Monday, January 5, 2015

Almost 6 months!!! O que??!!

Bishop Soares (from Gaia) in the center
Saying goodbye to Sylvia and her family :-( - Gaia, Portugal
Catia at her baptism! 12/26/14 - Setubal, Portugal
Manuel and Catia's baptism, 12/26,14 - Setubal, Portugal 
Sister Lacey and Sister Ventura - Setubal, Portugal
The Christmas 'tree' we sent her with the gifts we sent her underneath :-)
Their study area
With a sweetie named Samantha
District in Gaia
Ola minha Família!!

Hi guys!  Can you believe it has already been another week? I am doing A LOT better! The ward here is so awesome. There was someone literally who would call us everyday to make sure we were fine. I still had a little fever yesterday and at church they all started feeling my head and saying, Sister Lacey we will take you to the hospital. Haha Portuguese are so funny. Haha I didn't go to the hospital.

You guys want to hear some crazy news? The mission is splitting in July when President and Sister Fluckiger go home. We will have the Portugal Lisboa misson and the Portugal Porto mission. And we will have two mission Presidents from Brazil! Cool huh?? This is exactly what the people of Portugal need. Because we will have double the amount of missionaries in Portugal which means the work will increase and the temple will be finished faster!! :D I am so excited.

This week was great.  As a mission we are doing something called "Mestres de Israel" or "Masters of Israel." In John 3:9-10 it says, "Nicodemus answered and said unto (Jesus), How can a man be born again? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?" So in other words, we as a mission are going back to the basics and teaching doctrine with more simplicity so the spirit can work through us the best. We have Challenges that we have to pass off in order to be a "Master of Israel". It is so cool to see the difference in the way I teach now.

We had an awesome lesson with the husband of a recent convert. He always comes to church with her but in the past he has not wanted to listen to us. Well, we taught him the Restoration on Thursday and it went so good!. When we invited him to pray about if Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that through him the Church of Jesus Christ was restored, he said "I already believe he is. I mean it makes sense. Why would Christ stop appearing to his prophets, he appeared to Moses so why not Joseph?" It was seriously so cool!

I know this gospel was restored through the prophet Joesph Smith! I know that this church isn't just another religion or just an American religion but it is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Christ is the head of this church and this is his work and it is a privilege I have to be a representative of him. 

I love you all so much!!!!

Love Sister Lacey

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