Monday, November 23, 2015

Transfers and Wexford

Me with the Rasmussens, they have 4 little kids who are adorable, they kept jumping in and out of the picture..
 So I didn't have an area for a few hours... That was fun..... This is our Area Book Planner, but it usually actually has things on it..

Our new district, there is our ward and the Cranberry ward missionaries (elders and sisters in both wards) left to right Elder Hoyt, Sis Maya, me, Elder Rackham, Sister Huffaker, Elder Mink (our District leader), Sis Beutler, and Elder Glick (Elders Hoyt and Glick are in our ward)
 We made Christmas cards for ladies in our ward, these are the ones I made :)
 Me, kinda Elder May, Elder Listen, Sister Jarvis, and Sister Maya
Me, elder Mays trainee, Elder May, Sister Jarvis, and Elder Liston. We served around eachother in Lancaster Zone.
 Last pic as comps. Sister Landa and I.
Alright, so this week: Monday I basically just packed the whole Pday, not that easy to fit your whole life into 2 suitcases. 
Tuesday was transfers, I was super nervous like all weekend, and then Tuesday I could barely eat I was so nervous, but we went up to Harrisburg, then me, Sister Smith (one of my old comps), sis Wadsworth, and Sis Thompson all drove out to Pittsburgh together. Then transfer meeting was there, it was very different with the change of telling us where we were going before, it was more of a teaching opportunity for President and Sister Johnson, and we got to hear advice from departing missionaries. But after that we headed up to Wexford! We are only about 30-40 minutes from Pittsburgh, like some people in our area have Pittsburgh addresses, so weird!
My companion is Sister Maya, she has been out 3 months so I am her "follow up trainer". I have really come to realize how much I have grown over the past almost year! I still have a LOT to work on, but I have gained much more confidence and I am actually able to talk to people sometimes! hahaha. Amazing what can happen when you allow the Atonement of Jesus Christ work in your life! 
But Wexford seems to be a great ward! We have an awesome Bishop and Ward Mission Leader, which is great! There isn't much work going on at all though, so that's rough, but we are finding work to do! Actually a cool thing, our Bishop came up to us yesterday at church and was telling us about one of his daughter's friends that is at school up in Ferie, Nikki who is coming back down here for Christmas break and Thanksgiving.
The Eerie sisters have been teaching her, and will be passing her over to us, and she is scheduled to be baptized December 21 by our bishop! So that's super exciting!
Wexford is Very different from my other 2 areas, really all of my areas have been SO different. But there are a lot of very wealthy people here, so there are a ton of nice houses. I have heard a lot of "first world problems" hahaha such as spray tan incidents, or nails breaking. But they are great people no matter where I am!
Hope you all have a wonderful week! Don't forget to pray, read your scriptures, and go to church! The best ways to strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ!

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