Monday, March 10, 2014

Fight the Fight!!!

Well this week was a grinder week for sure!!! But it was a good one, and the zone is doing really good.  We have three baptisms under our belts, and have eight on fecha for this week!! And five look super solid.  So we can hear the record breaking already!! The only problem is everything blew up in our face this week in our area ha ha.  We went hard and had many great days set up and so much potential and then it all fell, but no worries we just got to put our noses to the grindstone and keep going.

I even went to Ibiza this last week to do an intercombio and some baptism interviews!!!  Ibiza is a crazy place.  It is like a mini Las Vegas on steroids without rules.  Every billboard had advertisements for the discotheques (night clubs) and here in Spain there really are no rules – not to mention Ibiza is an island and they have beaches. Crazy stuff!! But I liked the small city, it had a Cali feel to it and it was fun to go out there and do the baptism interviews.  Those are always such great experiences.  It was of a 14 and 9 year old girl, and their mom is super less activo.  But through the faith of these two girls, the mom is coming back to church, and now is trying to get married to the guy she is living with to be the example.  It is crazy how a 9 and 14 year old girl can have such faith and be such an example for their mom.  Probably one of the best baptism interviews/experiences I have ever had. The spirit was so strong.

And this week the whole zone is going to Bilbao!!!!! We have a special conference with Elder Kearon from the Seventy who is the First Counselor in the Europe Area Presidency here.  It is going to be crazy. Tomorrow we all leave from Palma, to Barc, to Bilbao, stay in a hotel and then go to the conference Wednesday.  Then the zone flies back to Palma, and me and elder McDermott go to Barc because on Friday Elder Kearon wants to have a special meeting with the zone leaders of the mission. What an opportunity!!! The only problem is we have no time in our area this week because we get back on Friday and then have more interviews to do Friday night...but.  Special meeting with a Seventy, and baptism interviews = SUCCESS!!! 

So this week will be nuts, but I am excited.  2nd Nephi 10: 20-21:

20 And now, my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God has given us so great knowledge concerning these things, let us remember him, and lay aside our sins, and not hang down our heads, for we are not cast off; nevertheless, we have been driven out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a better land, for the Lord has made the sea our path, and we are upon an isle of the sea. 

21 But great are the promises of the Lord unto them who are upon the isles of the sea; wherefore as it says isles, there must needs be more than this, and they are inhabited also by our brethren.

Remember the islands!!
Much love, Elder Farah

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