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Do I have news for you.....I Sister Stephanie White am being TRANSFERRED!!!?!?!?! WHAT?!??! Truth. I got the news last night. It was bound to happen sometime. I'm leaving the land of milk and honey and going into the unknown .......commonly known as Horbury.....to follow up train Sister Delucchi!!!! WHOO! Funny story....she's my stalker. Even funnier story.....she tells me that every time I see her, "Hi, remember how I stalked you !"hahaha. She's way cute and we'll have a good time together. She'll have to teach me the ways of the buses. Sister Taylor will be getting Sister Alidi. She's a fiery chick from Botswana! They'll do well here in Wharfe Valley.
We saw A TON of miracles this week. We met a lot of really neat people and we really felt like we were led by Heavenly Father to meet these people. There was a middle-aged lady who searched for "the truth" since age 13! We've found several people who lost spouses this past month, many of which are meeting with the Jehovah's Witnesses for some sort of spiritual guidance. We found people who were crazy interested in the Book of Mormon and people who are searching for a church to attend. We sang at people right and left, and it was amazing to see how their countenances shifted from "I'd rather chew off your thumb than listen to you sing at me".......to...... "What is this!?" One especially bleak day, this man ushered us onto his patio, out of the public earshot, for our song. As he sat there, lounged on his garden bench, we sang....and I kid you not......one solitary ray of sunshine poked through the clouds and spotlighted this man and his bench....nothing else! At the end of the song he said, "I nearly had an epiphany just then.....nearly." JUST BELIEVE PEOPLE!!!! JUST BELIEVE!!! In other exciting news Jonny Kelk accepted the invitation to be baptized...why?...."Because I want to do it for my family. I want to do it for myself. I want to do it because it's the right thing to do." MIRACLES!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh! We also had Specialized Training this week where the missionaries competed to see who knew Preach My Gospel principles the best. I may or may not have won it for my "age group" (out a year or less). The prize: a box of Cap'n Crunch!!!!! Now you might be saying, "Big deal...a box of cereal. Whoop-dee-doo"....I don't think you quite understand the magnitude of this prize....... We can't get Cap'n Crunch here. It's non-existent here. The most exciting cereal we can get is literally "Wheetabix Fruit and Fiber".....my friends, I received a box of pure GOLD!!!! I literally beat people back with my large shoes :D "UNHAND ME RUFFIANS!!!!"
Well, I'd best love you and leave you. I have to ram my body into my suitcases to make my junk fit, and I need to say tra-la to a few people. I just can't tell you how much I love this mission. I am so so soooo grateful for the Holy Ghost and I cannot adequately express how appreciative I am when I receive His help. I love my Heavenly Father so much and I'm grateful for the opportunities He gives me to grow and improve. I am so incredibly grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that He IS my Savior! I feel it! I rely so heavily on the Atonement's ability to make up the difference...to help me become better...to give me comfort. I wish I was better at explaining these impressions I feel, but I do want you to know that this work I am doing is truly the work of the Lord...I feel that so deeply. Thank you for letting me be here! I love you so much!
Love always and forever,
Your Sister Stephanie White