GOod good week. We had an intercambio, i went with Elder Burnett who i lived with in barcelona, so we had a great time. Sometimes intercambios can be a bit awkward because you dont know them, but when you get to work with an old friends again, its awesome. So that was a great time, we stayed in huesca so we just caught up in the streets and had some great visits with some contacts. It was a good time.
Bobby has disappeared again haha. We can only see him every once in a while on the weekends, so we shall what happens in the future. But we have good hopes and the faith it will all work out soon.
Things are still going well though. We are working hard and seeing growth little by little. We have to do some things different, but thats whats so good about the mission. It teaches you how to change things to be better, and thats what the gospel teaches us as well no? change is always a good thing, sometimes hard but always worth trying.
I love you all and hope you are all doing well. thanks for the prayers and the love!
Good week. It wasnt a super fast week, but we had some good things happen. Bobby came back from work and he was able to talk about the baptism more. Hopefully it will happen in two weeks now. The thing is that he works a lot so that makes it difficult. But it was great to be able to meet with him this past week because we worried about him, but he was just really busy with work and stuff.
Things are going well. Im really happy to be here. I love the work and being here in huesca, sometimes its a little weird being without a lot of members but the members that we have make it worth it. We are very blessed to know the people that are here. I learn a lot from them.
We were also blessed to meet a great group of friends from Nicargua who seem really interested in learning more about the Book of Mormon. So that is always a good thing.
Well I love you all a lot. Thanks for the prayers and the Love! I feel it everyday.
have a great week everyone.
Good week, we didnt have too much time in our area because we had a two day conference and then I had to go to Barcelone as well to finish up some residency stuff. But it was cool being back in Barcelona, I miss that place, huesca is sooooo small compared to it, its crazy.
We ended up not being able to see a bunch of investigators but it was ok because we visited with Yerlin and Veronica a lot and there are the best. They are the two recent converts here in huesca and are just the greatest people. We are talking to yerlin about going to the temple and getting prepared. We have to see when there is a bus going down so she can go with the rest of the branch down in Zaragoza. It will be awesome!
Every conference we learn a ton and this conference was no difference. We discussed a lot about having faith, something that as missionaries we truly need all the time. But it was perfect because sometimes its the thing that i lack the most. Having Faith is so important to have miracles happen in your life!
We also talked about how all the prophets always had incredible problems! sometimes we forget that and think it must have been so easy for them, they knew everything perfectly! but really they had bigger problems than we do and they continued on with a faith stronger than anything. and when they did that, they were blessed with miracles and then later on had more problems. It was a nice little reminder to me, that problems are going to be there, but its my choice how to react and who to have faith in.
Well i love you all! thanks for Birthday Wishes! you are all in my prayers!
Going well here in Huesca! Thanks for all the birthday wishes!! downs feel like i am as old as i am and doesn’t feel like i am as mature as a 22 year old should be haha, oh well. But thank you all for the great wishes and emails, means a lot.
We had a super crazy miracle happen this past week. We have been passing by this man named bobby for some time and finally we were able to find him in piso. Well turns out he doesn’t have work for the next few months and we can meet with him like everyday. He wanted to be baptized before but we couldn’t meet with him because he was always working. Now he has a baptismal date for the 14 of this month and he brought his wife to church yesterday and they have two kids that they want to come as well! Super crazy! we were so pumped!
Besides that, things are still going great. We found a lot of new people this week and are just working hard. I get to go to barcelona tomorrow to pick up my residency card, so im excited to be back in my old area. Maybe ill see someone i know, that would be awesome.
The church is true people. Just read and pray and think about it. your mind will be enlightened and you will feel a great peace and joy. Its real. I know it.
I love you all. thanks for everything! you are the best.
Love, Elder Santore
also im emailing from an apple store hahah, its free until they say something…
Well hello again!
Great week. Nothing crazy going on, but still good week. Met some new people and taught some great things. Just feeling good.
This message is true and i know that. I would have come home a long time ago if i didnt know that. Everyday i learn something new and i grow. Sometimes i think about how i wish i was changing more or i wish i was better than i am, and then i think of my prayers at night and those sweeet little moments of peace. I seem to always forget about the little things that i never noticed before the mission. I dont know if i have really changed who i am, but my relationship wih my Father in Heaven has changed a ton. And i guess that means that i have changed. I cant really remember anything to write specifcally this week so im just writing what i was thinking throughout this past week. It made me really happy though. It was a little reminder that we all are different, and we all add a special something to the world, and helping people realize that truth is a huge point of why we come out here as missionaries. this message isnt just abou coming to church or not doing drugs its about realizing your true potential and knowing how to always feel loved and cared about. I think thats the one thing people dont realize or just never think about. We have a loving Father in Heaven and he wants us to be happy. People, myself included, just sometimes think that we aren’t worth that, but really we are.
I love you all and I know God loves you all. He listens to us and he speaks to us. My biggest goal in life is to always be worthy enough to hear him and follow him and his Son Jesus Christ. I know they love us, I know they live.
Have a great week and dont forget the power of prayer.
Well we had some great things go on this week!
Number one, we were finally able to hear Yerlin pray in front of her mom. she was always embarrased before and never did it, and after being a little annoying about it for a few weeks she finally did it! It was awesome, and her mom liked it a lot. That was a little cool thing that happened.
Another thing is we visited some members that live here in huesca and they want to come back to church. Cool visit yesterday, the mom started to cry and talk about she remembers going to church with her family when she was a kid and how good she felt. She remembers everything aBOUT the church, just needs to return. Some things have happened in her life and now she feels ready and guided to return. It was awesome being able to see how the lord is preparing people. She has two kids who arent baptized and she wants thwm to be part of the church. We are excited to see what happens with all of that.
Oh transfers happened as well. Elder barney and I are staying the same. so thats good. pumped about it, we get along really well and we have some great things going on here, so this transfer is going to be a good one.
well i love you all, hope everything is going well whereever you all are.
Well we has lost our phone about two weeks ago and we had been working for that time without communication. Needless to say, its been rough and to add to that, we are in huesca where communication with the outside wards is nessecary because we need to give informes and also talk the people here. It was rough and we spent some extra money in locoturios using public phones but now we have our own phone! Its a blessing
Lourdes the mother of Yerlin has decided to accept a baptismal date! It is so cool to see the change in people. Before she was so opposed to it! but after the baptism of her daughter and feeling the beautiful spirit in Church countless times she has decided to act and see if she receives her answer!! We are so excited for her! She is still iffy, but the fact that she had accepted a fecha is saying a lot about her desire and no doubt that God will appreciate that as well and give her the needed answer to continue.
That was the big part of last week, and Elder barney and I were just so pumped! so i hope you all as well!
I love you all and I know that God loves you! I hope everything is going well back home and that we can all recognize the little blessings from everyday life!