Mummy and Daddy,
Clarification for Transfers (I always figure I'm the last to know what things mean, so I just assume people already know what I'm talking about.) White-wash training means: an experienced missionary takes her greenie to an area that is unfamiliar to both of them, which translates into lots of knocking and street contacting. I on the other hand am "follow-up training" meaning: that a greenie leaves her trainer and comes to me for fun and joy and joyness :D I am "taking over" Wharfe Valley, meaning, I set up appointments and jazz, but I still don't know the members/ investigators very well. I'm still in the same flat, so please continue to send mail to the mission office. Hopefully that clears things up a bit.
Speaking of our flat, Sister Taylor and I spent the entire morning today de-junkifying our lives! We took SOOOOO much crap to the charity shops today! We've cleared out years of dust and hair, and we've discovered that we have orange carpet....not gray....sick huh. Success! YAY for cleaning! More about Sister Tira (Teeeee rah not Tyra....much to my ANTM dismay) Taylor... She is from St. George, Utah. She has two older brothers and a younger sister. She wants to be a physical therapist when she grows up. Her favorite color is Deep Death defying Plum (I threw in the death defying bit to jazz things up a bit). Her biggest fear = spiders. Her favorite food = Cafe Rio pork. Her favorite article of clothing = her Audrey Hepburn black stilettos. Her greatest wish = to do ballet. Her thoughts about jello = She will only eat it if it's in jiggler form. We're really excited about our area...especially since the sun is starting to grace us with its presence!!!! We are bound and determined to find more of those prepared people who are itching to find the truth!!!! More to come on that I'm sure!
In other news, yesterday was the best sacrament meeting I've ever been to...why you ask? ... well there was a big stake conference in Huddersfield, so all the longtime members went to that, but we still had a little church service at our chapel. We only had a handful of people, mainly missionaries and recent converts in attendance and we all had a testimony meeting. K.....backing up....guess who blessed the sacrament for the first time......yep....Mick Bowman!!!!!! WHOOO!!!!!! Oh he did so well and it really set the tone for the whole meeting. Mick and Joyce both got up to share their testimonies and I was just a big fat puddle!!! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! I was SO HAPPY! I cannot tell you how INCREDIBLE it is to watch these people change! But to hear their testimonies.........bam! mind blowing!!!!! Wow! I just cannot tell you how strongly I KNOW this church is true! It just is!!!!! I KNOW that Jesus Christ is my savior! What an amazing feeling it is to have! I feel it so powerfully when I study, read, pray, and especially when I witness the changes the gospel makes within my English friends and within myself. Most days, I feel like I'm getting more out of my mission than anyone else I meet....which is probably true! I'm just SOOO appreciative that I get to immerse myself in this 24/7...even those difficult days when all I want is a dino nugget and a nap. I am so excited to be here.... right where Heavenly Father needs me...... Wow!
I love you soooo much! Thanks for all you do!
Love Always and Forever,
Your Sister Stephanie White