Sister Sarah Curtis

Spain Madrid Mission



Sister Sarah Nicole Curtis
Spain Madrid Mission
Calle Fuerteventura 4,3, Office 8b
28703 San Sebastian de los Reyes


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September 12, 2017

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

beam in our eyes

Wahoo! Another week here in Los Cristianos! Usually I have an idea of what I want to share for the week... But today I'm blank, so I'm hoping that the spirit can help me and guide me to know what I need to share for my email today. This week was kind of a hard week with companion and language wise. Something cool though, is we had our best week so far number wise! We taught a lot of lessons, and we have a lot of new friends! (Investigators) Last Monday we went to Los Gigantes with a family in our ward and it was really fun. So hard that we couldn't go ride on a boat, but a fun night spent with them. (Pictures to explain) today we went exploring with them again to Tiede. (I will send those pictures next week). The daughter aurora is 15 and she is going to Ireland this Wednesday to study for a few months. We're going to miss her, but I'm excited for her and this next adventure! 

I think I wrote about this last week, but we had transfers and Elder Jones left, and Elder Forsberg went to Madrid to go get his new companion and he is training. (Also since Elder Jones left, if there are any tourists here at church, I get to translate... Ekkk) 

Elder Knaphus. He is from Utah! He went to east high school, just graduated, and he played baseball. (He also played at Olympus I think his freshman year?) This week our shower was being fixed so we were left without a shower for 5 days.... Luckily since the elders were gone for 2, in the morning we ran over to use theirs. Tender mercies! We now have a brand new clean, beautiful shower, wahoo! 

This morning in my studies I came across something that really caught my attention... 

In true to the faith it says: "The Lord gave a warning to guide us in our judgment of others: “With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother: Let me pull the mote out of thine eye--and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother’s eye” (3 Nephi 14:2–5). 

In this scripture passage the Lord teaches that a fault we see in another is often like a tiny speck in that person’s eye, compared to our own faults, which are like an enormous beam in our eyes. Sometimes we focus on others’ faults when we should instead be working to improve ourselves." 

A little fuerte (strong), but I like it. A lot of times it is easy to look at faults in others, it's easy to notice the mistakes and slip ups, but I love this because most of the time we need to and should just focus on ourselves and what we can work on. This past week I read Elder Will Grahams email and he said something really cool and something I really admired. I hope it's ok that I share this... Will is serving in Arizona and there is a guy in his ward that is a master at black belt and all this crazy stuff. Will asked him how he is always so happy and his response... "I've been blessed to be able to only see the good in people. If someone messes up, it's an accident." 

(And now in Will's words..) 

"I thought about that a ton this week, and I love how true it is. I've tried my best this week to look at things as they really are, and then to focus on the positive. The biggest thing that I have noticed, is there is ALWAYS a reason for someone doing something you don't like. When we're able to understand those that we work with, I've found that love starts flooding in for that person." 

I've thought about this a lot this week as well and I've realized that it's really so true. It is so easy to find fault in everything, say the negative, be discouraged, and be unhappy. But what we can do, is look for the positive, do OUR part, be happy, serve, and love others. 

I'm grateful for the experience I had with this scripture this morning and also for Will's email this week. (My mission president was also ponderizing this subject and the scripture in Matthew 7:1-4.....) I know that it's definitely not a coincidence that I ran into this 3 times... So, my invitation for you. Look for the good in all things and notice the positive! Also, I invite you study an attribute of Christ this week. We don't need to develop and become perfect right now, this moment, this second. But little by little, we can become more like our savior. He's waiting, and he wants us to come unto him. 

Well, have a great week and keep on going! Hope all is well and you're getting back into the swing of things. 

Love you oh so much 

Hermanita Curtis 

Also, the circus is here in town, I taught a lesson in English to a man from India, and there is a HUGE festival starting this week 


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