Hola Familia & Friends,
This week was a roller coaster! It was super hard but yet worth it. We had so many miracles as I see quite a few here in the mission. For instance, it’s so wonderful to see that all our investigators came to church yesterday! "Es maravillo ver que todos nuestros investigadores vinieron a la capilla ayer!" My Spanish is somewhat improving—but I am slowly starting to just babble on, so I am hoping that my grammar will eventually improve as well.
Our investigator Yoana is so amazing! I wish you could meet her. Last P-Day she took hermana Crockett and I to Castillo de Gibralfaro-- it was so much fun. We talked about the church and had a pinic on the castle, over-looking the beach and the city. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! I took some pictures but they don’t look as good as it was actually being here. I tried to see if I could see the tip of Africa. . .but I could not see it. BTW, the Strait of Gibraltar is very near and I hear on a clear sunny day, you could actually see the coast of Morocco, Africa.
My Ward and the members are fantastic--Barrio 4 de Malaga. We get fed a good bit. . . and of course, I have to watch my weight.
The Lord is preparing these people to receive the gospel. I have the opportunity to witness it! And help them along the path!! Its great! I love learning Spanish MORE and MORE about our purpose and plan. I can testify of the power of "El Libro de Mormon" and this church. I have grown such a strong testimony of the power of the book in the conversion of members, the stories that we can relate to and if you let the Spirit testify of it’s divinity and majesty--it will change our lives. I have changed so much--. I can see it and feel it and so, I love it! It’s all because of Jesus Christ, my Savior.
One of my favorite quotes on the mission:"Patience means to abide in Faith, knowing that sometimes it is in the waiting rather than in the receiving that we grow the most." -President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Yo se que Dios es nuestro Padre Celestial y somos sus hijos. Yo tengo un testimonio sobre el poder en el libro de Mormon, yo se que es la palabra de Dios. Jose smith fue un profeta y Jesucristo es nuestro redentor y salvador. Este es mi testimonio en el nombre de Jesucristo. Amen.
Have a wonderful safe, and spiritual week!
Hasta la proxima semana!!
Los Quiero Mucho!!Hermana Arce
|Our District on P-Day|
|Hermana Crockett and I at the parking area of our apartment|
|My Exchange Companion, Hermana Crockett and I|