Hello Everyone! How are all of you? I hope you are all just doing amazing! I want to again thank those of you who have written me. A missionary lives for their letters, or at least I do. It is the best way to start my day is by seeing the letters that I have gotten. Please keep it up!
So I am sorry that I didn't put a post up last week. It was a very hard week for me and a lot was going on! I hope that this post will make up for it! So this past week was transfers. Luckily I am staying in my same area with the same companion. It's kind of crazy though because after this transfer she will go home. Part of me wishes that were me, but I know that I have so much more to learn so I definitely need to stay out here. I am also glad that I get to stay with this ward and get to keep living with the Jones. Like always the ward is so amazing. I feel like they are all family. On Sundays they say that we are like celebrities because they just love having sisters. The Jones are great as always and taking good care of me. Brother Jones also keeps us entertained with his many stories that he loves to tell us. So this transfer we got a new Elder in the ward! His name is Elder Kapstad. He is from Norway! So cool, right? He has a heavy accent, and I think he is a great Elder so I am excited that we get to work together in this ward.
Well in other news not much has been happening with the work in this area. It has been very slow and is continuing in that way. I am just hoping that we are going to find someone soon to work with. The family that we were working with doesn't seem to be interested anymore. We have tried to get in contact with them, but they don't call us back? We are going to try our best to get in contact with them, so fingers crossed! The other lady we were working with, Melanie, she also seems to not want to get back in contact with us. She is always very busy, but we are also just hoping that she will also try and contact us here soon!
Other than that news there is not much to tell about. The mission has been going great. I feel as if I am changing so much and I have only been out for 2 months! I can't even imagine what I am going to be like by the time I come home. I am also so grateful for the blessings that I have been given through my missionary service. I know that my family is being taken care of and that I don't need to worry about them. Of course I think about them all the time, but I know they are doing well. There are just so many great things about serving a mission. One of the things that I have been so grateful for lately have been the hours that I get to spend studying the gospel. In the morning for an hour we get to do personal study, and then we have two hours of companion study. I also, whenever I have extra time after lunch, dinner, or before bed, get to have some more personal study time. I love studying! I didn't before my mission, but now something has definitely changed. I feel as if I am just learning so much. I open up the scriptures and only get through about 2 chapters in an hour because I am just marking so many things and taking so many notes. The Book of Mormon is amazing and through my study of it my testimony has grown. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. It really can help us through difficult times. I hope that all of you will turn to the Book of Mormon for strength. It has helped me more than ever while I have been out on my mission!!
I love you all and hope that you have an amazing week. Please know that I am doing well. I am being so blessed by being out here and I love every minute of it! The people that I have been able to meet are amazing and the experiences are a once in a lifetime. I can't wait for what lies ahead. Hopefully I will have some better stories as time goes on. Bye!
I don't have all day.. Commit already!!