Mummy and Daddy,
We've had such a good week this week. During transfer meeting, President Lindley took all the trainers into a classroom and briefed us on the magnitude of our assignment. Many of the wide-eyed Elders made comments like, "They probably don't realize we're more nervous to train them than they are to be trained." I felt fine about it all. I was more excited than anything. I met the new sisters out in the parking lot....and I had a pretty good idea of who my child was. I hugged her and I said in my head...."Yep....you're mine." Anyways, there I was, sitting in the back of the chapel whilst the bio's were being read out...k she's basically me....dance, theater, art, guitar, comedy awards, etc etc....the same sort of embarrassing bio I had :D I said, "Yep....she's my child."
"And Sister Sorensen will be trained by..................Sister White in Horbury!!!!" WHOOO! I pranced my way up to the front and gave her the tallest squeeze of her life! :D "MY BABY!!!"
The first morning I had that slight panic moment thinking, "Oh.....yeah...I really don't know how to do this...I'm overwhelmed...my life is unmanageable :D," but Sister Sorensen is a powerhouse. She has no reservation running people down with me. She's not afraid to testify boldly to people on the bus with me. She's great in lessons....you name it...she can do it. I feel like she's training herself. :D great gig for me. We laugh all the time! hahahaha Life is good.
We went knocking this week and met this lady named Hazel. She wasn't interested....but.....I spied a stair lift!
"Hazel.....is that a stair lift?"
"Does it still work by chance?"
"Yes...it just houses the laundry now."
"You wouldn't want to let me ride it now would you?" :D
"Oh.......go on then!"
Oh! It was soooooo gooood!!!!! I wish I could send the video your way. I think I giggled the whole time! :D Life List! Check! OH....it did my soul good. I may just have to invest.
Let me tell you about this.....Last night, we made our way back home for tea. Sister Sorensen said, "Let's go check if Rob's in." .....*knock knock*.....no Rob. I looked down the road, and felt this little ping say "Keep going"
"Hey...before we go back...let's just carry on a bit.
" As we carried on, we passed a little cul de sac. Something jabbed me in the heart. I spun around on the spot. "GO HERE!"
"We need to be here! Ok....which door is it?" I zeroed in on #51, marched up to the door, and rapped a few times. This woman opened the door a crack. I forget what we said, but I remember saying, "I have a strange request. I feel like we need to sing a 30 second song for you. We've been practicing. Can we sing for you?" She motioned us into her living room.
"You can't stay long."
"God be with you til we meet again......" As we sang, this woman's eyes got really big! She inhaled and exhaled, and jabbed at her heart, "Woah!...I feel that....That's spot on that....wow...woah!" The next thing I knew, we were in this embrace with this this woman whilst she sobbed/ convulsed on us. Hello! When she dried herself off a bit and I juiced the shoulder of my coat, she told us how her father passed away recently.
"Music was always the way he helped me calm down when I was stressed. What was that feeling?! That felt like I was showered in peace!"
"That...was the Holy Ghost." BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!
"This is so funny. Just before you arrived, I heard someone say in my head, 'Have you been to church today?' Then you knocked on my door....strange."
Coincidence? I think not! MIRACLES!!!!!! We taught her all about how our families can be together forever. It literally felt like her dad was there with us. It was CRAZY!!!! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!
I love being a missionary!!!! Who else gets to experience things like this!?!??!!? I know what I'm doing is literally the work of God! The Spirit is real and I have felt it direct me on so many occasions it's incredible!!!! I know this is true and miracles happen all....the....time!!! Oh! Don't you love this!!?!?!? Uggh! This is so good! I can't even handle myself right now! I gotta go buy cereal....I need a snack :D Thank you so much for letting me come here! I love you thank you for everything!
Love always and forever,
Your Sister Stephanie White