Thursday, May 14, 2015


It was fun seeing you all yesterday (Skype). Before we know it it will be Christmas & we'll be doing that again! So I don't really have much to write this week...hahaha.

Well, Tuesday we had dinner with C & afterward we taught her the Restoration.  It started out kinda weird by her saying "aren't you prophets?" "uhh, not the kind we're talking about" But it ended up being a really good lesson! Then we had a lesson with S & we watched a really old video called "Our Heavenly Father's Plan" & it was super funny haha. Then we had a lesson with Sister H. 

Wednesday we had a lesson about prayer with B & M. We were planning on doing service for D & V, but they cancelled, so we ended up doing and  then visiting some people until dinner with the Es. After dinner we went to see A, our 10yo investigator. Note: earlier in the day we texted/called F asking if we could come see A, but he never answered us. We got there & F started yelling at us saying "you need to call before you come over, people don't just come over without permission." & stuff like that. MAN did I have to bite my tongue. I would've said more if I knew he wouldn't hurt V, but I don't want to cause any trouble with V. She came up to us & you could see on her face how embarrassed & bad she felt, but she had to say something to us in front of him. 

Thursday morning we went to a less active family, the Cs, to do service for them after they fed us a yummy lunch! Then we went home to shower & went out to see people and had dinner with the P. (President P is President Hobbs' 1st counselor in the mission presidency; President Moran in Carbon Canyon was his 2nd counselor) President P made lime ice cream, which was DELISH.

Friday morning we finally were able to have a lesson with a referral we got 2 weeks ago, C M. We walked into her home & it was a MESS. Things everywhere & it reeked of smoke. It was hard to stand at first but luckily you kinda get used to it....while simultaneously getting lung cancer. We taught her half of the plan of salvation because she's had a lot of family members die (twin sister, son, husband, & father). We asked her if she'd be baptized & she accepted. We'll have to do a lot of work with her. She has a lot of issues, but everyone needs the gospel! So she became our new investigator. Woooooo! Then we went home & weekly planned until our dinner with the Ss, a cute young family who makes really good cookies.....ugh. Then we went to visit D & V. :)

Saturday we went to the Ms to do service. Service at the Ms usually consists of going out to their farm & doing yard work, but this time it consisted of playing with their kids while Sis. M did her laundry. It was cool at first, but it dragged on a little long, haha. When we got out of there we visited C S. When we first got there she was really upset we were there. It was super awkward, but as we were talking she warmed up & we ended up leaving with a blanket that she crocheted! Then we had dinner at the D's and then went to the A's so Sister O could call home for Mother's Day. It was already Mother's Day in Tonga!

Sunday was great! You know why???? because A came to church! haha. Oh, and also that I got to talk to my wonderful family that I miss dearly. After we were done talking we went to visit some people, including C M. She was outside & all over the place. As we were talking to her (or she was talking to us mostly) she almost fell over a few times & passed out. We don't know what's up with her, but we helped her stand up to go inside and then we left.

We had dinner with the Ss and then visited the Hs. We had a miracle lesson with them. We've been praying for a long time to figure out what their problem is & why they don't come to church. Beforehand we didn't really know what we were going to share with them, but I chose the Bible Video of Peter walking on water to Jesus. It really was by the spirit because that led Brother H into telling us his concerns. He really misses coming to church but has issues he needs to clear up first. It was really, really good. Sister O was really bold & loving with them, saying no matter what anybody in the church might do to you, your foundation must be in Jesus Christ & His gospel. 

The message we've been sharing with our less actives & at some dinner appointments this week has been about the Book of Mormon. A quote from President Marion G. Romney: 

“I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly,both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence willincrease; mutual respect and consideration for eachother will grow. The spirit of contention will depart.Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents.Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity—the pure love of Christ—will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness”

I love this quote & I'm seeing the truth that is in here. I know that the Book of Mormon was preserved for hundreds of years for US in our day, for our profit & learning. I'm excited to read the Book of Mormon with my family back home & my future family. 

Thanks for being the best! Love you!!!
xoxo Sister Viraldo

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