Easter Transfer has begun...10th transfer!!
Buna, draga familia si prietene mele! I'm so sorry I don't have too much time to write this week, but I hope that everyone had a wonderful week! My week was filled with both sunshine and rain, but it was good! A new transfer has begun, my tenth transfer!!! It's too crazy to believe! Dar, primul, vreau sa spun multumesc pe toate oamenii pe care mi-a scris! (Thanks to all who wrote me!)
Thank you for helping me discover a love for scripture study! That has been a huge blessing for me here and for so many other people, just Wednesday, we were able to help an investigator named Roxana who was struggling reading from the Book of Mormon! Thank you so much for all you teach me all the time! It's so cool that you met Sora Wyatt's mom, Sora Wyatt is an amazing missionary! I learned a lot from her! I'm so excited that I'll see you soon prin Skype!
This transfer is going to be awesome! I'm staying an STL in Bucuresti and I'm staying with Sora Green! :) I am very excited for this transfer! I love Sora Green so much and I am so excited we will get to stay together! Wonderful things are happening in Bucuresti! We feel that if we work as hard as we can to become better and help those we work with to come closer to Christ, we will see miracles! I have seen so many already last transfer, I am so humbled to have seen so many blessings from the Lord! One of those blessings is seeing how much Aurelia has progressed, she read the entire gospel principles manual and the scriptures in them in two weeks! And she loved the baptism at Mihai Bravu. I hope that this transfer, we can help her progress even more. The only things holding her back is that her work schedule makes it hard for her to attend church and her family doesn't approve of the Church. But we are praying for her and we will work hard to help her. I had a wonderful exchange on Thursday with Sora Padgett, she is a wonderful missionary! She is such a good contacter and she loves meeting new people! She is doing well with the language, she is always trying very hard to improve! I am so excited that Easter is so soon and that everywhere we go, we can share the video!
In our last district meeting, we were asked to share the biggest lesson that we had learned last transfer. I learned a lot of things last transfer, but one of the biggest lessons I learned was that if we are doing all we can to do the will of the Lord, we will never really fail. We may stumble and fall, but if we try as hard as we can, the Savior's Atonement can lift us and help us do more that we thought we could and become much more that we even could alone. This is the real meaning of Easter: that through His loving sacrifice, we can rise from our trials and sins and find new hope, new life, a better life.
In President Ivory's email this week, he shared something that Elder Kearon said at the mission president's conference recently: “At our mission presidents seminar in Frankfurt last week President Kearon recognized that in our mission we are ‘more foundational’ but he also said: ‘This is your time and there must be more baptisms. Find ways to rise. Don't settle for what was yesterday's self. CRUSH THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD THAT TELL YOU IT CAN NOT BE DONE. EXPAND AND MAGNIFY YOUR ETERNAL SELF.” I think that this is wonderful counsel that I will follow this transfer! I love you all! Thank you so much!