It's been a while since last Pday. . .
Alright, this has been a busy past week and a half! So the reason I am writing on a Thursday is because Elder Anthony D Perkins of the Quorum of the Seventy came to visit our mission! How exciting is that!? He gave some amazing training and we had a really good Q&A with him.
Last Thursday was Transfers and I "killed" Hermana DeBry. It was sad, I'm going to miss her a ton, but she has great things to do back in the real world. My new companion is Hermana Pettit! For those of you who don't know, Hna Pettit and I were both trained by Hna Moberly, so that's kind of cute, we are mission sisters. Hna Pettit is awesome, she has amazing Spanish and LOTS of enthusiasm for the work. We are going to get a lot done this transfer.
We had a pretty fun Halloween, our whole zone got to have dinner at a members house and we watched the movie Cokeville Miracle. Oh, also after our half mission conference with Elder Perkins, I somehow found myself being signed up for the mission choir!!! What!? I cannot sing, that is one gift the Lord definitely did not bless me with, but now I will be singing at the Temple Visitor's Center on Christmas Eve in the choir of missionaries... Hna Pettit will be playing the flute, and Hna Riddle, Craner and I will be singing. We had our first practice after the conference, and I might not have sounded the greatest, but it was sure fun! I can't wait for Christmas!
As for real missionary work, things have been amazing. We ran into lots of really solid people this week! One day we were at the hospital and we were about to leave. Just as we were walking away, a Hispanic lady opened up a side door right were we were because she needed to get some air because she felt like she was going to faint. We started talking to her and found out that she used to go to our church all the time when she was little back when she lived in El Salvador, but now that she is in America she hasn't gone. We told her that it is not a coincidence that we ran into each other like that, and she agreed to let us visit her in her house later this week.
Another miracle was a new family that just moved here from Guatemala. The mom and children are active members, in fact her little girl got baptized just a few weeks ago before they moved here, however the Dad is not a member. W learned that he has had all the missionary lessons and would like to be baptized and sealed to his family!!! WHAT!? Is this real life!? Amazing things are continuing to happen here, and I know we will keep seeing those miracles!
Ponderize scripture of the week: Doctrine and Covenants 75:2-5
Con amor, Hermana Peabody
It's always hard for Ashley to say goodbye to a companion with a transfer, but when they go home, it's probably extra rough. These girls are making special lifetime friendships that is so heartwarming!
I Love that Ashley will be singing at the Washington DC Temple Visitor's Center on Christmas Eve. IF ANY OF MY OLD VIRGINIA FRIENDS HAPPEN TO GO THAT EVENING, I'D LOVE A VIDEO AND SOME PHOTOS!!!