Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mission Week 17: L' Hospitalet

Note: I am adding some additional pictures from the beginning of Elder Tyson's time in Spain. His weekly letter is after the photos.

Elder Tyson and travel group arriving at the train station in Barcelona

Travel Group at the mission office

President Dayton and Elder Tyson-First day in the Spain Barcelona Mission
Hey family

Sorry, so we decided to have preparation day today with our district because everyone had leadership meetings yesterday. So we had it today. Sorry, next week will be on Tuesday as well because of transfers.

This week has been so wonderful. We taught a lesson this week in an investigator's home, something that hasn't happened for a couple weeks. It was so powerful to teach her in her own home. It was so peaceful and I could see the spirit beginning to work through her.

I am also loving studying the New Testament. It has really opened my eyes. I used to think that the Book of Mormon had everything we need, but what I am finding more and more is that the Bible really helps us establish common beliefs with the people. The book teaches us how we can become better and simply live happy lives, and the Book of Mormon just enhances it. I am loving it as my tool and I am starting to carry my New Testament with me everywhere.

I have been so grateful for my companion this week. As he closes his mission, I know more than ever that the Lord put us together for a reason. He has taught me how to step back from all of the crazy things and just enjoy the mission and love the members. I can he has made a huge difference here, and I am excited to follow in his footsteps.

My language is coming along faster than ever. I am really trying to expand my vocabulary so that I can have conversations other than the Gospel. I know that God is blessing me with the ability to understand and speak this language.

This week we had stake conference. It was great. I loved hearing the leaders, the saints are so great here.

There is this awesome family in our ward that just started inviting us over like every week. It's so fun. They have a four year old son and I show him magic tricks all of the time. He even had a birthday party this week and I showed magic tricks to all of the kids. We was jumping all over me and loves to dress up as Spider-Man. I am getting so attached to the ward.

I love street contacting. We do it all the time and it's basically my favorite. Haha.  It is such a melting pot here. I had to go with some other elders during a leadership meeting the other other day and so we went and contacted. No one was listening to them. Then they said, go for it Elder Tyson. It was so funny, everyone stopped to listen. I had a ball! They were so surprised. I just told them that I loved doing it and that just getting to know them and smiling goes a long way. It was great The little things that my family always taught me.

Today we are going bowling again. I'm excited! Haha. It's my companions last P-Day and that's what he wanted to do, so that's what we are doing.

Well, I have to go.  Love you!

Elder Tyson 

One other note...One of Elder Tyson's Zone Leaders is Elder Jonson from Lehi. Elder Jonson and his companion Elder Latteier live in the same piso (apartment) as Elder Tyson and his companion. His family is keeping a blog and Elder Jonson mentions Kade in a recent post (October 19). There are also some pictures of Elder Tyson.


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