Monday, August 12, 2013

July 22nd

I have an extra hour for language study, but if something comes up it's the first thing to go, since it's only for me & not the companionship. That's rough, but there are some days where I just want to go out and work so I justify it. I shouldn't though, I'll definitely work on it this next transfer. We got our transfer calls this week. President told me he is going to keep me here until I get my visa, but things could change. Sister Toft is going to Reno (just like all my other companions) Sister Silfies & I are staying here & Silfies is training a sister fresh out of the MTC. We are also taking over another area that is over an hour away, so that's stressful. It's just a little branch in Austin, but apparently a family of 7 is being taught there that has a lot of potential. We are taking over Austin because they are splitting our zone, & the elders that covered it are now in the other zone. Craziness.. I don't know how we'll do it we barely have enough time in the day/week for our own area let alone two that are miles apart from each other. We'll just have to have a lot of faith that it will all work out, & we'll have to rely a lot on the ward members to pick up the slack. I think it will be a good opportunity for the ward to be able to take on more missionary work and feel the spirit.This past week we set a baptism date with Kristin! She's getting baptized on August 24th :)) I am so excited, she is just the cutest little girl, she reminds me so much of Shelby it's ridiculous. We have a new investigator that we are teaching tonight, his name is Micah & he wants to be baptized which is so awesome. Actually his friend Skye Barton is a member in our ward. Skye called us on Sunday saying that he wanted us to come teach his friend Micah and that he wanted to be baptized! It's not everyday you start teaching some one that already wants to be baptized. Our investigator Kevin is really starting to warm up to the idea of baptism, last week he said there is no way he would get baptized & this week he said he would but he needs to learn more. Hopefully he really starts to gain a testimony on the importance of baptism & having the Holy Ghost. We'll see though :) We taught the same amount of lessons this week, I've really come to see that I'm just an instrument in the Lord's hands & that this is HIS work. As long as I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing we will continue to see miracles. I truly do love being on a mission, & feel so blessed to be given this opportunity.

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