Monday, February 23, 2015


Buenos Días,
     So I just found something out. It's game changer. Cádiz is Tarshish in the Bible. Look it up, it is in the Bible Dictionary, but specifically you should look up Isaiah 66:19. It says that the gospel will be preached to the gentiles in Tarshish in the last days. I am fulfilling prophecy. No big deal. Also, it is the city that Jonah tried to escape to before a whale ate him. Also, not a big deal. Lies! It's a really big deal.
     Hey, so update on the investigators Amalia and Toni. They've tried to drop us a few times since I mentioned them last but we decided to ignore that unless they told us that we weren't welcome to come back. They were just afraid of committment. So Friday we were suppposed to meet with them and then Toni calls right before and tells us that Amalia's having a bad day so maybe we could come Tuesday and that'd be better. I told him "no, we´ll just call on Saturday and see how she is." And then we decided to go and leave a post-it note on their door with a nice uplifting scripture also saying that we hope she feels better soon. Then at 3 in the morning we get a text from Amalia that they got our note coming home from the hospital. Toni had a heart attack a couple of months ago and had to get open heart surgery and was in recovery but on Friday he was having chest pains again. He told us it was Amalia because he didn't want us to worry. Also, Saturday morning we called very concerned, obviously, and they told us that at the hospital they didn't have any room to admit him so he was to come back on Sunday (Spanish medical care), Also, the doctor told him to cut anything stressful out of his life which they decided was us. But he still told us that we could come over whenever we wanted.
      We offered the Elders to give him a blessing, he accepted and then we made cookies, met with the Elders and the Ward Mission Leader, and went to their house to give him a blessing. They reacted very well and we told them to call us on Sunday when they knew what was going on.
     Sunday afternoon they called from home telling us they had just gottten back. He had little veins around his heart that were destoying themselves-I don't know how to phrase that in English. It's not anything big I guess. But here comes the good part! He told us that he had just told his wife that he had decided to enter. I'm assuming that means to get baptized. He said he is throughroughly convinced that our doctrine is true, and even more, that we have shown him that our doctrine is true through our example and how we weren't willing to leave them. My heart melted. They are the best. We told them to rest and we would call today. We will see how things go from here.
     And that is all the exciting stuff that has happened this week.

I hope you all have a good week!
Hermana Hannah Ashby

Monday, February 16, 2015


     So nothing really happened this week. Also, I awkwardly wasted a lot of email time. Sorry.
     Umm, we helped a member learn English beefore a test. It is super weird to teach English. I don't know English.
      It was Carnaval. I still don't know what Carnaval is. It was super crowded for a few hours in our party of a city but then everyone migrated so it didn't really effect anything. Okay, I really have to go.

I love you all!
Hermana Hannah Ashby

Ropa Vieja (It means old clothes) This is a Cadiz classic!

Baptismal dates

This couple was celebrating their 35th anniversary and invited us to lunch

Monday, February 9, 2015


     So this was a really weird emailing week. I'm trying to get a lot of pictures to you so this email is going to be very brief.
     Last Monday I got my haircut! Woohoo. Sort of a scary experience getting your hair cut in spanish. I was only able to tell her very generally what I wanted, but it turned out fine and is easier to mange now. it's really not all that different.
     We had zone meeting on Friday. That was fun. They fed us hot dogs and mac and cheese. A delicacy.
Oooh! A member fed us sea snail things. mmm. Pictures will be included.
     Played soccer on saturday and then aslo today. I am def a pro now. Mas o menos.
Okay now for the pics.
Love you all!
Hermana Hannah Ashby

One year pizza


Me and Hermana Watson

Tranky papers. Can you feel the terror?


The super cool futbol pitch we played on

Monday, February 2, 2015


     It has been a weird week. I am ready to get back into the normal missionary life now.
     I caught the flu. I'm assuming. Or whatever gripe tanslates into. I've been sick. That was last Monday and Tuesday. I had a fever of 102 so we stayed in Monday night. Then we went to district meeting Tuesday morning which was probably stupid because then I felt way worse. So then we only left the piso on Tuesday evening to teach one lesson with Amalia and Toni.
     Wednesday was Dia de Diamante. Super cool. I went to San Fernando in the morning to work with Hna Watson. She is fresh from the MTC this week but contacts like a maquina. It was a lot of fun. Then I spent the afternoon in my own area with my comp and we baisically talked to all of Cadiz. I really enjoyed it actually. Still didn't feel super great, but that's okay.
     Then Thursday Hna Evelo had to go to Malaga to do residency stuff so I was shipped to Sevilla again to chill with Hna Hurtado. She is baisically my new best friend. (Other than Hna Evelo and like all my other best friends of course.) But Hna Hurtado is cool. So then Friday we came home. We awkwardly missed the train coming home and had to catch the next train which didn't get us home until super late. Saturday morning we had to do weekly planning, so baisically the only real work time we got in was Saturday night. It was a fun week I guess, but I don't think I would want every week to be like that....
     And that was the week! I'm super sorry about the whole going forever without pictures thing. I'll get those to you next week!

I love you!
Hermana Hannah Ashby

I can't send you pictures but I can send you our mission hymn*. I have been singing this at least twice a week for the past year. The piano one is also cool because it is a medly of our mission hymn and Called to Serve.

*In order to post the song to the blog, I made a video with the song and some of the photos Hannah has sent home. Enjoy! --Stephanie