"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, 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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hey family!! This might be short because I am really running out of time! It has been a crazy week filled with lots of miracles, blessings, challenges, and exhaustion. Not sure where to even begin. First some housekeeping. PLEASE thank Sis Medford for the wonderful package. It came when I really needed something and it was a miracle from above. Thank her a million times from me please. With housing in Provo- I am easy to please now, I am happy to share a room with Sis Reid. No problem. It might be easiest to wait and buy girls contracts who are getting married but thats a huge risk not sure if we are willing to take it. Pretty much any place south of campus thats not liberty square i am happy to live at. NO LIBERTY SQUARE. We could try Santa Barbara again that place was pretty great. Enclave village, the isles, CONDO ROW, pretty much anywhere south of campus is fine with me. oh i love where nick stevens lived i cant remember the name- ask michael or grayson they will know what im talking about. its a great place. brooke will also get in touch with you and help out. I really am easy going and I know Sis Reids mom has great taste so just trust her to make the right choice.

Right now Sis Richman and I are pretty overwhelmed but I know that we can make it through with the help of the Lord. One of the sisters had to go home so we are now covering 2 english wards on top of our branch. We were already at the busiest time of our missions so its a little stressful. We are still kind of sick- I throw up a lot and Sis Richmans stomach hurts really bad all the time. But we are taking the wormwood and I think we are improving day by day so we will be okay. We might go see a doctor this week not sure. But dont worry I am doing great. I am stressed so I could really use some homemade letters from home. Just a letter would be great during the week thank you. We had a huge miracle from our investigator Martina this week- she said the most beautiful prayer I have ever heard in my whole life and her and her boyfriend are working on getting married. Its beautiful shes so wonderful. Also our investigator Sonia moved to modesto but we got news that she was baptized on Saturday. It was VERY exciting- we are thrilled for them. Our investigator Rocio is progressing so well and hopefully she will be baptized in the month of August. Sis Richman had a great conversation with our investigator Patti (she has been investigating for 2 years, comes to church every sunday and knows the church is true read the bom, but wont get baptized because she loves the virgin mary and doesnt want to give up worshiping her... any advice) and we think she might be moving towards baptism. That is super exciting. I will sob like a baby at her baptism haha. We are NEVER EATING PORK AGAIN! I am seriously becoming a vegetarian after the mission. I hate meat haha. Mom, could you go on amazon and find us an inexpensive bag of chia seeds and a lean vanilla flavored protein powder and send it to us? Ok thanks. Green smoothies for life- we are addicts haha The work is so great life is so great. I am way in over my head but luckily I have the Lord to pull me out! Somehow its all going to piece together perfectly- I know there is a reason for all this. I am pretty sure the reason we got sick was so our bodies could rest and get ready for this! Sounds like you are all doing so great and I cant wait to see all the pics from Thomas coming home. I really cant believe it it is sooooooooo surreal. I feel like he just left! hopefully I can measure up to half the missionary he is when I get off the plane! Love you all and have a wonderful week!

Hermana Fischetti

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hey family!!

Don't worry we are on the road to a full recovery. One of the elders was also really sick and he went to a doctor that told him we have a bacteria that deteriorates muscles. Not sure what that means but my body does. I really think it is just a parasite but we have the wormwood and we will be better in no time. It has been tough because we are totally exhausted with no energy and feel sick all the time but the works moving forward and we are still seeing tons of miracles. Satan is working on us really hard right now but I know its just because big stuff is coming up. We set another date this week with our investigator Dulce which is exciting. We really are going to baptize 6 people this transfer. We had a great meeting with the stake missionary council yesterday and the stake is really working so hard and I know if we can get our missionaries working hard then crazy miracles are going to happen. Life is great here in livermore. We are having a lot of struggles in the zone right now with obedience, working hard and being nice. We have an elder in our zone thats just stirring the pot and making life pretty tough on everyone. I am not sure why or whats going on but hopefully we will see some changes. It has been wearing to be around everyone lately so me and sister richman are just working super hard and doing our own thing. I really love her. She is an incredible example of obedience strength and love. She works crazy hard but is so good at loving missionaries that don't. I don't know how she does it because I just get frustrated but I know the Lord put me with her so I can learn. I love her and wish I could serve the rest of my mission with her. Saturday night we had the coolest lesson with our investigator Martina. She is incredible. We were teaching her the restoration again and she just was like hermanas I know this is the only true church I want to be baptized. It was incredible. The spirit was so strong but I was also just kind of dumbfounded. She needs to get married before baptism so hopefully we can arrange that this week and she can get baptized next saturday. Please pray for us on Wednesday because we will be teaching her husbandboyfriend.

Well I love you all so much! Keep up the good work!
Hermana Fischetti

Monday, July 7, 2014

hey family! this has been an interesting week. we've had a crazy amount of miracles I can't even believe it. First we got to meet our new mission president he is great. Then we took our investigator eduardo to the temple and set a date for aug 16. We are thrilled. His sister is also planning on getting baptized the same day. Hopefully we can get his parents on board too. It is very exciting. Also we had F I V E investigators at church. AND WE WERENT EVEN THERE! it was incredible. we are seeing tons of progression and lots of miracles. i feel so blessed. i can't really say more because i feel sick but i will talk to you later.

hermana fischetti