Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I be missionary sista!

This week has been beautiful and amazing. :) We had interviews with Presidente on Saturday (who later told me that I picked up Sorella Stewart's accent hahaha) and then we went out with Sorella Dibb!! It was so much fun to do some lessons and drive around Pisa with the Mission President's wife. Mamma mia... she is sooooo funny too!!! Ready for the best news?

FIRENZE IS GOING TO BE A STAKE!!!!!! On May 10th and 11th, we will be made into the Stake of Florence. Isn't that incredible!!! We are sooooo excited for this historic event that will take place. Also, I think that we are combining with Rimini, which is where Forlì is!! So I might be able to see my loved people of Forlì. :) 

The work itself has been so wonderful this week. S our Nigerian simp, came to church again and just loves it! She is praying for the help and strength to prepare for her baptism in May. :)  We also had several Family Home Evening's with M and his family and with B and his family. And we ate more Nigerian food. (I should have taken a picture!!) We brought cinnamon apples with ice cream for dessert but they refused to eat it at first. Once they tried it, they fell in love and ate all of it! :) 

Funny story. On Sunday we went to Pontedera to meet up with M because we had left something at his home. There was a train strike going on so it took us forever to get there. By the time we got back home it was almost 8 but it was still light outside. While walking up to the bikes, I noticed that Sorella Bennett's bike was shorter than usual. That is when I saw it. Or rather didn't see it. No front wheel. SOOOOOO someone stole a wheel. We attached her bike to the back of my bike and walked 30 minutes home, through Centro with our bikes. Many people pointed and laughed. Our bike shop workers just shook their heads when we showed up. Again. We just have the best luck with bikes here in Pisa. :)

Yesterday we had a beautiful miracle with L. As noted a few weeks ago, she was a referral from the Anziani who had contacted her last summer. We had an amazing lesson with her last time and this time. For the lesson yesterday, we watched the Restoration film. Her eyes were wide the entire time and she agreed with the quotes from the film. There wasn't even any kind of disturbance during the first vision (which always seems to happen). It was perfect! At the end of the film, she expressed how beautiful it was and how much sense it made to have another prophet today. Lina then expressed that her beliefs were different than ours. We live in a different world, cioè, we live the commandments that we teach. This gives us inner peace and glow of happiness. She explained that her religion had an "eat, drink, and be merry" feeling about it. We re-set her baptismal date for the 24 of May. :)

To finish, I actually just want to share a little reminder of the WHY of Easter.  It is for Jesus Christ. Easter is just as important as Christmas and we should keep it sacred and special.  In Luke 22:19, Christ asked us to take the sacrament and remember him. Elder Jeffery R. Holland expressed some ways that we could remember him.... 

We could remember Christ’s miracles and his teachings, his healings and his help. We could remember that he gave sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf and motion to the lame and the maimed and the withered. Then, on those days when we feel our progress has halted or our joys and views have grown dim, we can press forward steadfastly in Christ, with unshaken faith in him and a perfect brightness of hope (see 2 Ne. 31:19–20).
We could remember that even with such a solemn mission given to him, the Savior found delight in living; he enjoyed people and told his disciples to be of good cheer. He said we should be as thrilled with the gospel as one who had found a great treasure, a veritable pearl of great price, right on our own doorstep. We could remember that Jesus found special joy and happiness in children and said all of us should be more like them—guileless and pure, quick to laugh and to love and to forgive, slow to remember any offense.

Please click on the following link to see a PERFECT Easter message!

I am so grateful for the Savior Jesus Christ and for the sacrifice that he has made for me. For all of us. All that we have to do it COME unto Him. And we can! We have His church restored once again on the Earth today and can truly come unto him. 


Sorella Jameson

P.S.  am learning African English :) I be missionary sista! Abi no be lie?

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