Thursday, September 10, 2015

Halfway through the CCM :)

Our investigator "Boris" AKA Hermano Delgado
Elder Garrard, Me, Hermano Delgado 
so two days ago my companion and i took our investigator boris to the
temple to teach him about eternal families and this is the selfie he
took with us!! it was so much fun and the flowers are so beautiful
there!!  boris is really my teacher, hermano delgado and he is a way cool guy. 


Be Happy!

two pics of what elder hammond and i do in the bathroom when we can´t
take studying spanish anymore... haha its usually about a 10-15 minute
break where we quote tommy boy and take weird pics as you can see.
the others are from the temple session this morning... it was
incredible! this is elder beckstrom, my other best friend here who is
friends with elder benson rhees!! love you all :) enjoiii

Bathroom break for the brothers
We are so entertaining!
Elder Beckstrom and I at the temple

Hello family and
friends! it´s been another wonderful week here at the Spain CCM! the days all seem to feel the same because our routine is

the exact same everyday, but its all good. i feel a lot better about

things after this 3rd week here. i am finally used to the schedule,

waking up and going to bed (which is the highlight of my day haha)

eating, and all the study time. so there were a few cool things this

week that i´ll tell you about... as of sunday i got made the new

district leader for my district so that was really exciting!! i feel a

lot of responsibility even though we are still in the CCM to there´s

not a whole lot to do other than conduct lots of meetings and stuff.

oh well, its still an honor and im glad that the lord has enough trust

in me to let me do his work :) this last saturday we went to the park

again and my companion this time was Elder Romney from Highland, Utah.

he played lacrosse at highland and he has a twin brother who left 4

days before him to japan on a mission! so the first people we spoke

to spoke english who were from brazil, so i was instantly able to

connect with them because of the language and i told them all about my

good friend elder kyle peay!! they had never heard of the church and

they thought that it was really cool that there were missionaries all

over the world. we continued to bare our simple testimonies and we

gave them a book of mormon and promised them that if they read it,

they would feel the spirit and know of the truth of all those things.

it was awesome to do it in english for once haha! after that we didn´t

have a ton of success, passed out some pamphlets and got rejected a

lot, which is usual. and there´s not a whole lot we can do about it

because god hasn´t prepared those people yet! we came across an old

man named pedro sitting on a bench who was fascinated with taking

pictures of birds, so we talked to him for about 45 minutes haha!! we

tried to share our message with him but he explained that he didn´t

believe in god because he couldn´t see him, but that if he could take

a picture of god he would believe in him. it was very interesting, so

i handed him a pass along card with a picture of the savior on it and

he said thanks, then proceeded to tell us all about these birds haha.

finally after a while, we were just shaking our heads and saying yes a

lot because we couldn´t understand him, then we left and that was that

haha. we have 2 progressing investigators, named "boris" and

they are actually just our teachers here, but we committed BOTH OF

THEM TO BAPTISM which was so cool!! they both struggle with the word

of wisdom but i promised them blessings if they could resist the

temptation and they said they would do it! i was so happy!! we took

boris to the temple to teach him about eternal families and it was a

very good lesson, the spirit was very strong! i forwarded you the

pictures he took, they seemed to be very good on his nice smart phone

so enjoy everyone hehe :) last week for p day we went to a huge mall

and did some shopping, i got some new brown shoes because my other

ones are already ripping. today after lunch we are going to another

big paseo so that will be really pretty. next week we get to tour the

Real Madrid stadium and im so excited!! last sunday was fast and

testimony meeting and i couldn´t pass up an opportunity to share my

thoughts in english haha so i stood up and was the very last one. i

bore my testimony that i knew god loved each and every one of us and

then i shared the quote that mom sent me this week in the mail from

winnie the pooh... "how lucky i am to have something that makes saying

goodbye so hard". i started bawling and said how much i missed my

family and that i knew heavenly father misses us even more and that

all he wants is for us to come home. it was very spiritual and i felt

at peace when i got back to my seat. this gospel is amazing!! i love

it so very much and am grateful for all the opportunities i have to

share it with these beautiful spanish people. well, that´s about all

for this week, sorry again it´s hard to read... i will never quite

understand why spanish computers don´t have enter buttons!! anyways, i

love you all :) thanks for being the best friends and family in the

whole entire world. until next week :) con amor, elder brady craig

The CCM group 

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