Monday, May 30, 2016

These Final Six Months Are Going to Fly By....

Hey there family and friends!(:

First thing.....DID I TOTALLY HIT MY YEAR MARK???? AH, I honestly was like freaking out haha - so crazy. Time just flies by ya know? Each day seems so long usually - but then you look back at your week and month and it is just all one long blur. I know that these next 6 months are going to FLY by - but it is just a huge testimony that you just gotta use all of the Lord's time that you have ya know?(: 

We were able to meet with Sebi this week which was amazing. We had a powerful lesson with him and with Elder K Nelson. We talked about the Word of Wisdom and he completely understood. He brought up some of his own personal struggles - the main one being coffee. He said he smokes once in a while, but that its more of a fitting- in kind of thing. We talked about all the blessings that will come from being obedient - not only for him, but how also he will set a huge example to his family as well. He loved the conference in Oradea - and really felt the power of President Ivory's message, Sora Ivory's, and Elder Obando's. It was incredible to see him testify how he has truly felt like something was missing from his life and heart because he hasn't been at church these past 2 weeks. He wants to get baptized, but said that he is getting a little bit of resistance from his ex-wife in Timisoara. But I know that he will be able to overcome that and set a date for baptism soon(:

Thank you so much for all you do - I sure love you guys!

Have a great week!

Sora Armstrong

Some pics from last week in Oradea(: haha

We taught our English class what a "bucket list" is haha(:

My family got to visit with Sora Wyatt at her mission homecoming. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hitting My Year Mark!

Hey there family and friends!(:

It is SUPER good to hear from you all - thank you SO much for all of your emails of love and support from these past few weeks, it is made my day more than you know(:

These past few weeks have been kinda rough, Sora Andrus my companion has been super super sick with some bad stomach and digestive pain. We aren't really sure what it is exactly, but we are hoping that she will be getting better soon(: 

We got to go to Oradea this past weekend though for a magnificent zone conference, and then on Sunday we had District Conference(which is just like stake conference) where all the members from Cluj, Sibiu, Timisoara, Oradea, and Arad came together(: There was a general authority who came to speak to us, his name is  Elder Adonay Obando and he was So cool!(: Such a great conference!

Also...I am hitting my year mark this week and I am LITERALLY freakin out hahaha(: But I just want to say thank you again for all of your continual love and support - I love you guys!(: 

Have a great week!

Sora Armstrong 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Life After Mother's Day

Hey y'all! I'm not going to write a ton because I just talked to my fambam which was super awesome! Everything is going well here! Honestly, we went to a lot of fun places this week and found a lot of new investigators. We also saw a lot of less actives, and met with some fantastic members! It was a great week with a lot of miracles. 

This week we are going to try and invite Angel to be baptized be sure to keep him in your prayers!(:

Thanks for all your love and support! I sure love you guys!

Sister Armstrong(:

Us at dinner with Sora Constantin(: A rockstar member!(:

On the way to the salt mines(: (love the awkward guy in the back)

Our District!

The cute city of Turda!!(: Can you spot me in the pic(; hehe

My boboaca with other boboci hehehehe(:

Monday, May 2, 2016

I'm Not Only Staying in Cluj....I'm Going to Train!!!

Hey there family and friends!!!(:

What. A week!!!!(:

This was honestly one of the best weeks that I have EVER had in my entire life - so many amazing miracles and tender mercies!

Oh my goodness where to even begin...#allthethings... okay. So April 22nd, we were all in a lesson with Angel, one of our most progressing investigators from Mexico who is a guitar student here. We had a spectacular dinner at the Nelsons home, and right when we were about to begin our lesson, Elder K Nelson receives a call from President Ivory...AH! (keep in mind this is the day before transfer boards so like Sora Falkenberg and I are freakin out) And then all the sudden, Elder Nelson tells me that president Ivory wants to talk to me.......AHHH (freakin out even more.) So I get on the phone with President, and he tells me that I am going to stay in Cluj, and that I AM GOING TO TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!! I like FREAKED out, immediately all the tears and the excitement and nervousness and like ahhhh. And then Sora Falkenberg was told that she was going to go be an STL in the beautiful city of Oradea! Ah she is going to ROCK it there! haha but like it was so crazy, just all the emotions and things and all RIGHT before we were about to teach a lesson hahaha - #hanice (but it went SO well so thats way good) (: I GET TO STAY IN CLUJ!!!!!(: I'll get to be here for 9 months of my mission!!!!(: 

So then on Monday I was headed to Bucharest for 3 days of Trainer meetings! They were so SO inspired and we just got so pumped up to get our new bobocs(: (its what we all call the new missionaries here, it means "baby duck" in Romanian(: ) 

So after some rockin days of training - and just getting super geared and ready to go - we got paired with our amazing new missionaries, and I received the amazing and wonderful SORA ANDRUS! FROM MY HOME TOWN OF HIGHLAND UTAH!!!(: How cool huh?(: She went to Lone Peak, is the oldest of kids and is a PRO at tennis AND Romanian!!(: I seriously love her so much and I am looking forward to serving with her these next 3 months SO much!!(:

We started off our week by taking a sleeper train back (#yesss) and then getting ready for Felicia's Baptism! It was SO SO GOOD!!!! She was so happy and just like so prepared and ready to go. She was 2 hours early, brought a TON of food, and then stayed a 1 and a half after to help clean up. She was just GLOWING, and like when she bore her testimony afterwards, she said how she just felt so easy and light - how she had been searching for this for years and how she found the perfect love and light of Christ in this church!!(: I sure love her!

I also just like LOVE YOU GUYS like SO much!! Thank you so much for all of your support and all that you do!

Have a great week!!(:

Sora Armstrong 

Reunited at Chismaju(: Right before Sora Wyatt went home!

Sora Brinkman was my comp for a few days in Buc - she is a contacting/Easter video showing PRO!

Us and the boboacas!(: When they first came into the country!

Sora Falkenberg came up for Felicia's Baptism!(: It was SO fun to all be together again - and to see Felicia so happy immediately as she came out of the water(: