June 30, 2011

2 emails in 2 days!!!

June 30, 2011


Everything is going great here in Spain! Obviously not a ton has happened since yesterday but there are a few things I want to share and I´ll attach a few pictures as well.

Yesterday we had about an hour to go out and have gym time. Here we're allowed to go down the street to play soccer or ping pong at a park (yes, they have outdoor ping pong tables in the parks here). The soccer "field" there is SO awesome. It is a big cement rectangle down about 15 feet into the ground and surrounded by huge stone steps that they use for seats sometimes. Obviously they were all covered in grafitti, but we couldn't understand what any of it said...probably because it isn't the sort of vocabulary they would teach in the MTC... Unfortunately we were there pretty late in the afternoon so there were no Spaniards to show us up, but it was still super awesome. Today we're going to the tourist district in downtown Madrid; can't wait!

So more about the food. It is seriously so much better here than in the States. Last night I ate the best fruit I have ever had in my entire life. We also had delicious chicken kabobs that were cooked in olive oil and some ham. It was so great. Her they call juice "zumo" (pronounced "thumo") instead of "jugo" like in Latin America. It is all made with real fruit and without sugar added. It smells a bit weird but tastes way better. Even the yogurt and dessert is better here...it is hard to explain, but you'll just have to trust me. They know how to do it in Spain.

Well, I think that is about it. We went to the temple this morning and it was really incredible. The temple here is absolutely beautiful. I'm so grateful I have a few more chances to go before I head down to Málaga. There is a special spirit here at Spain's temple square, I could feel it as soon as we came. I love being here and can't wait to share with people how they can feel the joy and peace that we can feel through the Gospel and in the temples.

I love you all!
Elder Mockler

Andy's Provo MTC District.
Elders Weeks, Rigsby, Ferrell, Bauer, Michelsen, Ehlen, and Hermana Bailey
The 3 Elders in the center left the MTC Tuesday (Elder Ferrell, Elder Weeks, and Andy). On the ends are their MTC teachers Hermano Bell and Hermana Esplin.
View from the staircases in the Madrid MTC.  The temple with some of Madrid behind it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Joan,

    Greetings from Madrid! Just saw your note ... thanks for writing! I really hope Andy and I can meet up while I'm here this month. I'm going to be in Madrid for the next few days before heading out around Spain. I am going to be spending some time in the south in a couple of weeks and hope we're able to get together. I sent him an e-mail Friday before I left to let him know I was going to be in the south later in the month ... I'll drop him another short note to let him know I'm in Madrid for the next few days. I sure hope we can find time to make it work! Thanks again for the note ... will let you know when I hear back from him.