How are each of you?! I hope all is well wherever this email finds you! :)
Just a recap of my eye situation...haha
So, the sty on my left eye has now pretty much disappeared, but I developed one on my right eyethat has just about disappeared. This morning I woke up with two on the lower part of my right eye but after a good prayer, I've decided I'm done with styes. :) They may hurt like the dickens, but that doesn't mean I need to feel the pain. It makes me think of Mosiah 24 where the burden continued to be there, but the Lord made the burdens seem light! He may not take away the trial or burden, but He will provide a way for us to work through it. After that prayer this morning, honestly the sty problem hasn't been a problem! I feel great! I'm not lying! Prayers are answered and this is going to be a great week! I may scare small children, heehee, but I won't be in the pain I was in last week. I know it! haha Honestly, the eye doctor said to not wear makeup for 2 weeks and to continue to have heat compresses on my eyes twice a day. I'm going to follow doctor's orders and the rest of the time, go to work! By being exactly obedient, I can call down miracles and blessings! :)
Exciting news about transfers! I'm staying here! Sister Wahlin is being transferred to Dublin, VA with Sister Packard. She will be her greenie-breaker. My new companion will be Sister Tobler. Cool part is, I was with her when she gave her first Book of Mormon out! I took her out when she first came to the mission. She is hilarious and such a hard worker. She will be a blessing to this area.
So about the week!
Church was wonderful. I always love attending and feeling the spirit there. After church we were able to go eat a late lunch at the Clubb's home and we had a spirit-filled lesson with them. They are wonderful! Oh and a few days ago we had also had an amazing experience with Brother Bria as he shared with us his recent missionary experiences. This ward is full of faith and loves missionary work. It makes being a missionary a blast! After our late lunch, we went to go to see some people but felt impressed to stop at this one house and knock. We met the girl named Elizabeth who lives there and she is very interested in learning more. She is a cop in Lexington and I already love her! She is amazing! She's heard so much anti about the church but knows it isn't true. Yay! We then saw Michelle for a brief second and then stopped by the Markham's. We are going to begin teaching Teresa Markham the "practice lessons". :) Her husband is a member, but she is not and so it will be a great experience for her and us! We then tried a few more people and ended the day on cloud nine! We love Sundays!
After seeing them we stopped by a few people and ended up going to Wendy's house. She is an interesting lady. Her husband has pioneer roots but has since left the church. They are both Pagan. Interesting right? We don't meet many of those in Virginia. Wendy loves us, but we won't be able to go by much because she is not interested at all in our message. We want to continue to be friends though because Heavenly Father loves them too! :)
There's our week! Interesting right? Meetings, stys, and miracles oh my! :) I love being a missionary. I love sharing the gospel. I love the things I get to learn each day. I love the Book of Mormon! I finished it again for the 5th time since I've been on the mission and my goal is to finish it one more time before I go home. I have plenty of time! :) I want to testify to each of you that I know this is the true church. I know it is led by God. I know that we have a living prophet and that the Book of Mormon is evidence that God's promises are being fulfilled. I know the gospel changes lives and that hearts are being softened each day. I know my family is forever! I'm so grateful for each blessing in my life. I know prayers are answered daily. I testify that they are! I wish I could express more over an email, but just know this is true!
I love each of you so much! I hope you have the best week ever! If you ever see a missionary in the store, say hi! It will make their day! ;)
Picture 1 - Sister Wahlin almost stepped on this lovely snake!