Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Hi cute family!

I'm an aunt i'm an aunt i'm an aunt!!! I have been dying all week this week and was so happy to see that my Ginny is here!!! She is absolutely gorgeous I am in love with her already. I am so happy to hear that she arrived safe and sound and that everyone is doing well :) I am so happy to be here in Las Palmas... I have so much to tell you guys!

First off: My companion. Her name is Hermana Rossberg and she is absolutely darling. She is from Riverton and graduated in 2014. She is in her second transfer so I will finish up training her, even though I don't feel like I am doing anything- she really is incredible! Her Spanish is awesome and already knows how to get around the area. She is really so great I feel so lucky to be serving with her.

Second off: My area. Oh my gosh you guys I can't even describe to you how beautiful this island is. We have the beach on one side and the mountains on the other it is absolutely stunning. I don't think I will ever get over the views! Our area is absolutely huge. We can take a 4 hour bus ride and still be in our area. Definitely not something you could to in tiny alcorcon! It's very different and will take some getting used to, but I am very happy to be here. We walk a lot and there are lots of hills, but we also have the guagua :) The weather is perfect- not too hot and not too cold. I lucked out and escaped the Madrid summer so that's definitely a plus :)

Next: The ward. We have a ward here in Las Palmas of about 150 members and it is awesome.  We had correlation and ward council this week and I was amazed to see the difference from a little branch.  It really is so nice to have the support and help from the members! We meet in the same place that Doug served in and I am excited to get to know the members a little better to see if they remember him. I did meet one family in the ward and he served in Dave Websters mission. Elder Leonardo says hi! What a small work. 

Okay now on to the work! We had lots of miracles this week. This email is getting awfully long so i'll just share a couple :) The first is Yamilka. She is absolutely darling! She starting come to english classes and two weeks ago the sisters asked if she wanted to know more and she said yes! They taught her lesson 1 and she came to church. This week, she came to english class both times and brought her cousin, we had an awesome lesson with her after, and she came to church yesterday with her aunt. Sooo great!! I seriously love her already.

I also wanted to tell you about Paola. She met with the missionaries about a year ago and was progressing, but for whatever reason lost contact with the missionaries. I was calling old investigators from the phone and set up a time to go visit her. We went and she is just the greatest. We are going to be meeting with her again this week, and she said she would come to church :) So excited about it!

I have so much more to say but I feel like I will just be here all day haha! I am doing really well though and I am really happy to be here :) It is amazing to see how The Lord works with us every day. There really isn't anything better than being a missionary! Thank you so much for all of your love and support. I love you guys!

Hermana Marsh
Running on the boardwalk- thanks for the suggestion doug!

 Best thing- They have an american store and to celebrate my 7 months we had root beer floats! 

 My darling companion :)
  My beautiful island!! 
Cleaning out the stuff sister missionaries have left.. hahaha!

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