Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014 - - Jaén, Espana

Hello all!

Well, the weeks just keep going by and I don´t know where the heck they go. This one was great. Hermana Volpe and I are doing great here. We love the time we spend together. Sometimes I think we have a little too much fun, haha. It´s great. Well, Manolo has come back to church and they gave him the Melchizedek Priesthood. It was so awesome to see him in church again. He was so happy. I love going to his house with his sister Mercedez. It´s interesting because it is him and his sister that live in the house alone and they literally NEVER leave the house. Always always there. Since they don´t get out too much, not too much is going on in their lives. When we go over, sometimes it takes a bit to get a conversation going, but I´ll tell you, haha, I think that I feel more successful when I make them laugh, than I have in my whole mission. It sounds weird, but really, I stinking love making them laugh. They don´t get to all that often, so when they really are laughing, it makes me the happiest person in the world.

Anyway, also this week we found two new investigators that seem really great. One is the wife of a less active member. She is interested and wants to know more. The other is from a text message that we got saying that she ordered a Book of Mormon online. We went over and gave it to her and she said she wanted to read it. She found out about the church through a woman in the ward, Juanita. Juanita is the greatest person I´ve ever met. She is like 85 and no joke talks to every living thing on the planet about the gospel. Bus drivers, doctors, EVERYONE. Well, most of the time to be honest it doesn´t work, but sometimes you get people like MariJose who is prepared. To me it just shows the importance of talking to everyone about the gospel because you never know when someone is ready for it.  

Also, we have this guy Dani. He is the grandson of this same Juanita in the ward. He is 23 and we just started teaching him. Well, he had an accident a while ago and had to get surgery on his leg. He had to go through a lot to get it. The last time we met with him he expressed his feelings on it all. It was super cool. He told us that he truly believes that God made him go through that so that he could shape up his life and get it into order. Now he is having tons of great experiences with prayer. It´s like the Spirit is teaching him before the missionaries. We´re really excited.

Well, that´s about it for now. The work is going well. Actually we just changed areas a bit in the city so we are dealing with a whole new area. I feel like I am opening again a little, but it´s fun. New territory, new people. Thanks everyone for everything and love you all!

Hermana Kunz
Beautiful plaza here! Love Spain!