Yesterday we had to drop off the Sisters. It was really hard. Seeing them all excited to go home and see their families was difficult for a newer missionary who still has quite some time to go. It was especially hard to come home without Sister Wilson. Words cannot even describe what a blessing she has been as I have started out here. I am excited for this new transfer and to set new goals and see what the Lord has in store for us in the Texas City North area.
This week was a little random because we were preparing the Sisters to depart. I got to spend another day in Galveston while my comp was at the temple and we helped at a church with their remodeling. I helped paint like a 15 foot tall room. Needless to say I officially ruined my first set of P-day clothes haha.
This week we had another new family move into the Branch. They are only here until December but still it is nice to have more people around to help with the people. They are a young BYU couple and LOVE missionary work. They definitely moved to the right place.
We had a lot of meetings this week as well. I feel like I was not in my area at all this week. But we did have one break through. A less-active we have been working with is deciding to relearn about the church and wants to start coming back! She is a wonderful older woman who has gone through a ton in her life. I am happy that see is able to see how the church has been able to help her. It is amazing how the Atonement of Jesus Christ is infinite and universal. It can help anyone with any problem they are facing. Seeing it take affect in someone's life is so beautiful to see and I am so grateful I am able to witness it each day. This week a elderly woman in our branch was also finally able to go to the temple to receive her endowment. I wish I could have gone with her but just seeing the light of Christ radiating from her was enough for me. We also had a mom and son baptized into the branch this week. The service was beautiful and I am excited to see their family now progress towards going to the temple to be sealed. It was another testimony to me that we must look after the less- actives and their families because beautiful things can come from helping them come back unto the fold.
We drive back up to Sugar Land tomorrow to go to transfer meeting. They are making a lot of changes in our District so I am excited to see what will happen. I know that the Lord has His hand in this work. Last week 44 people were baptized in the mission. That is a new mission record. We have had 87 total in August. What a miracle! I am so grateful that the Lord is blessing us to be a part in the great work. He doesn't need us but He loves and trusts us enough to do it because it is through the Gospel that we see true happiness.
I know that Heavenly Father lives and is waiting to guide and bless us. We just need to do our part.
I love you all so much and I am so grateful for all that you do to help support me. Your prayers in my behalf are felt daily and are much appreciated. You all are a blessing to this work as well and I know you will be blessed.
Have a wonderful week!
Sister Wilson and I "making blankets" for a RS project. Really we were being Nephites and playing with the kids.
Elder Ben Daniel Duffin and I. Yea we went to Kindergarten together. He was here waiting for his Visa to Brazil. Most random person to run into on a mission.