AHHH HE REALLY IS AND HE REALLY DOES ANSWER OUR PRAYERS!!!! Last night was the special little phone call that said where we are going slash if we`re moving areas slash who are companion is going to be--aka our life for the next 6 weeks. So, I may or may not have been praying SO hard all week that the Lord would give me strength to do whatever He had in store for me THIS next transfer. If it was 6 more weeks of the same, so be it and I could do it, because I already did it once, and it would be incredibly difficult, and I`d probably cry a lot more, but there is silver lining in everything....right? And if I were to move again or get a new comp, that it would be what the Lord wanted for me, and I would have learned whatever it was that I needed to learn, and I could move on to my next challenge. WELL. DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS 29:6 IS REAL, BECAUSE HEAVENLY FATHER HEARD ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND MY PRAYERS, AND TODAY IT`S JUST ME SISTER LOFGREEN AND SISTER CALL!!!! Sister Rojo got transferred to Porto, and I am patiently waiting, (are you ready for this?) to go pick up my GREENIE tomorrow night from Lisbon. I`M SORRY WHAT?!? YEAH. I AM TRAINING. This is not real life. I JUST finished MY training. I don`t know anything. This is so much responsibility. I can`t just smile and laugh when people say something to me and I don`t understand it. I actually have to understand it. YIKES. Here`s to hoping our appointments don`t fall through. And that I can be half as amazing as Sister Barlow was. Seriously, WHAT? Also, lets see just how precisely the Lord answers our prayers, because I may or may not have asked for us to be the best of friends and just love each other so much that we`re so happy all the time. So....maybe I`m a little selfish sometimes, but I mean...come on. Hahaha
But I AM SO HAPPY!! I FEEL SO HAPPY!!! And I feel like nothing is going to stop this work! We are just going to have SO much faith and just rely on the Lord for EVERYTHING and it is going to be the best transfer ever! Seriously. It`s unreal. I am SO happy and SO excited again! And its just the best feeling in the world. I am SO stressed about training, but I know I had this experience for a reason--to show me just how important it is to be obedient and diligent and to just work hard, and now we can do everything right and be exactly obedient and rely on the Lord for everything and let Him make us into what He needs us to be and we`re gonna see lots of miracles, and I am SO excited!!!
So, this week is going to be all sorts of CRAZY, because right now I am in a trio with Sister Lofgreen and Sister Call, and then I have to go to Lisbon, and then have a training meeting and then meet my new companion and then we`ll come back to Viseu, and then Familia Santos is marked for baptism (!!!! SO EXCITED ABOUT THEM!! They are SO prepared. It`s actually unreal.), so I have to make sure that they get all the lessons and have the interviews and everything is good and ready and set, because I have no idea when we`re getting back and AH. SO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY. But, I`d rather this kind of stress. Real missionary work stress. I am just SO excited to just focus on the work and be diligent and work our hardest and just RUUNNN. Oh, I am so, so, SO excited. And so happy. This morning, there was lots of hymn singing and lots of smiling and life is SO good over here, because God is SO good!!!
SOMEONE TELL JENNA JOHNSON THAT I AM SO PROUD OF HER AND SHE`S A FREAKING ROCKSTAR AND THAT I LOVE HER SO MUCH!!
P.S. Shannan---I ate a cake made out of spinach this week and it was good. Make it. Erin--you too.