February 21, 2016
Hello family and friends!!
Last week I informed everyone about the transfer that will be taking place. We found out last Tuesday that I will be flying in to Tarawa on the 7th of March. Elder Musser "should" (key word) be going into Tarawa next week. That means I will have exactly one week with my back-up trainer!! Today is probably my last "real" P-Day on Tab North given the fact that Elder Musser's transfer will take up the majority of our P-Day next week. </3 I'm eating plenty of coconuts while I can :')
This week I took my FIRST "RUNNING WATER" SHOWER in almost 5 months. I woke up one morning this week and it was POURING rain outside and our gutter had a steady stream falling from the roof. I grabbed my soap and the next 15 minutes outside with like no clothes was a GOOD 15 minutes <3 Gosh I'm going to miss this place SO much. I never understood how one of these places could truly become your home until you've lived there for 5 months. They become like your home but in a special and more spiritual way. I wish I could explain it betterrrr. All I know is I'm soaking up the hour long bike rides at night with that cool ocean breeze. I'm haven't decided for sure yet if I'm hoppin' on that plane for Tarawa. I'll keep you guys updated ;') Crazyy how time flies.
As far as the work, it's going great! We have like 20 Progressing Investigators and it's going well! We could potentially have 5 baptisms my last week if we can get 2 marriages done and if 1 can stop smoking! I'll be happy with even just 1 <3
The Lord leads ALL that we do. A few weeks ago a BUNCH of our lessons were falling through. We decided to visit this girl and asked for a referral. She told us that she actually had a referral for us that she would check on and then get back to us. When we went back and visited her a few days later she said that we could go and visit these people (she was hopping on a boat to Tarawa the next day and we literally couldn't have met with her any other time.) When we went to the house that we were told we sit down and start chatting to these people. We quickly realize that these people are not the people that we were referred to and pretty firm Catholics. Anyways, we ask them for lessons and they say sure. We taught our first lesson and they weren't rude but didn't seem interested. When we came back for our next lesson I've never seen a bigger change. The lesson went SO well and we've had about 3 of the best lessons since. The main investigator is a 26-year old school teacher who's like so smart and just GETS IT. Can someone say SISTERRRRR :') For real. Crazy that if our lessons fell through and we didn't visit that one girl the day before she left to Tarawa we would NEVER have met Tebouiuea. I hope everyone has a great week!