September 1, 2014
So here in Spain a cool thing is happening, that for all the Barcelona mission, every missionary, and hopefully every member is going to read the Book of Mormon every day, about 2 chapters a day, and we will all finish by the end of the year. The whole thing is to study the testimonies, attributes, and teachings of Christ, and then share that with everyone we can. We are starting today, the 1st of September, and it hopefully will become a focus point throughout the mission. I would venture to guess that it may be through Spain even, but I'm not sure. Still, it's really cool, and even though we only started today, I learned something really neat. Every time that Nephi or Lehi talk about the Lord, and his commandments, or his words, it is a testimony that He lives. It's really neat to see that.
Aside from that, life here in Menorca is going well. Things are starting to slow down for the tourists, which means that the work is picking up for us. This week we have been able to get a lot done, and we have seen miracles. A miracle that happened this week was that one of the investigators we lost contact with for a while came to church yesterday, and so we had a great opportunity to talk a little more with her and try to help her out, and she said that she would read the Book of Mormon with us to be done by the end of the year. Apparently, she has known the missionaries for at least 4 years, and she still hasn't ever read, but she said that now she has a schedule to follow, she will, so we will see what happens. I'm really glad to have the schedule for me personally as well, because one of the problems I have with studying is that I want to cover so many topics, I pick up one and then drop others before I get done, so to have a set schedule is really helpful. I'm really excited to be able to focus on Christ a little more as well.
We also went to a less actives house yesterday, to be able to teach her non member boyfriend. It was really interesting, because he has no religious background at all, so things like praying, or thinking that there is a God, are completely foreign to him. He's never really thought about it before, and so to teach him is really different. But he loves to read, so we'll see how it goes. Hopefully he will read the Book of Mormon with us too.
So, it was a good week.
Thanks for all your support.