Monday, September 09, 2013

September 9, 2013 - Elche, Spain

Hola todos!

Another week in the mission. Well, I´ll start with our new Hermana! Her name is Hermana Hubbard and she is from Arkansas. Pretty cool, eh? She is great. We are all going to have a great transfer I can already tell. Our new district is fantastic. I´m really looking forward to this transfer.

We went to zone meeting this past Friday and who is there but Hermana Flanders. Amazing!!!! It´s so cool. In the MTC, Hermana Flanders, Guymon and I would never leave each other´s sides. We got out to the mission and we all ended up in different areas and now we are on the other side of the mission in the same zone!!! We are VERY happy. There may have been some tears upon seeing each other again. Hermana Guymon is officially in Elche and it is so cool to have her here!

So let´s see...super cool thing that happened. There is an inactive man named Danny and he comes to our English class every Wednesday. He has been inactive for about 20 years and has not wanted anything to do with the church. He has gotten very sick lately and he is only in his 40s. The doctors don´t know what is wrong with him and it is pretty scary. So yesterday, he came to church! He came and said he wanted a Priesthood blessing! It was so cool. It was so cool that after so many years of not wanting the church, he still knows the power of a Priesthood blessing. I wasn´t there for the blessing, but Elder Webb said that as soon as the prayer started, Danny started to weep. Afterwards, Danny said he has never felt anything like that before. Gah, the gospel is so cool!!!

Also, Gracia is progressing pretty well. She is very stressed right now with work and financial problems and she said on Sunday that she had to go figure some financial things out. About 15 minutes before church, she calls me and is panting and says she is coming after all. She showed up sweating bullets and completely out of breath, but she made it to church. It is so cool to see the change in her. She is getting close to baptism. The word still scares her, but in her prayers she prays for herself to be prepared. It´s really cool.

Well, that´s about it for now. Oh, we went to an inactive man´s house and he had his friend over and we went in and started talking. His friend was angry from the beginning and kept giving us the Spanish finger shaking it back and forth, and he was pacing around the house like a crazy person. He kept telling us his beliefs and telling us why we were wrong. Here was the interesting part. He kept asking us questions, and without giving us room to answer would say we have no way of knowing that. But the interesting part was that no joke, every single one of his questions could be answered in the first three lessons we teach. It was crazy for me to see that. Even when we answered his questions he would stop and listen and the Spirit would be there for a split second when all was quiet and he would think, but then he would shew it away and say there is no way of knowing. But it was a cool experience for us to see. Haha, and kind of a funny part was that during the prayer, their dog almost had her puppies. She had a very large contraction under my chair and then hobbled off. Whew, that would have been quite the adventure!

Well, I love you all and I know this is the work of the Lord. We see miracles every day. They may be small, but they are big enough to strengthen our testimonies in the Lord and to trust Him every day a little more. We are very excited to be in this trio. Now we are a triple threat to the people of Elche!!!!

Thanks for everything and hope all is well with everyone!

Hermana Kunz

1. Hermana Cameron (and me via my name tag) picking up our newest Hermana Hubbard from Arkansas
2. The triple threat: Hermanas Hubbard, Cameron, and Kunz
3. Gumby and Pokey in the Elche palms
4. Hermana Guymon and I with crazy delicious Spanish food.
5. Ummmm, the MTC dorks reunited - Guymon, Kunz, Flanders.
6. The new trio.