Elder Spencer T. Bowers

Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Spain

Saturday in the Park

August 13, 2009
Hola Familia,
            I am getting more and more Spanish everyday that I am here. We reviewed present/ conditional/ preterit/ imperative/ futuro/ imperfect and much more, it is quite good.  One thing I need to do a bit more is vocabulary.  I don’t know why but before my mission the BOM wasn’t very interesting to me,  but now that I am on my mission it is really awesome.   I don’t know why I didn’t see it before.

       Well, I personally haven’t gotten the famous finger here in Spain yet, which is they just put there index finger in the air and say no with it.  A couple of people have gotten it though; I just have been blessed so far I guess. 

       I can’t wait for Saturday when we get to go to Retiro park again, it’s going to be awesome. I can’t believe it’s the 3rd time that I am going to the park and my 3rd week here.   Time is flying by so fast, it is crazy.   No joke, I thought that yesterday was P day and I got 2 P days in a row, but I know that’s not possible, it’s just amazing.   I want to be in the mission field so bad its crazy, I think I’m going insane more than I already am which I didn’t think was possible.  Ha-ha.            

      Thanks for the family picture I like to see my family every once in a while.

       My president of the CCM’s is Presidente Hill y Hermana Hill. They are really cool/ spiritual/ awesome…you get the point.

        Mi semana fue bueno y si me gusta CCM en Madrid. La comida es más o menos.   Los dos nuevos compañeros son Elder Dunn y Elder Scott. 

      Hast la vista.

 Madrid -Gr8 and Spacious

Great and spacious building with lots of intricate detail.






McDonald's Arches vs Madrid Arches, mmmm.....

McDonald's Arches vs Madrid Arches, mmmm.....









Women drivers don't horse around.  Love ya Mom!

Women drivers don't horse around. Love ya Mom!

Madrid Temple in our backyard.  It doesn't get any better than that!!!

Madrid Temple in our backyard. It doesn't get any better than that!!!


August 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hola from Spain

Hola Familia,

            Como Esta? Me gusta España.

No more Spanish for you guys this time, but soon I will be writing a lot more in Spanish to you guys so dad can translate it for you. You guys better hope he isn’t rusty when I start writing in Spanish. Anyway, I was telling you all a little about the park in my e-mail. Well, as I said we would really go to a park and talk to people who aren’t of our faith and try and get them to commit to having the missionaries over to their homes to teach them. Well, another missionary and I, he is from the upper class of missionaries who have been here longer, gave out all of our Spanish supplies we took with us; which was 3 Book Of Mormons, a lot of pass along cards, pamphlets of all sorts, and our testimonies.  It was exhilarating!  I won’t lie, that experience is like no other. Playing video games is amazing, but this is something totally different. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.   Oh yeah, I hope that experience was enough info for you guys (Brian-Ha Ha.)   If not just tell me and I will answer your questions. Being in a threesome is different but I guess I’m supposed to have this experience for a reason. I know people explain the best they can on how awesome the experience they have on their missions but you can’t appreciate what they’re saying until you experience it yourself.   For the most part the food is good but not as good as mom’s, no one in the world can beat mom’s cooking. Well let’s see here’s the weirdest thing we have eaten here so far. We ate CAT hamburgers. Ha-Ha. It wasn’t that bad I guess, just hope I don’t have to eat it again.  

I think I mentioned a little about a little trip to Sol, which is like the strip for Vegas as Sol is for Madrid. I can’t wait. We get to go right after lunch. It’s crazy I’m writing this letter at 12:30 and you guys are still asleep.  Oh yeah, the MTC president here is really cool along with his esposa. Their names are Presidente y hermana Hill.

If you have any questions just ask, I will try to answer all of them to the best of my ability. I LOVE YOU ALL. Keep up the good work and see you in 23 months.





 Spencer in Retiro Park in Madrid


Retiro park Madrid Spain - group of missionaries

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