Portugal Lisbon Mission

Portugal Lisbon Mission

Monday, March 28, 2016

Setubal -Week 6

This week was incredible! 

Ana didn't feel too prepared this week for baptism and had some things she had to resovle also before, but she is still on track and still has the desire! She is wonderful!

Rodrigo was baptized on Saturday and it was adorable. We went with him to deliver his invitations and were able to meet a lot of good people. He invited his best friend, Rodrigo, to come to the baptism. Double Rodrigos haha but he was so excited to show him around the chapel. A lot of his family came to the baptism and the primary did a special musical number for him. He asked us to make brigadeiros for him (brazilian treat) so we did and he was too excited showing his friend around to eat many haha. He recieved the gift of the holy ghost on Easter Sunday in sacrament meeting and was so happy and then after he gave his first talk about prophets in primary. He did such a good job and even shared his experience about praying to know if prophets were real. We went to his house last night and had a lesson with him and his mom and he taught his mom how to pray and did his talk for her. Then we asked him what his favorite scriptures were and he said "The articles of Faith!" and so he read them for his mom. He even prayed that she would come to church and helped his mom say the prayer at the end and she asked that Rodrigo would stay Firm in the church and in this path. I am so very grateful for the many blessings the gosple brings!!

I love you all

love, Sister Jarnagin 


Aldo, our investigator who was leaving to the USA

the baptism :)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Setubal -Week 5

This week was just so good!!! 

Ana came to church again this week! We hadn't been able to meet with her this week because she had to work a lot, but we were able to meet with her just this morning! We started talking and she said she tried to talk to her boss to have Sunday off so she could come to the other classes because she really likes it, but her boss wouldn't let her. So she applied for a different job where she has less hours, but she will be able to stay for longer on Sunday. She told us how good she felt after our first lesson 2 weeks ago, and has been reading the Book of Mormon. She even prayed with the people she works with and invited one of her colleagues to church. She is already a good missionary and isn't even a member yet! haha but we started talking about baptism and she said she knew it was something serious. That you don't get baptized and then just leave after a little while. So we were a little nervous when we extended the invitation because we were thinking she would say she wasn't fully prepared yet... And she did. So we talked about goals and when she could, and she accepted to be baptized in 2 weeks so she could let her work know. But then we just kept feeling like she was prepared and she told us that she had a day off this week on Thursday, so we invited her to be baptized on Thursday. She kind of just sat there thinking... and the silence went on and then she was just like "Pode ser pode ser!!!" which means "yes!" haha and she got really excited. So Ana is preparing to be baptized this week. I feel like we didn't do anything... she is just completely prepared. She told us, "So... I had been researching  your church on the internet and I saw that we couldn't drink tea, coffe, or alcohol, and I just wanted to know why we can't drink teas?" And so we explained and she committed to live the word of wisdom. She really is just so prepared and will be a big leader in the church! I am so grateful that we have the opportunity to teach her and she will be confirmed on Easter Sunday!

So the first Picture. This is Rodrigo... (the little boy). He is 10 and we found him while we were knocking doors and he started talking to us outside and he had already wanted to be baptized because he has family that are members. Rodrigo is going to be baptized on Saturday and he is super excited too! He came to our family home evening we had at the church and he was asked to give the opening prayer. He got really really nervous and walked up to the front and gave a wonderful prayer! He is very prepared too and asks very good questions for a 10 year old. His family is supporting him and they are all coming to the baptism too. The guy with him in the picture is Tiago, our ward mission leader who is basically Rodrigo´s best friend. Rodrigo seriously loves him. He is going to give his first talk in primary on Sunday the day he gets confirmed and Tiago is going to help him out. 

I continue to wonder at the greatness of our Heavenly Father. We have worked so hard this transfer and we weren't seeing very many results, but we kept going and kept working hard and we didn't give up in that Heavenly Father knows what he is doing. I am so grateful to be doing the best work on the planet!!!! I am so grateful to be able to remember this Easter Week and the ressurection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is true that he "descended below all things, in order that He might raise others above all things." I know he our Lord and I'm so grateful for his eternal sacrifice. 

I love you all

Love, Sister Jarnagin 


Sunday Selfie 

Easter package.... CADBURY ;)❤😄❤

Setubal -Week 4

This week I feel overwhelmed with gratitude to be a missionary. I'm grateful to be a servant in the hands of the Lord, but especially to see the changes and the happiness from the gospel. Especially the hope. Let's start with Ana. The elders contacted her and we went to teach her. She is from Brazil and is adorable! She talked with some sisters on the street about a year ago and they told her if she was able to stop smoking then things would start to change in her life. They invited her to church but she had no time to go. We went to teach her this week and she told us this and then told us that she had been able to quit smoking completely 2 weeks earlier. She told us that she knew things were starting to change in her life and that the message that we shared, she felt something. A happiness and a peace. She started crying and I felt just grateful to be in that moment. I feel as if we didn't do anything... but I am just grateful I got to see it. She came to church yesterday and she loved it! This week was a lot of walking around... we had a lot of plans fall, but in the end we had 5 investigators in church. 3 of which was their first time. I am so grateful for the Work of the Lord! 

I love you all!

Sister Jarnagin 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Setubal - Week 3

This week we did alot of working with the members. We are currently teaching a couple people who don't believe in God which is actually very interesting and I feel like I am growing from all of the studying haha. We are also teaching this elect guy, Aldo who we hope will be baptized soon! Life is good here as a missionary :) sorry this is so short....

Love, Sister Jarnagin