Happy Anniversary mom and dad! 34 Years, you guys are my heroes!
And happy actual wedding day for Charis and Jared! The pictures looked so nice, and Charis looked like a Disney Princess! Congrats!
We have had an awesome week with Patrice, a recent convert doing temple baptisms for the first time! One of the people she was baptized for was her great grandmother, and another member was baptized for one of her grandfathers,which was super cool for her to experience! She loved it and is excited to go again. Also, I don't know if I mentioned, but both Sister Snell and Patrice got their Patriarchal blessings last Sunday, which is super cool! They are both doing so well.
The weeks seem to fly by and sometimes it feels like there is not enough time to accomplish everything we would like to. We have decided to drop some of our investigators this upcoming week if we still can't set appointments with them to help them progress. It is time for a fresh start and to pick up some new investigators who will be ready to progress right now. We are continually striving to do all we can to follow the spirit and help our area reach the potential Heavenly Father has planned for it.
We also did trade-offs with the Dapto sisters this week, this time with Sister Chan form Malaysia. She is so fun! We came out together and have been serving in the same zone for 4 transfers now, so we had a lot of fun together.
Yesterday, in sacrament meeting, us four missionaries sang the musical number. We sang "I am a child of God" and did the last verse in Samoan, with the help of Sister Parungo and Elder Slade, who both speak Samoan. A lot of members in the branch yesterday were commenting on how natural I look and seem in the branch now. I take this as evidence that I will definitely be transferred soon because I am too comfortable here. Which is sad because I love this branch and area so so much! We still have two weeks left in the transfer so I want to do everything I can to leave the area better than I found it.
We were finally able to have a lesson with our investigator, Ingrid yesterday, and it went well, so hopefully we can help her to start progressing and keeping commitments.
Photos #1-#3: At the Sydney Australia Temple with companion, Sister Parungo; Patrice, a recent convert; and Sister Snell
#4-#6: On exchanges with Sister Chan, from Dapto; and trading back companions at the Famous Robertson Pie Shop.