Dearest Loved Ones,
Transfer calls came this morning and as President Campbell told me on the phone, "All good things must come to an end." Sister Roberts and I will no longer be serving together. :( I have absolutely loved serving with her, so I'm really going to miss her. We have been super successful and I can honestly say that she has been my favorite companion. (Granted, I have had 3 other favorites). So, I have big news. Drumroll please....... I'm having a baby! That's right! I'm training! I felt like this was coming. I'm quite excited about it actually. It will be a chance for me to really grow. I don't know her name yet. We'll meet on Wednesday so stay tuned til next week to find out more. I've been reflecting a lot about where I am now and who I am as a missionary. I feel like I have grown so much! I actually feel older than I did before and I am relying on the spirit more and more each day. I have many ways that I can improve and I think this will be a great way to stretch myself. Wish me luck!
Oh! So funny thing. As Sister Roberts and I walked into the Library today there was a guy with a Utah Jazz jacket on. Pretty funny. Anyway, hmmm what's new in the Millwoods YSA. Well, Sophie is getting baptized this Friday!!! It's so exciting! She asked me to give the Talk on Baptism. That will be a new experience. I'm excited! Oh and Sister Roberts is being transferred to Kingsway YSA so she'll still be in the city. Which means that she'll get to come to Sophie's baptism. Yesterday was a very long Sunday. We were at the Whyte Ave Chapel from 9am to 6pm. (9 Hours!) We went to Millcreek YSA ward at 9am to help Sophie transition into that ward. Then we had Ward Council, met with a member before church and after, had our own ward at 1pm, met with the ward missionaries, Sophie had her baptismal interview at 4:30 at the church and then we met with her right after. We then had dinner and two other appointments that evening. Fun filled day! I prefer days like that though. It's always nice to stay busy.
Thursday we had Zone Meeting and I was asked to give a "Spiritual Snack" on Desire. The funny thing is since being in Millwoods I have been asked to give the Spiritual Thought almost every Thursday in District Meeting. Guess I just need a lot of practice. Speaking of Practice, we were able to role play with other missionaries about answering concerns using the Book of Mormon. The Zone leaders called it "Take it to the BOM!" I role played with Elder Edgel (an assistant). It was one of the coolest role plays ever. I really enjoyed it.
Something else that was pretty cool happened during Sacrament Meeting. We met with this RM Jimmy and went over the Ward Mission Plan on Saturday. He spoke in church and he brought us Sisters up. He said, "This ward has some great sisters. They came to my house yesterday and taught me the Ward Mission Plan. They also gave me a Spiritual Emergency Preparedness Kit." He then promoted giving the kit away to everyone! It was sweet! I love when people promote missionary work. :)
Well, I don't have lots of time today, have to prepare for my new arrival ;) I love you all! I also wanted to say Happy Birthday Mom! I will again be celebrating by letting a balloon go in her behalf. I hope today is good for everyone. I love you and miss you all. This just in! Elder Penrod and Elder Read from my MTC District are now Zone Leaders in the Ed North Stake. That's going to be a Gongshow!!! ha ha ha
P.S. Picture= "We're an Oreo! The Good stuffs in the middle." -Elder Scarlet, Sister Thompson, Elder Jules