Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pictures from Barcelona

Yeah, some pictures from Megan!

Hermana Bennett and other missionaries headed into Barcelona:

Here is a street near my Piso, so you can see what I get to walk thru every day. 
It kind of reminds me of main street in California Adventures.

The random architecture and castle/church is to show when we are 
on the train we seen a lot of beautiful old buildings:

There is lots of graffiti art here, I think it is beautiful.

Hermana Barrera and I enjoying this ice cream here, where you buy a coconut, orange, 
or lemon and it is hallowed out and filled with ice cream. Yummm!

There's a bit of a joke behind this picture, that illustrates the life of a missionary:

The apartment buildings have buzzers for the apartments so they can unlock the door and let you in. We were knocking doors at this building which we often do. The buzzer that has a paper taped over it says "no funciona." This is the apartment we had a return appointment with.  Its funny how the 2 times we scheduled a return visit here is when this paper has been there...hmmmm haha.

 We are currently on the hunt for new investigators. We have become contacting machines, we are getting good at getting numbers, but true to form here, people always seem to "chicken out" of letting us come back and see them.We have one investigator right now that has been an eternal investigator, but he is really beginning to progress. He came to a baptism for the first time and we think that was a turning point for him. We are hoping to commit him to a date this week.

In a ward of 300 members only about 98 are considered active. We have been working a lot with less actives and part member families. I believe there is a lot of work to do within our ward before we are going to be blessed with more baptisms. Why would God give us more when we can't even take care of HALF of the ones we have. Its a lot of fun but also a lot of work, the hard part is that working with menos activos is not the work that produces numbers and thats always hard at zone conferences, but we are learning humility and PATIENCE....lots and lots of patience...thankfully not so much with each other as companions, we get along and that is a blessing.

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