Boy how I love those letters. I think the librarians must think I'm crazy as I jump up and down in excitement. I am pretty much a school girl as I read these. So fun! Thank you! So about transfers! Drum roll please.............. I'm staying in Lexington!!! With Sister Wahlin! I can't express how happy that makes me! We have many goals and plans for this transfer and the neat part is, we are getting another set of missionaries in our ward which means our area is shifting. We are now going to be working a lot in Glasgow and Natural Bridge which are tiny towns near Lexington. We have been seeing huge miracles in these areas which I will explain more in the letter. We couldn't have asked for a more exciting transfer! It is exactly what both of us were wanting. We had been trying to work in Lexington this past transfer, but we kept on being drawn to Glasgow. Now we know why! This is where we will be working! Truly we are teaching some elect people in the tiny town. (I'm not even sure it shows up on a map. :) We will still be living in Lexington, but we will drive to Glasgow each day which is about 12 miles south of Lexington. I'm so excited! Woohoo! Oh and we have a little piece of Collierstown as well. Elder Hollembeak and his companion will be in a walking area covering Lexington, and then the other set will be covering the north area of our ward. I'm so ready for this transfer! (If you can't tell.) heehee
About this week!we were able to do a little shopping before going to dinner at the Relief Society President's house. We even had rootbeer floats! Memories! We then headed to Mary's house to have a brief lesson with her before walking home. (Note: We did a lot of walking this week, due to being low on miles.) :)
Today we get to drive to Lynchburg and get our car fixed. Apparently there are 2 recalls on it and so we are going to make a day of it and go to Olive Garden for lunch with the other sisters! Fun times!
I am so glad everyone had such a fantastic 24th of July! Kody's band! So cool! It sounds like everyone was there! If you want to send pictures (anyone) please do! I've been telling my companion all about the events and a play-by-play of what happens in good ole' SJ during the 24th and I've convinced her to come visit next summer! So fun! She is excited too!
Mom, I'm glad you are okay. I'm sorry that the car is having to get worked on, but I'm so grateful you weren't t-boned! Ahh! Jack! Happy 13th Birthday you old man! I'm excited for you! You are now officially a teenager and from what I hear, a very good dancer! :) News travel fast in Virginia!
I hope you are all doing wonderfully. Remember how much you are loved! Remember that this church is true! Remember to read your scriptures, pray, go to church! Do those small and simple things daily. You will see and feel your relationship grow with your Heavenly Father each time you do! I'm so grateful to be a missionary and to feel my testimony grow daily. This church is true!
I love you!
Picture 1 - Yes we caught a lightning bug that was sitting on our car!
Picture 2 - Stuck on the porch during the rainstorm. :)