Gloucester 8-19-13

Hellooo! I have news! First though, lemme splain what all happened this week. It was our first full week together, Hermana S. and I, and we just went straight to work. In case I forgot to tell everyone, our companionships were switched up a little bit in the middle of this last transfer, so Hna V. switched places with Hna S, who I just started training instead. She’s been working really hard and we’ve been getting a lot done together. At the beginning of this week we had a lesson with a few ladies we’d been teaching for a while, but were never going anywhere. Finally I felt to tell them that there were other people that we needed to teach that were more prepared to hear our message, so we were going to focus on them. This didn’t really make sense to me at the time, since they were really actually our only investigators. But I said it anyway, and we parted ways until they feel ready to call and listen again. But we went ahead and focused our efforts on finding people that were prepared. One day we were driving and passed a greenhouse that we’ve driven past 20 times already. We decided to go ahead and stop in, and we did. We approached the hispanic workers there and proceeded to talk to them. They asked what we do and as soon as we told them, they asked if we had time to sit and talk with them. So, con mucho gusto, we did. We sat and taught the message of the Restoration. And they were so excited. They had so many questions and asked if they could come to church even if they weren’t members. We told them of course! And they promised to ask work off to come. We stopped by again a couple days later just to check up on them and they again asked if we had time to teach them. So we did, this time about the Plan of Salvation. They were equally as excited and now want to be baptized. We will hopefully see them again this week at English classes, and they promised to bring all their friends. We’re really looking forward to it!

So about my news. We had transfer calls last night, and President Baker informed us that there would be some new changes. Hna S. and V., both of whom have not yet finished their training, are being put together as companions and will finish their training together in a different area of the zone. I am to stay here and train again. But this time, I’ll be given two Hermanas out of the MTC. He said he’s never done this before, but felt very strongly I could do it, so I agreed to do my best! I’m so intimidated and I can’t even begin to think about how I’m going to go about training two new missionaries at the same time, but I’m sure at the very least I’ll grow a lot from it! So this Thursday I’ll pick up my new companions in Portsmouth, and we’ll start again! I’ve only been a missionary for a little over 5 months, and I still don’t know exactly what I’m doing, let alone how to do it in Spanish, but I was blessed with a really great trainer and some pretty awesome first trainees, so hopefully this next couple transfers will be very enlightening for all of us!
I’m so grateful for all of the love and support I receive from all of you, my family and friends. I love you each dearly and hope all is well! You are in my prayers each night.
Hermana Karson



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