September 28, 2015
Well this letter sure is an interesting one to write. So results of the transfer call out... I am staying in White Plains 2. But, Elder Coombs is leaving. We are pretty sure he's going to be a Zone Leader. The calls for new leadership are Monday nights so we will know by the time we go to bed tonight. So I am getting a new trainer and I am in charge of an area. Really it is a ton of responsibilities. I may still be the trainee and Jr. comp, but basically I am in place of senior companion because I have to show whoever I get around this area. Basically I am super nervous of who I get as my new trainer/companion. But this is something I have been thinking about lots since night.. If I believe that I am truly serving a mission of the Lord and this is his work then I am in his hands. When I opened my call I knew that I was called of God to serve here, and I know that President Cooke makes transfers off of much prayer and revelation. Because of that I have found comfort in knowing that whatever happens and whoever I get is because God has called them into that position. But yeah I'm still pretty nervous for Wednesday.
So here is the rundown of my week..
Tuesday we had interviews with President. That is something that is really cool about this mission, because we are geographically small and have relatively small numbers, President Cooke interviews all missionaries at the end of each transfer. Yes most interviews only are like 2 min long but it's awesome he makes the sacrifice to meet with all of us. In our interview he told me he was just way proud of me and told me I was already a great missionary and he said if I keep working the way I am he knows I will be a great missionary to this mission. That was really nice to hear from him. Plus he talked about how much he like Elder Coombs and I together. Then after we get to have an "interview" with Sister Cooke. Which basically is take a walk around the church with her and she asks about how we are health wise. She talked about how she felt like I was adjusting so great with coming straight from high school. I love President and Sister Cooke, there are amazing people and the best mission parents!
Wednesday was a record day with us teaching 5 lessons! Our record in a week this transfer was 17. We are suppose to try to get 20 a week, but down here in Suitland getting around 10-15 is average. Most of those lessons are dinners with active members and our visits with Less-Actives.
we had a lesson with our only progressing investigator, Edee! And her husband Warren. So they are this older couple that I guess have been getting taught for a little bit. We taught Plan of Salvation and the spirit was SO strong! The Plan of Salvation truly answers the Questions of the Soul: "Where did I come from? Why am I here? & Where am I going?" I bore testimony of Eternal Families and talked about Grandma. The spirit was so strong and Warren, who is the more apprehensive one, mentioned how touched he was. So that was an amazing experience. We invited them to church.. And sadly they didn't show up.
It sure will be an interesting week. It kinda sucks saying bye to a trainer and companion who I learned to love so fast and got along so good with! Elder Coombs set me on the right path and it's too bad all we got was one transfer together. But a scripture that has helped this week is D&C 68:6. Also I finished the Gospels this past week! With an IPad, Elder Coombs and I watched Pres Uchdorfts talk from the Women's Session and it was awesome! Morning
I love you all and wish you a happy Conference weekend coming up! I will miss not being with you all. Especially not going to Priesthood with you Dad! But I'm exactly where I am suppose to be.
Love you all!
Elder Coombs and I using Morning to watch Pres Uchtdorfs talk from Women's Session!
Us at the Food Drive! We ended up getting 5 carts!