How is everyone?? Wow! What an incredible week thus far! The mission is incredible, and Illinois is incredibly wet. We have received and incredible amount of rain recently. Hello humidity.
SO. The biggest news of the day is that I am being transferred!!! (Well, I actually knew this two weeks ago but it is still the news of the day). That's right folks. Area number 5!
*drum roll please*
I will be headed up to Rockford! There is a Spanish branch up there in the city and my companion and I will be 'whitewashing' into the area. (It means that we are both brand new to the area). I could not be more excited. My new companion will be Elder Gubler. I picked him up from the airport about 6 weeks ago so he will be starting his second transfer with me as his trainer. In the mission we call it, 'whitewash district training'. Oh boy. It is going to be fun.
It has been an interesting process in the whole selection of things this transfer. There are many changes happening throughout the mission. But I have to admit, the best part was sitting in an interview with President Griffin in his office looking at the transfer board and having him ask me, "Where would you like to go?" Hahaha. Don't worry, the Lord made the final decision.
So pretty much my entire week has been the ups and downs and all around of transfer preparations. We are going to pick up the new missionaries in a few hours from the airport. And then I will officially be transferred tomorrow. Time is flying by incredibly fast!
This week we also saw like 1.5 mil miracles in our area, which is pretty unusual figuring that our schedule was so tight. The best part was Sunday. We had 6 investigators at church and some of them I have been working with for along time. We also put Thomas on date to be baptized, so I am hoping that I will return to the area soon to see some of these people make promises with God.
I am excited looking towards the future, there is much to do and things to accomplish! I am grateful to know that my Heavenly Father is mindful of me and my family. I feel very indebted to many different people in my life for the things which I have been blessed with, but ultimately, I know that there is a God in Heaven that provides all things for all people. I couldn't be happier!
Know that I love you all!
Que tengan una buena semana! Los quiero mucho!
1&2&3 Our tire popped on our way home...
4 five elders on air-mattresses in our apartment ft. the 'tate' smile