Monday, December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015

Mis Queridos :)

Oh I'm still on cloud 9 from Christmas. It was so great to see your
faces! Fastest 40 minutes of my life. Thank you so much for making it
possible that I could talk to everyone! I'm happy to hear that you all
had a Merry Christmas. It really is something special to spend
Christmas as a missionary. I love it! Although I will say I'm happy
that that was my second and final one... I don't think my stomach
could take it a 3rd year haha! The families here are SO good to us and
we were definitely taken care of this year. I love it here in Barrio 3
and feel very blessed to have been here for the holidays!

Okay I have lots to update you on. I was sick two weeks ago and skyped
instead of wrote last week, so I have 3 weeks to fill you in on!
Lourdes is doing GREAT! She's probably the person I am most excited
about. I don't know what it was, but she has a completely different
light about her then she did when we first started teaching her. She
has come to church every week and she even brought her daughter
yesterday. The members adored her it was the cutest thing. I'm so sad
she's leaving in just a couple weeks, but she'll be back in February
and we'll get everything ready for her baptism :)

Ramber's brother gets home from his mission TOMORROW! The moment we
have all been waiting for! We had a noche de hogar last night with the
whole family and I'm not going to lie I was a little nervous. Last
time we went it was very clear that we weren't wanted there by his mom
and sister, but last night was completely different. I don't know if
it's because there son is coming home in two days or not, but they
were happy to have us there and I think we were able to establish a
better relationship with them. We have his homecoming this week and we
are praying for a miracle so Ramber can get baptized! He's so ready
and i'm excited for him to have a little more support from home.

I don't know if you remember Sonia, but she has progressed SO much the
last couple of weeks. She's been coming to church, reading, and
praying. We also finished teaching the commandments and although she
has a few problems with some of them, she is willing to make the
changes she needs. We are preparing for her baptism the 16th! And as
long as she keeps progressing the way she has been, I have no doubt
that she will be ready. She made us a little Christmas dinner the day
after Christmas and it seriously was the cutest thing. She is so good
to us!

Nicole is doing really great as well. Still working on Sundays so she
can't come to church, but she came to the ward party and a movie night
that we had. We watched the best two years and she loved it-
especially the part where he got baptized. She had so many great
questions after and I am really excited for her.

Calixto got the priesthood yesterday and Nilo is still one of my
favorite people on the planet. Just so you don't forget about them :)

We have had a lot of miracles here in Barrio 3, but i'll stop there or
we will be here all day. I CANNOT believe that 2015 will be over this
week. I feel robbed a little!  My full year of being a missionary went
by so fast. I'm so thankful for this year and the opportunities that
my Heavenly Father has given me to grow here in Spain. There is no
where else I would have rather spent it. I love it here! I'm excited
to apply the things i've learned so that 2016 can be the best year
yet. I love you and hope you have a Happy New Year!

Hermana Marsh
One more from Christmas. My sweet ananda! These are the cutest kids on
the planet.
 My face looks a little creepy, but here's sonia at our christmas
dinner :) She got me caja roja for christmas... She is the nicest to
Also my christmas outfit :) Skirt from Emma and mel and cardigan from
mom. Thank you!!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from Madrid

Madie's email day on Monday was traded in for our CHRISTMAS PHONE CALL!  So today, Christmas day, she sent these pictures and we get to talk to her shortly!
Merry Missionary Christmas!

 We celebrated abuelita's birthday this week. She is my angel!

 District and Calixto Christmas breakfast!
 Christmas party in Pavones! I got a flamenco apron for our white elephant gift haha :)

 Christmas Eve dinner and sleepover! :)
Here's the cutest little boy on the planet for you. Love my Juan Carlitos!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015

Hi Family!

So fun to hear from you all and that you are doing well. This time of
the year is the best and i'm so happy that you are enjoying it! This
week is probably going to be a short one. I don't know if that's a
good thing or a bad thing, but there ya have it. I almost made it my
whole mission without getting sick, but it hit me this last week and
it was terrible! And of course when you are with someone 24/7, they
catch it too. We spent a couple days at home and when we weren't we
were a little bit on the miserable side, but we are feeling a little
bit better today. I am grateful for health though!! The mission is the
worst place to sick, but we did see a few miracles.

We met with a lot of new investigators this week and I wanted to tell
you about one of them. Her name is Nicole and she is the cutest. She
is 18 and has a friend who is a member in Pavones. We have had two
lessons with her, and she loves it! She has the best questions and
seems so prepared. She works Sunday mornings, so we'll have to work
with that, but she did come to the YSA family home evening last night
and she LOVED it. And is already planning on helping them with the
ward christmas party Saturday :) She's great!

We celebrated Caixto's birthday this week and he is doing great. He
literally asks us every day what we have planned the next day to see
if he can help with lessons. There are 6 missionaries in this ward, so
I hope he doesn't regret his offer haha :) We will use it! He's doing
great though. Our other investigators are doing well Johnny came to
the family home evening last night too it was great. We received a few
member references with a lot of potential, so we are excited to see
what happens with that.

Sorry this e-mail is kind of short. Looking back on it, this whole
week was kind of a big blur haha! We have nice elders that gave me a
blessing though and a really do feel a lot better. We are ready to hit
it hard this week. And then i'll see you NEXT WEEK!!! Wahoo!! Our
P-day will be changed to Christmas, so talk to you next Friday :) Love

Hermana Marsh

p.s. We went to the store this morning and the milk we bought expires
after my release date... Granted the milk here in Spain is nasty and
has ridiculous expirations dates but still, I cried a little bit. The
mission is the best I'm not ready!!!

Zone Conference! My bad about my big hair covering Elder Mayah's head haha
 Hermana Marsh esta inferma!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dec 7, 2015

Mi Familia 

What a great week to be a missionary. Time is going by so ridiculously fast. I really can't even describe how blessed I feel to be where I am and with the people I am with. And the best part is... No changes this transfer! Hermana West are staying the same and we are so excited. They took out the other set of hermanas in our area so we have SO much work to do. A little stressful, but we are ready to work hard. Also, we are still sister training leaders and Hermana Toone is coming to my Zone! That means Intercambios wahoo! Greatest news I am excited for this next transfer. 

The biggest news of the week would of course be Calixto. He was baptized and confirmed a member of the church yesterday. He is one of the most grateful people I know and shared the sweetest testimony. Yesterday after he was confirmed I asked him how he felt and he was talking about how grateful he felt and the only thing that was making him sad was that it took so long to get him here. It made me take a moment to realize just how much the gospel blesses people's lives. There are people that are looking for the answers and the happiness, they just don't know where to find it. Calixto has given me more of a drive to work harder and find those people who are ready. He's amazing! 

Our next miracle is Ramber. He has kind of been on the back burner since we are just waiting for his brother to get home, but we decided this week to apply what we learned in Zone Conference and see if we could get him to come to Seminary. At first he was a little nervous to ask for permission from his parents, but we fasted specifically for him and he got permission! He is starting this week :) 6 in the morning and everything- this guy is awesome. 

Lourdes came to church yesterday again!! Oh I really am so happy to see her coming back. She leaves for Ecuador in a few weeks for the month of January, but every time we go over she is talking about her baptism. We will get her ready for February! Sonia also came to church yesterday and is making progress on quitting smoking. Lots of potential there. 

We have a new guy that I wanted to tell you about. His name is Johnny (30) and he is so great! We have been teaching him for a couple weeks now and every time he talks about how bad he wants a family and more peace in his life. Hello that's what the gospel is for! He gives us great summaries of the Book of Mormon every lesson and has the greatest questions. The only problem is he works at a grocery store and the hours are crazy during Christmastime, so he can't come to church. But we will figure something out! 

We had concilio this week and it was great as always. I am so thankful for the Packs! Every time I leave I feel so grateful to be a missionary. The Zone training went really well too. The only sad part was I had to say goodbye to Hermana Finch. So weird! She's a great missionary and I feel very blessed to have served with her. 

Okay that wraps up this week! We have lots of work to do and my body can't really catch up haha! I have a little bit of a cold, but don't worry mom! Show up to church with no voice and you leave with 3 people offering you soup for lunch. And lots of meds :) the members here are incredible. I love being a missionary and I've reached the point where I'd really like it if time slowed down. There really is nothing better than being a missionary. I am excited to see your faces in a couple weeks though for Christmas :) I love you and thank you for all you do for me! Have a great week and go cougars!!! 

Hermana Marsh 

Baptism day!!
 We all got to be sister training leaders at the same time!! Love these hermanas.
 I got your Christmas package! 
We are ready to go with matching sweaters and everything :)

 New Back Pack  (she wore her old one out!)

Monday, November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015

Mis queridos, 

Happy Monday! So fun to hear from you guys. It looks like you had an
amazing thanksgiving! We had a great one here in Madrid. We had a zone
conference and Hermana Pack and Hermana Larsen are incredible. They
made a full thanksgiving dinner (pictured below) for ALL the Madrid
missionaries. That's about 150 people! It was sooo good. Then on
thanksgiving day we had a thanksgiving dinner made by missionaries.
Was it my mothers cooking? No, but we made it work :) We invited our
friends to come too which made it fun to be all together. A
thanksgiving to remember for sure. 

This week absolutely flew. Now that I think about it though this whole
month has flown. I can't believe it's December!! I'm excited
Christmastime is the best. But anyways! This week was so great.
Between the Zone Conference, Thanksgiving, and the miracles we got to
see, I feel VERY thankful to be a missionary here. During the
Conference we talked about the importance of working with members and
it was SO good for me. I always knew the importance to work with
members, but I never really knew how. We learned a lot though and I'm
excited to see the results.

Here's your Calixto update and funny story for the week. One of the
things they talked about how to work with members more was using
Seminary and Institute. So, we invited Calixto to come to institute
and had everything ready to go. It was 5 after, so we called him to
see where he said that he was at the church, so we hung up and just
kept waiting. Another 15 minutes passed and he was NO WHERE so we
called him again and he said that he was at the church waiting by the
TEMPLE in PAVONES. AHH!! I have no idea how the miscommunication
happened, but long story short we were late to institute :) Luckily
the temple isn't too far. He loved institute though the members here
are so awesome. They spent about 15 minutes planning everything for
his baptism. THIS SATURDAY! We are excited :)

Our next miracle this week was Lourdes. She was the woman we found in
the carpeta about 2 months ago. I haven't written about her in a
little bit because things have been a little slow with her husband not
really being on board with the whole thing. We had a lesson though and
she told us that her husband really isn't the problem, more she just
needs to make church a priority. She told us she didn't care if the
ceiling fell through, she would be at church. And for the first time
she came :) Biggest miracle!!! She is going to Ecuador for the month
of January which puts things on hold a little, but i'm very grateful
for the progress she is making.

I wanted to tell you about one more of our investigators that we met
with this week. Her name is Sonia and she is a machine. This week she
read 2/3 of the book of mormon. What?! She is literally is at the end
of Alma! Who is this girl?! I don't know how much of it she
understood, but she told us she knows that it is the word of God. She
has problems with the word of wisdom, but we set some goals and I have
faith that she can do it. She has come to church twice now and loves
it. Excited for her!

Oh one more thing. Nilo is still my miracle. With work he can only
come to church every other week, but he has come 3 weeks in a row! And
he made us ceviche again this week :) I told him that my parents were
coming in a few months and he said he'd make you guys some ceviche. So
get ready for some raw fish mom and dad :) It's delicious.

I think that is about it! I love you guys and am so thankful for each
and every one of you. It's hard to be away from home during the
holidays, but it's also the best time to be a missionary. What better
time of the year to share the gospel than Christmas?! I love it and am
very excited for this month. Have a great week! I love you and am
praying for you!

Hermana Marsh

 I forgot to send this pic of Beatriz and me. I LOVE this woman and am

so excited for you to meet her!

 Missionary thanksgiving! :)

 The pumpkin pie was a success!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015

Hola Mi Familia 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I'm so thankful for each and everyone of
you and for the blessings you are in my life. I'm thankful for the
gospel and for the opportunity to share it with the people of Spain.
I'm thankful for a loving Heavenly Father that leads and guides this
work and that I get to be a part of it. This week was a great one and
it absolutely flew!

The highlights of the week were definitely our temple visit and the
meeting we had with Elder Christensen and Elder Dyches. I love these
men and their darling wives! They brought such a great spirit to both
of the meetings we had and they gave me the words I needed to here to
make me a better missionary. Sister Christensen especially stuck out
to me. First off she speaks Spanish perfectly so go her, but she was
so interested in our personal lives it was the cutest thing. She also
told me that I reminded her of Grandmother which might be the best
compliment I've ever received. I just cried! I absolutely loved the
meetings we had and the greatest part was Martin and Nilo came too :)

Our people are doing great. The biggest news is Calixto! He had his
interview and is good to go :) there is a stake dance this Saturday so
we have to push it back until the 5th, but he's going to do it! Oh he
is the best. He has a lot of stuff going on right now and it amazes me
how he finds time to read and prayer every day, meet with us, and come
to activities and church every week. The man is great and so ready for
his baptism. Prayers were answered this week!

Our other friends are doing the same. Frustrating a little, but we are
doing are best I'm trying to help them. Life in Spain is just hard!
People have to work ridiculous hours for hardly nothing and it doesn't
leave much time for anything else, but we are working with it. We were
able to find a less active this week and she might be the greatest
person. I don't think I've laughed that hard in months! Her name is
Pilar and she came to church yesterday :) love her already.

We have been contacting and working with members like crazy and this
week we were able to see the fruits of that. We have lots of new
people to teach and we are really excited about them! I'm not going to
bore you with all the names and details, but stay tuned :) we taught
the restoration a lot this week and wow I love that lesson. My
testimony is strengthened every time! There is power in it. If you
haven't read the Joseph Smith story lately- do it!

I think that's about it for this week. I'm currently on a train to
Alcorcon to go visit my people there :) oh I love the people here in
Spain I feel so incredibly blessed. Don't get me wrong I still miss
you all like crazy, but wow my heart is so full for these people. I
hope you all have a wonderful week! Os quiero 

Hermana Marsh

Look who I got to see today!!!! 
The trio was back in action and we got to see one of my favorite people :)

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015

Hi Family!

Happy Monday! So fun to hear from you all and your fun adventures.
Except Steph going to Celine Dione without me but I'm getting over
that. Also happy happy birthday to madden Michael! Love you Geezer!
This week was a great one. I am obsessed with my companion! I just
laugh at her all day she is hilarious. It's going to be a great couple
of transfers :) We have lots of work to be done we are excited.

Our main thoughts and concerns are with Calixto right now. We had a
really great lesson This week and he feels the spirit and recognizes
that it is an answer from God, but wants to feel it stronger. He has
heard everything and is preparing for his baptism next Saturday. Very
exciting, but lots of prayers on his part so he can feel prepared and
ready to go. Oh he is great and I'm so grateful for him but the stress
I feel! I've learned that the lord really is in charge because there
is no way I could do this alone. He's the best companion!

We are still teaching our people and they are doing great, but they
are hard! I don't know if it is because we are getting a little older
or what, but everyone has things going on that are stopping them from
progressing. I will say that it is making me rely on the spirit a lot
more during lessons and that's making me a better missionary! So it's
all working out. And I can't complain because they really are great.
Satan is just working hard, but we are working harder!

We did have a funny experience with a new investigator we met with. We
were looking through the carpeta and found a woman named Yasmine and
set up a lesson to go visit her. We showed up and she told us that she
was living with a member named Janet. I didn't remember who she was
so she pulled up a picture of her on Facebook and I was in it haha!!
Weird having my face in strangers phones but it's all good :) she's
cute I'm excited to teach her.

Highlight of the week was my intercambio with hermana rossberg. She is
the cutest! I really feel so lucky with all of the companions that I
have had. She has grown so much and it was so fun to learn from her
again. She's the best!

I don't have a lot of time today so I need to wrap things up, but
really fast I have an update on my las palmas people! Yamilka made it
to the states, Susi was called to by the secretary in the Primary, and
Danny got baptized this weekend!! Oh my heart is so full for them I
can't wait to visit soon!

Things are going really well. I am grateful for my Heavenly Father and
the help that He gives me everyday. Being His missionary is my biggest
blessing! I love you all and hope you have the best week. Talk to you

hermana marsh

Her trainers are companions all in the same district! 
We're a happy little family.

 Intercambios with hermana Rossberg! Apart from sleeping in on accident all went well

 I have a cute comp :)
 Dropping off Hermana Irigoyen and picking up Hermana west! 
I have the greatest companions.

Shopping in the ginormous primary!!! Heaven for this Hermana.

Monday, November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015

Hi Family!

Happy happy birthday Lydia and Doug!! I love you two and am thinking
of you on your days! Another transfer has come and gone and Hermana
Irigoyen is done. So weird! I feel so lucky to have served with her.
That is one incredible missionary. She taught me so much and I am the
missionary I am today thanks to her positive example. I'm going to
miss her!  I am so excited for my new companion though... Hermana
West! We were in the MTC together and she is AWESOME. She is from
Canada and served a transfer there before, so she'll go home one
transfer before me. I'm so excited for the next 2 transfers!

We had a great last week in Barrio 3. I'm overwhelmed by the miracles
I get to experience every day! Being a missionary really is the best
thing in the world. We had concilio this week and the mission home
full of missionaries is seriously one of my favorite places in the
world. Only second to the temple :) And maybe disneyland. :) We talked
about the importance of working with members and talking with everyone
and I always leave those meetings ready to be a better missionary.

Our people are doing awesome. We had the funniest thing happen with
Calixto this week. We had a lesson planned at a members house and we
were going to teach tithing. We went over and the elders were there
with their recent convert and her 4 kids and guess what they were
going to teach... tithing! It was an inspired noche de hogar :) And
calixto loved it. He came to church yesterday and is still doing
really well.

Miracle with martin this week... He felt the spirit for the first time
AND he came to church!! I can't even tell you how hard I have been
praying for him and he finally felt the spirit! It almost made me cry.
And believe or not the mission has turned my heart into stone it takes
a lot to make me cry! He is one of the most intelligent people I know
and I'm so excited for his progression.

Our other investigators are doing well. Aga is still coming to church,
it's just really hard to have a good lesson with her. There is always
a million things going on and it's hard to have focused lessons, but
we'll keep trying. Ramber is doing great. His mom still doesn't like
the fact that he is coming to church and wanting to get baptized, but
his dad is supporting him and his brother gets home from his mission
next month. He wants to get baptized sooo bad and we are praying hard
that his mom will give him permission.

Side note- I am writing from my piso and listening to christmas music
:) They don't celebrate thanksgiving here anyways haha!

Nilo is awesome. Seriously!! We had the BEST noche de hogar with him
and his family this week. Complete with ceviche and everything :) He
shared his testimony and the spirit was so strong and I left that room
feeling better than I do leaving baptisms. Seriously this man is
incredible. I love his sister too they really are the greatest family!

We are continuing to work hard with some other people we have found
and are always looking for more people to bring unto Christ. There is
lots of work to do here! I'm very grateful to be here in Barrio 3. And
grateful that i'll probably be here for a while :) Except that they
are making my play piano for the primary program... Wow those spanish
kids sing fast. I'm getting better though!

I think that is about it for this week. I want to end telling you
about my experience in church yesterday. Ever since conference I have
tried to set the goal of going to church really prepared to take the
sacrament. And I can't even tell you the difference I have seen in how
much I LOVE going to church. I am literally filled with the spirit
after taking the sacrament and i'm so grateful to get to participate
every week. And the talks and classes too I learn so much from these
people. I love sundays! And I love being a missionary :) I can't say
it enough. Thank you for all you guys do for me I will be praying lots
for you this week. I love you!
Hermana Marsh

 Ceviche!!! Raw fish is my favorite :)
   Sisters in B3 :)

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015

Hi Family!!
Wow I just can't believe it is already Monday again and it's NOVEMBER.
Where does the time go. I hope everyone had a happy Halloween! I
dressed up as a sister missionary it was pretty great. We had a roller
coaster week full of lots of ups and downs, but the highs were high
and I'm excited to tell you about them.

At the beginning of the week, I got to stay in Toledo and do an
intercambio with Hermana finch. It was so nice to be with her again!
I've met the most amazing people on my mission and I will forever be
so grateful for them. Not to mention I got to work in Toledo. That
place is beautiful!

The next day we got to go to the temple. Wow I can't even express how
great it was to go there this week. 7 months is a long time! I don't
know how people do it there whole missions. As the session progressed,
the spirit increased so much and I just didn't want to leave. I love
the temple, especially the Madrid temple. It is my place here in my
mission and I'm so thankful for the chance to go once a transfer.

Now on to our people :) we had the greatest miracle with an inactive
member named Nilo. He is the brother of one of my favorite members and
hasn't been to church in 15 years. We met him this week and shared 3
Nefi 18 about when Christ administered the sacrament to the nefites.
My testimony was strengthened about not only that the lord prepares
people, but about how great of a teacher the Book of Mormon is.
Because guess what? He came yesterday! And we are meeting with him
tonight to eat ceviche my favorite Peruvian food :) he's a miracle!

Our investigators are progressing along! We saw Calixto 4 times this
week haha bless his Heart! The members have been helping so much with
him and he has now come to church 2 times in a row :) we need to
change is fecha, but I have faith that he'll get baptized soon. The
members have also helped us so much with Martin and he loves them. We
taught about the sacrament this week and he normally works sundays,
but he promised he'd come next week. Praying hard for him! That guy
loves the Book of Mormon it's the best.

Lourdes is doing well, she is struggling a little bit though. Her
husband is Spaniard and he really doesn't like the idea of her meeting
with us or getting baptized. That makes things like seeing her or her
coming to church a little difficult, but she knows the church is true
so we'll keep hoping, praying, and doing our part. Elena and Ramber
are still doing great though :)

I have to tell you guys the worst thing that happened this week. You
need to understand first though that we talk to so many people every
day and it is really hard for me to remember everyone's faces. We had
set up an appointment with a future investigator named Jose in a park
and when we showed up he called us and said he would be 20 more
minutes so we went and contacted. We were talking with a guy and all
of the sudden this random guy comes up and is just creeping on us. We
finished our conversation, said hi to this creepy guy just staring at
us contacting, then ran back to the park thinking we were late. We got
to the park and called Jose to see where he was and he said, "You just
said hi to me then ran away!" The creepy guy was Jose!!!!! I feel
terrible. We were bad representatives of Jesus Christ right there we
totally forgot about him. Hopefully he will give us a second chance
haha! So terrible.

Happy note though- I don't know if you remember Roberto (investigator
from Alcorcon) but he got baptized this week!! He always had a
testimony and the desires, but he didn't have permission from his
parents. He turned 18 though and now is a member of the church! He's
planning on a mission and everything :) I love it!!

I think that's about it for this week. This is my last week with my
companion before she goes home and it breaks my heart!!! People ending
their missions is the worst. We are ready to give it our all though so
she can finish strong. I love you all and am so thankful for your
wonderful examples. The church is true! Have a great week!
Hermana Marsh

 Recent convert Smith. He's the best hahaha!

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

Hola Familia!

So fun to hear from you this week. I know I sound like a broken
record, but I seriously love mondays! You guys are the best. I am
currently writing from... Toledo! We came here as a zone for p-day,
and I am staying for 24 hours to do an intercambio with Hermana Finch.
Could it get any better?! I love her and I love Toledo. We had an
awesome week this week in Barrio 3 filled with lots of miracles with
our new friends.

First off- Lourdes. Oh she is my miracle! We met with her this week to
go over lesson one and she literally recited the first vision with
us... Who does that?! She is so prepared. She expressed some concerns
about her husband because he doesn't believe in God at all, but we
explained how we have the gospel to bless our families not to make
things worse. We're hoping and praying that all goes well with that.
She really is amazing though!

Calixto is also doing really well. We were able to meet with him at a
members house this week and he still continues to have no problems! He
loves everything we are teaching and has desires to be baptized, he
just is waiting to receive his answer. He is doing his part though,
and I have no doubt it will happen soon!

We had a huge miracle with Nemesio this week. He is very spaniard and
sometimes it's a little hard to have the spirit in our lessons, but he
was so calm this week. He expressed doubts about Joseph Smith and
tithing, but said that when he receives answers to those doubts he
wants to get baptized. These three are the most progressing right now
and we really are just walking by faith! The Lord has done His part,
we are trying our hardest to do ours, and now it is up to them.
Praying hard for these three! Elena and Ramber are still doing well :)
Just waiting for December!

We also have 2 new investigators that I wanted to tell you about. The
first one is Marcos. He is from Argentina and from the beginning he
told us he is just around to get to know the mormon culture better.
But he absolutely loves church and loves the lessons we have. I have a
lot of faith that something in him might change! We also taught this
guy named Danny this week. We contacted him my first week here and he
wanted nothing to do with us, we didn't even get his number. We gave
him our card though and 4 weeks later we got a call! That NEVER
happens! We taught lesson 1 and it went really well. I am excited!

I got to go on two intercambios this week and they were both awesome.
I stayed here in Barrio 3 for both. One was with Hermana Valencia and
she is such a great missionary. She is from Chicago, but her parents
are from mexico so she speaks perfect spanish and I learned so much
with her. The other was with Hermana Shurtz and that is one of the
funniest sisters I have ever met! She has the sweetest testimony too
it was so fun to get to know her. I feel so blessed to serve with such
great Hermanas!

I think that is about it. I didn't eat anything too weird this week,
but a bird did poop on my companion this week while we were contacting
a spanish man and that just about made my week haha!! Also seeing my
people from Alcorcon was the greatest. I am doing good :) Very happy
to be a missionary! We had interviews this week and I still just feel
so blessed to have the Packs. The Lord takes care of his missionaries!
Thank you so much for all the love and support you send my way. I love
you and hope you have a great week!

Hermana Marsh


 Halloween shirts!! Thanks mom :) Your packages are the BEST!
 ALCORCON! Oh I love them. It was the best thing to get to see them
again! My darling young women :)