Monday, October 13, 2014

Hey Guys!!

Porto and Porto North Zones at Zone Conference
Ola familia!!

Hey guys I am so glad you all get to go to the temple! You all look great!! This week has been great pretty rainy. I mean seriously, I have never seen rain like this before. Haha
I had my first Sunday in the ward and they are awesome! Last night I had dinner at the Stake President's house and they literally reminded me of us. They were all wrestling around and tackling each other. It made me miss you guys. But anyways they are seriously awesome. They asked how long I have been in Portugal and I said "8 weeks" and they said, "you mean 8 months?" and I said "nope I am only in my second transfer" and they almost spit out their food. They just said, well that's what you call the gift of tongues." It made me feel so good.
I just love this gospel. I am going to talk about just a few of the miracles that happened this week. Well, on Wednesday we went to see some less active members and first of all, we got lost.  We went to another member's house and then took the wrong road again.  Well, then we went to another members house and when we were about to knock the door a girl said sisters! "Do you have a pamphlet or something to give me." She laughed at us because apparently we were in shock. She said she is trying to find the true church it was seriously amazing! Then on Thursday we walked out to the far side of our area to try and find some old investigators and we got lost again, but ended up getting help from an older gentleman and he told us where to go and it turns out that he has terminal cancer. We shared our testimonies of the love our Heavenly Father has for us and that he has a plan for us.
There was seriously so much more that happened and it was all the Lord.  We happened to be in the exact places he needed us. And we got lost and changed our plans. This week just made me feel like Ammon in the Book of Mormon in Alma 26:35 When he said, "Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name." 

Don't we have great reason to rejoice! We are so blessed to be members of this gospel. This truly is Christ's Church because he is the head of it. If this wasn't His church then trust me, we would not just run into people who the Lord has prepared. 

I also wanted to share this for anyone who might be reading the blog who is not a member or any member who needs to find out if the Book of Mormon is true. This week for training I have practice and taught about The Book of Mormon and I know The Book of Mormon is true and I know that anyone who reads it and follows what Moroni says in Moroni 10:3-5 will know too! It says, "Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
 4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
So in verse 3 he is literally exhorting us or pleading with us that when we read the Book of Mormon that we need to humble ourselves and remember how merciful Our Father in Heaven is and then we need to ponder what we have read. Then in verse 4 he again is pleading with us to ask God our Father in Heaven in the name of his son if these things are true. I know that anyone prays with a sincere heart meaning they are reading because they sincerely want to know not because they want to prove it wrong and if they pray with real intent meaning you really intend to follow the answer you receive and if you have faith in Christ the truth of this Book will come to you through the Holy Ghost because he truly testifies of truth.  
I know this is true because I followed this promise and I felt of the truthfulness of this book and every time I read it I feel closer to my Father in Heaven and to his Son Jesus Christ. This is Christs church and it was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. 
If anyone sincerely wants to know of this church is true get in touch with the missionaries or my family and read The Book of Mormon. Dont just believe or disbelieve in my words find out for yourself. 

Anyways I felt like I needed to share what I have been studying a lot this week. I love you all so much!! I miss you all!! Keep being awesome! Eu ama voces muito!! Este é o Evangelho de Jesus Cristo nosso Salvador!
Com amor Sister Lacey

I love you all so much!! You are all amazing. I LOVE YOU!!
Sister Lacey


  1. Hi, Lacey Family! Our daughter, Terra is in the MTC right now headed to Portugal in 3 weeks. We wanted to let you know that we've started a Facebook group for parents/family of Portugal missionaries. Please come join us there so we can all get to know each other.


    Bob Stocks

    1. Sounds great! Thanks! Our daughter is loving Portugal! We'll be in touch.

      Marc Lacey