this week has been crazy! last monday right after i got done emailing i found out that both sis. holmes and i would be leaving สะพานสูง. that made me sad. i was kind of expecting it, but then when the moment comes, it's so SAD. noooo i can't leave this place and these people. so we went about our day, preparing for a white-wash (when both missionaries leave and two brand new ones come into the area and have no idea what's going on in the area). basically, i've gone into areas white-washing and training every single time so far, so i felt like that would probably be happening again soon. anyway, we got everything taken care of, and then we had FHE that night at the Bruso's house (the american family in our ward). while we were there the A.P.'s called and told me i'm actually NOT moving. mixed emotions. i'm SO happy to still be here, but then at the same time, i had already wrapped my head around moving. but mostly i'm relieved that i get to stay and introduce the area to the next sister that comes in so we don't have people fall through the cracks, especially with all our recent converts.
so transfers meeting. sis. holmes is going to Chiang Rai!!! that lucky duck. she'll do so good. i'm really gonna miss her. my new companion is sis. ference! she's amazing. she's from Holladay, Utah, and she's been out in the field 8 months so far. first time ever that i haven't trained! weird. she's so gOOD at everything. i'm really glad i have the chance to be her companion, even if it's just for a short time. (i have a feeling i'll be moving sometime in the near future). oh, and she's super good at going running every morning. and so begins my long and painful adventure of getting back into shape. oh. my. word. my legs hurt so bad, and i basically hobble around for the rest of the day. it's awesome though. we get to go running through a beautiful neighborhood called 'Perfect Place.' ironic. it's so perfect. hopefully my running will start to show results, because yesterday at church one of my RC's told me i had gotten fatter. so honest and blunt here haha.
on sunday (yesterday) Acare got baptized. and we started teaching another girl named Earth. she's pretty much perfect. there's so many prepared people here. and then there's those that reject us hard core. like the lady i talked to yesterday who told me she wasn't ready to have eternal life. or the man who was quite certain he had never sinned in his life. (which he told me as he smoked his cigarette). i'm thankful that i know what i know. i am thankful that i know about Jesus Christ. I am thankful that I know that He lives. not only does He live, but His teachings will make bad men good, and good men better. He knows the way, because He is the way. and i LOVE testifying of Him each and every day.
|Sister Steele and Acare, who was baptized April 27, 2014.|
|The bike/running path|