Most of my days here in Fuengirola are pretty routine. I wake up, read scriptures, write in my journal, do exercises, eat breakfast and shower. After that there's the block and a half walk to the office, checking for referrals, entering data, calling missionaries, writing letters... you know, the regular stuff. And then there are those extraordinary days. This last little while I've had two such days.
|Arlene between her aunt and the cousin that baptized her.|
|Elders Gonzalez, Thompson, Dansie,|
(me), Adams, and Buckway from Fuen.
|Hermana Castillo and me (in our office clothes - it was the matinee at 6 :)|
Pictures courtesy of the Castillos since I forgot my camera :s.
The second dia extraordinario came once again courtesy of my great friends, the Castillos. They invited me to a live Spanish production of Le Miserables (Los Miserables in español) in a beautiful old theatre called el Teatro Cervantes in Malaga. There were box seats, murals on the ceiling, and a small but well-done stage.Fortunately I had seen a movie version a long time ago (not the musical though), and had read the book, so I read the Wiki summary and listened to a lot of the music in English and went, hoping for the best. It was totally awesome. The voices were powerful, sets and lighting mesmerizing, and the overall production excellent (in my not all that experienced opinion). I was even able to follow it well enough to feel the power of the redemptive story such that I was shedding a few tears by the end. I count it a great blessing to have been able to go, especially with the wonderful Elder and Hermana Castillo. Thank you, my friends!
So that wraps up my tale of two venues, one spiritual, and one cultural. One filled with the beauty of God's creations and His spirit, and one celebrating the Spanish (and French) cultures and Redemption. As I've said many times before, I feel SO BLESSED to be here, and thank God daily and often for the chance to be here in Spain serving Him. I am truly blessed!
|Another beautiful evening in Fuengirola. I love the Mediterranean!|