Monday, December 13, 2010

Spetember 27, 2010

Buenos dias,

We had a wonderful week. I forgot to tell you about two weeks ago when we went to Granada for a Specialized Training with President and Hermana Clegg. It's not the same as Zone Conference (we now only have those once every three months) but it is still with the whole zone. Anyway, we went on the bus there (two hours) and had an awesome meeting! We talked about having more energy and urgency and enthusiasm for the work, but at the same time, being more sensitive to the Spirit and asking questions that will invite it to teach the people we meet with. I enjoyed it a lot and felt the Spirit strengthen my testimony and my desire to serve.

This past week we had companionship exchanges with the Zone Leaders, Elder Gold and Elder Del Molino. We had a lot of fun with them and worked hard.

Elder Hurley turned two last Friday, meaning that it was his two year mark in the mission. He has extended and this is his last transfer here. He is a great missionary and he has taught me a lot. Elder Marchello was transferred - he went to Elche. Elder Hurley's companion is Elder Dunoskovic. He was born in Australia, but grew up in the U.S. He's a cool kid. Elder Adams and I are still here in Almería and we are loving it.

Thank so much for all of your love and all of your prayers and all of your support. I love you all. I hope you are all doing well. I know you will continue to do well when you grow in the gospel of Jesus Christ. This coming weekend we have the opportunity to hear from His living prophets and apostles, and His other leaders of the Church, in General Conference. There are many, many ways to prepare for conference, but one I had was to write down questions that come to my mind and listen for answers during the sessions. And there are many different types of questions you can ask as well - they can be questions about doctrines, things you want to change, things you are uncertain about, things you fear, things that will make you happy, things you want to apply in your life - all of those questions will help you get more out of conference. All of those questions will be answered because the principles and doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ are eternal and can be applied to everyone's life. I know that the Lord loves us. He lives, and he has restored his true church on the earth again, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with the revelations and authority to administer all of the ordinances of salvation and exaltation that will one day bring us back to his presence, to live together in a fulness of everlasting joy.

Keep smiling.

Elder Fagersten

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