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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Guadalajara, Spain


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Guadalajara, Spain


Hna. Campbell - MTC

Madrid, Spain

Hna. Weaver - Barrio 8

Pavones, Spain

Hna. Jimenez - Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos, Canary Islands

Hna. Schwicht - Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos, Canary Islands

Hna. Ibáñez - Lugo

Lugo, Spain

Hna. Estrada - Guadalajara

Madrid, Spain

Hna. Karlen - Guadalajara

Madrid, Spain

Hna. Barlow - Guadalajara

Madrid, Spain

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September 12, 2017

Monday, October 10, 2016

Back to work!

Hellooooo! How's it going?? 

So sorry my lasts week email was short and a little crazy. My thoughts were so scattered, I was so nervous and I had no idea what to think. (Haha what's new?) Monday we woke up very early to leave Los Cristianos and head to Madrid. The plane ride back with Hermana Jimenez was a special time to talk about our memories and experiences we had here together. We had a quick parting and we were off our on our own ways. Tuesday I spent the day with Hermana Charlesworth, my old sister training leader here in the islands. (She is now training as well). I learned SO SO much and I was so grateful for the day with her. We had a training meeting for the trainers, and shortly after that we got our new companions. Ahh such an intense, scary, but exciting moment! My new companion is cute Hermana Schwicht, and she is from Idaho! She is excited to work, has a lot of questions, and we're excited! She took 4 years of French in high school, and has only had 6 weeks of Spanish in he MTC. For what she has had, she is doing great! She is so cute, wants to learn, and I'm so proud of her. 

After the meeting Tuesday afternoon we had to put all her stuff into one bag (because here in the islands we can only bring one suitcase) and we headed to the mission home to sleep for the night. Our mission president and wife are amazing and I am so grateful for them! Wednesday morning we woke up around 4:30 to head to the airport and catch a plane back to my home here in Los Cristianos! Wednesday afternoon we had my companions first lesson in the mission field! Surprisingly, I was not too nervous and I was really excited. I have been SO a blessed with the gift of tongues this past week, with the strength to press forward, with ideas, and with the spirit. I was so nervous for my Spanish and how we would communicate, but really all I can do is trust in the lord. There are really no words how humbled, and blessed, and grateful I feel right now. My cute "mom" Hermana Weaver was such a blessing, Hermana Jimenez was a giant blessing, and I feel so humbled to have this opportunity to train and help Hermana Schwicht live, grow, and learn these next few weeks. (It's kind of funny because she looks like Hermana Weaver a little- like her grandma in the mission) 

A lot of people have told us that we look like twins, or sisters, so that has been fun! Haha. This week we have been doing a lot of talking, walking, and finding new people. Saturday we spent most of the afternoon tocando puertas (knocking doors) in San Isidro, one of our areas. I'm sure we knocked more than 100 doors, but we talked to about 50 people. My cute companion jumped right into it and was talking to people through the speaker phone and laughing like it was no big deal to be rejected. We got rejected more than enough, but somehow we keep a smile on our faces, we laughed and it's fun. 

I have seen a lot of miracles this past week and I'm more than grateful. I'm reading in Alma right now and I don't know why, but this time while I'm reading I pick up so so much more and it makes so much more sense. One of my heroes from this week in the Book of Mormon is Abish. (The servant of the queen, of king Lamoni) After seeing miracles, in alma 19:17, Abish ran around sharing her testimony and what she had witnessed to the people. One of my goals and something I want to do is to be more like Abish. To be excited, to be an example, and to run around sharing what I believe and know about this gospel of Jesus Christ. Do you run around sharing your testimonies and beliefs with others?? 

Here in Tenerife the clima (climate) is changing and the air has been a little different. It's been a little difficult for me to breathe, but I have been so blessed to have the strength to press on. I'm always sneezing, and we joke that I'm allergic to my new companion, but I think it's her love. Haha. We have the cutest members, the Villalobos who feed us, and have been helping us. (The ward is amazing, they are amazing and they take good care of us!) their daughter is in Ireland right now and I think Hayden is talking to her? Cutest family and so grateful for them! 

I'm sorry I'm not very good at writing, but right now I just feel so blessed. As members of our church, we are so blessed to have the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives. Yesterday in relief society we talked about being honest. There was a really good quote that I loved and it said, "The true principles of Christianity cannot be separate and apart from business and our everyday affairs. If religion means anything to us, it should be something that motivates our lives. I don’t believe religion can be relegated to a minister’s sermon for an hour on Sunday and mean anything in our lives. If it doesn’t enter into our individual life--our family life--our business life--and everything that we do, then religion means little to us and it becomes merely an idol to be set in a high place and worshiped only occasionally." 

I love the part that says, if religion means anything to us it should be something that motivates our lives. As disciples of Jesus Christ, the way we live should reflect our savior and our love for him. Invitation? Where is the savior right now? What is your relationship with him? Maybe if it's not where it should be, I invite you to take a step back, evaluate what you can do, and jump right back in! The savior is there to help! He wants to help, he's ready to help, but we have to do our part too. Well, I've got to run.. Literally haha. 

Have a great week and keep going. 

I love you all! 

Besitos, Hermanita Curtis 


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