Sister Sarah Curtis

Spain Madrid Mission


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

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Guadalajara, Spain

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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

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September 12, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My mission dream came true this week!

What an increíble week we had here! It started off with an incredible meeting at the mission home with the leaders and President/Hermana Pack, and first I just want to say how grateful I am to have such an inspired mission president. We talked a lot of the Restoration of the Gospel and Joseph Smith and I also just want to say how grateful I am for Lil Jo, his courage, faith and example. At the meeting, president pack invited us (and he invited the whole mission) to read the Book of Mormon this transfer. Of course we're up for the challenge. Hermana karlen and I have been reading and it is increíble! We have to read about 20 pages a day, which may seem like it's a lot, but we are learning so so much and it has already changed my life this time around. We're only about 120 something pages in, but again, I KNOW that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and I feel so blessed to have this guide in my life. It's amazing because we fill every "extra" or "spare" minute of the day reading and there is such a power in the Book.

If you're not reading the Book of Mormon daily, I invite you to do it now! Start today! 

This week we had intercambios (exchanges) with the hermanas from torrejon- hermanas Rood and Schwicht! I was my hermanita Schwicht! (Who I trained in the islands last October!) it's amazing much a year does and how much can change. Teaching with her was incredible, with her leading the lessons, teaching, listening, and asking inspired questions... she was making me so proud! (Sounds cheesy I know, but I am seriously so proud of her. She's come such a long way!!) 

During intercambios, we had about 30 minutes at the end of the day and we decided that we wanted to try something a little different a new... I've always had a dream in the mission and that dream is to play the violin in the street and get people's attention that way and to share gods music with others. Welllll this week, my mission dream came true! During intercambios, we went out and I got to play some hymns, while my companions talked to people. It was incredible and we actually saw a lot of success!! We talked to the bishop/Ward council and they loved the ideas! We're hoping the get the members involved with us and we think it will be a great summer night activity! 🎶🎻🌤

Our friends here in Guadalajara are doing great and we see Gods hand and miracles in the work everyday.

Sunday, we (me and 2 of the bishops kids, Arturo, 16 who plays the viola, and Isi, 10 who plays the flute) were going to play a musical number in sacrament meeting. Hermana karlen and I had to go pick up a friend of ours to help her get to church, so we ended up getting there a little late. (which meant I didn't have time to get the violin out of its case/tune it before the meeting) When it was time for the musical number, I went to get the violin out of its case and my biggest nightmare was happening... the violin was SO out of tune. Every string. and it is not an easy one to tune quickly. I whispered to the bishops son, to go tell his dad that we would have to play after the next speaker because there was no way that I could pull it off and tune it so quickly. We ran out into the hall and I was almost in panicky mode,  but somehow I remained calm. I tried and tired to tune it, but it didn't go. I would get one string set, then I got the other and the first would would slide. As I sat there thinking of what to do, I told them that they might just have to play without me, but it would all be ok. Arturo asked if he could try, I said of course and he gave it a go... no luck. So of course what came to my head next? Say a prayer! So I grabbed them both and we went to say a quick prayer. As we finished I sat back on the couch and tried a few more times. I paced around and around, kept trying and all of a sudden, the strings just started sticking and they were in tune! The E wouldn't stay, but I was happy with the other 3 and I wasn't going to chance it any more. We were back on and all was well! We ended up playing our musical number, "I know that my redeemer lives" and it turned out beautiful! 

I know my stories may at always seem a little strange, but this was a miracle and just showing that God is really there to help, we just have to ask! To fix the strings I had to Straighten the bridge and loosen a few pegs to start over, but that just like life what we have to do sometimes. We can try, try new things, but we should include God. We need to include God! Take a deep breathe, say a prayer to ask for guidance and a little help, then go at it again! 

I am so grateful for this violin experience and the miracle that we saw. It truly was such a blessing! 

I love being a missionary, I love sharing gods word, and this week I'm grateful for the opportunity I had to share his love through music. 

I know that our Savior lives and I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. 
I already invited in this email, but if you're not reading the Book of Mormon, please please do! 

I know God lives and I Know he loves us. He knows us personally! 

Have a great week! Enjoy the summer days!☀️

Besitos!! 










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