Thursday, January 22, 2015


Week 54

Hello Friends and family!! This week passed by super fast! So we had transfers on monday. My previous comp left monday in th afternoon. I stayed with the other elder that his comp left too. Monday night his compion arrived and we worked together on Tuesday. That night my new comp, Elder Freire arrived. He was in alta Floresta, which he traveled a whole day (24 hrs) to get here in Cáceres.

This week I showed him our area and the people elder johansson and I have been teaching. He has only been on the mission for 3 months, but he already is super prepared. He teaches really well and we work well together. He taught me a technique that you share matthew 16:19 with a person that let you in and bare testimony that families can be together forever and talk a little about the apostasy, a then a little about the restoration. It only takes about 5 minutes. then you mark a return visit and share the restoration complete. We tried it this week and a liked it alot.

We also got a list of members in our area, and lets just say we have alot of less active searching and reactivitating to do. But we our ready and willing to do it!

Our Zone Leaders, Elder Gibb and Elder Cole are coming this week to have a zone meeting with us and then to do exchanges. This week was a good week!!

Also a member told us that she wants to start learning english. She teaches english, so I´ll focus on helping her accent be more american! haha

I love you mom!

Com Amor,
Elder Marstella

Monday, January 12, 2015


Ok, so this week was an eventful one... Thursday was my 1 year mark on the mission! I´ve officially been out for a year! As well, that same day I broke my hand playing soccer with the young men here... I was playing goalie, and the ball was shot to me, so i got on the ground to get it. And a young man here still tried to kick it for some reason and he kicked my hand instead... at first I thought he only bruised it, but then it swelled up. We went to the hospital the next day, and they said i didnt surgery, so I only have to wear a cast for 3 weeks. Ohh and it was my left hand again, the same hand i broke 2 years ago... but its all good.

So the guy that kicked me was actually an investigator of the other elders here. And on Saturday I interviewed him for baptism. When we talked about repentance I rose my broked hand to mess around. haha we bothed laughed and he apologized. That night he was baptized!

Ohhh we got our transfer calls last night. Elder Johansson is going to Cuiabá and my new comp is Elder Freire. His last area is so far away that he´ll get here tomorrow. I dont know him but im excited for another new transfer! 

Josiane is still the same way. She wants to be baptized and we have taught everything, its just that her dad wont give her permission... We are going to pray and fast a ton for her!

Thats all the time i have today, I love yall and ill talk to yall next week!

Com Amor,
Elder Marstella