Monday, December 13, 2010

update on sister ricchio

sister ricchio currently has 2 sister companions: Sister Black from McCamon, Idaho and Sister Shaha. she has been called to be the senior companion of the group.

the language has been tough, but it is coming along! the MTC is nothing like anyone said it would be! "i guess you just have to experience it yourself!"

she says, "this experience in the MTC has totally challenged me, but I have loved every minute of it! coming here has strengthened my testimony so much. it's getting stronger day by day. i truly need to be here and i have learned so much already."

her district includes 3 elders and 5 sister missionaries.

"i would love me some treats! elder smith gets a food package everyday and we're all so jealous! he's so nice and shares with me! I don't know what everyone was talking about with the food in the MTC, but Patty is there's ever a time that I've missed your cooking it's NOW! The food is junk so treats would definitely come in handy!"

this is her testimony in portuguese:

Eu sei que a Igreja e verdadiera, e que Jesus Cristo e O salvador, e O livro de Mormon e as palavras de Deus, e as familias sao eternas. Em nome de Jesus Cristo, Amen!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

in front of the MTC

looking over provo valley

playing in the snow before she travels to the jungles of brazil

you can see byu campus in the top right of the picture
emilie. one of our lifesavers for taking sister ricchio to the mtc!
SO CUTE! here she is all stylish and ready, backpack and all, to enter into the mtc!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

kneaders breakfast & costa vida lunch

sister ricchio eating a yummy kneaders breakfast

she can't get enough of costa vida

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

send off at john wayne

sisters at john wayne airport. sending off sister ricchio

safe arrival to slc

sister ricchio made it safely to salt lake city. wednesday she will be entering the missionary training center where she will meet all of the other missionaries going to brazil.

Monday, November 29, 2010

set apart as a missionary

president osborne, our stake president, set vanessa apart tonight as a missionary.

you can now call her "sister ricchio."

tomorrow she departs to SLC where on wednesday she will enter the missionary training center