Monday, September 21, 2015


Las Hermanas
Seedy Reading
Ward Karaoke night
   Did you know that the most common food I eat here is ice cream? Its terrible, haha I don't think I will ever eat it again when I'm home. Members here ROCK they are always wanting to feed missionaries but then they like overfeed you. Last night I came home from having dinner with a member and was feeling kinda gross and yeeep threw up. Haha how splendid. But no seriously members here are really great and the food (besides the abundance of ice cream) is really great too, My favorite thing to eat is actually not from Spain, its from Bolivia called like.. saltenas. SO GOOD.

  Did Catalan get independence? I have no idea. I feel weird sometimes because people will talk about the news or whats going on in the world and I'll be like what? what? what? A couple days a go a man stopped us in the streets going off about what Obama said. All I could do was like nod my head and be like that's nice, because the truth is I have no idea what hes talking about. Yes I'm from America but I could not be farther from it psychically or mentally at this point.
(but I still have pride for my country)

Good news, bad news, in between news.
Ramon doesn't want to dejar las cosas en su vida, entonces ( Ramon does not want to let the things in his life go so...) he wont be getting baptized :(.   It is sad to say the least when you see someone get soooo far, and then stop right when they're at the finish line. Don't you know how many great blessings are awaiting you?! But this experience has taught me a couple things, like the need for diligent and continual prayer and scripture study and church attendance. Yea you may laugh, but the little things really are what makes it or breaks it in this life. I've seen it seriously CHANGE peoples lives, and I've also seen how when they stop doing it, they return to the person they once were. "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass"

We met a girl named Daniella though, who is just amazing. She was in an accident a year ago and miraculously survived. She was telling us she knows its because of God she survived and now she wants to dedicate her time to learning about him. We went over and taught  her about restoration and the Book of Mormon and she loved it and told us to come back. The second time we came back she had her friends there and so we taught about the plan of salvation and they all told us to come back haha. So we are going back this week to see them.

Not much has been said about my lil girl C lately.  That's because I haven't seen here because of SCHOOL.. ugg school. but she called us (what eight year old girl does this?) and was like I miss you guys when am I going to see you again? So we are coming by Wednesday. and even more her birthday's Saturday so holla we gonna party. 

Well life is good, life is grand. The work rolls on and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in my life right now. I'm grateful that coming back to Spain was a part of my plan because its just the best country on earth and I'm basically in love with it. 

LOVE YOU ALL. xoxox Hermana Cragun 

PS.Yesterday I taught a girl who told me that she thinks her daughter was a cat before this life (oh ya i forget to mention she believes in reincarnation)
 Anyway the reason she thinks that was because when she was pregnant a herd of cats use to follow her around and sit at her feet meowing, and shes sure it was because they 
were like meowing at her daughter. lol. I just sit and imagine some girl walking through the street with cats following behind her. She also thinks that before this life I was a nun.
 Weird, but I mean, Ill take it. a nun named Catalina, Cati for short. She has a lot of details on me before this life, I dont know how she knows so much. Shes really cool though. 

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    Catalan Flags all around

    Zone Meeting and mission office
      Catalan flags out everybody because it is like Catalan pride week down here. Everybodys wearing them as capes, backpacks, you name it and they´ve though of it. Why? Because this next week everybody gets to vote on whether or not the Catalan region becomes independent! WOOOO. can you imagine? hahaha the catalan region becoming its own pais ( country). Wow. I actually think it might happen though. I think they´ll have to rename my misson if that happens. Who knows.

    Anyway! update for this week. The week of walls basically. It was slooowwww on finding and on progressing. 
    But am I discouraged? ummm no. Maybe one month ago this would have really gotten to me, but I'm really learning patience and trust. Sure its a little frustrating, but honestly it makes me want to work even harder this week.

    I'm also learning that when your circumstances are at their worst, and when you think things cant get any better, that's when God shows up. With God, what seems like a hopeless situation is not only possible, its favorable. His power is made perfect in weakness. 
    I cant wait to see what this week has in store for us :) I love this lil mission of Spain, I'm laughing and learning everyday and what more could I ask for than that?
    love you all! xoxox Hna Cragun

    Monday, September 7, 2015

    no clue what week but there is a Fiesta to celebrate

       FIEEESSSTTAAAAAAAAAAAAA happenin´ here in Sabadell. Shops shut down, streets closed off. Confetti and music and roller coasters set up in the street. IT IS CRAZY, Every night they do fireworks and it sounds like World War III going on outside, haha I love it. Whats the reason for this fiesta? I have no idea. I'm beginning to learn from my time here in Spain that the people here like any reason to party, and their holidays generally last for a couple of days at a time. Hermana Stott summed it up best this week when she said, "Four days for fiesta Mayor? No wonder the people here are in a crisis."
    But I think its the best thing ever. I don't blame the people for wanting to party all the time! I'm with them! 

      Ramon update: Baptism in a couple weeks. Progressing very well. Satan tempted him that awful lil serpent with something from his past. But Ramon just declined, pulling out his Book of Mormon saying that he was studying from this book and it had changed him into a different person so he couldn't. I think the person felt embarrassed after that, and Ramon could tell, so Ramon left them with a prayer to make them feel better. Basically... I feel like a proud parent. No just kidding, I really feel humbled. The book of Mormon isn´t just a book full of printed words and pretty stories, if we choose to read it, and actually apply the principles into our lives, it has the power to change us. Ramon said that himself this week. I feel so honored to have been able to witness that tiny but important lesson this week.

    Intercambios with the Hermanas from Barcelona this week. Hermana Lee came down and worked with me. Shes a contacting queen from Korea, I don't know how she does it but she gets everyone to listen. She told me this week though to be brave because she thinks a leadership position will be thrown at me faster than I think. I think I still have a while till it happens, if it ever would. The idea kinda freaks me out still to be honest, but at the same time, the Lord is teaching me sooo much that he makes weak things become strong, and I know all things are possible with him so I'm not afraid. 

    Anyways. the work goes on here in Sabadell, we got two new miracles this week, but you're just going to have to wait till next week to hear about them cause I'm out of time.Before I left I felt like 18 months seemed like a long time, now I'm feeling like my time here wont be enough. I love this work, and I want to use every second of it. I've got my hand to the plough and I'm never lookin back.

    Lots of Love, lots of kindness, lots of ice-cream and good thoughts comin your way from Sabadell. Love your fav lil missionary, Hermana Cragun