Mummy and Daddy,
I suppose I shall begin with the biggest news.....I am getting transferred! Guess where I'm going.....you'll never guess...so I'll tell you. I am going to Alnwick (Annec) home of none other than the HARRY POTTER CASTLE!!!!!! WHOO!!!! I wonder if you realize what a huge deal this is within the mission :D Alnwick area is the farthest north you can possibly go in the England Leeds Mission, (I'm going just in time for winter :D) and it hasn't had missionaries for two years. So me and SISTER HILLGARDE are WHITE WASHING!!!!!! Whoo! We're getting a brand new flat and a car! I can't legally drive anymore on my American license so Sister Hillgarde will get to chauffeur me about :D I hear the branch is wonderful and they sound quite Scottish! WHOO!!!!!! It will be an adventure....that is....if I don't turn into a human popsicle by the end of it :D More to come. I've spent my morning packing.....I have so much stuff.....a lot of it I can't afford to chuck. I need as many layers as I can get my silly little hands on! As usual, while my companion is eating breakfast, getting ready etc....there I am upstairs ramming my body into my suitcase. GET.... IN! GET ...IN! OOOOOOH!
This week we went to Carol, our investigator's, primary school class to teach her six and seven year olds what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes. We taught them all about how God is the Father of our spirits. We are his children. We taught them a simplified version of the plan of salvation and showed them this video
We taught them the song, "I Am a Child of God," and I cannot tell you how stinking cute it was to see their little mouths singing and believing they were children of God. They drew pictures of who God is, where he lives, and what he does. Then they wrote what they learned.
"God is a father."
"We are God's children."
"I am a child of God."
"Now I know God lives."
Carol came up to us afterwards saying, " I know now more than ever that what you say is true. I wish I joined years ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" BAM! MIRACLE! She photocopied all their drawings for us and fashioned them into little books for us!!!!
Carol came to the Saturday Afternoon session of Conference. Long story short....*The Librarian just announced the Library's closing in seven minutes.* When it was all over, we turned to her and asked, "Well, what'd you think?"
"It was good.....It's all good." Tears welled up in her eyes "I so wish I did this years ago!" BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!!!!!!
I am so grateful for that assurance that I know this church truly is The Church of Jesus Christ!!! No other church claims that. No other church bears his name! No other church has the same organization that Jesus had. No other church has apostles. No other church has a Prophet, but we do. I'm so grateful to be out here doing what the Lord wants me to do. This is exactly where I need to be :D
I love you so much!
Your Sister Stephanie White