Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Well everyone, I'm finally out of the teen years. That's right, I turned 20 this week! Thank you for all of the birthday wishes :) Everyone worked to make things special for me-the sisters I live with and the members! There may or may not have been a picture of One Direction on the table during dinner last night haha. I love Wellington! Aaaaaaaand I'm getting transferred to Boca Raton! I will be serving with Sister Johnson, who just finished being trained. She looks a lot like Suzanna, if I remember correctly, so hold on for pictures next week! Sister Davis trained her and Sister Davis is actually coming to Wellington with Sister Cohen! So we're literally just switching places. I'm excited for this new area and new companion! I'm excited to see all that Heavenly Father has prepared for me to learn in the coming months. I hope I like it, because this transfer will be 7 weeks long, due to the change in mission presidency in July.
Rosa received a calling this week as a family history consultant and we will be going to the temple with her and Savannah tonight for their first time doing baptisms for the dead. Rosa was able to prepare her father's name to take tonight, so that's super special. She was so excited about getting her temple recommend that we took pictures haha. Can we just take a second to think about how wonderful our Heavenly Father is for allowing us to assist in the salvation of our brothers and sisters who left the earth without receiving the blessing of gospel ordinances? Anyway, they're excited and I'm beyond excited. I love the temple! I'm grateful I get to go with them the last day that I'm here. I love seeing the gospel change people's lives and watching them partake of the blessings of it.
This morning we woke up at 4:30 and drove to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was breathtaking! I think the eye-bags I'll have for the next 7 months are well worth it. Florida is beautiful! The early morning fishermen were at the pier with us and one of them let us hold his catch! It was an equally thrilling and disgusting moment for me. And I caught a frog this week! You would be proud of me Dad :)
This week I was reading in Jacob 5 and something that impressed me was the number of times the Lord of the vineyard says, "It grieveth me that I should lose this tree." I know that Heavenly Father loves us and will do anything and everything to help us be strong and become who we can be. When the Lord says, "What could I have done more for my vineyard?" It reminds me that we have to work, but the Lord is behind us 100%. I love the gospel and it is so true! I've been reminded of that many times this transfer as I've had to rely on Him and work with Him.