Mummy and Daddy,
News in Horbury. A hurricane's a brewing!!!!! Apparently we are expecting a hurricane with 80 mph winds, rain, etc. A storm this bad hasn't happened since the 1980's :D.....perfect. I love how all this crazy weather trash decides to act up the moment I enter the country. I swear....it's my personality...it's far to large and colorful for this land sometimes ;D
I'm sitting in the Library right now, and amidst all the click clacking of keyboards, it sounds like the tree outside the window might decide to make a grand entrance any minute now. I wish you could see my hair at this moment. ;D I think it might make a small rodent a lovely home.
Today we're cleaning our flat with Q-tips and toothbrushes. Elder Donaldson of the Seventy is coming to inspect our flat......I'd best borrow our neighbor's vacuum. Ours died....may it rest in peace. We have enough hair ground into our carpet to make wiglets for the whole of our elderly friends..... :) .....living with four girls.....what can I say? La la lala la :D Elder Donaldson is doing a tour of our mission, and we're getting a visit from him tomorrow...so we're excited! AND we're doing yet another musical item. I swear I've sung at more people and more events in these short months than I have in my 22 years of existence!
We had a miracle this week. We made our way out to this area that we never go....buses make it difficult. We felt very impressed to knock on this street. The very last house we knocked on we met this lady that we see on the bus all the time. She gets fed up sometimes with her life. She just has a lot on with her autistic kids, bills, stress etc. We tell her all the time to meet with us, but she refuses. We said, "Ok...if we see you again...will you make an appointment with us." "Yes, I will." So there we were on her porch! Come to find out....it wasn't even her house! AND a half hour earlier she almost left, but she felt like she'd stay for just a bit longer!!!! BAM! MIRACLE! That was NO accident! What more do you need? She still didn't make an appointment, but I felt that feeling from the Spirit that we were exactly where we needed to be. BAM! MIRACLE!
I'm so grateful to be a missionary! It's amazing to go back, read journals and hear changes in think and respond. Missions are everything I thought they'd be....and nothing that I ever expected....it's strange really, but I'm so appreciative of my Heavenly Father and how every experience I've had on my mission was tailor made for me. He knows so much more than I do. I know He's there. I feel him as I pray. He really is...I know it. I still have a lot to learn, but I've learned quite a bit that I could never learn without this experience. I'm so lucky!
Thank you so much for letting me be here!
I love you so much!
Have the best day of your lives!
Love always and forever,
Your Sister Stephanie White