Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy 24th Irma Ray!!!!!!!!!

Here's the latest from our favorite birthday girl! That's right, today IS Irma Ray's 24th Birthday, so if you haven't already be SURE and send her some love via mail/package & prayer. Let her know your thinking of her! Enjoy!
- Ridiculouslygoodlooking

Editor Note (Aka: Dad): Remember it is Sarah's Birthday on January 30th, be sure and send her your cards, letters, love and wishes. Also, bad news, the mission President has reversed the rules and she can now only email parents. Sorry to everyone else, but back to the letters, she will not be able to email any of you.

"January 11, 2010

Well, this week was just another chapter in the adventures of Irmã Call and Irmã Ray. (By the way, I am taking nominations for the film we are making). So, we have been trying to discover a way in which we could become better missionaries. Unfortunately we have not been able to figure out what we were lacking. Thankfully however, we had some inspiration this week and have discovered the solution to become completely Preach My Gospel video worthy sister missionaries. So we discovered a large sack of left over Jody dresses in our apartment, which lead to a theme inspired District Meeting. I don´t know why we didn´t think of it before! Okay, sorry to anyone who actually wears Jody dresses in their mission, but here in Portugal it is not okay. Don´t worry, we changed our clothes again before leaving the chapel. Our favorite responses are included below

Wow, I think I just went back in time 40 years

Dorky Irmãs, really Dorky

Very strange looks from the Brazilians who didn´t know if we were joking or not


Basically we enjoyed it, and we had some good laughs. It was our way of spicing up a very rainy and long week. However, the bright side of the rain is that we saw a whole lot of Rainbows here, and that was cool.

Irmã Call and I have decided we are up for the most unified companionship in the world award. Due to the fact that we have so much fun and work so well together. Actually more due to the fact that we can´t seem to remember who is who anymore. Irmã Call had a day that she couldn´t seem to get the you and me with the right person. Shortly following that we were contacting a woman in the street and it went something like this:

Me “I am Irmã Call….wait no, she is Irmã Call, I am Irmã Ray”

I. Call: “ I didn´t even notice that was wrong!”

Yeah, we are crazy, but ya know, life is good. We actually had Claudia and her two kids in church this week and it was fantastic. Both the kids were so excited afterwards that they already made their mom ~promise to come every week. Filipa wanted to know what she has to do to come every week. They are a stellar family, well, the dad is crazy and Claudia needs a new job but other than that it is great.
Irmã Ray

January 18, 2010

Okay, so good news for the week:

Lidia was baptized this week! It was a crazy crazy day! We showed up at her house 45 minutes before and she said
"well, Pedro thinks it would be better next week so could we do it then?"
-us (outloud)" everything is already ready...."
then she finally said well then, lets do it. However, then she told Pedro and he kept asking why, so we talked to him and said it was already ready and Lidia finally stood up for herself and said she was going, so we went!
It was actually a really sweet experience and a beautiful end to a very hectic day.
On other news we actually managed to mark Claudia and her children for baptism (thank you Andrew for the advice on teaching her). We don´t think they will be ready for their February date, but they are determined to work towards the goal and change their lives. It is probably the biggest change I have seen anyone make on my mission and it is just a fantastic testimony to the power of the gospel. Things have happened with that family that I never thought were possible, and it doesn´t have anything to do with us that is for sure. The Lord really is preparing people!
Well, that is about all the new and exciting news for the week. Love you all and keep up the good work.

Love Irma Ray"

The Best way to write Sarah is: (Ok this is a change, pay attention)

A) Since Sarah is on the Island, the best way to send anything (i.e. letters, packages, etc) through regular US mail is below. This method requires US $.98 postage for letters. (Better check this out, it should be the same as before)

Sister Sarah Ray

Rua de Ponte Nova

nº 12 5P

9000 Funchal



B) The alternate way is of course Dearelder that may eventually get to her.

1) On the internet go to website.

2) There is a drop down box on the right hand side down just a couple inches. Enter her mission which is Portugal Porto and then click "write a letter" just below where you select the mission.

3) On the next screen enter your return address and Sister Sarah Ray in the address line, add your email in the email box below the envelope.

4) Write your letter in the text box and then hit the "send letter" box under the text box to send it on.

This site does require US $.98 Postage. You can set up an account and it will deduct the postage each time you write.

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