Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Otimo Seman! Awesome Week!

So this week has been probably the best week thus far since coming into this new area. We have seen alot of success and miracles this week! One miracle we had was we contacted someone on the street one night and the next day we went by and saw him at his home. As we taught him he just opened up more and more and at the end when i asked if he wanted to be baptized he Promptly replied the nails on a chalkboard phrase to missionaries "Ive already been baptized" Of course as we were about to go into depth on the need to be re-baptized he says "...but i feel as though i need to be re-baptized..." We literally almost started laughing at how he said it. It was like the spirit was like here you dont need to say anything, "i got this one". Because he literally said it as we were opening our mouths to answer him.

So we are planning on April 13th hopefully. He came to church this sunday and stayed for sacrament and said he loved it so pray for him. His name is "L". We also have a baptism this sunday for a guy named "R". he has had some issues in his past but he has made such a remarkable turn around in his life. He Has dropped all issues with The word of wisdom and Law of chastity and has committed to paying tithing! He is soo awesome! Crazy news this week.......... Elder Reids visa got somehow rejected because of one small mistake on one page so the First presidency has assigned him a new mission call and He is going to Cape Verde! Portuguese speaking. He is sooo nervous. This has really strengthened our relationship. We hope to continue to stay strong and keep this work progressing! Pray for the baptism that is supposed to happen this sunday! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!


I was going for "what's up?"

Sketchy painting of Harry Houdini on a house near our apartment

Monday, March 17, 2014

E-mail on Wednesday

Hey sooo I will get to email all of yall on wednesday. I went to the Sequioa National Park today and tomorrow we have Zone Conference all day so I will email you all the first chance I get on wednesday! LOVE YOU!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Another 6 weeks in Visalia

So transfer call happened on saturday and I will be staying in visalia 7th YSA for another 6 weeks with Elder Reid still as my companion! We had a Baptism yesterday for "A" and it seriously was sooooooo AMAZING!!!!!! I gave the talk on baptism and Elder Reid was able to baptize her! Really awesome for him cause it was his first time baptizing!

I have been learning soooooo much!!! Missionary work is crazy fun! YSAs are such funny people they are always so flaky.... Haha but I love them none the less! Unfortunately my allergies have really set in and I'm weezing quite hideously.. haha but there was this really nice member in another ward that i met who is a doctor at a prison who bought me allegra and also got me an inhaler all for no charge! He reminded me a ton of Dr. Hopkins! haha the members here are awesome! i love you all soooooo much! Keep up the awesome work!!!!

finally got a name tag in English (was previously in Portuguese)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Great Week!

This week has been awesome! The biggest miracle of the week is that we now have a baptism set for this sunday! Her name is "A" and she is a friend of a one of the members in our branch. She has come to church three weeks in a row and with each lesson we teach her she continues to increase in faith and her desire to be baptized continues to be fortified.

She has such a stong spirit and we had such a powerful 1st lesson with her where she was crying because of how strong she felt the spirit! We, Elder Reid and I, are trying to work much harder in the final weeks of this transfer. I look forward to the next transfer as well in seeing whatever the Lord has in store for me! I love being here in The California, Fresno Mission and look forward to each day I have to spend here! I love every experience I have here whether it be trying or whether it be awesome. They are all beneficial in the eternal plan! 
The Zone (a group of missionaries in a certain area)