This week, Nicole got the transfer call. While she is staying in Belle Terre, she's
bummed that Sister Gosdis is being transferred. But she's putting her trust in God
and knows that His hand is in this transfer and that He will provide.
Read her email below:
We got transfer calls last night....I'm staying in Belle Terre and Sister Gosdis is moving to Colville. Once again, I'm crushed!! I LOVE Sister Gosdis and I've learned so much from her. There's so much going on in Belle Terre, it's really overwhelming and I don't feel ready to take on Belle Terre without an old-timer. Nonetheless, I know that God has His hand in this transfer. As hard as my last transfers were, they all worked out the way they were suppose to and I know that this transfer is all going to work out the way it's suppose to as well. God's hand is in everything we do and He will provide!!!
So, this week was pretty good, but hard. Our investigator Kristen got baptized!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! It was so awesome and so exciting! Our 71 year old investigator came, and we've tried FOREVER to get him out of his apartment to things! It was such a great baptism and it was so awesome to see so many people there! We had to move from the Relief Society room to the chapel because so many people showed up! It really was amazing!
Ready for the next miracle?? Richard came to Sacrament meetingtoo!!! It was sooooooooo exciting!!! He felt so good and he liked it and it all just worked out!
I had the really cool opportunity to serve this week. One of our investigators, Leslie, is a single mom with 3 kids, a 15 year old boy, and 2 daughters who are 10 and 6. Her son is on probation and her daughters are hard to get along with sometimes. She's really struggling financially and has asked us many times if there was someway we could help her with food. We are trying to get her on with the Bishop's Warehouse, but that's a process. She texted usto ask for more help with food. Sister Gosdis and I don't have a very big budget, but we really wanted to do something for her. We decided to go through everything we have and we gathered 3 bags full of food that we haven't and wouldn't touch, extra food that we didn't mind giving away, and some food that was left over from previous missionaries that hadn't gone bad yet. We gathered a lot of Macaroni, some hot chocolate, pop-tarts, popsicles, penne noodles, oatmeal, fruit snacks, 2 small frozen steaks, pez dispenser candies, some fruit, and just loads of stuff!! Again, we FILLED 3 bags of food and dropped it off anonymously. When we saw her again, she and her kids were so grateful for the anonymous gift. Now, I don't tell you this to get praise or to tell everyone how great I am. I'm simply telling this experience to show how grateful and blessed I am to have the chance to serve others in some way everyday. I was filled with exceedingly great joy and gladness to do this for her! I encourage you all to look for ways to serve others this week! Every day, serve someone! I promise that you will feel joy and love! It will bless you and will draw you closer to our Heavenly Father! I'm so thankful for these opportunities Heavenly Father has put in my life to stop thinking of myself and to turn outward. What a blessing it is to serve! As you serve others, your life will improve and you'll find so much happiness!
The pictures I'm attaching are ones with my zone, my district, from the baptism, and the beautiful scenery!!(:
I love you all and hope you have a very blessed week full of love and service!