Hola mi familia y mis amigos!
So this week was super crazy! We had an emergency transfer on Friday, so now I´m in Jardin with Hermana Palmieri and Hermana Skinner, who both speak English. Yay!
I miss Oberá a ton. I miss the nice people, I miss the members, and I really miss my district. Its been kind of sad, but I like my companions and Im sure the people here are just as great as the ones in Oberá! 🙂
Coincidentally, Jardín means garden in Spanish, which I thought was kind of interesting since my last spiritual thought was about growing where I was planted. When I remembered that thought, I thought the Spirit was telling me to grow in Oberá, I guess maybe it was getting me ready for Jardín!
We didn’t get a lot of work done this week thanks to the emergency transfer, these last few days have been full of packing and unpacking, grocery shopping, meetings, and getting to know my new area and district. But this next week we should be back to work! Here’s hoping!
For my spiritual thought this week Im going to share what my District Leader and Oberá shared with me when I found out I was being transferred. I’m not going to lie, I cried when I found out. He called us that night to tell me a story about how his first 12 weeks in the mission went. Here’s a summary: he had 3 trainers, and he wasn’t able to work for hardly any of it. A lot of crazy things happened, and with his last trainer he had to be a Zone Leader (without being able to speak the language – that’s crazy!) Anyways, he felt like his first 12 weeks were a complete waste. For a while he wondered why God let him go through that, didn’t He care about his success as a missionary?
At some point my District Leader found the scripture Isaiah 55:8, which says:
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
This felt like the answer he was looking for. God didn’t forget him, everything that happened was meant to happen. It turns out that he actually learned things in his first 12 weeks of his mission that really helped him out later. Like how to look for a pension, and how leadership positions work as a missionary.
I’m really grateful my District Leader shared this story with me. I really didn’t want to leave Oberá, but I know that as long as I allow myself to be flexible and grow where I’m planted, it’ll all be okay in the end!
I love you all and hope you all have a great week! Please pray for me and my new area! I’m always praying for you!