8/1/16: What’s the big blue like?

Happy first Day of Augusto!

To end our last day of July, the weather celebrated with a windstorm that was freezing cold last night.  People weren’t joking that La Laguna gets cold.  It’s such an interesting island, because you can drive 15 minutes south to Santa Cruz and be dying of the heat.

Enough of my weather rant, it was an awesome week!  At the beginning of the week, we met with the Relief Society President to see how we could help out with all the sisters in the ward.  She gave us a list of specific names we should meet with, and boy did the Lord bless us so much!  We have been able to get into contact with almost every one of them, some that haven’t talked to anyone from the church in years, others that just called us randomly before we got to it!

Two of these Hermanas are Fiona and Jenny.  Fiona called us at the beginning of the week and we set up an appointment with her that Thursday.  She greeted us in the doorway and said “Oh you who aren’t Spaniard, we will speak in English!”  Turns out she is this cute 25-year-old girl from Scotland.  And coolest connection, she knew my old companion Hermana Butler!  Fiona’s mom was her primary teacher!  I love those small world connections and how the Lord guides you to people.

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Fiona is the cutest!

This week honestly just kept getting better.  Alison progressed well, and a recent convert came with us and really was able to open up and relate with her.

Biggest miracle of all from this week goes out to our special friend, Felix.  I can’t remember if I’ve said anything about him, but he is an old friend of the elders and gave us a call to hear more.  He’s fallen in love with our mission leader, Paco, and even dresses up in a tie when we meet with him now.  So this past Sunday, he met us at the bus station and we traveled to church together.  So Felix has smoked since he was very young, usually a cigarette every hour.  But when we walked into the chapel, we knelt down in prayer, asking for the strength that Felix could go all 3 hours of church without smoking.  We ended the prayer and went through each meeting, and I kept praying that Felix would have the strength and willpower he needed.  And guess what!  He walked out of the last meeting with the biggest smile on his face, as happy as can be.  Miracles happen when it is God’s will.  And when we do everything we can, I know that God makes anything possible.

And now today we enjoyed a day down in Puerto de la Cruz with all the missionaries and the Packs as Maki and Niko were our tour guides for the day.  We also were getting ready for the big piso inspection tomorrow and another great week.

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Puerto has cool little stick friends on the ground.

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And to answer the email title question… It’s big and blue.  That’s the Nemo quote my companion was constantly saying today.

Have an awesome week!

Love,

Hermana Brooke Devereaux


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My companion appreciates the graffiti art here so she took some pictures.

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This week we walked into a home for a lunch appointment and I almost stepped on a turtle. His name is Tuga, which is funny because tortuga is turtle in Spanish.
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Sometimes we play tic tac toe on walls when we get lost.

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And Tenerife is really pretty!

 

 

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