Today is the last day of my first transfer in the field. I cannot believe how fast 6 weeks has gone.
is the promised land. The Bishop, the
members, the scenery, the investigators... I will miss this place immensely. I
am being transferred to Lexington
which is in the Roanoke Zone (my neighbor zone). I get to be in a trio which
includes SISTER HABIBPOUR – my companion from the MTC! Win. Salem
So I am sad to leave
and Sister Wood and Sister Pierson, but not as sad as I thought I would be. It
is very unusual that I would be leaving after 6 weeks because I am only half
way done with training, and usually you stay with your trainer (sister Pierson)
for 12 weeks- until training is completed. But it has actually been such a
tender mercy to be leaving so unexpectedly because I realized how much trust I
have in the Lord, which I don't think I quite realized before. Lexington
I do not want to part with Sister Pierson, but I am not as upset as I thought I would be. I know I'm going where the Lord wants. But Sister Pierson is the bomb. I love her so much. When we have been in interviews with President Pitt has apologized to both Sister Pierson and I so many times about splitting us up. "I tried to work around it, but the Lord has different things for you to do." He really doesn't want to split us because he sees how much love we have for each other and how well we work together, but he would not be doing transfers as the Lord intends if her didn't. In the last interview he said "I wish I could explain to you how strong the impression was that you should be with Sister Pierson." I can't explain how much I love her.
I love this place. I am sad to leave, but happy because I know it's where God wants me. I know nothing about it, but it feels kind of like Christmas Eve: God has blessings for me in
Till I write again in