So Tuesday was the "say your last goodbyes" day. It was hard but throughout the day I just felt peace because I knew I had done everything that I was supposed to in Galveston. Saying goodbye to the Arredondos and Eloisa and Jessica was the HARDEST though! I told Maria Arredondo that I was leaving and she was so sad. Then at the end she told me how grateful she was for us and all we had done for her and we both cried. It was just so sad! I have faith that one day she will join the church and go to the temple with her husband! And I will be there!!! Then she gave me some sunglasses. yessss. haha so great :) Then later that night I had to say goodbye to more family. Everyone there was family. Eloisa made us Mole (her mole is my FAVORITE. sooo good) and we finally got Hector, her son, to listen to the lesson!! SO AWESOME. And then we had to say goodbye. Jessica was crying crying crying and it made me so sad to leave! But they are going to be so awesome. And I will see them again soon! I just love them so much. But they will be taken care of :)
Wednesday was transfers day! We drove up to the mission office and i was SO nervous. I had NO idea where i was going!! I had some hopes but I really had no idea. I was just praying that I wasnt going to go english. So we are there in transfer meeting and there pops up my picture! Serving in Manvel West with Hermana Duncan! WHOOO HOOO! At first I was really nervous and still so scared. But then I got really excited and ever since then I have been so happy. We have already seen so many miracles these past couple days.
Thursday we had an appointment with a recent converts mom, Blanca and then did weekly planning! Then that night we had a lesson with a member named Mario who lives with his wife and dad who are both not members. Jose is the dads name and he told us how he used to go to church all the time and even feed the missionaries in Colombia. He was basically an active member there. But then here, he has only come twice. He told us he doesnt want to be baptized because he doesnt want to commit. He even knows he is losing blessings!!! So please pray for him!!! But we were super excited to get in with him. And we brought a member with us who bore such strong testimony and then we asked her to bear her testimony about missionary work in sacrament yesterday and she did! :)
Friday we had a lesson with the mom and little sister of a member in the Pearland ward and it was a great lesson! I instantly just loved them so much!! They are really praying to know that these things are true. And then we invited them to the relief society activity that night and they came!! And they LOVED it!! I feel really good about them and we are really excited for them :) The Relief Society activity was so fun though. I got to meet a lot of the members and we had a Spa Night! We did facial masks and had yummy snacks. I love this ward.
Saturday we had a really cool experience! We contacted an investigator, Eunice, and she told us we couldnt come in because she was tired and not feeling good because of some hard things that have happened lately and we just bore testimony of the Atonement and how much God loves her and wants her to be happy and will help her and then she let us in! It was really cool to see the spirit work through us to her!! And it softened her heart!! And she is going to think about coming back to church :) yay!! I love this work!!!
Then yesterday we had church and an investigator Yvette came!! She is sooooo cool! I love her! She listens to Mo-Tab at work!! haha so awesome!!! And she loved it. Her son Evan loved it too! He was so happy :) We are so excited for her and are planning on extending a date tomorrow! Then we found some super cool investigators that seem like they are so interested and are coming to church!
I am just so grateful and excited to be here serving the Lord and doing His work! This is truly His work and we are just His instruments. His hands. And I am sooo happy to be here helping Him. Nothing has ever brought me so much happiness and pure joy. Thank you for all your love and support and I hope yall have a great week!!!
Hermana Dorian :)