Portugal Lisbon Mission

Portugal Lisbon Mission

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Week #6 !

Oh my.... WE LEAVE IN A WEEK FROM TODAY!! We had a very busy week this week so be warned...
This week Irmao Staples pulled all the sisters aside and wanted to try something new. We switched companions so we could learn some different study habits and different teaching habits. Sister Cahill was my companion and it definitely was a learning experience. I loved being able to see how different people plan and prepare and teach. 
We got 14 new missionaries on Wednesday. The 6 sisters are amazing and we already love them so so much! They fit right in here! 2 of the sisters got their visas so they will be leaving to the Brazil MTC when we leave on Tuesday. 
We were kind of homeless this week too. We tried to get into our room after the day and none of our keys would work, so the security guard tried to open our door with her key and it wouldn't work either. They had to call a locksmith (taking drastic action here). We sat in the hall and were a sad looking group drinking our juice we bought and studying. It was a sad sight. We waited for over 45 min for the locksmith and finally were able to get into our room. It was quite an adventure. 
 My grandma sent me a card this week and on the out side put, "we went to olive garden without you. Sorry." and then inside the card she put these mini breads. Haha it was so funny and we all got a good laugh out of it. 
 On Thursday we went to In-Field orientation. We learned a lot about working in the field and with members. It was basically an overview of everything we have learned here at the MTC. We were all so excited to finally have a little change in our schedule for the week.
Elder Hunt and Elder Buhler didn't get their visas to Brazil so all week we were waiting for them to get their re-assignments. They finally did and they are going to Portland, Oregon! We were so so excited for them! They left early yesterday morning so we all got up and said goodbye and had one last district prayer. We will miss them tons but are excited for the day when we all see each other again!
WE GOT OUR FLIGHT PLANS! We fly out on Tuesday of next week! It's coming so so fast! We have almost a full day of flying.
 Irmao Staples challenged us to make a personal title of liberty so as a zone we picked a scripture to memorize in Portuguese. Our title of liberty scripture is Alma 26:12. And it's my favorite scripture! As missionaries we will boast of our God and share Christ and His example with everyone!
On Sunday, i did something out of my comfort zone. Elder Hunt wanted to do a musical number in sacrament before he left, so me, Sis. Savage, and Sis. Hillam sang "Savior Redeemer/ Missionary Medley" and guess what.... I Sang the first part of the song as a solo! Ahhhh it was so scary but I'm really glad i did because it was a beautiful song and i loved being able to testify of the Savior through music!
 We had our last lessons with Irmao Crestani this week so we decided to make him a shirt to remember us by. We all signed it and put the funny quotes on it that had happened while he taught us. He is such a good teacher and he helped us so much and we are going to miss him our last week. 
 Elder M. Russel Ballard came and spoke at our Sunday night Devotional and it was so powerful. He talked a lot about the Book of Mormon and the Truth it holds. I know that the Book of Mormon is Evidence that Joseph Smith is a true prophet. One thing he said was, "When you are feeling down and discouraged, write a letter to Joseph Smith while he is in liberty jail and try and cheer him up. I know that he wouldn't have gone through all of the hardships he went through just to teach a lie. I know He is a Prophet and that He saw Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. 
I love you all!
Sister Jarnagin

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