What a week it was!
Tuesday we were down in Madrid for concilio (Sister Training Leader conference). It’s always a really powerful meeting. I have come to absolutely love the Packs. They have taught me so much, not just to be a better missionary, but a better servant of God. Then it was the start of the ‘realizing you’re going home moments’ and they had me share my testimony at the end of the meeting. A couple tears were shed.
Then we flew back early Wednesday morning, did some planning with the zone leaders and just enjoyed being back in our area. It was a big Spanish festival that day, which means lots of parties and all the supermarkets being closed. But we did get to visit sweet little Libia in the hospital, she had surgery this week but is feeling a lot better.
Then Thursday was zone training. What an interesting experience it is having a conference with 15 or so missionaries on one island and another 15 or so on another. But it worked! We talked about flooding the islands with the Gospel. Which we often think just goes to the biggest busiest street in our area and talking to everyone. But president wants us to spend more times in little towns and in parts of the city we don’t go to as often. I’m excited for some adventures! And second ‘feeling old moment’ as I had to share my testimony once again.
We were able to put a little bit of that to practice with Hermana Duffin that afternoon on intercambios. We had the Santa Cruz hermanas stay the afternoon with us and we had a grand old time. She’s a younger misisonary and already a beast.
This past weekend we also had the opportunity to fast. We fasted for a couple things specifically, but especially just to find some new investigators. Sunday afternoon, we are still not sure how this happened, we had a couple lessons with new friends. And by the end of the night we had found 6 new investigators! One more testimony of fasting. God is so aware of us and our desires and needs.
Well now today we just went out to Puerto and did a little more hiking and exploring this beautiful island. I think I’ve said it a thousand times this week but it really is the best word to describe how I feel. Blessed. I’m so so blessed for is wonderful experience to serve here in Spain.
I hope everyone has a great week! Tell my big sis haaappy birthday!
Hermana Brooke Devereaux
More pictures from last week…
A bunch of tonterias