Saturday, April 7, 2012

March 12, 2012


Well, I'm back in the province of Almería!  I began my mission in this part of the country and it's great to be back here.  We are about an hour or two (depending on the bus) from Almería, and some of the members here used to attend church there before the branch was organized here in Huercal-Overa.  Here is our address:

C/ Silvestre Martinez de Haro 21, 2ºB
04600 Huercal-Overa (Almería)

Our chapel is actually the bottom floor of a building that we rent, just like in Puertollano.  It is on the same street as our apartment, which means it takes about 1 minute to get to church, so that's convenient.  The city is quite small.  I believe we have already walked from one end to the other since I arrived.  There are about 12 or 13 thousand people here, which makes it the smallest place I've ever served.  We also work in the pueblos, the little towns, surrounding Huercal.  There is plenty of work to do.

Elder Card is an amazing companion.  He's from Medford, Oregon, and joined the church three years ago.  He went to the University of Oregon (the Ducks!) for one year before he came on his mission.  We are having a great time.  I had only briefly met him once before, but now, in getting to know him, I have found another great friend!

The gospel changes lives.  It has changed mine.  I love serving a mission and inviting people, every day, to come unto Christ and to learn for themselves the truthfulness of this message.  Those who seek with sincerity will come to know, by the power of the Holy Ghost, that Jesus is the Christ, that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was the prophet the Lord called and the person the Lord used to restore and establish His church and gospel once again upon the earth.

Elder Fagersten en España

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