Elder Spencer T. Bowers

Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Spain

Arrive in Barcelona

August 31, 2009

Just wanted to let you know that I have arrived in Barcelona and all is well.  It is very humid here.  My new area is in Valencia serving with Elder Pando.  He has been out for 10 months and speaks the language very well, like a native.  He is from Texas.

We are teaching a young man who wants to get baptized but must marry his fiance first.  Who knows, she may become interested also.

Our ward mission leader is an American who served his mission in Spain and came back to marry a beautiful Spanish woman and live here.

It is so hard to understand what the people are saying but I am trying very hard to listen and understand.  Two Christlike attributes that I am striving to develop are faith – that the Lord will help me learn Spanish through the gift of tongues and second, patience in learning the language and working hard to bring others to Jesus Christ.  Missionary work is tough but it builds character, just like it is building me.  We do alot of walking.  My companion is very excited and told me we are going to go crazy this week doing missionary work.  He is very motivated.  We do alot of contacting people in the streets here so we do alot of walking.

Our ward is amazing here, there are about 90 active members so it is a pretty large ward.  Also, we have one of the best chapels in the mission.  There are lots of dogs here in Valencia.

Elder Spencer Bowers

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