Monday, July 7, 2014

Transfer Week

So this week I got a new companion her name is Sister Fratcher and this is her last transfer and then she goes home!! I don't know her too well yet but so far she has been super spunky and super funny!

On Monday it was the last day Sister Morgan and I were together which was super sad! We went and visited quite a few people and Sister Morgan said her goodbyes. At one of the members house, she had 40 water balloons filled up and other water fight supplies ready for when we got there. We got there a little early so she wasn't home yet and then the Elders showed up because on of them got transferred. The member ran in and got the water fight stuff and made us have an awesome water fight.

On Tuesday was transfer meeting. Sister Morgan ended up going to Yarmouth, Maine. I also got to see Sister Blume, Sister Oliphant, Elder Thomas, and Sister Victoria Brown which was super cool. Especially since I haven't seen Sister Brown since High School. 

The first counselor in young womens call us and invited us to help with with mutual on Wednesday. Only two girls showed up and not form our ward but one is investigating. We talked about prayer and asked a lot of questions about how prayer had helped them and who we talk to in our prayers. Then we watched the Restoration and the Spirit was so strong!!

Thursday we had district meeting and come to find out we might be singing at a baseball game here on July 19! I guess it's going to be LDS night and we are going to have a booth set up too. Then we were able to contact almost all of our referrals! Right as we were talking to this one guy though dark clouds rolled in and we had this huge thunder and lightning storm! It was great but everyone here thinks I am crazy for how much I love storms. Later that night we had dinner with one of the members. She is from the Dominican Republic and makes AMAZING food. We had rice with beans and pork in it, this salad with avocados and cilantro and tomatoes in it, and tostones. It was so good!!!!

On the Fourth of July it rained all day! But we got to go do service with the Elders at the soup kitchen. It was great but it amazes me and breaks my heart to see how many people have to get food from there. 

Then on Saturday we got to go to another members house for dinner and had a BBQ. 

Sunday we were finally able to finish planning! 

Oh and the week before Sister Morgan and I were pretty much out of money on our support cards and didn't even have time to go to the grocery store on Monday. So on Saturday we did a milk drive with the food bank. from 9am-2pm we stood outside the local grocery store with a booth and invited people to buy some milk to donate to a family in need and we had a big refrigerated truck to store them in. We ended up collecting about 157 gallons of milk. We met a lot of people and the lady in charge took tons of pictures of us on her phone to post to their Facebook page. The biggest miracle that came from that is for helping them out they gave us both a $15 gift card to the grocery store so we were able to buy groceries! 

 I have had some really great studies this past week. Pretty much I learned that we are put through trials to learn and grow but also that sometimes they wrought upon your minds once more so that you can resolve them and set them to peace for the future. That in order for you to find peace after the trial you must go through all of those feelings again, figure out why you felt them, use the Atonement, pray for strength and guidance, and work it out so that you can over come it and find long-lasting peace. Because Heavenly Father could give you peace right in that instance, but it wouldn't last for too long because the problem or trial is still there. So instead, He gives you a way to overcome that trial over time with patience and faith that with grace you will come off conqueror. Grace is divine means of help or strength, given through the bounteous mercy and love of Jesus Christ

The scriptures I found and learned this from are Alma 34:40-41; D&C 121:7-8; Job 23:10-11; and grace in the BD.

Love you!!!!!!!!!!! 

A couple other things she mentioned in subsequent emails:

They did get to see fireworks this weekend.  Their neighbors were lighting off some arials and they got to watch.

She loved seeing pictures from this weekend.  "Isaac's hair is getting so long." ;)

Sister Morgan is now serving in Maine. (Katherine - so close!)

 This week she has been run in to people who chew with their mouth open (Chelsea's pet peeve) and play with their feet (Whitney's pet peeve).  

Also asked if "the thief" took the purse she gave me for Christmas.  Nope, not that one.  Just the one I got because it was yellow and reminded me of her.

She is doing great.  Just trying to adjust to a new companion and changes that come with that.

 Dinner with the Skidmore's the weekend before transfers. with Sister Morgan and Elders Sowby and Warner.
 Played in the rain storm at the end of their day.
 Milk service project
Love the aprons!!!

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