Portugal Lisbon Mission

Portugal Lisbon Mission

Monday, September 7, 2015

Barreiro - Week 7

This week we adventured a lot getting to know our new area.

There are a lot of little shops in our area and a lot more Portuguese people. We are loving it so far! There are a couple places that we haven't even gone yet because our area is so big. Lots of exploring to do!

We have met a lot of people who are from England in this area. We were looking for a map and we met this guy from England who has a company that produces music videos and plays the cello.

President Tavares has been changing a lot of things in the mission recently, and he wants us to do 10 contacts each missionary every day. So we are having a lot of fun with that, and we have met some amazing people! We have also learned that the more people we contact, the more the God trusts us to give us a person who is prepared to recieve the gospel. It is amazing to see the look of intrest in peoples faces and to know that some are more ready than others.

We also had another amazing experience. There is a member here from Brazil, and she and her husband are staying here for a while. Her husband isn't a member, and when we switched areas with the Elders they left us a little note that her husband would never pray. We went over for the first time last week to meet them all and get to know them. We decided to share the "Because of Him" video from last year. Afterwards we just bore testimony that this was the true chruch and of the Savior´s atonement for us. Afterwards, we invited him to pray. At first he kept saying that he didnt feel prepared. We reassured him and he accepted to pray. He said the closing prayer and it was so powerful. His wife was so happy because she said that he had never prayed since she had joined the church. We went over again later in the week and he has a new light! He accepts to pray and doesn't hesitate. It has been a blessing to already see miracles since we have changed areas. The switch was inspired!

Our dear Conceição was confirmed a member of the church yesterday which was wonderful!

I am loving the new area! We are just trying to get new investigators right now and find their houses. The work is sweet!

It has also been finally cooling down and we are pulling out the cardigans before the rain.
Until next week :)
Sister Jarnagin

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