Good afternoon my brothers and sisters, my fellow saints! Hahaha (this is something one of the members in our branch says whenever he stands up to give a talk, bear testimony or conduct a meeting)
My week has been most excellent.
Yes I did get the package! THANK YOU. It was basically the best day of my life. Better than any Christmas I’ve had. Oh….. this is awk…. it’s not even Christmas time… Hahaha I honestly have no idea what season it is at all. Yeah hopefully my meds will get here because I don’t want my face to go ham or anything like that..
SO. My new companion……. Well where to begin? She is adorable. She is nineteen but she looks like she is sixteen! I am so excited to have her. She is pretty dang shy. She is starting to open up more now. We get along well. Of course I still miss Sister T., she was my sister. Every once in a while I get a tear and then move on and work hard 🙂 So far for training I have been placed in a relatively hard position but I know Heavenly Father will help me in carrying out my duties and I know that I am with Sister H. for a reason and that I have things to learn from her and a big heart that can love her until she dies from love. She is not even sure why she is so great but she is! She just needs to realize her strengths. She doesn’t give herself enough credit. I have been trying to help her to see how fun missionary work can be and rewarding. Anyway I have enjoyed my time with her so far and know that we will have a good couple of transfers!
So this last week:
Monday and Tuesday we went around and Sister T. said bye to everyone! It was really sad. We only bawled our faces off. Tuesday night we had a sleepover with all of the sisters because we were taking them to the airport the next day and picking up the sisters.
Wednesday we went and picked up the new missionaries! It was insane! They looked so scared.
The rest of the week we have been getting the area back in line… It got all messed up when I got sick and everything.. I have been showing Sister H. around and teaching by myself a lot. Which is alright! I actually am so grateful to be in this spot because I feel like I am growing in a different way. There were times where I wouldn’t say things or take a lesson a certain way because I was afraid to make my last comp upset… Which is awful I know.. But anyway I feel like I am growing in many ways and it is great. And not to mention Heavenly Father has been such a huge part in my life. This is His work. I am grateful to have this small part in His work 🙂
On Friday I actually just needed some advice so I had an interview with Sister W. and she helped me to have hope and told me that she knew that Heavenly Father had placed Sister H. in my care because He knew that I was one of few who could handle it and stuff… It made me feel a lot better and everything. Not that I was struggling but I did need those words!
We actually have another baptism on this coming Sunday 🙂 I am so excited and little stressed because there is still more to teach her… Oh well everything will be great! L. is progressing well and was so prepared. I know I have told you about her. She is an inspiration! I will let you know how everything goes with that next week!
I love you all! I hope you all have a great week. Remember who you are and what you stand for. Heavenly Father loves you. The church is true!
We have been reading in Alma in the BOM and I love to hear about Ammon and his brethrens. They are wonderful! Go and read it again!
P.S. Did you get my little notes in the mail mom and dad??
Love, Sister Emily XoxO