Weekly Update

So this week we walked a whole bunch. Amidst a bunch of difficulties we managed to have a good week. The investigators are doing really well. Right now we are teaching a less active family with a nonmember daughter named Isadora that has gone to church with us for two Sundays already!! COOL! She is super spiritual and yesterday we taught them and showed them a video with Elder Holland’s testimony about the Book of Mormon and how Joseph Smith literally gave his life in defence of the truth… It was really cool and pretty spiritual. Take a look at the video if you can find it. It is a Mormon Message.

We will have a baptism this saturday. woohoo!!!!! Claudio will be baptized. He is really amazing and is reading like a whole bunch in the Book of Mormon and even started reading Pearl of Great Price without meaning to because he downloaded the app on his phone. cool! He is an elect of the Lord.

Later this afternoon I will be going to Porto Alegre for Leadership Council… It should be pretty cool. Well guess where we will sleep tomorrow night in Porto Alegre? We will sleep right next to the POA temple!! It’ll be pretty legit wakeup and see the temple. yeah… I’m spoiled.

Anyway I am praying for a week of miracles. Seriously.

-Sister Jessop

Transfers – Staying in Pelotas

So we recieved the transfer and….I am staying in Pelotas. My Argentina companion, Sister DLT, will be leaving me. :( But I will gain a new companion: Sister Bor. She is from Uruguay and is finishing her mission. She is SERIOUSLY amazing. I am looking forward to learning a lot from her. I went on one exchange with her. She is hardworking, joyful, funny, likable and spiritual. I am so psyched for the hard work and the miracles that’ll come!

Well this week was really great. We visited a less active family that the bishop had asked us to teach and it turned out super amazing. When we arrived the mom told us the whole story about how they met the church and also how they met one another in the church (the couple) The conversion story was pretty dang beautiful. The mom was the YW President at the time and they actually got sealed in the temple. They have a twevle year old daughter (who is not a member) named Isadora. She came to church with us this last Sunday and already has a baptismal date! We only visited them twice as of this far, however I felt the Spirit really strongly both times and I have a lot of faith that this family will return to activity in the church. The second time we taught them, we asked Isadora to say the prayer at the end. She said a prayer like none other. She really spoke with God as if He were there in the room. During the prayer she even said to God, “I ….miss you.” Wow! Everyone got goosebumps after the prayer and she said she felt strange. We then tried to help her recognize that it was the Spirit testifying to her. It was pretty dang cool. I think that now is the right time for this family to return to church. So cool…. :)

Well I basically love the mission. I look forward to absolutely every opportunity to learn and grow and help others come unto Christ. Stay strong in the faith! Love you all!

-Sister Jessop

Dia de los Muertos

We travelled to Canguçu this week to do exchanges. It was super cool. Canguçu is really hilly and I got sore only working there for one day.

I also got to split with Sister R. in Fragatta (here in Pelotas mesmo). She’s my friend from the MTC! It was so cool being with her once again and remembering all of the things we did in the MTC and telling all about our mission experiences to one another. She is an amazing young woman – so sweet and has such a cool testimony to share with everyone. Thankfully she’ll be attending BYU with me upon our arrival at home. Woohoo!

For the Day of the Dead we worked at the cemetery yesterday morning. It was a cool experience helping people understand that their passed-away relatives are in the spirit world. It was an amazing opportunity to talk about the plan of salvation, life after death, resurrection and the celestial kingdom. It was pretty dang cool.

The gospel is true! Love you all!

-Sister Jessop