Bye Sister Nivaldo

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!


Trios are Cool

It was a pretty good week!

We had district meeting on Tuesday in Elmira, It’s a pretty big district! I feel like I’m in a zone or something! It’s fun because there are two sets of sisters in this district!  It was a good meeting, we learned more about how we can help people fully repent.

On Wednesday we had lunch with a member and his friend who is from Brazil! Sister Nivaldo was able to talk with him in Portuguese about the restoration and such! He was very nice and he even gave us some Brazilian treats!

One of the members here has a photo studio in their basement and so when we went over to have dinner with them, he took our pictures! It was fun but I wasn’t looking my best especially since it was windy outside and our hair looked bad from walking around all day

We helped out at a Food Pantry in town, it was fun! We were able to meet lots of people and help them get their food. I guess that was all there was too it, we get to go back there again this Thursday as well!

On Saturday, we went over to a less active’s mother-in-law’s house, because she has a terminal disease, so we prayed with her. She is a super sweet nice lady and she wants us to come and do service for her house. We are excited to go back!

We had a really cool experience on Sunday night, we started tracting and everyone was either answered their doors or they were outside. Last person we talked too was interested in what we had to say. He said that he had studied different religions over the years, and he believes in God and aliens…anyway, he said we could come back next week!

That’s about all this week! I hope you have a good week!