This week we had a tornado warning and the week itself has felt like one big tornado! Hermana Idso was very very sick all week. Just hunched over in bed huffing and puffing from the pain. It started last Monday night and it's still going on. We went to the ER on Wednesday and after 7 hours of being in the coldest room ever they kind of told us what it could be but they didn't know! Sister Koonce was so nice to take us and stay with us a while AND get us something to eat! She really is the best! The next day we went to a specialist and he told us what he thought it was. Well, now they're thinking it might be something else- the mission nurse and missionary medical- so she'll be seeing some more specialists this week and President Andersen said she's receiving the best medical help here. We keep praying that they'll be able to pin point exactly what is causing the pain in her stomach.
We were able to get out a little bit and see some of our investigators so that was good. We had 3 of our investigators come to church on Sunday which was such a miracle because we didn't even have a chance to teach them that whole week!
We got "the call" late Saturday night and guess what..............I will be heading over to Hopkinsville KY! I will be serving with Hermana Carol who I hear is a real fire ball and it's her last transfer here so I'm excited to go work like crazy over there! I could be wrong but last I heard we're the only Spanish missionaries in the stake so it will be such a great place to be! So much work to be done and so many people to teach! I'll tell you more about it next week! I'm so excited that I get to go to the transfer meeting tomorrow! I haven't been to one in over 6 months and I'm hoping I'll get to go and see some of my friends that are on the other side of the mission!
It was rough going and saying goodbye to so many people that I love last night. The Pastors, Ivan and his family, Sister Haney and especially the McCraws! There are so many amazing families here and I'm going to miss all of them so much. I am so grateful for the examples they have been to me and the things I have learned from them. Most of all I am grateful that they made me feel so welcome here. It's hard to be homesick when you are surrounded by people that make you feel so loved!
To top off my experience in Paducah, one of the Elders that is leaving for home this week made all of the Sisters homemade music boxes! Mine is green with a cheetah and it plays the Friends theme! I'll send pictures next week!
I am so grateful for the testimony that I've gained these past 9 months. I have learned so much about my Savior Jesus Christ and have had my heart opened to so many truths that I know I could have only found here on my mission. I am grateful that our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He called a prophet in our day and restored His Son's true church upon the earth so that we could have the peace and the hope that the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am grateful for the plan He must have so carefully and so lovingly prepared for us. I know that God is our Heavenly Father and that we are His children. I know that all He wants for us is to become like Him and have true happiness forever. I know that none of this could come to pass if it were not for our Savior Jesus Christ who Heavenly Father sent here to prepare the way back to Him. I am so grateful to know that the power to seal families forever is again on this earth. I find so much comfort in knowing that I will be with my family that I have now forever and that I can be with my future family forever as well! How loved are we? We are so blessed.
I love you all so much and truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers that you send my way.
The Pastor family and us having fun with one of the Bingo prizes!
-in the ER killing time because they would ignore us for an hour at a time!
I put all of the owls on a light switch so it looked like they were standing there!
This is me and cute Sister Haney that we visit every week- she says she's too old and sickly to come to church so we visit her on Sundays and tell her what we learned! We love her SO much!
Also this is our investigator Ivan and his three kids who I love and some of their crazy cats!
Bishop and Sister Harper!
Saying goodbye to my favorite McCraw family :(