Sister Danielle Swasey's letters from her service in the Portugal Lisbon Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. June 2013-December 2014.
D&C 18:16 "And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!"
Monday, December 9, 2013
Walking in a Mission Wonderland
So anybody else excited for Christmas because I certainly am! We found a Christmas tree in our apartment and it´s a little better quality than Charlie Brown´s so I´m happy.
Thank you Misty & Fam
Thank you Tina & Fam
Big shout out and tons of hugs (or handshakes for you men out there) for all those of you that have mailed me stuff or emailed me. I have NEVER gotten to a meeting nor passed through the office without having at least something waiting for me and let me tell you, not that it´s really that important as a missionary, it certainly makes my day to know you people are thinking about me. I think of you always!!!
I don´t have a ton of time because we went to a festival today! They had cool stuff from all the different parts of Portugal. Try not spending money there, I dare you.
This week was a great week. We´ve been teaching the sons of a recent convert Ana Bela. She is fantastic and has an amazing testimony. Her sons, Diogo, Daniel, and Bruno are all teenagers. They have come along way since when we first started teaching them and Bruno and Ana Bela´s fiance Joaquim even came to church with us this week! Bruno also has mentioned a couple times now that he thinks he wants to be baptized so expect some baptism pictures coming up here soon ;)
In other news...starting thinking a bit in Portuguese! I catch myself remembering things that happened in the past (in English of course) but I think about what the people said in Portuguese. Weird but amazing, am I right?
View from Danielle's apartment
View from Danielle's Apartment
No time to write but to sum it up? Love my mission, love the people, love the culture, love the language, LOVE my companion and can´t even tell you all how much I love my Savior and this chance I have to serve Him for 18 months.