May 30, 2016

Un Transfer e un moment..Traiesti-L! (A transfer is only a moment..Live it!)

Buna ziua, draga familia si prietenii mei! Sunt foarte reconoscutoare ca pot sa aud si sa scriesc pe voi! (I'm so thankful that I can hear from you and that I can write to you!) I can't believe that we are already in week 6 of the transfer, it just flew by!!! But I am so glad that I got to live it and love every minute of it!  It sounds like everyone had an amazing week!

What a wonderful week this has been! We had our Zone Conference this Friday, and my first STL presentation! We went up to the front and gave a twenty minute presentation on how we can find those who are ready and how we can teach them according to their needs. Sora Green and I learned a lot from this presentation, we studied from the scriptures and Preach My Gospel to get our zone pumped for what's ahead! I learned so much from preparing, from examples in the scriptures like Paul in Acts 16, who was led by the Spirit in all things and even in adversity remained positive and trusting. I also learned from Alma and Ammon's examples, who were amazing teachers because they served and taught with love and they saw success because they relied on the Spirit. I am so thankful for what I learned in this presentation and hope that our zone was blessed through this. I wrote a poem about a missionary's desire to serve and teach with the Lord's Spirit, because truly, without the Lord, no matter how amazing a teacher or finder we are, we can't do it.  I meant what I said in our presentation, I do know the Lord will help us. I might not understand how or why hard things need to happen, but I trust Him.

I am also thankful for what President Ivory, Sora Ivory, and other missionaries shared in the conference: about building small forts to prepare and lay a foundation for the Church in Romania, and also from what Presidnet Ivory shared about allowing our missions to soften us, humble us and make us better people. I also loved what Sora Ivory shared about positive change and how uniting ourselves will help ourselves and those we work with to become our best selves. Sora Green and I have talked a lot about this this transfer, she has definitely helped me to become better! She has been and is an incredible sister who loves unconditionally and gives her whole heart to helping others. She really is one of the greatest missionaries that I know. I am excited to take everything that I have learned and apply it! I will do all that I can to continue to change for the better, to become a better finder and a better teacher through the help of the Spirit so that I can help build and make a difference.

I had a great exchange with Sora Smullin, she is a wonderful missionary! She loves meeting new people and is a great teacher in lessons! She is also very good at striving to accomplish goals we set! She is the one on the far left, this is a picture of us with a member from Mihai Bravu named Constanta and a member Talita! Talita is a recent convert, she was a Jehovah's Witness but now she is one of the strongest members I have ever seen and one of the sweetest girls I have ever met! We are going to meet with her and two potential investigators this week to watch "Meet the Mormons", I am super excited for them to see it! I learned many things this week, but one of the biggest is how amazing the members are. Some of them have so little, but because they have the pure love of Christ in their hearts, they share what they have willingly. That has made such an impact on me, I have learned so much from their examples, like a young mother with her two young children who always smile and are always willing to share what they have or a member who pays her tithing no matter how small her earning are. I know that the Lord blesses them and blesses us all when we show our trust in Him through taking steps and making sacrifices!

Va iubesc! Speram ca aveti o saptemana buna! I love you all and hope you have an amazing week!

Dragoste,

Sora Lunt