Sister Falco is a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Zambia Lusaka Mission. She will train at the South Africa MTC and arrive in Zambia on June 10th.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New Area, New Companion

December 15, 2014

Hey family and friends!!!!!

Hope all is well with everyone!!

Well, this was my last week in Area 47. It’s a great area and I am really sad to leave it but it’s all good!! I am very grateful to have met the people that I did. And, we found some pretty sweet families this week which is super nice!!! Man I can't believe I am leaving!!! But at least I can go on exchanges there. J It will be great!!

We had MLC (Mission Leader Conference) and it was very good!! It was a lot of fun. We did it on the Internet with Skype. President Erickson is the best!!!! He is so cool! We talked about starting a “Standard of Excellence” in the mission. This hasn't been done here before but our mission president is ready and will create it with the APS or maybe start in January. Oh--for the next MLC, we will be flying to LUSAKA, Zambia instead of using Skype. This will be sometime in January. It should be sweet!!

We really did have a week of miracles!!!!! James, an investigator who was avoiding us and lives in Area 47, randomly showed up to church this week!! It was so SWEET!! Like such a miracle!!!!!! And then some random guy that the elders contacted in Mtsiliza showed up at church and he LOVED IT!! Another miracle!!! And then this guy who we have been teaching in Area 47 finally came to church too!!  His name is Brother Beeto and he is so sweet!! I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to teach him. He put his Book of Mormon in a protective case! Sunday was the best—really a miracle Sunday! I am truly grateful that my last Sunday in my area was so good!!

This transfer is kind of weird because I’m staying in the same zone and apartment just working in a different "area”. I don’t know how to explain it!! It feels like I haven't really left and that’s kind of nice.

I am now companions with Sister Quaye!! She is from Ghana and is the best!!! I am really excited to be with her!!:)

Well I think that wraps up this week!!

I am truly grateful to be a missionary. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!!!

I love you all!!

Sister Falco

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jaw Issues, Baptism and Transfer

December 1, 2014
Hey Family and Friends

So bad news first...
I need $500 to fix my jaw. So if you could get that in the bank account as soon as possible, that would be great. The mission insurance doesn’t cover it.
Good News…The baptism went great!! I don’t know what else to say!! It was the best!! She is a sweet lady!! I am grateful that I got to teach her. And also right now we are working in a three some so I have a hunch I’ll be transferred very soon--probably December 15th.  That is when Sister Orr is leaving to go home.
Working in a three some is way fun actually!!!

We found some pretty sweet people…two families, which is awesome!!!!!!!!!! It’s like a miracle knowing the time frame we are allowed to work in. Most people work in my area so it’s hard to find families at home when our curfew is so early.

Mission is the best. The Church is true! Sorry there isn't much time to write. I had to go to the Jaw place and then my companion had to do her hair.

Love you!!
Sister Falco


December 7, 2014
Hey Family and Friends,

How is everyone doing? This week was great!! A fun thing that happened is we went to a member’s house for dinner in Area 12. Families are the best!  This family is so sweet. I don’t know how to explain it but having a family that is centered on the Gospel makes the home just so sweet and so friendly. The spirit was so strong. I hope that I will be able to one day have a home similar to theirs. I don’t really know how to describe it but it’s been a long time since I have been in a home with such a spirit. It was very awesome!!!

So good news and bad news! I’m being transferred to Kalombo Branch next Monday. I am pretty excited. But I am way sad about leaving my Lilongwe people. I am excited though because I know many of the people there because of exchanges I’ve done, etc. Their branch is a little bit poorer than my area so that will be a change. I’m used to having the big houses with the toilets! haha Very few people have flushing toilets in my new area but it will be great. I’m excited but I am also very sad. I have been thinking I’d be transferred ever since I was put in a three some so it’s not unexpected. It’s crazy when you leave people though that you have been serving for six months! Crazy hard!! But it will be fine and good. Also I will be driving the truck--so stoked about that—even though I’m scared to drive in Malawi
My jaw is better.

We also had zone conference. It was sweet!!! I am grateful for my mission president and his wife. They do a lot for our mission. It’s so big--I can’t imagine!! My mission president is tops. I love him. He told us that we won’t be opening any new areas like Kasunga or any of those where there are groups gathering because we need to strengthen our center before we go and establish more branches. All I know is the General Authorities are inspired; they do things the Lord’s way, not our way.  Malawi is currently the fastest growing country in the Southeast Area of Africa. Sweet right??! It’s crazy sometimes I feel like its not growing at all but I guess it’s doing well!
Well, that's all for now. Hope all is well at home.

I love the Gospel!

Love, Sister Falco