This week was a really special week for me. One of my previous companions, and trainer, Hermana Weinstock, is preparing to end her mission. She leaves tomorrow in fact. Needless to say, I'm a little heartbroken. She has become my very best friend. I look up to her in many things and love her so much.
Hermana Weinstock and I had an exchange last week and we thought that would be it. Maybe we'd see each other at transfer conference, but we didn't know for sure. Heavenly Father sure loves us because circumstances worked out just right that we got to go on another last minute exchange. Her companion was going with a few other missionaries to 6 Flags Resort with some members and Hermana Weinstock didn't want to go. She wanted to live up her short time as a missionary preaching the gospel, so she came with us for the day.Every time I'm with her I feel the spirit. I feel inspired and I feel like she raises the bar for me. She is such a powerful missionary. She loves powerfully and she teaches powerfully. I, in return, love her SO much. There really aren't words.....(I'm tearing up).I'm going to miss my best friend. That's for sure.
|Hermana Weinstock, Carter, and myself|
As transfers are tomorrow, we were anxiously waiting the transfer text on Sunday night to see who in our zone would be leaving. It's always a surprise. We had just laid down to sleep when we got the transfer text...and.....I'M STAYING IN JERSEY CITY....WITH HERMANA CARTER! We couldn't believe it. We are so excited!! I'm positive that it's because God knows that we need to teach Nicolas. We were almost positive that I would be leaving the area, so I had already said my goodbyes to the members.
The Lord surprised us all.
Nicolas continues to progress. He probably won't be baptized for another 2 weeks. It's incredible though, slowly but surely he is realizing how wonderful The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is. His testimony of Joseph Smith is growing and what's even better is that he is recognizing it. We took him to a baptism yesterday so that he could see and feel how special it is. He really enjoyed it and the spirit was definitely felt. I'm really happy to be able to continue to see him progress in the gospel. I love him a lot.
I love you all and want you to know that I pray for you individually each night.
I love this work. I love forgetting myself and focusing on others. I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's kingdom restored on the earth again. I love being a missionary.