Monday, August 24, 2015

This week has been kinda difficult because Sister Rapp hasn't been feeling very well so I have trapped in the apartment for a couple of days, but it is ok. I got the care package mom sent yesterday. I have the best mom in the world! I can't believe she found my monkey from when I had surgery. That was pretty special. My companion and I have a new investigator we will pick up today! I am sooooo excited! It has been a wonderful week though. We have been working hard and visiting lots of less actives. It can be kinda difficult because we have to report numbers to our District Leader and every time I feel like Elder Johnson in the best two years... Elder Calhoun and Elder Rogers 0 baptisms, 0 confirmed, 0 with a baptismal date, 1 contacted, 0 received. We have been working really hard to talk with everyone though. This week, Sister Rapp's trainer came to stay with us. Because we are in Frontenac, we are the closest to the mission home, so a lot of people come here to die (end their mission). It was hard for Sister Rapp because she was killing off her mom (sending her home). She had a really rough day that day. We are really working on staying positive.
Last night was crazy though. Sister Rapp was telling me about when she served in Marceleen and there were people who were possessed by spirits and just crazy stuff happening. Then we got out of our car and the stinking elders(the zone leaders of course) snuck up on us and I screamed bloody murder. It was terrifying. So I went up and was telling him off. It was so scary. But, other than the Zone leaders, Sister Rapp and I are doing well.
I have been reading Isaiah and I love it! It is just like reading a bunch of hymns with a lot of symbolism everywhere. It is super cool! We sing hymns a lot too! This week is going to be amazing, though! We are going to work so hard and find more people to teach. Our one investigator who is really close to baptism will come home from Poland in like a month, so that is a bit frustrating, but we will find others. We have done just about everything to find people to teach. We tracted this week (with a VERY trunky missionary) a lot. We have talked to a lot of people. We can do better though, and we will do better. I got an email from Cassidy and Danielle this week and they are both doing well! Danielle is in Japan now! I love being a missionary and thrusting in the sickle with my might.
Thank you for your love and support, you all are in my prayers!
Sister Favero

Monday, August 17, 2015

We have had a pretty amazing week! We have been working on visiting all of the less actives in the ward because we talked with the relief society president and she gave us a great big list. She is an amazing person. She is from Switzerland. Everyone in the ward is sooooo nice. It was so crazy yesterday meeting Favero's. So many people have come up to me and asked me if I am related to the Faveros in Ogden. Do you know a Roberto Favero? Was he one of the 14 children. I think that is what we came up with. We had a really great discussion with a lady who we are helping organize her house. She is less active and has been having some issues. She has tons of stuff that she hasn't had time to go through. She is really nice, though and we have add lunch with her a couple of times. Her name is Jennifer. She is going to have a garage sale in a couple of weeks so we will be helping her with that. We work at a food pantry on Saturdays and the lady there is always so nice to Sister Rapp and I. Sister Rapp is still the best companion in the world! We were going to meet the jewish lady I told you about earlier. We went over to her home yesterday, but she wasn't there. Then, later that evening we were talking to the Relief Society President at her home and Beth, the jewish lady, gave us a call and invited us to her son's birthday party! He is turning three. We met a lady in the ward who speaks Spanish and teaches it at school. She is less active and very sweet. She made us horchata when we went to visit her. Visiting less actives has been the priority lately. It has been a very successful week though. Also, I have been learning a lot about the Priesthood and I figured out how we are to inherit the Kingdom of God through the Priesthood. Because we receive our endowments, we are to inherit the Kingdom of God by becoming Priests and Priestesses, just like how Christ is a Priest! It blew my mind! 

This week, I have been singing Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy and Ye Elders of Israel. I will probably have them memorized in a couple of weeks. And I started reading Isaiah. I decided I really should know a little more about his teachings and prophesies since Nephi writes about them so much. This week I will also be learning a bit about Revelation because one of our recent converts who is really smart wants us to teach about Revelation. Luckily, Sister Rapp knows a lot about that! I am so glad to hear the kids are doing well. J is going to do well in Middle School. I know Victor and Athena are going to have so much fun this year and Juliet too. Also, this week my companion was prompted to visit a lady in our ward who is less active and she opened the door and she was in tears! She had just found out that morning that her mom had past away. Right after we arrived the Relief Society President came.It was amazing! We have had some special experiences this week. My companion has been having really really bad headaches this week too unfortunately, so the Elders in our area gave her a blessing. This week, we have talked a lot about the power of the Priesthood. It is truly an amazing gift from God. I have learned so much while on my mission about the Priesthood. My companion and I talked about how when we get married our first priority is that he was the Melchizedek Priesthood. Thank you for your example to me dad. I love you! Things are going great here! I am just loving life! It is difficult at times, but I love it so much!

One more thing... In relief society yesterday we had a lesson on eternal families and I am so blessed to have the most amazing eternal family. I love you all. I have learned so much about how everyone will be sealed in Heaven and how our relations with our families will be in the Kingdom of Heaven. It just is a testament to me that God has a perfect plan. I am going to be learning more about family history work soon! It is amazing to teach people about these ordinances that seal families together!

Have a wonderful week. Good luck to everyone at school. I love you all soooooo much!

Love you all!!!!
Sister Favero

Monday, August 10, 2015

We are having a wonderful P-day so far. This week has been great. We have found a couple more gators because Sat. was finding day! We did a lot of tracting! We were going to stop on Saturday, but then I was like, "we should try this last door" and guess who we found... our newest investigator. She is Jewish and we gave her a Book of Mormon. There are a ton of less actives in our ward who we are going to visit this week. We have three investigators now. We found someone on an old tracting sheet and checked her out and have an appointment with her this week. WE have one investigator from Poland who is really close to being baptized but will be out of town for the next three weeks. That doesn't bum me out, it makes me grateful for what I have. Thank you for sharing the story about the boy whose dad was sitting next to him through the night. I really liked it. I hope everyone is excited for school. How did Victor and Athena do at BYU over summer? I hope Athena enjoyed it. I know this week is going to be AMAZING! I love you all so much! 
Sister Favero

Monday, August 3, 2015

First week in St. Louis

Monday, August 3, 2015

My companion is Amazing! This area is difficult though because people are rich and aren't really looking for anything in their lives, ya know. I feel like a sponge, I have learned so much! I am really working on recognizing the spirit. I have been studyihng about the Doctrine of Christ. The mission president is great. His wife is sooo sweet. They are very organized and know what they are doing. I hope everyone does well in school! Mission life is the best. We stayed the first night in the mission home and it was wonderful we have a delicious breakfast and then went to the transfer meeting where I met my mom! She was so sweet and gave me a present with scarves and cards and things in it. I have been able to help people and really focus on why we are here. I can't wait to get people to the temple! I have realized that helping people Come unto Christ is going to be such a rewarding experience as I forget myself and work hard. I couldn't have asked for a better companion. She is amazing! I am learning so much. We need more people to teach though! My favorite thing was probably the baptism we attended. It was for a 8 year old boy. Four generations of his family was there. It was really spiritual but it was right after we had had a pretty draining lesson about the plan of salvation with one of our investigators. I love you and am so excited to be an exactly obedient missionary for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Tell everyone I love them, especially mom! Mom is the most amazing person I could ask to have in my life. I love you dad, you have taught me so well and I am prepared to preach the gospel.
I really do miss you and mom so much, but I can't imagine any place I would rather be! I love this gospel and I can't wait to teach people about eternal families like ours!

Sister Favero