So I got the call last night that I am being transferred. We find out wednesday morning. I have no idea where I might be going. Maybe my visa will come that morning....that would be sweet. But I am praying so hard that if my visa doesn't come then I will get an area!!! But whatever happens I know the Lord is in it.
Mom the Johnson Inn is here in Kirtland at the sites, but the Johnson Farm is about 40 minutes away, and that is where section 76 of the D&C was received. And I just barely got to go there the other day, the Butterfields (site directors of Kirtland) wanted to make sure I had that opportunity before I get my visa. Yea, most people do not know that there were 5 places Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared, one of them was the sacred grove, the other four are here in Ohio. One of those being the school of the prophets, which is part of the tour, it was held in the Newel K. Whitney store before the temple was done. And I got to go to the third floor of the temple the other day. Sis. Frisch was asked to play the piano for the CES teachers that were here on tour. So we were there at 6 am, and they sang all the songs that were sung at the temple dedication, and we got to tour the whole temple by LDS guides, so it was really cool. The Lord has blessed me with some really neat experiences here, I am so grateful.
I took a spanish tour the other day...luckily Sis. Mazza, from Argentina, was at sites that day so we took it together. It was so amazing. The family was from Peru and they were converts of 4 years, and they had the strongest testimonies. They were bearing testimony to us in every room, and the whole tour was this awesome gospel discussion, which is how we like it to be. The history is cool, and we give them historical facts, but our main purpose is for them to feel the spirit and learn and grow and hopefully have their testimonies strengthened. So it was so amazing, even though I could not say everything I wanted to, the spirit was so strong, and I just loved them so much.
I had to speak in church yesterday, ha ha. I was so nervous, we did not get much time to prepare, which is just life of a missionary probably, so I really just did not know what I wanted to say, even when I stood up. But luckily the Lord knew I had been preparing as much as I could, and so he helped me, and Sister Frisch, and so it worked out. It is not what I say anyway, it is what the spirit testifies to them individually. But I just talked about our Divine Heritage, and how knowing that helps us through adversity. And then this man from the ward spoke and it was so amazing. It was just an awesome sunday. Gospel Principles is always scary to be in when there are investigators (even though they are not my investigators), haha it's sad but man, we all hold our breath for that hour.
I love this gospel so much, I am so grateful to be out on a mission! I love you all