Oh transfers. I can finally say with some confidence that change is getting a little easier. I am not at the point of saying I like change but I am getting used to it. The adjusting period seems shorter and I don't seem to freak out as much. Thank goodness. Making improvement on a weakness is always nice.
So what has the new transfer brought you might be wondering? Sister Thompson and I have a new companion. Her name is Sister J. She is a newly 19 year old from Springville, Utah. She is the youngest of 6. She has a twin sister that looks little like her. She also has 1 brother just like me and Sister T. He is serving his mission in Oregon right now. What else? She has major greenie fire which is awesome in so many ways. She knows why she is here and is ready to work. It is weird being in a trio. We have kind of just been trying different stuff out and seeing what works. It's a total trial and error thing. She isn't afraid to get out there and try things which is awesome. I think with a little more time we'll have it down. We'll have to take a companionship picture soon.
Along with getting a new companion our area split and we now have a set of elders in our ward. Five missionaries in the ward now. What does that mean? There is a lot of work to be done. We just hope our ward will finally catch the wave. We have to leaving a challenge and commitment with each of our dinner appointments to pray for and act on missionary opportunities. We tell them we will follow up in two weeks and it's just about time for our first round of follow ups. We're excited to see what experiences and miracles our ward members had as they took the challenge. Anyways, back to the new elders and the ward being split. We are trying to figure out how to coordinate with them so we're not double visiting and things like that. It's weird. We aren't split by a geographical area. Like north/south or east/west. We all share. It will all work out!!
We have been working on a Less Actives list as well as pulling out all the potential and former investigators out of our Area Book. We have a lot of work to do. The past few weeks have been hard. People dropping us, investigators not keeping commitments, appointments falling through, etc. But we are ready to turn things around and not let the frustration get to us. We know that as we are obedient at work hard the Lord will put us where we need to be when we need to be there.
We found a new investigator this week as we were out tracting after an attempted visit to a referral. His name is A. He has some friends that are mormon. Doesn't know much about what we believe but is interested in learning more. He is probably in his late 20s early 30s. He has a son that is only with him part time. We assume he is divorced. Very friendly. We have an appointment with him this Wednesday and can't wait to get to know him a little better and share how the gospel that improve his life and being happiness.
This is the beginning of an amazing transfer! I can feel it!
Love you all!