mi querida familia,
I LOVE GENERAL CONFERENCE. If you havent watched it all yet.. you need to!!! there is nothing quite as spiritual or refreshing or eye opening or life changing as this oportunity that we have to listen to our modern day prophet and apostles. we luckily had the opportunity to watch all of the sessions.. in english! so that was really lucky for us:) and we got special permission to watch the sunday afternoonsession live, which started at 10:00 for us here! haha so we were watching conference till midnight. it was great! and inbetween sessions we had a great missionary easter egg hunt! and prepared an awesome dinner. Haha we were at the chuch from about one until midnight.
It has been a pretty uneventful week. haha, we are in desperate need of new investigators, so we are working hard to find those! but had little luck this last week.. but, we are continuing to work hard!!
OH. GUESS WHAT. WE´RE GETTING IPADS!!!! WOOHOO!! in a month! they just made the announcement this week! so we are having a huge conference with the entire mission, and we get IPADS!!! we are so excited! ahhhh!!!!
Also, this week was the semana santa, or holy week here in spain. Which, for those of you who dont know, is a catholic tradition where the remember the week of Christs life right before his death. So everyday they have prossessions with something new each time, carrying around these huge images of Jesus or some virgens. Anyways, if you want to know what really happened in the Holy Week, you should go to helives.mormon.org, and it has a great overview of easter week and the events that happened in Christ´s life.
This is the time when a lot of the catholics here actually practice their religion, i think this next week they´ll go back to normal life. haha but we did have the chance to see one of the prossessions, which was really interesting. We saw the one on the night where Christ died, and the streets were dark, and silent. It was really powerful!
But, as sad as this event was, Christ raised from the dead. He lives again. CHRIST LIVES. and because of him, we can live again. So this isnt a time to mourn, this is a time to give thanks, and to rejoice on the Living Christ. Our Heavenly Father gave us his beloved Son to come and to atone for the sins of the world, and to conquer death. We have this opportunity to be cleansed from sin,. and to be worthy to be in God´s presence. What a blessing this is! should we not rejoice? I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. And i know that i will do all that i can to serve him.
Elder Holland gave a really powerful talk about the atonement of Christ, so if you have not seen that i invite you to do so. He said..
"So today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced, every sorrow we have ever known, every discouragement we have ever had, every fear we have ever faced- to say nothing of our resurrection from death and forgiveness for our sins. That victory is available to us because of the events that transpired on a weekend like this more than two millenia ago in Jerusalem."
I know that my Redeemer lives.
Love you all!!