Mission Call

Mission Call

Monday, February 1, 2016

Whoop, there it is!

Oh boy. Hello family and friends! It's been a while! So, in case you haven't heard, there was this storm or something called Storm Jonah on the East Coast... let's just say I never want to see snow again. But we survived! Last week the blizzard started on Friday afternoon and it was continuously snowing until Sunday morning. SO MUCH SNOW! Martinsburg was also the hardest hit area in my mission and we got about 35-40" of snow. And I shoveled. Lots. But before the snow hit, we had a miracle and found a new investigator! Her name is Amber and she's so prepared for the gospel! It's been so great in Martinsburg. So many people have become dear friends. I feel like I've actually been able to be an instrument in the Lord's hands as I have worked with these wonderful people. SO many are being brought to the truth and I'm so lucky to be a part of this work. For the first time ever on my mission, a less-active member we were visiting told me about how she felt a difference every time we walked in her home. She described the Spirit to us as we asked her to expand on those feelings. We KNEW without a doubt that we were being instruments in the Lord's hands. We had the Spirit with us. Not because we're perfect. Not because we know everything, but because we were trying hard. We were working and trying to be exactly obedient. And it's because of that, that this sister was able to feel the Spirit in her home. It was so amazing :)
A couple weeks ago we were also blessed with the opportunity to listen to a world-wide missionary broadcast! The theme of this broadcast was "teaching repentance and baptizing converts". For me, teaching repentance used to be a scary thing. I felt like I was being judgmental. But it's not about that. It's about CHANGE! And HOPE. There's so much hope, all hope, because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and it's because of that amazing gift that we can repent and CHANGE! CHANGE IS POSSIBLE! And that's what I'm declaring to people. And I feel like I'm actually fulfilling the revelation I received to come on a mission in D&C 15 and 16. It's changing me. And I love it. I've noticed the most change occurring in me as I forget about changing myself, but focus on those around me. That's how God works with us. That's how we become better. And it's so amazing.
Miracles are still happening each and every day. So, that was basically two weeks ago + a whole bunch of shoveling and pushing cars out of roads (They even cancelled Church on Sunday because it was so bad. That never happens in Utah). This last week we found out about transfers! Sister Brown and I both left Martinsburg. She's serving in Fort Meade, MD and I got called to serve in Odenton, MD as her Sister Training Leader! And, let me tell you, it's been a blast. Maryland is NOTHING like West Virginia, but it's great in its own way. My area isn't super sketchy at all (especially compared to Martinsburg) and my companion is amazing! We're besties ha-ha. It feels like I've known Sister Larsen forever. And I probably have. She's from Idaho and she's been out for almost 11 months. She only came in, I think, two transfers before me. We talk all night long... literally. I need more sleep. And serving as a Sister Training Leader has been so fun. I was scared when I first got the call, because I thought I wouldn't be enough or what these sisters needed, but I told Satan to go away and realized that it's so totally and completely not about me. I can't do anything without the Lord. Anything. But because of Him, and because of my faith in Him, that's all I need. And it's been the best. I'm seeing so many miracles in Odenton. We're teaching an 18 year old girl, among others, and she's so prepared! She's going to be baptized in February! SO AMAZING! I love this work. I love what I do. This plan is perfect and this gospel is perfect. Never forget that. The Church is true and God is real. That is my testimony.
Scripture of the Week: Moroni 7:33
Quote of the Week: "Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come." -Elder Holland

Sister Humphrey

New address is:
448 Placid Ct. Apt M
Odenton, MD  21113

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