So this week I realized just how quickly the time is flying by while here in Spain...two years goes by fast!
So it's been about a week and a half since the last time I could write but here's the update:
On last Monday we went to Sol, the center of Madrid and checked out the cool places there. We found the oldest standing restaurant in Europe. We also found an American store and stocked up on A&W cream soda, (almost grabbed Jones soda but I put it back haha), hot tamales, pop tarts, marshmallow fluff from Boston, sweet tarts, Pringles, Snyder pretzels, Mac & cheese, nerds, nerd rope, Reeses, syrup. Just some really really good stuff. I say stocked up but we really didn't haha.
Ya so...i don't really remember much of what has happened since I last wrote. I'm trying to remember the good stuff...
This week we bought christmas lights to make the Light the World poster more attractive. It looks really really good at night and people love coming up to it to see what It is. It was such an engineer designed project. It was hilarious trying to do the math and measure where all the lights go because it took way too long to do the mental math than it should have. But it worked out really really well.
As for the missionary work we don't have many new people we are working with. Things have been quite slow. Lets just say that of our 3 friends we are working with, none of them have been able to meet with us for this past month. But we have been working a lot with the members and trying to help them to get excited about doing the Christmas initiative! I'll explain more next week. And I'll probably post something to Facebook about it this week.
He of my favorite lessons this week was with the new assistant to the ward mission leader. He is a boss. We went to family's home and had a family home evening with them. We assigned him the lesson and we followed up but he already had everything prepared. He taught it really well and prepared really really well for it. He was the key to helping the family out tonight. They really were touched by the message. It seems like we are making progress with them.
Also at church I found a missionary of Grandpa Openshaw's! He was the office secretary.
Monday, we tried to organize a soccer game in the afternoon but it didn't work out so well. We invited 16-18 people and only 1 showed up. And 30mins late hahahaha. We also tried to invite Eduardo (Elder Snyder's family friend) but we told him not to come because literally no one was there. So Elder Snyder and I kicked the ball around a bit waiting for the people to come who confirmed with us - we made the best of the situation. When our friend did show up we played a quick game with him and teach him a bit, follow up on what we've been talking to him about.
Yesterday I made arepas for the first time haha and they turned out pretty good. I know most of you have no clue what arepas are but they are like fried corn tortillas more or less.
And today we went to the temple and that was much needed. And then afterwards we playing football and soccer. It was quite fun. Well I'm sorry this is kind of a boring email this week haha. Have a great week and enjoy your thanksgiving!
1)a sign in the metro - the top part translates to "don't let anyone take your stuff" but they translated it to "don't get groped". #fail
2)the light the world poster!
3)the Guinness world record restaurant