Sorry, I forgot to let you know P-day would be on Tuesday this week because of transfers. It happens every 6 weeks. The good news is I'm staying in Mittagong with Sister Sumaribos! We are so excited for the possibilities this transfer!
This past week, President Back instructed all of us to spend 3 hours a day finding, which is a little more than we are used to. I will copy my letter to President this week, as it sums up a lot of things that happened:
This week has been miraculous as far as finding! As we have been doing it more, and been prayerful about it, Heavenly Father has always made it a great use of our time. He ALWAYS places someone in our path (or us in theirs) that is willing and needs to hear our message. And as long as we open our mouths to everyone we can, He blesses us to find them. It has been so cool to see! On one occasion, I knew I needed to talk to a man sitting a few rows away on the train, but I didn't want to because it was so quiet and I knew it would be awkward. Trusting the spirit, I walked over to introduce myself and it turns out he is going through a difficult time and is interested in hearing more of our message. Heavenly Father always makes it okay and blesses us if we just trust him!
On another occasion, we knocked on a woman's door who, we noticed through the window, was doing her family history on FamilySearch as we knocked. Because of that connection, she was willing to invite us back to hear our message. I know that these things are not just coincidences, but The Lord hastening His work through us as we strive to be worthy instruments. These are only a couple of the many miracles Sister Sumaribos and I experienced this week.
I am so happy to be staying in Mittagong with her again this transfer!
Good things are happening! Our investigator, Patrice, came to church on Sunday with her mom who is a less active member. She is doing so good. We are happy to have Elders Kentworthy and Lammi in the branch with us. They seem like great missionaries and we know that good changes will happen this transfer!
We love you and Sister Back so much! Have a great week!
Both Elders Crowten and Tovi got transferred out and we have two new ones in the branch who seem really solid, so that is exciting. Hopefully we can get the branch excited about member missionary work! We had a member, Sister Molloy, come along to our lesson with Patrice and Sister Snell on Wednesday and it made so much of a good difference! Having a member there testifying with us and building a friendship was so powerful. The Ragg's are still good, just been busy lately. Hopefully we will see them tonight!
Overall, things are going really good and I am happy! We are about to go hike a waterfall I have been wanting to go to. WooHooo!
Love you all Have a great week!
Snapping a quick photo with the beautiful Earth:
Last District Training Meeting of the Transfer:
The Burgoyne's and Brother Magick, a recent convert, after the Recent Convert Fireside:
The Sisterssss. We will miss Sister Samsen, who got transferred to Canberra:
The Dapto Sisters came over for lunch after the District Training Meeting. Our flat is SO COLD!:
Final Mittagong Branch missionaries photo:
I got to see Sister Ockey, my MTC companion, at a Recent Convert Fireside:
We have the most beautiful area!!! :
In Nursery on Sunday: