January 30, 2012
Well, here I am in the Aljarafe library. This area is basically the complete opposite of Huércal...it is HUGE! In Huércal there were 3 or 4 buildings that had 6 floors...here there are plenty of buildings much bigger than that. We live in a pueblo called Mariena del Aljarafe. We are about 20 minutes from downtown Sevilla so we will go there a lot on our PDays. The largest pueblo we have is San Juan de Aznalfarache (yes, that really is a name). We are part of the Castilleja de la Cuesta ward which is about a 15 minute drive away. It is pretty weird having to drive so far to church but it isn't a big deal. We live in an actual house which is really cool. It has central heating!! Woohoo! Anyway, my new address is:
c\ Jara Nº 14
41927 Mairena del Aljarafe (Sevilla)
It has been a pretty interesting couple of days here. Elder Wells is a little directionally challenged and just learned to drive a stick shift about two weeks ago. So we have been lost a good number of times and he has stalled the car just about as often. But I'm starting to figure out my way around so things are getting better, haha. Our ward is mostly Spaniards which is a big difference from other areas where it has been about half Spaniard and half South American. There are a ton of Domicans here which is cool. I love Dominicans.
As far as culinary experiences this week, I had one which was quite exciting for me but will probably not be too exciting for you...potato salad, ribs and chicken wings! There is also an American family in our ward and they invited us over and gave us a real American dinner. We even ate it at 6:00pm! It was a lot of fun and, more importantly, delicious! Haha
Well, that is about it. Amidst all the changes we have in life, one thing is always constant: The Gospel. The joy we can have when we live it and share it doesn't change depending on where we are...the only variable is us! So if we aren't where we want to be, we only need to see how we can follow the example of Jesus Christ better and all the doors will open for us.
I love you!!!