This week we found a really cool black man from Nigeria. His name is Francis and he is really smart and is always reading and studying in the park. We have talked to him before but he has never been interested so we just always say hi to him and talk a little but this week when we went up to talk to him and Elder Smithson was holding a Book of Mormon and he ask him what it was because he loves reading and we started explaining it and he kept asking more and more questions and we ended up talking to him for an hour about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith and the Restoration and it was really great. We taught him in English which was weird but I really liked teach in English too. He loved the book and he was blown away by the story and
his eyes kept getting really wide when we were explaining it haha. So we gave him and invited him to read it. Two days later we found him in the park again siting on a bench reading so we went up to him to talk and as we got closer we noticed he was reading the Book of Mormon so we got really excited. We when up and started talking to him and he was already halfway threw 2 Nephi!! It was super crazy! We talked about it and he said that he loved reading it and that it was super interesting. It was such a great experience and I can't wait to be able to talk to him again and see how he is doing.
We also had an obedience miracle. Friday after the zone conference our train left at 8 and we got back at 10 and when we got back we were wiped out from two days of traveling from trains to busses we were all
over Spain but anyway by the time we got home and set everything down it was 10:05 and working time ends at 10:15 so we would only be working for 10 minutes but we were so tired that we didn't want to and
it wouldn't be that big of a deal because it was only ten minutes but to be obedient we went out any way and as we walk down our street this lady stops us and starts talking to us. She is from England so this is also in English but she has lived here for two years teaching English and has seen us a few times but has always been scared to talk to us but she had talked to missionaries before back home and has read the whole Book of Mormon and loved it but then she moved here and lost contact with them. But she has been to church several times and really liked it. It was just such a blessing to find her and really built my testimony about obedience because if we would have just stayed home for those last ten minutes we never would have found her and I hope that we will be able to meet with her sometime soon. Obedience brings blessing!
We have also been teach this guy named Antonio for quite some time now and it has been hard for him because he is reading the Book of Mormon and praying and coming to church but he just hasn't quite got his
baptism answer yet. And general conference was this last weekend (which was super great by the way) and so we invited him to write down a few questions he has and to watch them. I didn't think he would watch them all because there are 10 hours but he came to church this Sunday and said he has watched half of them and is excited to watch the other half! It was an amazing experience because he really loves the general conference and is learning so much from the talks. So cool. We are just praying that he finds answers to his questions.
Also something crazy was that President Anderson came to Puertollano to work with us! It was crazy because we are a district of branches he is the "stake president" and so he came up and went out with our branch president and visited our less actives and it was really cool. We had a lesson with him with a less active named Ruth that was really amazing. She was kinda bitter about the church but she ended up coming
to church this Sunday for the first time in years!!! It was so amazing. She was so happy there to :)
There was so much that happened these past 4 weeks I can't tell all of it and I'm sorry! But I just still love being a missionary so much!! It is the greatest job out there! I hope everyone has a great week and the church is true!