Hello my favorite people!
This has been a bit of a crazy week. A sister in the mission, Sister Paongo from Tonga who is serving in Frisco got a callnight that her father passed away. Sister P is really good friends with Sister Aumua, so that was really sad to hear. We ended up singing for the funeral over Skype. So we spent quite a lot of time over in Frisco this week spending time with Sister Paongo and just trying to comfort her. It's crazy because she has a sister serving in Chicago right now as well, so they had a double Skype going on for the funeral. It broke my heart, but it was still a powerful thing.
Monday: We went downtown to the JFK museum. That was amazing! I didn't realize that President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, but alas he was. The museum was amazing. It is on the 6th floor of the Texas Book Depository exactly where the shooter shot from. It was actually a really emotional experience. Monday evening we met with a man who was a soldier in WW2. He actually helped liberate Buchenwald. It was crazy to hear of his stories and experiences.
Tr* and H* were both able to come to the broadcastnight! That was seriously so amazing that they both were able to be there. :) We asked how they liked it. Tr* LOVED it. She said she watched the one from last April and loved that as well. She's loving the spirit and church and the gospel so that is super amazing. H* loved it as well. She loved President Utchdorf's story about the umbrella's and stuff and felt like it really applied to her life. She also loved Sister Marriott! Sister Marriott spoke at the MTC while I was there. She's a convert. H* just loved how real and honest she was. The whole time the broadcast was going on I was just praying and pleading that the messages would touch Tr* and H*'s hearts. I was a little worried for a while because they were talking about the temple so much, but I realized that that is what it is all about. Ya know? What better thing to focus on than the temple. It was so wonderful.
So transfer calls were supposed to comenight. But the assistants texted and told us that they were going to be delayed until night! Holy cow we were dying. So at church, I bore my testimony, said some goodbyes just in case and yeah. So then came and I got a call.
Okay I have big news. I'M GOING TO GILMER, TX!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay wow I have so many emotions right now. Like I'm so so so so so sad to leave Allen and Sister Aumua and all the amazing ward members. But I get to go out east!!! Holy cow I am so excited. so nervous. But so excited. You'll have to look up Gilmer. So there's that. :) I can't believe it.
My new address is 6381 Bois D'arc Rd. Gilmer, TX 75644. My companion is Sister Christopherson. I'll meet her later today or. So crazy news is going on! Transfers are normally morning, but since I'm going out east, I have to leave today at 2! So the transfer calls came last night at 9 and then I called a bunch of people and said goodbye then stayed up til packing and trying to wrap my mind around it all. Then I just packed all morning and stuff. Packing is hard. I feel like a chicken with my head cut off just running around and stuff.
So I don't have any time to have real good goodbyes, but that's okay.
Alli shared a scripture with me last week. D&C 3:1-3. I really loved it. It spoke about how God is unchanging, has one eternal round, and is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When I think of this, It makes me think that His love, His plan, His purpose for US is also unchanging and forever. I loved how President Uchtdorf said that God's perfect love for us doesn't change depending on how we look, act, or anything. It's perfect and forever. God so loved the world, he so loved me, he so loved each and every one of us that He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. That sounds like perfect, all consuming love to me. How grateful I am for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and also for our Heavenly Father's love for us.
I am so blessed. I love you all so much. Keep being amazing.