"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, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!


First off HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The greatest holiday of the year! I am so grateful for all of the wonderful blessings I have been given. Especially my family! 

Not much to report on today. We had a great week with F O U R investigators at church. It was so awesome!!!!!! We have had a lot of great experiences and all is great. I am SO SO SO thankful for the package from Tracy and Grammy! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! The cookies were out of this world delicious and it made my whole week. Thank you thank you I will try and write a letter back this week. 

We had a great week. We met this crazy lady on the street- she told us "I'm married to Satan, my son is a goat and ive been sent here to make him miserable" she also told us she believes the moss on the trees is left over from Noahs ark. she was very strangle but also very funny. she also said her son is the spawn of Satan. So thats nice. 

Not really sure what else happened.... this morning we did service to put together food boxes for 1500 people!!!!! cool right?! OH this week we volunteered at Salvation Army and we moved over 20,000 lbs of turkeys. seriously it was us and a few men but we overpowered them with our strength it was AWESOME. power of the Lord. 

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be a missionary to be involved with the spirit of giving and everything i just love it. the holidays are the greatest. and can you believe in ONE MONTH I will be skyping home to see you?! weird right? time is going to fast. 

I love you all so much! Talk to you soon!

Hermana Fischetti

Monday, November 18, 2013


Wow what a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek. One day we were  contacting and we handed a man a photo of Christ and kept walking because he was on the phone but then he turned around and chased us down the street!!! He was came up and was like Im searching for the true church! Where can I find it is this it? So we got his info and are going to teach him this week. That was awesome. Then we went to visit this woman named Lisbeth that we met at Salvation Army while we were doing service. She wasn't home, but her neighbor came out and recognized us from Salvation and so we started talking to her. We asked her if she had any questions for us and she said yes what happens after death? so we briefly taught the plan of salvation with the restoration. she said she wanted to know because her mom just passed away. You could see the relief in her face and we are so so excited to go back and teach her. She is awesome. Another miracle is that Lidia CAME TO CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Seriously its our first investigator at church in like 2 months. it was a miracle. She was there for Pablo when he received the priesthood and everything. It was SO AWESOME! I love her and can't wait for her to get baptized hopefully very soon. We had a very trying week but also a lot of miracles. The Lord is preparing this area for a lot of success and its awesome. The wards are getting very excited about missionary work and its the greatest. I love this work! 

This morning I read this great scripture in Hebrews 10:39- "We are not of them who draw back into perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul." It will always be hard to move forward in life, there will always be trials. But we are not the kind of people that will draw back when the challenge is hard. We have the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and we must press forward and save souls! We must share the peace and joy we have and we must keep going. 

Anyways love you all so much!!!

Like I said- all letters please send to the mission home, packages Mom you have my address. I will be leaving this area Dec. 7 most likely
Hermana Fischetti 

Monday, November 11, 2013


Ok funniest week. Lets begin with last night... so we were home weekly planning and we heard a knock at the door. it frightened us. then they started knocking so hard and trying to open the handle. we FREAKED OUT. because no one really knows where we live but theres a lot of sketchy people that live around us and also there have been some weird things happening in the mission with sisters apartments. so we turned out all the lights and hid in the bathroom and called the elders. it was so scary. i dont know why but both of us our bodies were shaking and everything. the elders came over and found that it was just a member that had dropped by some desserts. hahahhaha we were so embarrassed. but it was so funny too. i dont know why we have been so sensitive lately but everything has been scaring us.

so next we had zone training on wednesday. Elder Fakava is a great district leader but he doesnt always understand things culturally.... so he had to give a 10 minute talk about exercise and cleaning. he had our district which is all sisters besides him and his comp stand up and he said look at my district, they all have perfect bodies. HAHHAHA it was so awkward and so funny. we dont really know what he was trying to say but it was very funny.

The great news of the week is that Pablo is going to receive the priesthood on sunday!!! and of all miracles his wife lydia, our main investigator, is able to come to church!!! every week she requests to get sundays off and this week her boss let her have it off! seriously such an answer to prayers and fasting. she is hoping it can become a regular thing so she can be baptized. we are so excited. seriously even though the work has been slow we are seeing a lot of miracles. ive been kind of frustrated because i know i am leaving at the end of this transfer and i just want to leave knowing ive done all i can and given it my all and when we dont see success i get frustrated. but thats ok. we carry on and keep working. Dad, Im giving Pablo your number he will probably call you this week. He reminds me of you a lot. He speaks ok english but sometimes its hard to understand fyi. but he is really great and i think you will be buddies. he has had many of the same experiences as you too just in different ways. 

i love you all so much! the Lord is blessing us even when we can't understand the reasons for our trials. I do know that we have a loving Heavenly Father that is aware of us and our needs. He is our strength and our light. I am so grateful for this Gospel. Have a great week!!!

Hermana Fischetti 

Monday, November 4, 2013


It has been a good week here in Seaside! We MOVED! our new address is 740 casanova ave apt 14. monterey california. it is very fun. we have had a lot of cleaning to do because it was an elders apartment but that is okay. nothing else is really new. just working hard and doing our best.

We had a very special lesson last night with a woman named Marie. She is in her 80s and has been inactive for years. Her husband died in march and since then she has finally opened her door to members for the church. Yesterday was her birthday! We didnt even know but we felt like we needed to visit. We shared the parable of the lost sheep and she just cried. She told us about how lonely she was and how at times she won't talk to anyone for days. She talked about how much she misses her husband and it just broke my heart. We shared part of the plan of salvation and the Spirit was so strong. I felt very impressed that we were not sent there by mere coincidence but by her husband. We really are on the errand of angels. 

I love this work with all my heart. I love the people we get to serve and help come closer to Christ. It is the greatest work we can be involved in. in 10 days i hit my 6 month mark. It is a terrible thing. I love the spanish speaking people. I feel so blessed to be called speaking this language. I never thought I could love a work so much. But it is so great. All is well here. Weve had some changes but its okay. 

I love you all so much and hope all is well! Thank you mom so much for the BEST PACKAGE EVER!!! the jacket looks a little silly in california but i wear it all the time haha its great. so thank you so much. the cookies and bread... to die for. So thank you for taking such GREAT care of me. I love you all so much! Thank you also to the seminary class. It made my day!!! 
Best of luck dad with the election tomorrow! Everything is going to be great! 

Hermana Fischetti