Hey America! So, lets start from the beginning! P-day! Hermana Merrill and I made pancakes for everyone in our district and then tried to study for a bit which was a bit tricky because well everyone likes to talk. Then I learned how to play Magic which a card game that everyone in the mission is obsessed with it. It was a little bit confusing in Spanish but no pasa nada. Then we played some futbol and basically watched as Hermana Merrill dominated everyone because she´s a pro! And then we went to see Nicole and then later Maria y Catalina some of our investigators. Then Tuesday we had a District meeting and had Kebob which is the same thing as shwarma which is basically this beautiful meat with sauce like a burrito! We then ran home and I packed my stuff so that I could catch the cercanias(train) to go to Fuengirola for trainer´s training. So, Me and the Elder I was traveling with jumped on and enjoyed the awkwardness until we found all the other trainers on the train about 20 minutes later. We got off went to the mission home and chilled out which was really strange. I don´t think I like sitting around doing nothing for that long. I'm definitely not used to it but it was nice to meet some new missionaries and find out what´s going on in the mission. Then we all had a meeting with President and Hermana Deere. I love them so much they really know how to bring the spirit. I felt so much more confident and excited to train after our meeting. We then headed to bed and the next morning back to Ciudad Jardin Malaga. Hermana Merrill and I went out contacted super fuerte. We have been trying to focus on being bold because believe it or not, usually when a missionary contacts you they are more scared of you than you are of them . Then Thursday we had some solid weekly planning and correlation that night. We just got a new Ward Mission Leader and he is awesome. He really wants to work and help us out. Then Friday morning we did a bit of painting with some members and then taught some more that night and one of our investigators gave us a cake that Hermana Merrill and I might or might not have finished by now...Then on Sunday three of our investigators came to church whooh! And the rest was a blur because everyone wanted to invite us over because Hermana Merrill is leaving this week. Maybe one day I´ll be able to write a not so all over the place blog but hey it is what it is! I love being here and being able to see the changes that people make to come closer to Christ. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to serve these people and give them my all! Thank you for all your support! I miss you all so much!
Well these past couple of weeks have been crazy! First we had a misión wide meeting which was awesome because I got to see everyone that I know in the misión! So we took a three hour bus ride to Sevilla and all managed to cram into the Capilla there. Then Hermana Merrill and I went on intercambios so I went to another part of Malaga for Hermana Giler for the day and worked in her área! Hmmm I'm sorry but I have been terrible with writing down things that have been going on so I can't remember too much that has been going on! In other news I received a call from president that I´m going to be training! Which is crazy because I feel like I just got into the misión and now I have to train someone else how to be a missionary! I love being a missionary! I love it so much and I'm so excited to show someone else how to love the people here and the work! I love that I have the chance to grow and learn! I feel like everyday I'm reaching the potential that Heavenly Father has set out for me! Thank you for all your support and I love you all so much!
I'm sorry this blog wasn't that good. I'm going to be better next week but really we just knocked doors a ton. It´s been pretty hard because we are working so hard but investigators are scarce. But it´s ok. I'm going to keep working! I meet my hija next week and tomorrow I go to the misión home for trainers training! have a great week!
A little blurry but Gaby with all of her companions.
What a week! Someone once told me that you know that you´re a missionary when you can fall asleep at all times and all places and I definetly felt that this week! This week Hermana Merrill and I attacked our area and worked with everything that we had and it paid off! We started off the week by heading to one of our investigators to see how they were doing and found them having a barbacue and of course they insisted we stay and piled our plates with food. We also had the chance to have a noche de hoger(family home evening) with one of our less activie familes and it was quite a feat seeing that they have 6 kids. Then most of the week was spent contacting people and by the end of the day we were a bit disappointed and one day we where on our way home when a dog starts to chase after us with his owner close behind of course we took this as an opportunity to start up a conversation with the man and he said that he had been intrested in the church for sometime and that we could stop by anytime. Miracle? I think so! And we ended the week by we celebrating my 6 month mark with some of the best icecream known to man ! I love every second that I have out here! Time flys by and I wish that I had more time to be out here serving these people! Have a wonderful week!