Friday, March 16, 2012

Arrival Day 9:28 AM Saturday, March 10,2012  Doctrine & Convenants 4:2  "Therefore, O ye embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day".  What a humbling experience this is going to be for me--to be a representative for the Lord.  Was met by Elder & Sister Adams from Odgen, Utah who would be leaving on Tuesday.  I would be her replacement.  They were so kind to have three days with me to orientate me to the stores, banks, pharmacy,etc. and we were give our testimonies on Sunday.  The Youth had given them a nice going away party, but I was too tired to attend.

Alma 32:1-2  "And it came to pass that they did go forth, and began to preach the word of God unto the people, entering into their synagogues, and into their houses;yea, and even they did preach the word in their streets.  And it came to pass that after much labor among them, they began to have success among the poor class of people; for behold, ..Yannick Oliveira is one preparing to go on a mission.

Alma 32:16 "Therefore, blewssed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble; or rather, in other words, blessed is he that believeth in the word of God, and is baptized without stubbornness of heart, yea, without being brought to know the word, or even compelled to know, before they will believe. "  We gave our  testimonies in the Branch which was split.  Elder Adams said last year at this time, there were 279 baptized & this year is 790!

Doctrine & Convenants 59:10 "For verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High."  After all the goodbys for the Adams, we had dinner , then attended Single Family Home Evening at 4:30, then the Youth had choir practice from 7:00 -8:30.  I believe the church has made a film about this choir and interviewed Richardo at home and his work testifying about the growth of the Church here in Cabo Verde.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Farewell to friends & MTC

A chance to catch up with the recent return of one month, Richard & Joanne Henry from B. England
Mission and wonderful friends, Darrell & Ann Gillen.  Does that sign really mean"Good to GO"!!

                                            Here are the keys to my room, Friday March 9,2012

Leaving on my Mission

Medical Training

Last time for Medical Group to be together, Thursday, March 8, 2012  Megadyne Headquarters with
Dr. M Blanche.  Elder & Sister Johnston (Tonga) Elder & Sister Huntsman (Independence,MO) myself(Cabo Verde) Sister Visker(Puerto Rico) Elder & Sister Jensen (Quatemala) Sister with Nurse Executive Com.

Some of the awards received for their inventions of surgical instruments

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MTC Senior Group Pictures

O Professor

Oi, Como voce se chama?  Meu nome e Irma Bejarano e Irma Cummings  What an inspiring teacher I have had the past three months!!  I started out by Skyping three times a week for one hour from home and then two weeks here at the MTC with Talita.  Wish I could take her with me.  I will certainly miss our times together.  She has so much love for the Gospel and our Savior.  Everyone
should take Portuguese from her.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

District Members

Our District Leader and members

Monday, February 27, we were assigned District
Leader Elder Steve and Sister Donna Johnston from Elkridge, Utah going to Tonga Mission as
Medical Assistant, and Nurse Specialist.  What didI learn from these 2 year newlyweds??  Their son, Matt, and daughter in law Monica lived in Jenks,OK and lived four houses down from me!!  They had put in to serve in Cape Verde too
Elder & Sister Carter to serve in Johnstone,PA

Sister Mary Visker to serve in Puerto Rico as
Nurse Specialist from Lehi, Utah and my self to serve in Cape Verde as Nurse Specialist.

Elder Jack and Sister Sally Turner to serve in Eugene,Oregon Mission

              Our Teachers

Sister Hale for AM and Brother
Meyer for PM lessons and discussions

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My good friends(Darrell and Ann Gillen) that lived in Tulsa, now back to their home in Lehi,Utah picked me up from the Salt Lake City airport on Saturday, spent two days with them, attending their ward, catching up on old times, eating, watching Church movies, and receiving inspirational encouragement before dropping me off at the MTC where two Elders unloaded my 50 lb bags!!

Entering the Missionary Training Center

Missionary Training Center (MTC)
Monday 9:50am  February 27, 2012
Provo, Utah

             As Darrell drove to MTC, there beneath the stop light is the sign for MTC entrance
              Welcome Senior missionaries and where will you be serving?  Asked by all.