"And at all times, and in all places, he shall open his mouth and declare my Gospel as with the voice of a trump, both day and night. And I will give unto him strength as is not known among men."

-D&C 24:12

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hello Everyone!!!

Hello everyone! 

  This week was a roller coaster. It was really crazy, not gonna lie. We had another division this week with the Sisters in Olhão, and this time we separated and I went to Olhão with Sister Oliveira and SIster Harper stayed here in Faro with Sister Andrade. I just love those sisters so much. Sister Andrade has been with me the entire time i´ve been in Faro and we´ll be finishing the mission together.
  Sigh. I love the Algarve. These last couple of P-Days, we´ve been roaming around the Algarve with the car and visiting new places and coming back to well-known ones. This very well may be my last week in the Algarve and Faro because next weeks is transfers and I have no idea what´s going to happen with me!
  Will I stay? Will I go? Who knows? Well, God knows. And I trust in His judgement, so I know that whatever happens will be what needs to happen. Sigh. Maybe i´ll serve in or around Lisbon. I still haven´t served anywhere around there yet...
  We had our District Conference this past week and President and Sister Tavares were there. They spoke to the whole district of the Algarve and it was so spiritual. 
  One thing i´ve been reminded of this week was of how fast the work of the Lord is progressing and how much satan doesn´t want that. He really will do anything to stop this work from progressing. And so many things have happened this week in Faro that it´s so important to remember that NOTHING can stop the work of the Lord and it´s so important to always be united and in harmony with one another. I love my companion and I love my district here in Faro. 

  I truly have been so blessed with so many good people around me here in Portugal. It makes me so happy that sometimes I just wanna cry of happiness. 

  Have a marvelous week, everyone!

-Sister Mancuso


Monday, November 9, 2015

Be thou my vision

Olá gente! Tudo bem????

This week was really... hectic. Som much happened. Where to start?

Me and Sister Harper stayed in Faro last P-day. It was super downcast and the sky was threatening rain and we were in the downtown pretty part of the city.

And then it actually did rain and we had to find shelter... So we found refuge in this place called Bolo de Caco, which is a really yummy sandwich originally from Madeira. I LOVE BOLO DE CACO!

On tuesday night, we went to Lisbon with the elders for mission counsel which was held on wednesday. The whole 3 hours was just listening to Christmas music. So much Christmas music! But mission counsel was so spiritual. I learned so much. Everytime I go I just feel so happy and i´m reminded of how amazing the mission is. The mission is so short and the time so precious that it´s so important to really take advantage of every second here! And especially here in Portugal...

Today we went to Portimão again. Man, I just love going there! We visited a beach called Praia dos Três Irmãos. GORGEOUS. Giant rock formations and no one was there and the weather was perfect because there was a sea-salty breeze that you can only smell in Portugal. The sun was out and we could hear the seagulls and the waves lapping in and out... And I just thought, "Wow. I´m in Portugal today, and there´s no other place i´d rather be right now."

I LOVE PORTUGAL! Have a great week, everyone!


Sister Mancuso

                                                               Praia dos Tres Irmaos

Bolo de Caco