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

Monday, January 2, 2017


HOLIÑA!!!! (Hola in my new gallego language... haha) 

HELLO!!! Welcome to a new week, a new year, a new transfer, new changes, new companion, and everything NEW!! 

This week has seriously been CRAZY, but I look back on it and see how truly blessed I am, and how my Heavenly Father really does know me (and what I can handle)... haha. 

Monday night we stayed in our sister trainers piso, in la laguna because Tuesday we woke up around 5:30 to get me to the airport... Tuesday was a day full of travels. I flew to Madrid with 2 elders coming back to Madrid, and at the airport I met my new companion, HERMANA IBÁÑEZ! She is from Bolivia, but her family is here in Spain, they just moved from the south of Spain, Murcia to Barcelona. She has been in the mission for about 10 months, so we're about the same age in the mission. We are always laughing, and always smiling. I'm really excited to serve with her, she is amazing, and I know I'm going to learn a lot... and really practice my Spanish! (Also learn gallego.... gallego is a native tongue here in Galicia. It's like a mix of Spanish and Portuguese. And just when I thought I was starting to get the Spanish down haha.) 

After the airport in Madrid, we were taken straight to the train station to head to the north... a 5-hour train ride later, we arrived in Santiago. There we stayed the night with the Hermanas and Wednesday we woke up about 5:30 again, to take a bus (not a guagua... ah how sad 😫) to LUGO. We got to LUGO around 9, and it was so foggy and so dark... MAJOR change from my warm, sunny Los Cristianos island....

Here in LUGO I think there are about 60 members, but only like 15 active? On Sunday we had 5 members there! :) we are a Rama, (a branch) so we have a lot of work to do, and a lot of finding to do. We have 2 elders, us, and there is a matrimony couple here, and he is the branch president! They are amazing! 

This week has been crazy with festivities and New Years and just figuring things out. New Year's Eve we went to go out and contact and there was seriously NO ONE. It was about 9 o'clock and we had 30 minutes before we needed to be in piso. I wasn't exactly sure where we needed to go, but told Hermana Ibáñez that we should go down the street... So we started walking and I had a prayer in my heart just asking that we could find someone, and asking to help us have a purpose. Since it was New Year's Eve, I thought it would be fun to take a picture by a door #17 because it was almost 2017! So we found a door and as we started to take the picture, the light inside the building turned on and someone came down the stairs... we stood there awkwardly for a minute while he went to his car and then when he came back, he asked if we were waiting for estanfani. Confused, we told him no and he asked if he knew us? We presented ourselves and told him that we were missionaries and he said, I know.. I'm a member! He is one of the recent converts in the ward and he lives in the building! Earlier in the day, we were going to pass by a member, estafani to meet her (she's going on a mission in April to chile!), but she told us that she was super busy packing and she couldn't meet. Turns out, the building we were taking the picture at, was Estefanis building!! So we asked if we could go up just to meet her and say hi and he said yes. So we went up and met her! Seems like such a little thing, but for me it was such a miracle and a mouth opening experience. My companion and I walked out with our minds thinking what just happened?? And wow, God is so good.

"Trust in the lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding, it all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths."

Miracles truly do happen when we follow the spirit and do what we need to be doing, when we should be. 

Here in LUGO there is a member who plays a lot of instruments and he had a violin! So last night he brought it to the church and we could play for a bit together. He was playing the flute and I was playing the violin. I've always just played by ear... and if i know a song I can easily pick it up, and well, he does the same, so one of us would start a song that we knew and the other would just jump in. It was so cool and so fun! We're wanting to go out to the Muralla (the big wall throughout LUGO) and play together and pass out some Books of Mormon and contact that way. I'm excited and hope we can do it! 

There's a lot of work to do here in LUGO and we're excited, nervous, and ready to work. I'm grateful for this experience that I have to be here in LUGO and to serve and represent my Savior Jesus Christ. I know his lives and I know there is a plan for each of us. 

With a new year, we have a new start and new opportunities. I invite you to set some goals and to keep lighting the world. We are so blessed to have a savior Jesus Christ and to have his light in our lives. Be the light! 

Have a great week, until next week!! 

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