Wow. This week felt so long! It feels like ages since the last P-day.
This week was transfer week so, as usual, it was pretty hectic.
Last P-day was shorter for Sister Fisher and I because a new missionary named Sister Heno had just arrived, fresh from the MTC. Who else but me and my companion would she get to spend a few days with ;). So we picked she (I am talking bajan...it is normal, trust me) up from the Mission home Monday late afternoon. She was with us until Wednesday Morning. I love she so much! Literally, we had a blast with she :) Don't worry, I won't write too much Bajan...It might be too weird for you to read.
Tuesday was a day filled with goodbyes! Sad. I had to say goodbye to a lot of great missionaries that I was blessed to serve around. They are doing work on their new islands I am sure. Transfers are hard here. Instead of like in the states or other places, if they leave your area you may never see them again on your mission. But, that is how it goes.
Wednesday we picked up Sister Norris from the Airport and her and Sister Fisher went around to see some of her old Members and investigators from when she served here. So while they were out doing that fun stuff Sister Maughn and I were on bikes....It was hot. We always look like sweaty orphans...everyday. By the end of the afternoon I had to change clothes I had sweated so bad. If President Herrington saw me he probably would have thought I jumped into the ocean.
But it was a fun experience as well :) I loved being on bikes. My body didn't though. I was so sore!!!
Then we dropped Sister Norris off at the mission home before she departed on Thursday. Now she is back home...living the normal life. Exciting! 9 months from now that will be me!
Then Wednesday night we also picked up Sister Call!!! How awesome!! Reunited at last! We are in a trio! Her companion is stuck on St. Vincent because she doesn't have the correct paperwork to get into Barbados right now. . It is so fun to be in a companionship with Sister Call again. I love it!
So #trioswag #wecool So we shall be a trio for the time being. It is the funnest thing on the planet. Love she. She is bae.
We contacted some pretty promising people this week! Loved it.
In my personal studies I have been focusing on learning the Book of Mormon stories better. If you think about it, the prophets that were writing put these specific stories in there for a reason. A reason that we might not yet understand by through the Holy Ghost can come to comprehend. So that has been what I've been doing this week. Focusing on really learning the stories and understanding the messages it teaches in each chapter. It is crazy how much the scriptures truly go hand in hand. You can't have one book without the other. I got through 1 Nephi 1-8, about a chapter a day. I'm taking my time :)
Something cool that I learned that I want to share with you I learned in 1 Nephi 4. In Verse 6 it clearly states that Nephi "was lead by the spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which [he] should do". Wow. What great faith! As I was pondering the power of that simply verse the spirit helped me feel how important that lesson can be. Nephi had no clue what was going to happen or what he needed to do as he was led by the spirit. In verse 7 the first word is Nevertheless. I have taken that word to heart as I go about my missionary work. The day was hard...Nevertheless I worked hard and did all I could. The work Nevertheless carries so much power! And determination! And optimism!! Elder John H. Groberg says, "Be willing to take reasonable risks."
I had an experience similar to Nephi's. (no I did not chop off anyone's head...:))
We were driving to an appointment and I looked out my window. A house far back off the road caught my attention. I had the distinct impression to go contact that house, but we were already running late for our next appointment. We didn't have time! So for the next 75 seconds I was having a wrestle in my head. I kept thinking, "we don't have time...what if they don't want to talk to us and we are even later. We already drove too far past it." while my entire being was pushing me to go back! I felt sick the further we drove away. Eventually I came to my senses and I told Sister Fisher we needed to go back and there was a house we needed to go to. So we drove a ways back, parked out car, and figured out how to get to the house I saw. Along the way we ran into an investigator of ours named Natalie. That was amazing! Finally when we got to the house a nice older lady named Joan came to the door. She was so friendly! And guess what?! Missionaries used to stop by them a couple years back!!! They already had a book of Mormon, she knew right where it was, went and got it, and showed it to us. It was a really good experience and I am looking forward to going back.
It might not go anywhere and she may not be interested, but I did my part and I feel excellent knowing I followed the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I didn't know what I was going to say but I was truly helped and as I opened my mouth it was filled.
Sister Fisher's mom is the sweetest!!! I love she too! She sent me a package and I got it last P-day. I am so grateful for her. She sent me a camera! I can send you pictures now! How amazing is that! I am seriously so grateful.
Had some fun adventures this week. Love and miss you.
Sister Breana Stewart