Well, I guess this is my last letter from the Washington Spokane Mission! :) Transfers are tomorrow and I’m staying an extra week and will be home on the 17th. My current companion (Sister Lilley) is getting a new companion, which she will be training, and we will be in a trio until I go home next Monday. Sister Lilley will do a great job training! I’m excited for her! :) She gets to send a missionary home, and start training a new missionary all at the same time! I’ve really loved having her as a companion, and I’m going to miss her. I’m thankful for this last week to let it sink in that I’m really going home. So weird!
We taught M___ this week about tithing and fasting, and he is excited to do both. I’m so excited for his baptism, and so excited for M___! I’ve never taught anyone more prepared. His baptism will be on Wednesday, April 12! :)
We also met with C___ this week, which was good. He hasn’t been to church for a few weeks, so we were starting to get worried. We were able to meet with him though, and he’s planning on going to church this Sunday. :)
Last night we went to the mission home and had dinner and a meeting for the departing missionaries. We had what we call the “tie cutting ceremony”. Just a fun thing to do where we cut off a piece of a tie to signify that we are wrapping up our missions. We also had a testimony meeting, and I totally had a hard time giving my testimony. Yeah, pretty much cried through the whole thing. :) I’m really going to miss the good people here in this mission, the companions that I’ve had, and the Dymocks! I’m so glad for this extra week that I get though! :)
Today is my last P-day since I fly out next Monday! It’s going to be a great week this week, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all when I get home! Thank you so much for all of your letters, packages, your support, and your love!
Love you all,
PS: This is what Paul had to say in Timothy: “….and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith”! :)
|The "cutting of the tie" ceremony!|
|All the missionaries going home, with|
|New missionaries coming in, with their trainers.|
|M___ at his baptism! Note from parents: A ward|
member there sent us this picture this week!
|When you haven't had time to eat anything but|
oatmeal, cereal, and soup, the only
dirty dishes you have are bowls. :)