Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I'm being transferred!!  It is very much a surprise.  Normally they keep you with your trainer for the full 12 weeks of training, but President wanted to have Hermana Williams train another missionary and it would be hard to be in a trio because we'd be in different parts of the training schedule.  So I'm off to Blue Island!  South Chicago.  I feel a lot of peace about it and I am excited.  It was unexpected so I wasn't prepared emotionally to leave all our investigators and this awesome ward, but let's be honest, can you ever be ready for that?  I don't think so.  There should be four baptisms here next month and I feel really excited for this new missionary to come right when so many people will be making these sacred covenants and joining the ward.  I just love miracles.

I will still be in a trio, with two new moms.  How lucky for me to have three moms, right?  Most people only get one. Jaja.  They are Hermana Gonzalez and Hermana Ramirez, and I hear they are wonderful.  Guess what that means?  I feel pretty confident they both speak Spanish a little better than I do, I just get that feeling, and I am excited for that. :)  It will be very different and I have no idea what to expect.

This week was crazy.  We had two days in a row where every appointment cancelled and none of our back-up plans worked.  That had never happened to us before. They were all our solid people and they all cancelled at the same time.  We are really fortunate in this area to have a lot of appointments and we usually keep pretty busy with teaching.  I have been so grateful for that.  As a missionary, there is simply no better place to be than in a lesson.  That is where you watch the Spirit do Its work.  It is so special and I love it.

Sorry there wasn't a lot in this letter, but I'm actually out of time!  I love you and I'm excited to update you about my new area that I'll be in tomorrow! Oh, so sad to leave Hermana Williams.  But as my MTC teacher put it, as a missionary, you often feel like a rag-doll being thrown about, but you are the Lord's rag-doll, and who could complain about that? jaja. Blue Island, here I come!

Hermana Peterson

p.s. Jonah! Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!  A letter is happily on its way to you. :) I love you. Glad you had fun at camp!

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