Mummy and Daddy,
This week was so good. Why?...you ask....well. Guess what we had this week! Sisters' Specialized Training!!!!!! What in the world is that!?!?! Well only the best two days of my life! All 18 sisters gathered together for two days for a Question and Answer session, instruction, sing alongs, the "Work and the Glory" film, and food like you wouldn't believe! ha HA! SUCCESS!
During one of the sessions, I must have been deep in thought, brow furrowed and whatnot. President singled me out of the crowd saying, "Sister White, you look like you have something on your mind." "I'm sorry, President. The only thing I can think about is cotton candy." The room erupted with laughter....I was just being honest. Everyone is all sorts of dramatic all the time. I don't see why people can't talk about glitter and beef jerky more often.
Let's see...what else...oh! At the end of the first evening, President and Sister Lindley squelched all us sisters across a field that turned out to be a mud hole so that we could light/ send off paper lanterns that represented our problems. "What's holding you back, sisters, from reaching your full potential and being the missionaries you wish to be. Let go of it and let it fly away with this lantern." Well....we let the lantern go and it plummeted to the ground....not inspiring. Sister Rausch dove out to save it....and slipped in the mud like Bambi on ice. I saw the need and I raced out! I got it! I got it!... So I ran about a hundred yards chucking this lantern into the air, commanding it to "fly and be free!" Finally a gust of wind took pity on me and swooshed it into the air!!!! BAM! MIRACLE!.....especially that I didn't A) biff it B) get stuck in a sink hole! It was soooo good to be around girls! I didn't have to worry who I accidentally bumped into or who I sat by...or having someone hold my hand whilst I went to tinkle pot! It was great!!!! :D
In other exciting news, Amanda Jane Kelk was BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOO!!!!!!!! BAM! MIRACLE! President Lindley came and from the pulpit, he challenged Amanda's husband, Johnny, and her daughter, Sophie, to get baptized as well. We saw Johnny a few days later, had a really good chat with him and scheduled him for the 26th of this month!!!! BAM! MIRACLE! We'll get them....one person at a time ;)
You might be wondering why I'm writing on a Tuesday and not a Monday....one word....Transfers. We got transfer calls last night and MUCH to our surprise, Sister Lamb is white-wash training in Redcar and I'm.........*drum roll please*...........I'm follow-up training Sister Taylor! (more to come in later entries). I love that I'm taking over an area that I don't even know myself! Whoo! Yeah! That's what I'm talkin about!
Another funny tidbit. In District Meeting I bore my testimony and at one point, I talked about the missionary I am now and the missionary I want to be. I mentioned a talk I read that says, "You can either change accidentally or you can change deliberately!" Everyone's planners whipped out and they took notes on what I said....Let me tell you...It's unnerving to have someone write down what you're saying.....It throws off your groove. The end. I really am SO grateful for the chance I have to be out here and learn how important the gospel really is. It's not just a way of life, but it's the ONLY way that we can return to live with Heavenly Father again! It's so incredible to watch people consciously decide to change their lives. It's incredible to see someone identify what they don't like about their lives and do something about it! Watching the Spirit flood someone's eyeballs.....wow.....why don't people do MORE to feel this way?! I know this church is the true church of Jesus Christ. How do I know this? It just is. I've felt it through the phenomenal power of the Holy Ghost and I've witnessed it change people's lives!!!! Wow! Bam! MIRACLE! NEXT!
I love you so much! Thank you for all you do for me!!!! Thank you for your prayers...they are felt like you wouldn't believe!
Love Always and Forever,
Your Sister White