"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

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hello Family!!

Wow what a week. I finished my time in Yerba Buena, which was heartbreaking to say good bye to all the people I have come to love so much. The change has definitely been stressful BUT I am serving in Livermore! The top of our mission- unexpected but I am very excited. It is going to be an awesome adventure. We have a cute little branch called the Mocho Branch and its kind of like spanish heaven. This week has certainly been an adventure. We started teaching a new family in YB so I was sad to leave that but I am excited for the sisters to baptize them. Lots of good things are happening there. We went to Monterey, had an interesting adventure involving a million hours of traffic but it was still great. I am just super excited to be here in Livermore. It is going to be an awesome adventure.

I am a little tired and should probably get running. I love you all so much and I will write a much better letter next week. Mom I sent you my address hope that works love you!

hermana fischetti

Monday, May 19, 2014

What a week I am not sure even where to begin. This has been the toughest week of my mission, most of the families I have loved and taught since I have been in this area have faced significant trials and I feel like we were run over by a train several times. It has been tough. But at the same time absolutely wonderful because we had zone conference and sisters retreat and i just can't figure out how to balance all of my feelings! 

The week started out pretty tough on monday night with a lesson with an investigator. She is stuck right now pretty deep in addictions to drugs. She was trying to change but has relapsed and has no desire to be baptized anymore. It was really heartbreaking because I have been teaching her for a long time and we were planning on her being baptized this upcoming Saturday. Then on Thursday it was like a bomb went off. One of my most beloved families is facing severe marital problems and its been heartbreaking. Seriously I haven't cried so much in my whole life! We have been working on them getting baptized and then sealed in the temple but for now all that is down the drain. It has been hard especially because the ward isn't doing anything. Then another one of our families was in and out of the hospital and a lot of other stuff going on. And the list just goes on and on. It was definitely a tough day. But it has brought a lot of good because we have finally realized how little our ward is doing and how much more they need to get involved. We had an intense ward counsel where we definitely lit some people on fire and things are going to start changing. The Bishopric is behind us 100% along with the key members of the ward so all is going to get better. So even though its been hard it had to happen for a reason so miracles can start happening in our area. I am sad to leave at this time but I know I have given it my very best and the sisters who are here are going to keep things going.  Luckily, one of our investigator families is still doing super well and brought their brother and sister in law recently from Mexico to church! It was awesome and they are super solid. We are excited to start teaching them on Thursday. One funny thing that happened was everything that happened in church on sunday. the highlight was in relief society we were talking about the Book of Mormon and all of the sudden this hermana just starts talking about how she dreamed there are computers and heaven and she was just so firm "I KNOW THERE ARE COMPUTERS IN HEAVEN" hahahahahahahahaha her and this other hermana got in an argument about it classic spanish ward. oh man yeah so theres this group of hermanas who just get together and talk about their prophetic dreams and then they all share their experiences on fast sunday. its hysterical but our investigators always get super weirded out so there is always a mess to clean up. The joys of being a missionary. Otherwise that is pretty much it. Please pray for us and please tell the sisters to do their visiting teaching. 

That is about it love you all lots. This is my last week in yerba buena, next monday I won't email. So next time I email I will be in my new area!!!

Hermana Fischetti 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hello family! 

I have a cute picture I wanted to send you but I lost my darn camera cord and my closet is a disaster. 911 emergency calling in all help. haha jk wish i could have you come organize our room mom! we are super clean, but we have been so busy that things are just kind of disorganized. im going a little crazy and might end up just throwing everything out. just kidding but a little serious. 

This weekend was so frustrating because its cinco de mayo today (feliz cinco de mayo) and everyone is carrying around mexican flags and are very drunk. so its hard to be safe and share the Gospel, but we are getting by and doing our best. I can't wait for you to come visit my mission and for dad to freak out about how dangerous the neighborhood we serve in haha. it reminds me of those times growing up we'd take the long way to the city so we wouldn't drive through certain areas... i work in those certain areas. But its awesome and we are super careful and i love it so so so much. 

This week we met with a less active man that told us he was forced to get baptized because he has a personality trait that will not allow him to say no. It was very funny I'm laughing just thinking about it. Then it was 100 for 3 days this week which was an adventure. I love the heat and the weather here though so I can't complain. Saturday only 2 people opened their door to us ALL day. one was drunk and one was high. it was one of those days that you wonder what on earth you are doing with your life. but then we got Chick fil a for dinner and a member gave me pan dulce because they know how much i love it and lotion because he said my hands are dry (haha latinos are so blunt) and that made my day. 

The best part of the week though was on Friday we were walking around and a few appts fell through so we were out contacting. This lady basically ran over to us and asked where she could get a copy of the book of mormon. She said she really wants to learn about God and the Bible and it was super cool. We prayed with her and invited her to be baptized- she committed to the last saturday of May. It was super exciting. Then, Silvia FINALLY CAME TO CHURCH!!! Which means hopefully she will be baptized next saturday by Danny Perez our recent convert. I am super excited I can't even think about it because I don't want to get my hopes up. Sheesh its going to be so great. 

Otherwise life is the same in YB. I will be skyping home between 4:30 and 5 my time, I will give you a call when I am turning on skype. The day will be kind of crazy so thats the only time that will really work. If you could please have Grammy and PopPop stay I would really love it but I understand that it is late so if they can't it is okay. 

Otherwise life is great in YB. I will be leaving in 3 weeks, president told me where I will probably be going. It is very far from the mission office, so don't send any packages there after next week until I get you my new address. Not that I need any packages but if you were thinking about it. 

Ok I love you all so much! 
Hermana Fischetti