Thursday, November 19, 2015

Zone Conference and Cidade Velha


This past week was a busy one. We had Zone Conference with Elder and Sister Dyches of the European Presidency. They were also Mission Presidents over the Portland, Oregon Mission a few years ago so their insights and ideas for missionary work were amazing.
Piano lessons do pay off on a mission

MTC Sister Re-Unite

They talked about the importance to start testifying immediately when contacting, instead of asking, "What's your name?" or, "Do you have a few minutes?" I knew this before but I really tried applying it this past week and we had some really neat contacts and lessons come out of it. I especially love starting contacts off with, "Did you know God has a plan of happiness for you and your family?" People are always looking for how they can be happier, it has got us in quite a few doors this past week. 

They also taught all of us how to make origami shirts to leave with investigators, members, on random doors, wherever. My creative heart was happy. :) And we went to the paper store immediately after to buy paper for the shirt project.

This morning our district went to Cidade Velha, which, being interpreted, is "Old City" in Portuguese. Original! Haha. It was a slave port long before Cape Verde was on the map. And the people there haven't changed much since that time. There aren't slaves anymore but walking the streets still makes you feel like you are on a Pirates of the Caribbean movie set. Yo Ho, Yo Ho a Sister's life for me!

Love you all!

Sister Hanzel

Sister Larsen and I at Cidade Velha