So thanks for all your prayers and it turned out great for transfers after all. I turned 13 last weekend and I found out I am staying in vecindario with hermana Osborn! Plot twist, I am a sister training leader and Hermana Wihongi (you all remember her from when we served together in Barrio 9?) is going to be the other sister training leader, but not together. She will be serving in Telde, the area next door and we will be STLs together that way. It’s a little different but we are super excited! And I’m so happy to be a second transfer with hermana Osborn as well, she is an absolute sweetheart! So it’s kind of like having two companions at the same time but not really. When Hermana Wihongi and I first met right at the start of our missions we both said we were going to be STLs together in the islands, I guess we jinxed it! 😉
We had a really good week, we found some new friends who have been so prepared to hear the gospel. We found them the same day we decided to drop some of our non progressing investigators. Sometimes we have to act in faith before the Lord will bless us. I love it when our investigators or recent converts have strong testimonies and begin to invite their friends and family to hear the gospel. That’s when missionary work really gets going because every investigator needs a friend at church. Our new friend Barbara is wonderful she is JAS and from Venezuela and so ready to make changes. She told us she was excited for us to come to her house because it was like God was coming to her home. Being a missionary is a big responsibility, it made us think about how we are representatives of the Saviour of the world. We are imperfect representatives of the only perfect person that ever lived. It’s kind of humbling really.
I asked my companion what her favourite part of the week was and she says it was when she discovered all the new emojis including a black Mrs Claus on the keyboard. Solid. Other than that it was a regular week in a regular area, lots of talking to members and people on the street, eating lots of chicken and rice, long walks in the heat trying to find the bus stop and just being a missionary really.
I love serving here in Vecindario and seeing the changes in our investigators and members! George got the priesthood yesterday which was so beautiful to see! I know our Saviour lives and that with His help we can be perfect! We are excited for the changes that we have this transfer and for the chance to learn from the other Hermanas in the zone.
This week I was studying Hannah in the Bible. She had a lot of trials in her life but I really liked this quote from the Ensign:
“She had done all within her power to be worthy of the Lord’s blessings. The Lord honored this commitment, inspiring Eli to say to her, “Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition”
Heavenly Father really will grant every righteous petition of our hearts if we ask in faith having been obedient and having done our part! I’m so grateful we have a Father who loves us so much!
I love you all, have a great week!