Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Well, transfers are tomorrow and last night we got the news that I'm leaving my beloved Royal Palm Beach and Sister Monson and heading down to Ft. Lauderdale English with Sister Murdock. I'm sad to leave but excited for a new adventure! Sister Murdock is super cute and this is the farthest south that I've ever served! Sister Monson and I always joke that I'm the queen of Palm Beach county because I've served here 10 transfers of my mission, but now I'm leaving!
This week was crazy and good. Freddy and Darlyne were not able to get married since Darlyne's divorce hasn't gone through, so we're focusing on helping them change what they can control. I love them so much and I'm really sad I didn't get to see them married or baptized, but I'll come back and visit. I'm so grateful the Lord has let me work with them and see all the changes they've made. LOVE THEM!
We had to be in early on Halloween night, so on pday we bought pumpkins and we carved them. We decided to make all of them Florida themed, so we've got Florida, Mickey, a pineapple, and some sketchy palm trees (the palm trees one is mine but don't judge me too much). We also watched Meet the Mormons and ate candy that a cute member put in bags for us since we couldn't trick-or-treat. I love this area so much! Basically being a missionary is the best and that's all I can say about it.
Jessica and Erica Henry came to church and loved it! The family is still progressing and learning. They're super busy, so we've been having a hard time meeting with them, but I'm hoping and praying for the best!
This week we had a member call us into a gated community so we could visit some people and knock in there. We were heading out, but felt prompted to stay and knock on a particular street for like 10 minutes instead of visiting the person we had planned. The first person we talked to knows a member of the Wellington Ward since he coached his son in soccer! He remembered Brother Martinez telling him several times where he goes to church and after we taught him a little about the restored gospel he got pumped! We're hoping to go back and teach his family this week. Member missionary work works, fam.
I went on an exchange with Sister Gates this week. This is her first transfer in the mission and she's adorable! I love getting to spend time with so many different sisters.
SO our lesson in relief society was about prayer. One thing that really stuck out to me was a story that was shared about the power of praying for others. A man, a member of the church, was suddenly overcome with an illness one night and rushed to the ER. He was unconscious for several days and when he awoke offered a prayer of gratitude. He realized that he had not been able to pray for himself in that difficult time, but was blessed by the prayers of others. We were challenged to ask someone what we can pray for for them this week. I invite you to do the same!
I love the gospel and I love you all! Have a good week!