Thursday, April 14, 2016

Loving our new place in Poa! 4/11/16

Hello everyone!

                                                      9 month mark! Woot woot!

Things are going swimmingly as always :) We´re working really hard in Poá, and although lots of people are rejecting us, we still have the opportunity to meet a few goldens each week!

This week started out wonderfully. On Tuesday, Sister Felartigas and I and the Zone Leaders gave a training for the whole zone on listening to the Spirit and changing the culture of the mission (obedience). It went so well! The Spirit was way strong and our zone felt so united! I love the missionaries here :) We also did our secret-friend-Easter-chocolate-exchange-thing, so that was fun. We all drew names a few weeks ago and then brought chocolate on Tuesday for our person. I gave chocolate to Elder Bicca and got some chocolate from Elder Fonicello. He´s from Belgium, so I got some Belgium chocolate!! I am a lucky (chubby) Sister :) 

The rest of the week was good. Super hot. More walking than I think I´ve ever walked on my mission so far. But we met some really great people. We are teaching a boy named Cassio right now who goes to church every week with his grandma. His parents have never let him be baptized. But right now, we´re teaching him and his mom is sitting in and listening, so we´re hoping this will soften her heart. I believe in miracles :)

We´re teaching a lot of pregnant women right now, (not sure how that happened), and they´re all due this week! So it makes teaching a little complicated :) But yay for babies! 

We are loving our new house and loving Poá. This week we get to go on divisions with the Sisters that we watch over. I´m excited to get to know them all better. 

I hope you are all doing well and feeling the Spirit and seeing the Hand of God working in your lives. He´s there for sure, watching over you. 

Thanks for all the support and love! You guys are the best!

All my love,
Sister Doyle

Crazy Week!!! 4/4/16

Wow, I just realized that my time is almost up and I didn´t write a general e-mail!! Sorry everybody! But tell you what, I´ll write an extra big one next week!
Biggest news:
- went to the Temple on Wednesday - it was amazing! What a blessing!
- conference was amazing!!

 - we had another miracle with that man this week! We went to his house to teach him with that same member...We got there and he wasn´t home and wouldn´t answer his phone :( We were pretty bummed. We decided to try someone else on the other side of town, so we got back in the member´s car didn´t start. Didn´t even turn over. So we sat there for half an hour trying to fix the car, and who shows up? Our elect investigator :) We had a fantastic lesson with him and his wife and the Spirit was strong. When we finished, we got back in the car to go home, and sure enough, it started without a problem. I think God wanted us to teach him ;)

Main thing I´ve been thinking this week: I am loved by the Savior. It is a love that transcends human understanding, and does not fade or decrease based on my weaknesses or sins. It is perfect love. And I want these people here to feel that same love. The world needs more love. The wars and fighting and addictions and drugs and violence and abuse and hardness of hearts are suffocating the love in the world. And I have the unique opportunity right now to directly bring the love of the Savior into the lives and homes of other people. How could I not rejoice in this? I´ve only got nine more months to spread the love. And I´m going to make the absolute most of it.
God is good and miracles are real. Don´t forget your prayers everbody; God is listening and answering, every moment of every day.
All my love,
Siser Doyle