Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015

I found out yesterday that I'm getting transferred! It's pretty bittersweet. I'm really going to miss everyone here, I love them a lot. Thankfully our bishop announced in sacrament meeting that I was leaving, so I didn't have to tell a lot of people, everyone already knew :) It was good that it wasn't too big of a surprise, since I've been in this area over 7 months. But people were still really sad, some of them kind of mad haha. Our ward mission leader's wife, who is this really sweet older lady, was like "I'm going to talk to your mission president about this! I'm sure he'll listen to me!" :) It's hard to say goodbye to everyone, and I'm sad to leave, but not quite as sad as I thought I would be. I feel like it's time for me to go, and I trust that God will send me where I need to be. 

Other than that, this week has been really good! 

Last night this couple insisted that we use their massage chair, it was pretty funny. He told us that we would reach Nirvana :) It was a really cool massage chair, but so rough! Sister Vanderhoff and I both have really sore shoulder blades now haha. And of course I was too short for it, so they all thought that was pretty humorous :)

Another funny moment this week, we were at these member's home (they're Puerto Rican) and they were talking about Guatemalans and the husband was like I think Guatemalans are Mexican! And the wife was like no!! They're Guatemalan!!! They were both pretty adamant about it, it was quite the heated argument. And this other lady who was there (she's this sweet southern lady, from North Carolina actually, and she can't hear very well, bless her heart) was like "What? Are you guys talking about guacamole?" Sister Vanderhoff and I couldn't help it, we died laughing. So yep, that happened. And everyone was dead serious about it.

We taught L. about fasting on Wednesday and a member told us that on Thursday they offered him something to eat and he was like "no thank you, I'm fasting" :) He's seriously so awesome, I'm bummed that I won't get to see him get baptized, but it will happen! :)

Oh, and awesome miracle that happened last p-day right after we emailed: We were grocery shopping at WalMart and this guy is like "Sisters!!!" and runs up and starts talking to us. We couldn't understand too well because he doesn't speak a lot of English- he's from Puerto Rico, like a large portion of the population in this area- but apparently he's a member who had done some bad things but wants to turn his life around. He had been praying to find the missionaries and he told his mom he knew it would happen, because he believed in miracles. He was so happy, he started bawling right there in the middle of WalMart. We were like uhh... what do we do? And he wants us to get his son baptized. Such a neat experience. He thought we didn't believe that he was a member or something, he like called his mom and had her tell us that he was Mormon, and he was like "I believe in Jesus and I believe in angels, you two are my angels!"

I won't find out where I'm going until the transfer meeting on Thursday, so I guess I'll let you know next week where I end up! Have a great week everybody! :)

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