No Car :c

So last Wednesday was transfers! I stayed in WJ and Sister Arthur went to Kearns. I now have Sis Snyder, who is super fun and a way hard worker. We get along really well. As you can tell, I did NOT get the car that I was super excited for, but that's alright walking is pretty fun sometimes. I haven't been able to ride my bike the past week though, because on Tuesday I slipped on some stairs and hurt my tailbone. It hurts a lot less now than it did the first couple of days. I also accidentally smacked my forehead against a car door today. So the band aids I got in the mail last Monday were a very appropriate birthday present! Hahaha.
Speaking of which, you have no idea how excited I was to get that box! With my own wrapping paper! I opened everything the night I got it, because let's be real here, I'm not waiting until my birthday to tear those suckers open. I am thrilled with everything in there. Especially the bubbles.

So, since we're trying (desperately) to be healthy, yet we still have an abundance of candy that people give to us, we have a little sumthin sumthin we like to call "Fatty Fridays" around here. Sister Arthur and I came up with it and it's being continued with Sister Snyder. It's where we eat healthy all week and then on Friday we can eat all the candy and junk food we want during weekly planning. So far it's working out well. Granted, we've only done it for like 3 weeks.

In other exciting news, I got a package from Katie today! She sent it here with her friend Alicyn who lives in the mission just a few minutes away from my area. It came with a cute box and some candy and a giant hug. It was so exciting to see someone that just saw her a few days ago!!!

There are a lot of great things about to happen in this stake, I can feel it! We've been saying a lot of prayers and working really hard. This week we're hoping to start teaching 4 new people. I am so excited that I get to stay in this area for another six weeks. There is a ton of work to do here, and the members are really helping us out. We almost always have someone that's able to come to lessons with us. There is  advice that I want to give people who are curious how they can help missionary efforts. Be willing to fellowship people, be their friend, be willing to answer their questions, love them, be an example to them. Be willing to go to lessons with the missionaries. There is something so special that happens when members come with us to lessons. It gives the investigator another person's testimony and it gives them someone they can turn to after we (the missionaries) stop teaching.

One thing that our district leader was talking about a few weeks ago was how we should expect miracles. We need to walk out our door every day knowing that there will be someone put in our path that we can help, we just have to make the effort to notice them. Katie sent me this conference quote from President Eyring in a letter "You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can imagine". I know that's true. We always need to look for people that we can uplift. They are there, and they are waiting for us.

This was a really good week. I'm excited about this transfer. Really great things are going to happen. There is nowhere I would rather be right now than right here, serving this mission. It's not some crazy place, and it's not like there are people chasing after me with pitch forks, but it's where the Lord needs me to be. Sometimes we need to be humble and realize that serving a mission has nothing to do with us. It has nothing to do with what I want at all. I gave this 18 months of my life to Him, wherever He wanted me to be, doing everything He asks me to do, teaching those who I'm meant to find.

I hope everyone has a happy week!

Sister Hinkle

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Libby, and Happy Birthday! All of the kids said today that they were excited to skype with you tomorrow so they could wish you a happy birthday.

    We're so proud of you and the work you are doing. You're changing peoples' lives for the better - in large and small ways. All people, I mean. Whether they accept the Gospel or not, or have already accepted the Gospel, you are making peoples' lives better by meeting them and working with them and serving with them. Or at least, you should be! :) I'm kidding, of course you are. If I've learned anything in the last 20 years, its that you brighten people's days and their lives just by being around them. So, keep up the good work and we will see you as soon as we can.