy and couldnt finish reading hahaha, it was sooo funny. i felt i was with my family back home during family scripture study all with the giggles. It was fantastic. But the spirit was still there as well. so good stuff

I love the work, i love the gospel. Its so true. Keep praying and having fun and everythign will always work out!! i love you all so much!!! thanks for everything!!

love,
Elder Santore