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It has been a wonderful week with a surprising and wonderful ending! I will spoil the surprise for you, transfer calls!
We didn't get one.
That means that I am staying in Aurora with Elder Tedders! hahaha super unexpected but I am super excited! It means that at the end of this transfer I will have 7.5 months in this area, wow! It feels like I just got here yesterday. That means that I will be here for Christmas as well which is hilarious becuase the last time that I made a call home I was with Elder Tedders and now I am again!
We are excited becuase there is tons of work going on in our area and we really feel good about this upcoming transfer. The one thing is that due to an increase of missionaries, we will now be in a car share which will be fun becuase I love bikes! However, our area is huge which brings with it a few complications. Nonetheless, the work will be pressing forward!
A few fun stories:
We went to visit Celina (the 88 yr old Guatemalteca) becuase she left to Florida on vacation this weekend and I wanted to say goodbye in case I was going to be transfered. So we taught her a lesson in the loby of her retirement home and tons of people kept passing by and Celinda would wave at them and then say, "these are my Grandsons!" It was hilarious. She is hilarious. (I will send fotos)
We went and ate with the Cuban family that I talked about last week. The food was delicious and we got to listen to more stories from Cuba. Really interesting. Basically their Spanish drops all "s" and changes "r" into "l" and a couple other fun accents. While we were teaching their daughter and her family walked in and we began to teach them as well! We have an appointment with them this upcoming Saturday. Oh and we learned a couple Cuban taunts, I wish a could send a voice recording haha "AY CHICO CUBANO" but in a sing-song exagerated cuban accent.
I have been studying the New Testament with added enthusiam recently. We have found such a wonderful connection in our teaching as we used stories from the Bible, stories that the people are familiar with. We have also met many contentious people that love to fight about the Bible and what is the name of God and all that good nonsense.
Most importantly, I am developing a deeper and closer connection with the Savior's life and His teachings. In our Sacrament Meeting service on Sunday we were singing a hymn that reflected on the Savior's sacrifice and the song touched my heart.
I know in a very real sense that Jesus is the Christ. He is the Light of the world.
Fact: If you want to know if that is true, you have to work for it! Search and study the scriptures and then pray! The answers always, always come.
Have a wonderful week!
1319 Butterfield Rd Ste 522
Downers Grove, IL 60515
1&2: Celinda (she got made that we weren't putting our arms around her)
3: Post-Zone Conference Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza. Best.