Monday, January 23, 2017

Transfers, a Baptism, and Miracles!

Sister Jorgenson, Sister Frongner and Foca their newest convert
Oi familia e amigos!

This week has been crazy to say the least.  I lost my AWESOME companion Sister Peterson, but I quickly received my new companion Sister Sorensen and she´s so AMAZING!  I feel like I have been SO blessed with my companions.  They are all so great!

Anyway, I was a little sick all week and Sister Sorensen too, but we held in there and we saw so many miracles. 

We found a new family this week!  Mizi and Nicola.  They are so sweet and they live in the humblest of circumstances.  They have 3 little children who are SO CUTE.  And, they came to church this week!  They are working towards baptism, I´ll update you on them more next week :)

After lots of tender mercies and miracles Fóca was baptized on Saturday!!!  Everything seemed to go wrong that day.  We had some water issues (surprise) and Pão who was going to baptize Fóca got called into work, the speakers for the baptism couldn´t come, our phone broke, and handful of other little things built up to seem as if we had a disaster on our hands...  but after running around with our heads chopped off and a big prayer in our hearts and one hour late the baptism finally got started and it was great! It was such a special moment to see Fóca enter into the waters of baptism.  I am so grateful for the chance I´ve had to work with him and see him change his life completely around for the better.

Jesus Christ is our Savior.  And it is only through him that we can find a lasting happiness in this life  and prepare to one day return to the presence of our loving Heavenly Father. 

Streets of Sal
Yesterday the power went out for night church.  I don´t know if I have ever mentioned it before but we have church twice on Sunday!  The island I live on is pretty much where everyone comes to work because there are so many jobs at the hotels because it´s a big tourist island.  Anyway, so they hold a sacrament meeting at night for all of those who cannot make it in the morning. So what happened last night is that the power went out, but thankfully I had a couple lanterns charged up so we had sacrament meeting by the light of the lanterns. 

This week has been amazing. I´m so grateful to be here serving in Cabo Verde on the island of Sal with my companion Sister Sorensen.  I love this work.  I love the gospel.  I love my Savior.  

Have an amazing week!

Sister Frongner
Sister Jorgenson and Sister Frongner with Foca

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