So lets start from the top.
Monday we got the transfer call. I am training. a little bit of an overwhelming statement. definitely excitement though. And then we find out our car is being taken. stress. The day was full of goodbyes for sister Hinkson.
Tuesday was full of lessons and goodbyes as well. Awesome! Except for the fact that that leaves no one else to see the rest of the week. More stress.
Wednesday was transfers. I am one of 3 english sisters training. Pressure. Anxiety. We had our meeting and then off to work I go with my new companion. Her name is Sister Howard from Florida. The cocoa beach area. We spent most of the day talking to people and indroducing my companion to others. We had a ton of complications with dinner which made me feel horrible. We had the wrong number to confirm and our dinner for this week called thinking she was feeding us and then since we couldnt find a ride I underestimated the time it would take to walk and we were 20 minutes late :( Not the way to start off my comp's first day.
Thursday we spent a lot of time on campus talking to people during ed week. ( this week I ran into the Nelsons and Laurie Mcdonald) In the evening we had a lesson with a new investigator. Her name is V. She is amazing. She was super busy the whole summer so wasn't interested in the Church at all but Sister Hinkson and I have been praying for her for months. a few weeks ago she was given a Book of Mormon and then she finally went to church Last sunday and loved it and really wanted to meet with us before she left. So we taught her the restoration. She just let us in and said thank you so much for meeting with me I have so many questions this is my background. She is Hindi and she is so prepared. We taught her and the lesson was very quick and simple. She loved the message and was so open hearted. We invited her to pray at the end of the lesson and the spirit was so strong. I think it was the first time she had ever prayed. We asked her and she enthusiatically said yes and then asked how she prays. We taught her the format of prayer and she began. At first it started kindof uncomfortably and I was worried as she paused and then she started just crying as she poured out her heart to her Father in Heaven. She thanked him for sending her to BYU and for the faith she has been able to gain. she then told him that she had no faith before she came but now she does and she will continue to learn of him and grow her faith and how grateful she was to him. I cried a little as the spirit in that room was overwhelming. It is something that I will never forget. She was leaving to go home to Pennsylvania the next day but she told us she would give us her info so she could learn more there. I am so grateful for the chance I had to teach her if only one lesson.
Friday was a lot of walking and talking and planning and phone calls, but a lot was accomplished. We had a lesson that day with A which was better than past ones but still frustrating.
Saturday we did a lot of contacting and then in the evening we had a really good lesson with S about the Word of Wisdom and Law of Chasity.
Sunday was good. We were going all day. We ate lunch while walking between church meetings. We then had two lessons one with a recent convert we haven't seen in a while and one with a new investigator.
So that was basically the week. I am so excited as everyone has started moving in for the work to pick up and to continue to see prepared souls come unto Christ.
I love this work and love being a missionary!
I hope you have a great Utah trip and I love you!