Hola mi familia!
So I don't know what to start out with...the amazingly spiritual goodness or the surprise news (for me, at least). Let's go ahead and end on the good stuff! :)
So...remember last week, I told y'all that transfers we're coming up? And remember how I was pretty sure that Sister Fine and I would both be staying in Mars Hill? Well...on Saturday night, we got the call saying that we need to find a ride to Peachtree City. One of us is being transferred. We don't find out who's staying and who's going until tonight at about 9:30. The suspense is exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time! Although, Sister Collier said we could also be getting a third sister...I'm praying for that one!! haha! I was sooo sure we'd both be staying in Mars Hill, but Sister Fine had a feeling one of us would be leaving...at least she was listening to the Spirit, I guess I'm just stubborn, haha! :) It's so sad!! Saying goodbye to my MTC district was hard, but I've been with Sister Fine 24/7 for the last six weeks! She's really become like a sister to me. I love her to pieces!! We've started saying goodbye to some of the ward members and investigators, as well, in case we don't get to see them again before Wednesday...sooo sad! And if Sister Fine leaves, that means I'll be the senior companion. I don't feel ready for that at all, but I guess Heavenly Father knows what I'm capable of??? Proverbs 3:5-6, that's what I keep telling myself! Oh, and here's another missionary term I've learned: Whoever my new companion is will be "greenie busting" me. So we'll see who my greenie buster is on Wednesday!
Okay, now for the spiritual goodness! Mike was baptized on Saturday!!! Oh my goodness! It was sooooo amazing! He was also confirmed that night. The Spirit was sooo strong! Sister Fine and I both said we could already see the difference in him that night. It's as though he was standing a little taller, and he had a glow about him! And the sister missionaries sang a really pretty song, "In Quiet Grove." I was sooo nervous, because we only got to practice it like three times right before the service started. I was feeling pretty shaky about it, but once we got up there and started to sing, it all came together! I know we couldn't have done it if the Holy Ghost hadn't been there! Oh, and guess what the closing hymn was, Mom? "There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today!" :) :)
Yesterday was the Primary Program in our ward! All the Primary kids in the ward did a Sacrament Meeting presentation with scriptures and testimonies and songs. It was sooo precious!!
We have a few new investigators! We found Melanie in our records of former investigators; she has a friend who just got back from his mission, and she's been attending the Acworth Ward with a family. She seems like a really sweet person, and we'll be meeting with her on Wednesday night! We also met Ronny after visiting with some recent converts. We were walking back to our car and saw him sitting on his porch. We went up to him and gave him a pass-along card for the Book of Mormon, and he invited us to come back the next day. When we went back, he was there, and one of his neighbors was also there, Kirk. We found out that Ronny had just moved into the area about two months ago and has been looking for a new church. We introduced both of them to the Book of Mormon. Ronny is Baptist, and Kirk is Methodist. They're both really open to learning more about what we believe in, and they said they would read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. They're both really nice guys, and we're going to try to see them this week to teach them about the Plan of Salvation.
Have y'all seen the new Ensign about temples? Jamie was so sweet and mailed me a copy! Can y'all please thank her for me? I'm writing her a thank you note, too! I loooved looking at all the pictures of the temples, and I really loved the article, "Preparing for the Blessings of the Temple." Sister Fine was looking at it, too, and she started to cry--she hasn't been to the temple since she was in the MTC back in December! I miss the temple and I was there at the end of August--we're both so excited for the Atlanta Temple to reopen!
How are you all doing?! Thank you, thank you for the package!!! Oh my goodness, it felt just like Christmas! And Dad!!! You made seven-layer bars! I almost started crying when I saw them, thank you so much!! I've been sharing with Sister Fine--she loves them! She wants the recipe! Could you please e-mail it to me? Thank you, thank you!!!
I think that's about it for this week...of course, I always think of something else when we're walking out of the library, haha! I love y'all and miss y'all sooooo much!!!!! You're always in my thoughts and prayers!!!