Second transfer! Wow! This mission is just flying by! Sisters get a total of 13 transfers, and I'm already on #2! And I'm still in Harpers Ferry, which is such a great blessing! I love it here. The people are so nice and this ward is just amazing! LOVE IT!
So, this week was crazy busy. We had another lesson with my favorite family (Other than you, mom) The H's and we did trust fall exercises with their daughter to teach her about having faith in Jesus Christ. Super fun :) I have three quotes from her this week! Ready? Okay, "I'm so excited to learn the Gospel, so that I can accept it and then live in the Celestial Kingdom forever!" and "So, Sister Bench... Is she like a bench? Literally? Like, can we sit on her?" (By the way, Sister Bench is my new companion and I LOVE HER!) And, lastly, "Is Satan part of my family?"
"Oh.... Great... *sarcasm included*"
I LOVE THAT GIRL! She cracks me up every day! Hahah, I don't know what I'd do without her. After our lesson, the H's took us out to Sweet Frog for frozen yogurt! Am I spoiled or what? Seriously. I couldn't have asked for friendlier people.
Then, on Tuesday, we went out for Ice Cream at Nutters, this old Ice cream shop where a giant "kiddie" ice cream cone is less than $2 and super huge. It was delicious and I think it's my favorite ice cream place ever. You'll have to go sometime! So good! And we all know how much I love my ice cream. We also had our Open House farewell party for Sister Lawrence. My Bestie Michaela came and we had such a fun party. More ice cream and fruit and good company.
Transfer meeting was this Wednesday! We had SO many missionaries leaving! Which made it possible for about 4 (I think) of the Elders that came out with me to train some new missionaries, even though they haven't finished their 12 week training themselves! Good luck to them. But I got to meet my new companion and let me tell you, she's the bomb. I couldn't have asked for a better follow-up trainer. She's sarcastic like me, and I don't have to worry about being myself at all. She's just awesome. This transfer is going to be amazing and I bet we'll be together for at least another transfer. She only has 3 transfers left (including this one) so she'll probably "die" in Harpers Ferry, which is the best place to "die" because everyone is so supportive. Oh, and get this, she's an Athletic training major just like me, but she's doing it at BYU. You never know... she just might convert me to that crazy blue school. It'd be so much fun to go to BYU with her, though. We'll see.
This last Saturday was #SocialMediaSplit Saturday! So look for me under the hashtag #socialmediasplit #Baltimoremission We got a total of SEVEN social media splits! YAY! And to end the week, we had TEN less-actives at Sacrament meeting! WHAT! That's unheard of! The Lord is definitely watching out for Harpers Ferry. I just love this area and I love my mission. I'm learning so much about other people, and about myself. Although times can be hard, this is definitely such a blessing. A mission is NOT a sacrifice; it's a blessing on so many different levels. My family is receiving Miracles; I'm seeing miracles every day, and the people in Harpers Ferry are being blessed continually, despite their struggles. I love this Gospel. I know it's true with every fiber of my being. There's no way I could doubt this. I want to encourage you all to look up the Mormon Message "Testimony of the Book of Mormon" by Elder Holland. SUPER GOOD! It just shows how completely true the Book of Mormon is. It's not some made-up book by some man who wanted to get rich or famous. It's the Word of God, end of question. Remember to doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith and always hold fast to the truth that you know. Heavenly Father answers your prayers. I've been able to find several answers this past week just as I've been studying the Book of Mormon. Often times those answers aren't easily recognizable, but they're always there. I know this Church is True and I can't wait to share this knowledge with everyone I meet. I hope you all have a great week and work hard to bring some happiness and truth to the lives of all those you come in contact with! Love you all!
"A laugh together unites us. A moment of sharing refreshes our souls. We cannot always lift the burden of one who is troubled, but we can lift her so she can bear it well." -Elaine L Jack.
My District. Arabic Book of Mormon we gave to someone who spoke Arabic. Giant Spider at Holly's. My Beautiful companion. And Slurpees, because what else would we eat for dinner?