"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" Isaiah 52:7

Monday, September 8, 2014


I am not sure what to say! I am so heartbroken but I know that this is the right thing and it is time for me to go home. I have just had so much peace since I realized what needed to happen and I have truly felt the acceptance of the Lord. I know he has accepted my labor as I have served with my heart might mind and strength. I have given it my all and I really have nothing left to give. I have truly loved my mission. It has changed my life. The person that will get off the plane is not the same person that left. I am so grateful my heart is overflowing with gratitude for the love I feel from the Savior, the mission and those I have served. I can't even imagine or believe how blessed I am. The last few days I have been going through pictures and journals and wow I am just blown away by how amazing this adventure has been. This is truly the work of the Lord. I love this quote "Christ changes men and changed men can change the world." Christ has changed me and now its time for me to change the world. I am going to have to come home and rest for a while until I start getting better but after that its time to take off into an amazing new life. On our missions, we are reborn. If we let the atonement work inside of us, we become born of God as Alma the Younger says. On Friday night I prayed to know if this is really the right thing and I was thinking about Bob and Grandpa and what they would think about me going home early- if I was giving up. And all the sudden I heard this voice that said "we are so proud of you" and then into my head popped the image of Joseph Smith with Heavenly Father and Christ looking down on him. I knew it that instant that its time for me to go home, my work is done and I have made my Father proud. I am so  grateful for everything I have experienced since I have been out. I am grateful for all the trials and at times the fiery furnace that has strengthened my testimony and taught me to rely on the Spirit. I want you all to know I know that Jesus Christ lives. He is our Savior and I know without a doubt that this is His church and His work. I have loved to wear His name on my chest for the last 16 months, but his name will be on my heart for the rest of my life. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to find true happiness and peace. There is a contentment in living the Gospel that we can't find anywhere else.

I love you all so much. Thank you for all the support and love and I will see you soon :)

Hermana Fischetti

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hey family! It has been a CRAZYYY WEEKKKKKKKKK. first off- today i will be seeing another doctor to get a second opinion, also ive been seeing a member here that has been treating me with doterra oils. I am not sure if its working but it smells great! Doterra is the best I am totally sold on their cleaning products. Wednesday and Saturday I had really bad days I was in a lot of pain and extremely nauseous to the point i couldn't really do anything. So that makes me feel like it really just depends what i eat, chocolate, coconut, tomatoes, and dairy absolutely kill me. So I will discuss that with the doctor. Also yesterday we went shopping and I picked up a new skirt and sweater for when I get home, all of j crew was 50% and i couldnt resist :) im sorrryyy also target right now has long pencil skirts so I got a new one to freshen up my closet. My clothes are really starting to come apart but dont buy me anythign what I have will work. On Friday we went to the temple visitors center with a returning less active. It was an incredible experience. It is amazing to watch her change and her faith in the Lord. She is an example to us all. I feel so blessed to be behind the scenes and watch the incredible progress of people who allow the Atonement to work in their hearts. On Saturday night we began a zone fast to be able to set baptismal dates, it was really special. Our Zone leaders are the best I have had in my mission and I feel so blessed to have them here in Livermore. They are really leading us so well and are so consecrated it is amazing. Also on sat man it was a crazy night. A drunk man asked us to marry him. Then this really sketchy homeless guy was just sketchy so we had to run from the apartment complex to our car haha and on our way this old investigator named "crazy heidi" stopped us. It was a spooky night. Also on sunday oh gosh the funniest but worst thing happened. We go sing at this retirement home on sundays and we always sing to this one man, and sometimes he sings along with us- I don't know what happened but when he started singing we got the giggles and couldn't stop. It was terrible!! haha we have been giggling ever since. This week is titled "D&C4 week" we have made a ton of goals to help us be more consecrated so please pray for us that we can do it! It is going to be hard but we are already seeing crazy miracles. Like this family who I never thought in a million years would come to church again, asked for work off on sundays and is working on becoming active again...... seriously a gigantic earth shattering miracle. Also last night we found our investigator who has been MIA for like 2 months and set up an appt for friday... yay!

Otherwise life is going pretty great. Training can be tough at times but it is also super rewarding and I know that we are being blessed so much right now.

Yesterday a member video taped us bearing our testimonies, you can watch it here and share it with everyone!!!!!
Also if anyone is looknig for new scripture marking pens, staedler fine points they are amazinggg

I love you all so much have a great week!

Hermana Fischetti

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hi family!

What an exciting week it has been. Sister Richman left on Tuesday morning which was heartbreaking and we miss her a lot. But I know she is performing miracles for the Lord at home now and thats where she is needed. I guess our missions have to end sometime... Haha on tuesday the funniest thing happened. Sister Escobedo and I were sitting in the car doing something and all the sudden this guy knocks on our window and i jumped it was so creepy but then i roll down the window and he said hey can i have one of your books? turns out he has been to church in tracy (about 30 mins from livermore) before and now he is our new investigator!! he is pretty sketchy and last night we saw him and i think we caught him in the middle of committing a crime but oh well the atonement works on everyone! hopefully he will come to church this next sunday and can begin to progress. a lot of great work is going on here but its been getting really frustrating because we have so much faith and are working so hard, and we have soooo many investigators that are ready to get baptized but they aren't willing to give up the traditions of their fathers or aren't willing to commit to church or something or other. its really tough when you watch people receive answers and feel the Spirit but use their agency to not act. But we are giving it all 100% and praying with all faith. I know this is the Lords work and He will make miracles happen in his way. I am grateful to just be his instrument and work hard. We have a new companion Sister Baldarree she is fresh from the MTC and she is awesome. I really love her. She is full of fire and energy. We are working super hard and being really diligent. Miracles are just around the corner, I know it. Mom you never sent me your final project for that class- I really want to read it!! Otherwise life is really great. We had a fun zone breakfast saturday morning. I am really excited about the new missionaries in our zone its going to be awesome. Everyone is really pumped up and ready to work hard. We are going to see miracles!!!!!!!!! I love you all so much and am so grateful for your prayers. I can feel of their strength. Congratulations Dad on your new calling- you are going to be great!! I am so happy for you!

Love you all so much!
Hermana Fischetti

"Christ changes men and changed men can change the world." -Pres Benson

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hey family!

Wow its been an interesting week! So many miracles literally. So on Tuesday I had my CT scan and I was really nervous, I had to drink this disgusting thing like half a gallon of it and then get an IV which wasn't fun. Then after the test the radiologist was super negative about my test and kept talking about ulcers and stuff. I was pretty stressed because the doctor had been kind of negative too. I started talking to Sis Mella a little more seriously about going home and figuring things out. Then on Wednesday night I prayed to know what to do. And I felt so strongly that the choice was mine- if I went home it would be okay and I would have laid it all out on the field, but if I wanted to stay out I would be strengthened and receive the help I need to finish. I made the decision to stay out and literally within 24 hours I started getting better, and the doctor was like your stomach is totally fine no ulcers and the inflammation is gone- actually a miracle. Prayers really were answered. So now I am on the fast track to hard work and finishing strong. I am really excited. I know this is what I am supposed to do and I don't want to hold anything back. Then on Friday night we has the Perez-Pinedas over for dinner at the Mellas. I thought my heart was going to burst with love. I was inside washing the dishes looking out the kitchen window as the families talked and laughed. It was magical and President is going to help them with the legal issues and they are going to get baptized. I dont know when, but they will!! Then Saturday morning our investigator Daya got baptized YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYy It was the best. The Spirit was truly incredible and everyone was crying. Haha shes crazy though before she went in the font we said a prayer at the top of the stairs and she was like" Heavenly Father I am so grateful for tacos" hahahaha shes funny. THEN saturday night I went to stake conference in Monterey with the Mellas. OH MY GOSH! I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy to see all the people I love so much. When I walked in all these families come said hi and hugged me and I literally felt like I was going to die of joy. I LOVE SEASIDE. It was so refreshing and filling to see the progress of less actives and I just soaked it all in. It was a very very tender mercy and I loved it. If I could write in this email how grateful I am I would, but its impossible. My heart is overflowing with gratitude for my mission, this gospel and our Savior. I love it. This really is the best time happiest time of my entire life. This is His work, and because of that He fills us with his love and joy. There is truly nothing better on earth.

Love you all!
Hermana Fischetti

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hey family!

It has been an interesting week! Just a catch up with everything- I am currently staying at the Mella's as of Wednesday. I have been trying to rest a lot, which is really hard because I am not used to resting and my mind is always turning a million miles an hour. But I am doing my best really. It has been fun I really love the Mellas. Sister Mella is really awesome she is my adoptive mom- she is taking really good care of me. So on tuesday I began having a really intense pain at the bottom of my ribcage which the doctor is concerned about- so I will be getting a CT scan later this week, it is approved through both insurances- whatever ours doesn't cover, mission medical will. The pain has subsided but it comes back once in a while so we are just getting it checked to be safe. I am doing okay but am super nauseous all the time. So that is hard. Luckily, I haven't thrown up in 7 days so that is actually a huge miracle. I am losing quite a bit of weight and I feel like I look like a zombie. It is okay though. I know whether I get better this week or not I have left it all on the field with nothing left to give. If I get to go back to work I will be overjoyed and give the next 3 months my absolute all. If not, I know the Lord has accepted my work and I have given it all of my heart might mind and strength for these last 15 months. It has been hard being in this limbo place but I feel so grateful for the Mellas to find a solution. It has been really great. Last night we had an awesome musical fireside. It was seriously such a success I can't even believe it. The music was absolutely stunning, tons of people came and lots of our investigators were there. The Spirit was SO strong. Seriously- wow. It was amazing I wish everyone could have been there to witness the power in the room. As I was listening the Spirit just washed over me and I knew the Lord had accepted our work and consecration and that it was exactly what He wanted for Livermore. I know miracles are going to come from it and I am so excited. Hopefully this saturday two of our investigators- Daya and Eduardo will be baptized, please pray for them! They are incredible. Otherwise there really isn't much to report on because I spoke to you on tuesday. Don't worry too much about me, I trust the Lord and know that whatever happens is part of a bigger plan that I am not aware of yet. I love this work, I love it with my whole heart. I feel so incredibly blessed to serve our Savior. I can feel of His love everyday and I am so grateful to be able to share that with others. I want you all to know that I know this is the true church of Jesus Christ restored again on the earth. I know He is our Savior and it is only through him and by him that we can live with our families forever. I testify that His atoning blood can cleanse us and sanctify us so we can stand before Him with clean hands and a pure heart. 

Thank you for all your support and prayers and love. I love you all SO MUCH!
Hermana Fischetti 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello family!

Congratulations thomas I can't believe you are home!! So exciting but so surreal- I feel like you just left. What is your new email? The pictures made me so happy. Glad to see Tracy could come too thats awesome! It has been a crazy week with leadership council, sick companion, and the crazy amount of work to do but its been awesome. Wow we had the coolest experience with a less active family this week. Sister Escobedo had felt prompted that we needed to visit them, but we had an absolutely crazy schedule that day so it just slipped her mind. Then that night we went to the family history library so I could prepare to train on it. And I guess the LA family called the church and was like we need the missionaries to come! (that never happens) They had lost our number and had driven all over town to try and track us down with no success. They are new to the area. But we called them after and they told us they want to have a better relationship and becoming fully active in the Gospel again. Then they both came to church on sunday. It was truly miraculous. Incredible spiritual experiences. We had a really great lesson with our investigator Leticia. I was convinced she was going to come to church but she didnt.Oh well next week. She is really awesome and has a really special light in her eyes. Only 2 weeks left in the transfer I can't believe it. This Sunday is our musical fireside please all pray that lots of people will come!! 2 weeks left in the transfer- I can't believe how fast time is flying. It has been so hard, probably the most trying time of my mission but I know we can push it to the finish line. Hopefully at the end of this transfer I will be released as an STL and can just focus on the mocho branch. We will see what happens. Love you all!!

Hermana Fischetti

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hey family!

Our biggest miracle this week came from our new service project. Every year several churches in livermore and buy 500-800 backpacks for children who can't afford them for the fall. It is an AWESOME project. And we were asked to do make all the phone calls for spanish families in livermore. Do you know what that means? We have the phone numbers of like 60% of the spanish population here. It is incredible. We have already found 2 new family investigators from it and many more potentials. It has been lifechanging. The best part too is that its 105 degrees here and we get to sit in the a/c and make phone calls and teach people. Life changing. We feel SO blessed everyday we just like cry with joy when we get to do it. Another huge miracle happened yesterday after church. We had an appointment with a new investigator that we met at Subway on Thursday. He had light shining out of his eyes and we know he is prepared. We went to teach him but he didn't answer the door. As we walked down the steps we started talking to his neighbor Rosa. At first she was so closed off and then we showed her the BOM and all the sudden she just opened up and was like I have always wondered what that book is- it gives me so much curiousity. I can't wait to keep teaching her. Then as we were teaching her Oscar the subway guy came and found us and he was like I want you to teach my whole family but they aren't home can you come back on wednesday! It was crazy. So many miracles. The Lord is just abundantly pouring down blessings on us.

Funny thing: we taught a lesson to our investigator Jaspreet, she is from India. This week she said "I believed in God until I crashed my car" hahhaha she is very funny. She accidently slammed on the gas (I dont know how) and drove her car into a house. It was crazy. Shes great though.

Also this week I found another generation on Grammys side from Nanny. You can check it out- Ill keep working on it little by little.

On Sunday we were driving in the car and we were talking and I came to this realization. My whole life I thought that I was a member of the church because if I endured my trials well and got through this really hard life I would be exalted and be happy forever after I died. And that we as members of the church were the ones that got that. But on my mission I have realized that that is really incorrect. The Lord is so merciful and we will be surprised how merciful He is. But, the blessings of the Gospel are really actually in this life. the peace and joy and happiness we have because we live the commandments is something no one else has. we are so blessed HERE right here right now. regardless of our trials we have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost to help us get through them. I feel that most everyone will have access to the blessings of the Gospel in the next life, but we are so blessed because we get it here. I dont know maybe that doesn't sound like a big revelation but it was really big for me haha

Thank you for everything. I got the cookies after email last week they were a little old but still delicious so thank you so much. And mom thank you SO much for that letter it came at the perfect time of a stress attack so thank you! It was awesome and I will be sending you a letter today. Dont worry I am doing okay we just have a lot on our shoulders right now. I know we can do its just crazy.

Love you all so much!
Hermana Fischetti