Those pictures are so old! I cant believe how fast time goes. And how different we can look. Miss you guys.
So Tuesday night I had to say my goodbyes to Waco. It was the hardest leave for me. I loved that area SO much. I cried all night long. BUT the good news is that River Trails is amazing! I am now serving with Sister Sylar. We get along VERY well. I have only been here for a couple of days and we are just the best of friends ;) Its really refreshing to be put with a companion that you get along with so well. This area is pretty getto.....there are some places we cant go at night....and by the end of the day we smell like smoke! YAY. haha But the people are very humble, very open to hearing the gospel. We taught so many lessons last week I lost count. We have baptisms every weekened for a couple of months. Its so different for me to be in an area like this.
We have an investigator whose name is Felisha. She is so ready for baptism its exciting. After we taught her the word of wisdom she stood up, marched over to her fridge, pulled out all of her beer cans and poured them out!! I couldn't believe it I was shocked.
Elizabeth and Blake Holland got baptized on Saturday. They have been waiting for ten years to be baptized because their dad never gave them permission. The ward decided to have a fast and that very week their dad softened his heart and let them be baptized. It was a beautiful service. :) It was a neat experience to teach them as well because they had been going to church for so long. Happy days!
One more thing before I end this email, I had a really cool experience on Monday. Sister Nelson got poison Ivy last week and it got really really bad and Monday night she broke down and cried out "Sister, I need a blessing" We called our Ward mission leader and he hurried and got Brother Nielson to come and help with the blessing. When we walked into his house he told us that his children were sleeping so we had to whisper. It was neat though because the whispering made it really sacred. The spirit was sooo strong. And as soon as they placed their hands on her head and gave her a blessing I began to cry. The words that effected me the most was when he said "by the melckezidick priesthood in which I HOLD" We, the restored church of Christ HAVE THE AUTHORITY, PRIESTHOOD authority of God to perform these sacred ordinances and blessings. AMAZING. I have a strong testimony in that and am so grateful for the blessings of the priesthood in my life.
I love the gospel. I love this work. I love my Savior. And I love Y'ALL :)