Portugal Lisbon Mission

Portugal Lisbon Mission

Monday, June 1, 2015

Vila Real - week 11

This week we have had many miracles!
We were able to finally get to the home of Helena and George, our Ukrainian family that comes to church every sunday. When I saw where they lived I was immediately humbled. There are 7 people living in a little one room house. We were able to get permission from our zone leaders to print off the lessons in Ukrainian for them and they were so excited that they were finally going to be able to understand!

We met with our investigator David a lot this week to help him quit his smoking habit. He even gave us his ciggaretts to put in the garbage. We weren't able to get a hold of him after that and were so worried. When we finally got a hold of him, he told us that he had smoked a lot, and we were dissapointed, but he still wants to keep trying! He said that he feels stronger to resist when he prays!

We have been seeing so much success in our branch! The talks of the members are more sincere and we are having more attendance! We have found many less active members and they are coming back. I know that as the strength of the branch grows that the missionary work will progress more rapidly!

On sunday in sacrement one of our members, Otilia, got up to say the closing prayer, but before she had to give one of the members beijinhos (kisses) and after she walked up to the pulpit, but instead of standing to say the prayer she knelt down on the floor next to the pulpit. Oh my goodness it was so funny haha. 

Sister Jumua is basically an African princess of braiding hair.

My português is getting better! I can now carry on a conversation and street contact alone! WHOO! :) a little bit of excitement there!

This week Vila Real is getting ready to have a street fair and so there are lots of fair rides, gelado shops, and farturas. Basically, a fartura will make you fat. They are from Lisbon and it is basically like a better version of a churro.

Missionary life is great and I love sharing the word of the Lord with others!
com amor,
Sister Jarnagin

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