Larson and I will both being staying here for another transfer! YAY! We
were just a little, super duper excited when we found out. We're ready to
go out and work even harder this transfer and to learn and grow so much.
The night before transfers we do this fun thing where we take out our Book
of Mormon and then we just flip it open to a random page and point to a
random verse and try to "interpret" the scripture to see if we are going to
being leaving or staying. Mine talked a lot about "mighty changes" so I was
a little nervous after reading it, but luckily our crazy antics don't
actually effect if we stay or if we go. What a relief!
This week we had exchanges and I spent a day serving in North Bend again.
It was weird to go back and see the people there again and to get to serve
with Hermana Phillips. I loved that I was able to see so many ways that the
area has progressed this transfer and how certain people are now
progressing. I got to talk to Marco for a bit and he was so excited to tell
me that this Sunday he was going to be blessing the Sacrament and also
going to share his testimony during testimony meeting.
Thanksgiving was such a fun day to be a missionary! We ate dinner with our
Branch President and his family and it was great and we also had a big
activity as missionaries! We played volleyball, basketball, and foot
volleyball and it was a blast. President Choi was showing everyone up at
the sports and I'm convinced that he is basically professional at
EVERYTHING he does.
This Sunday we had 5 people who were committed to coming to church. We
thought that without a doubt they would all be there because they had rides
with members or were following us there, and we were so excited. And then,
one by one Sunday morning, we received calls from each telling us different
reasons why they couldn't come. At first I got a little down and was trying
to figure out what we needed to do differently. Then, Hermana Larson and I
started talking about how it was fine. We just had to keep working and
thanking heavenly father for all the blessings and miracles we are seeing.
About 10 seconds later we got a call from a less active whose family we
have been visiting with weekly. He called and needed help finding the
church! He came to church this Sunday for the first time in 15 years. And
then 10 minutes into Sacrament meeting 4 of our investigators, who we
hadn't thought were going to be able to come this week, all walked in. I
was so so grateful that although sometimes God's ways and timing are
different than what we expect, He is always blessing us and we just need to
Other than that we just taught lots and enjoyed our time. We were able to
have members come to a lot of lessons with us and meet a lot of interesting
people. Also, it snowed for about 5 minutes yesterday. It was pretty
exciting! Hermana Larson is from Arizona so she was just a little bit
excited. Well, I love you all so much!!!!