"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, April 28, 2014

Hello family! 

First family thank you so so so much for the package- the shirts are great im going to return a few but its wonderful thank you. I am now the most styling sister in the office! Its great. Thank you mom for your sweet letter I really loved it and Dad for the talks it was great! Also thank you for sending me my credit card!!! 

What a week!! We did this service project picking up homeless trash it was pretty exciting, but the journalist I met there might have a sweet internship for me. So Mom if you could check my gmail me and forward the his email to me I think his name was Paul I would appreciate, I can't communicate with him directly so I will send you a message to send back. Sorry, but thank you! 

Yesterday we had a run in with a not very nice Jehovahs Witness but we taught him the plan of salvation and it was really cool. His name was Bryan and hes definitely going to be baptized some day. At first he was really mean and stuff but by the end he was super humble and told us his life story. It was pretty cool. 

Last week we taught a lesson about tithing and we promised her that if she paid her tithing she would have the money to pay off a bill she had coming up. I was really stressed all week because I knew a lot was hanging on it and I was nervous that she was sign seeking and Heavenly Father wouldn't answer her desire. Obviously it was for no reason though because everything worked out. Her tax return came weeks earlier than she thought it would and she could pay it off. It was really cool her faith was really strengthened and it has been exciting to see her return to the church. 

Otherwise life is great in YB. I spoke for my first time in Spanish, it was kind of nerve racking but it ended up totally fine. Thank you for all your love and support.

I know you probably can't believe it but Mothers Day is right around the corner which means my last phone call home! Ay!! I will probably be skyping home from the senior sisters house. We have church until 1 so it will have to be after that. If there is a time you would prefer please let me know next week so we can work it out! 

Love you all very much
Hermana Fischetti 

Monday, April 21, 2014

He is Risen!!!!

WOW !!! First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MICHAEL FISCHETTI!!! 15 years old I can't believe it. One year away from driving- it makes me want to throw up! You are growing up too fast!!!! 

IT HAS BEEN THE BEST WEEK EVER!!! First of all I have the BEST new companion ever. Her name is Sister Mehr and I already love her to death. She is the best missionary ever and oh man we are on fire. Life is so so so SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. Trust me, I loved Hermana A and I learned so much with her- but our time was really hard together. Definitely my hardest companionship. But the sun has risen and we are out to baptize san jose. We found 5 new investigators- three from members. Had an bunch of incredible lessons. and the hearts of our investigators are soft and ready to receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I feel so exhilarated and ready to declare from every rooftop that Christ lives, He is our Savior, and He has restored His Church once again on the earth. Is there a greater blessing on earth?! I am just thrilled enthused ready to take on the world. 

Easter was wonderful- we ate with the Paredes. It was fantastic we had shrimp scampi and it was great. Life is just awesome. Easter was awesome. I have used the atonement, hit the reset button and am ready to take on the world. Oh also last sunday I sang in sacrament meeting- i am no longer tone deaf!! my companions have helped me so much. next up: sister fischetti as a professional singer.

also! man so last week i wrote about how i needed some new clothes. i still do need some new tops, BUT it was awesome. I found like 5 new skirts- 3 from our closet and then 2 from this lady who dropped off some old clothes. it was perfect. she also donated 2 gorgeous wool skirts from scotland, im going to send one of them home because i wont use it on my mission along with some clothes i dont use for comfort reasons. 

Love you all to the moon and back!!!

Hermana Fischetti 

Monday, April 14, 2014


Wow we just finished up the last week of the transfer. It is absolutely crazy how fast time is flying. Sheesh I can't believe it. I have 5 transfers left and am ready to kick it into high gear. Changes are coming to Yerba Buena and I am super excited. Change is so wonderful and important. I love Hermana Arias but 4.5 months is a really long time to be with someone 24/7 so I am super excited to get a new companion. It is going to be great. We are going to baptize 5 people this transfer at least I hope... This week was very interesting. A situation arose in which I needed to talk with my president for a little while. dont worry im great nothing is wrong there was just some problems in our zone. Anyways, I have the best mission president in the whole world. Seriously. I was able to talk to him about my fears about the future and he was able to give me some incredible insight about covenant keeping and marriage. I just love President Watkins. I am so sad that he will be leaving in June. I am really starting to figure out my priorities for my future and it is really great. What would I have done without a mission?! 

We also had a day this week where we taught 9 lessons. from the time we woke up and went to sleep we just killled it. it was super awesome. We met this woman Marta that has taken the lessons in Utah but just recently moved and hadn't been able to find missionaries. We have an appointment with her on tuesday and I am really excited about it. One family we are teaching is making significant improvements in their home and im so excited for them. I will be able to die happy when the parents can finally be baptized. He has to terminate a marriage in Guatemala before they can get married here I guess its a really sticky situation. But they are so cute. We brought them to the missionary outgoing last night and one of the elders I felt was speaking straight to the hermano. It was awesome. 

Otherwise nothing really new here- another week passes. I am so grateful for this Gospel. I am so grateful for my mission. I love this work, and I know that it is the work of the Lord. While I have many questions and at times even doubts, the fact still remains that Jesus of Nazareth sacrificed his life so we could have ours. He suffered everything for us- every pain, temptation, sin, disappointment, weakness, and mistake- he felt it. And He still loves us.  I love my Savior. No puedo expresar mi testimonio de Cristo en ingles, Lo siento. Se con todo mi corazon que Jesucristo murio pero despues de tres dias el resucito y vamos a resucitar tambien. Tenemos las bendiciones de la vida eterna por medio de nuestro Salvador. Y la unica manera que podamos vivir con nuestras families otra ves es por hacer convenios en las aquas del bautismo y en el templo. Necesitamos los convenios de Dios, sin ellos seria perdido para siempre. Le ama mi Padre Celestial muchisimo. Y le ama mi salvador. Estoy en su deuda por toda eternidad. 


Hermana Fischetti 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Wow!!! GENERAL CONFERENCE WAS SO AWESOME!! We had the opportunity to go to the temple on Thursday and that was exactly the spiritual boost I needed. It was so wonderful. Then I went on exchanges with Sis Christensen! It was so fun she is the best missionary I feel so blessed to have been trained by her. So it is always fun doing exchanges with her because we do missionary work exactly the same. We had a blast and just killed it. We went to contact this potential they had met on the street and he has moved, but we started to talk with the woman who lived there and she had found a copy of the Book of Mormon in her house. Her and her boyfriend started to read it together, she has finished 1 nephi! Since her boyfriend started reading he has been able to stop using drugs. It is crazy. So we taught her and she was so excited and wants to get baptized. She said she can already see the changes in her life and knows the Lord loves her. That was really crazy. 

So conference. My favorite by far was Richard G Scott, through his words I could really feel the Spirit testify of the answers to my questions. I LOVED Bishop Stevensons talk. if life is 4 minutes, my mission is 10 seconds! the clock is ticking. I could really sense the urgency. Man  idon't have a lot of time left and I wish I could explain all my feelings about conference but I can't really. It is just too wonderful for words. I read a great talk this week "an educated conscience" by stephen covey i would really recommend it. 

I love you all so much! Sorry this is a really lame letter! 
Hermana Fischetti 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What a week!!!! 

First and foremost we had a baptism!!! Leticia was baptized on Saturday with Danny Perez and it was the most wonderful day ever. The Spirit was so strong during the whole thing. Leticia's mom is a Recent Convert also and bore her testimony, it was so tender. And Dannys mom who is also a recent convert said the opening prayer.  I could really feel the mothers love during the whole service. It was wonderful. The Gospel is for everyone, but in families it is so sweet. And we definitely saw that this week. The only funny part was how they were baptized. Dannys dad baptized them both and it was his first time. Danny went first and for some reason he squatted instead of leaning back and his dad kept his patting the top of his head to get him under the water. It was the funniest thing I have ever seen in my entire life. One of the witnesses just started busting up laughing, but the spirit was still there so it was okay. Man I wish I had a video it was like he was a dinosaur going back into his egg. I can't even explain. Then Leticia had to be baptized 4 times because he couldn't remember her full name. It was so funny but wonderful. A great day.

We have been having a lot of rain here which is really tough in the spanish program because Latino's think they are going to melt if they get hit by a drop of water, so they won't go outside and they won't let us inside because we are wet. So it was kind of a bummer but its ok! We kept going and had fun being really wet. 

This week I have had a lot of really neat experiences. On Friday I was super discouraged and frustrated because no one was letting us in we were super behind in our goals, and i have been feeling very discontented. Then we went to my favorite families house for dinner, the Mendez's. Man I love them SO much. SOOOO much. Anyways, her house was a disaster she looked so stressed and so Hma Arias and I just started cleaning for her. She was cleaning the dishes and I was cleaning the floors. As I was on my hands and knees I just felt the Spirit so strong I almost started to cry. For a minute I felt what Christ felt when he washed the feet of his Apostles. It was humbling to realize that I had my focus all wrong for the past few weeks. I really need to just serve other people, because that is exactly what the Savior would do if he was serving here. He wouldn't be on the phone waiting to hear everyones numbers on Sunday night, he wouldn't be with us contacting at target to just hit our goals for the week, he would be on his hands and knees with me washing the floor of a sweet sister who just was about to lose it. It really hit me how important it is to SERVE. we serve missions. its not about numbers or being the best. sometimes i get turned around, but I am grateful that the Lord will always redirect us when we get a little lost. 

I love this work! I really do. This is the greatest thing we can ever do with our lives. I love to be able to be a Servant of the Lord. Those moments when we come home so tired we can barely plan with our eyes open are some of the sweetest memories I will have of my mission. I really look forward to life after the mission being able to implement the things I have learned here to real life, but I still have so much to learn. Everyday is an adventure and it is wonderful. This is the work of the Lord!! 

Love you all to the moon and back
Hermana Fischetti