Transfers are nuts. And especially nuts this time around because President is mixing the Spanish and English into the same zones and changing a lot of the areas! So due to that I will be white washing a new area down in the valley and training a new missionary :) #smilyfacebutactuallystressed
It's sad to say bye to the SR (Stevenson Ranch). I've seriously met some of the best people in the world and made life long friendships with the people here. I can truly say that the mission doesn't need me, I need the mission!
It's all sorts of sadness and anxiety, but I am excited for a change :)
This week was a whirlwind.
I gave my last Zone Training in Valencia on what qualifies us for the work and spiritual gifts.
I just had a scary prompting of having Sister F. and I start the training by pointing out all of our struggles and weaknesses... We went back and forth and mentioned about 3 or 4 really personal struggles we face and how God knows we struggle with that. Then we talked about how God knows ALL of our shortcomings, weaknesses, and obstacles that get in the way but He still calls us to the work. I think at times we try to make excuses or try to counsel God on what we think we can handle but really, He knows. He is aware. And that is why He pushes us to become better and recognize and develop the spiritual gifts He has given us. Then we went around and wrote everyone else's spiritual gifts that we see in them... sounds like in Mean Girls when they do the confession/trust/fall exercise but it really was cool I promise-- hahaha.
And ya we all know General Conference was swag so I don't need to mention anything else but ARE YOU KIDDING ME-- WE ARE LED BY THE BEST MEN!! That's a testimony in itself that this Church is true. I am excited to re-read and study a lot of the amazing talks given to us from God through His chosen servants.
I want you all to know that I love being out here. I don't love being out here because it's all fun and definitely not because I'm teaching a lot and then immediately seeing the effects of my mission-- because I'm not. I love being out here because I love the person I am becoming. I love being tried every single day in order for me to remember how much God loves me through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I love being out here because I am set apart from the world and get to focus on what really matters. I love being out here because I get to strengthen my testimony on the first two Great Commandments. It's hard, but it's worth it.
I love you all~
Your Fav Sista Missionary