It was a sad day today. 🙁
On Tuesday morning we got a call from our mission president saying that Sister Nivaldo was being transferred early to Carthage (not the jail…it’s a city in NY)! I guess one of the Sister there got her visa to go to Australia, and so since we are in a trio of course one of us had to leave to be the other sisters companion. Sister Stowell, sister Nivaldo’s new companion, when to Brazil for the first few months of her mission and speaks Portuguese so I guess it will be fun for them to talk to each other! So this morning, we left for the Syracuse airport at 6:30 to meet Sister Stowell, and drop off Sister Nivaldo. I am going to miss her a lot! But I can’t wait until I see her at the end of July at the temple!!!
We were able to talk with a few people at the Glass Fest this weekend! It’s kind of like a little city fair that they have every year, a ton of people go and so we decided that we would try to talk with people on the street. It was a little intimidating because there were so many people! A lot of them weren’t too interested but one was really excited to hear what we had to say and loved it! He gave us his contact information and said he would respond so hopefully we will be able to teach him more!
We also had a really good lesson with one of our investigators. He is Jewish and doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ, but he wants to believe. For a while he was totally against the Idea that Jesus Christ is our Savior and he kind of thought we put Christ higher than God, which is not the case. When he prayed it didn’t really sound like he knew who he was praying to and he hasn’t really progressed very much. However, we still felt like we should see him so we have continued to do so. The other day we had an amazing lesson, the spirit was strong and we were really trying to listen to the Spirit to know what to say that will help him! At the end of the lesson, he prayer and it sounded like he was talking to God, and at the end he closed the prayer in the name of Jesus Christ! It was amazing and every other time since then, he has progressed little by little, and I am excited to see his progression.
That was the biggest miracle that we had this week! Experiences like this brings me joy and encourages me to find more people who are prepared!
There were some awesome talks on Sunday, some of the members who have sons or daughters on missions spoke about their experience and service! It was so cool to hear other missionary experiences!
I hope you all have a great week! I love all of you and hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend!