This time I really have no time!!
I have a new companion, Sister Harmony Edwards from New South Wales, Australia!!! She is fantastic, and because of her I am going vegan this transfer, am doing sprints almost every day, and wearing my hair in awesomely intricate braids. 🙂
We have been seen so many miracles this week, yet so many moments of weakness and disappointment as well. I can handle stress extremely well and don’t buckle too much under pressure. I didn’t realize how much I had on my plate until VC Training Monday night. We had a council and made a list of all the things we needed training on and the things we were struggling with. A lot of the sisters feel so stressed out with all the pressures we have and things on or plates while also being prepared to train 30 new sisters by November, we get 14 in October and everyone will be training!!
Personally, I was so disappointed with myself this week. Someone we were teaching and whom I love so much texted and and told us she was hurt because she didn’t feel loved our truly cared about by us. Online, I am so embarrassed to admit it took me 1.5 months to reach back out to them.
Nevertheless we all shared our struggles and we took comfort in knowing we are not alone.
This led to the most sacred experience of my mission thus far, and I don’t think anything could top it. Elder Ferrin had a treat for us. Something so special, everyone’s jaws dropped and we all cried and rejoiced and sang and hugged and embraced, I promise I am not being cheesy, it was the best surprise and everyone’s dream come true!! I won’t say what it was, some moments and experiences are just so sacred. But it was amazing. I can’t even begin to describe it. All I can say for now is that I have NEVER felt God’s love so strongly for me on my mission, and I’ve only felt it this intense a couple of times in my life.
I testify that God’s love for us runs deeper than you can imagine. He is more aware of you than you will ever know!
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
His love is real. And after last night I know for sure without a doubt that it is there regardless of if we feel it or if we believe in it.
Love love love,
PS – I have officially hit 8 months. In 4 more weeks I will be halfway there!!