Portugal Lisbon Mission

Portugal Lisbon Mission

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Barreiro - Week 19

This week was a lot of new.

My companion is Sister Stegeman from California, and she is basically awesome! She plays the ukele and sings like nobody's buisness! She was in charge of this concert that was for the Lisbon stake and a lot of missionaries in that area used their talents to sing and play instruments. There were a lot of people that came to the concert and a lot of non members as well, which was awesome! Sister Stegeman sang and played her uke for a couple of songs she wrote. We have so much talent in our mission it is wonderful!! One of the elders, who is new this transfer and was on The Voice, sang and then all the missionaries sang ´Joy to the World´ at the end.

This week was also Thanksgiving! So Portugal does definately not celebrate this holiday, and we had district meeting this day so we decided to have a mini thanksgiving with the district. Every dupla brought something different. It was really cute and we all ate together. One thing I did learn... Elders do not know how to cook turkey haha. They made these curry turkey strips that left our bellies feeling a little spicy haha. But it all turned out pretty good!

We were walking home and Sister Stegeman had on red and green and a santa hat and a big bag of apples over her shoulder that a member had given to us. We walked past a school with little children and they were all like ´SANTA!´which reminded me about Elf haha `SANTA! OH MY GOODNESS!` And of course she had to ask them what they all wanted for Christmas and reminded them to be good. It was super adorable!

We found so many wonderful people this week! Because sister Stegeman has a wonderful talent, she played in the streets and sang about the gosple principles and the prophet. People LOVED it and I was able to hand out ´He is the Gift´ cards while she played. A lot of people are out on the streets more... maybe it's just me, but I think it's becasue Christmas is coming and they are excited... or it could be because they sell roasted chestnuts and Farturas on the streets. We found a family that we were able to teach! Maria and her daughter Belga. They both accepted the invitation to be baptized when they recieve an answer to their prayers. And we have a family home evening planned with them tonight which we are excited for!

Well I think that is everything for this week! We are trying different things with the area and visiting as many less actives as we can and finding part member families. The work is going good and they will put the first stone in for the temple this week which everyone is excited for!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Com muito Amor e carinho,
Sister Jarnagin

Our thanksgiving
and my MOM! I saw sister Cardoso at the concert and she is the cutest!!!

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