My dearest family, friends, and people who are still wonderful,
I am praying that this is not my last week in Simcoe. Transfers are on Sunday and I have grown so attached to this wonderful area, branch, and the people. I have learned so much from the companions that I have had and the people that I have been privileged to teach. What a blessing it has been to be in Simcoe! And,who knows? Maybe I will be here longer?! I definitely hope so!
The weather this week has been BEAUTIFUL! It has been sunny, no humidity, and a slight cool breeze coming through. I wish that all weeks were like this.It is wonderful to talk to all of the people at all of the festivals and carnivals and such. Good weather really helps us missionaries out. 🙂
Our health is doing a bit better as well. We do have to go to the doctor today and get some tests done, but we have been in contact with the Mission Nurse and President Scott, and everyone is taking good care of us. Just please continue to pray for us. 🙂
Our investigators are doing well. Colvin is planning on being baptized this Sunday. Please pray for him that he will be able to keep all of the commandments! Those are what he struggles with. Hopefully he can see the blessings that come from living the Word of Wisdom and the Law of Chastity, and he will push through and be baptized on Sunday! Neville is wonderful, as always. But he will not be able to be baptized this transfer. He went to a “Caribbean Party” in Toronto…and sufficeth to say…he is struggling with some commitments. But, I have faith that he will be able to find that desire to live the commandments that God has given us. I know that he will be ready someday. We found some new investigators this week that are seriously awesome! We haven’t been able to teach them a lot, but they really have sincere desires to know the truth. The work is moving slowly but surely in the promised land of Simcoe.
1. You mentioned you “thought a change might be coming” in relation to
your companion. Was that wishful thinking, promptings from the Spirit, or
other information that leads you to that conclusion? 🙂
Definitely not wishful thinking! Sister Taylor is an amazing missionary that is very close to the Spirit. I have learned a lot about serving others and the Atonement this transfer, and that was partly because she is/was my companion! I don’t know about the other two…I guess only time will tell! 🙂
2. When you had your turn at being “biking sisters,” where/how did you
get the bikes, helmets, etc.?
Bikes we borrowed from the members. And I went and bought the helmets/bike locks because Sister Taylor was out of money. Haha. What is it with me and companions with no money? Maybe I need to teach them how to budget money? 🙂
3. Any news about using technology in the field? How about building tours?
No news yet. We give chapel tours all of the time as missionaries. So, I don’t quite understand what you mean…
4. Is there anyone in the branch that loves the missionaries?
Um…EVERYONE?! They all love us…at least I think they do… 🙂
5. Did you get some letters from girls camp?
YES. And I bawled my eyes out. Ask my companion. I was a wreck for half an hour. I loved it so much. I wrote a letter to the Stake Young Women’s Presidency and the Camp Committee…should I just send that to you, Mommy?
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE QUESTIONS! But, that is all that I have time to write this week…due to unforeseen circumstances. 🙂
Anyways, I love you all so much, and I Promise that the next email will be better. Keep the faith! Read the Scriptures! Love Everyone! Blessings will come!