My goodness somehow I wonder how I haven't had a heart attack yet because I love my mission and everything about it so much, it's actually super impressive how well my heart is still working for all this love to be crammed inside of it.
I am getting transferred. I will be in Peachwood North AND President Mackay told me I could also be with the Sisters in Shepherd/Dry Creek/Orchard View and that is my home land. I am so happy about it. So really I kind of don't have a companion but also I'm going to kind of have four companions anywho they are all so great.
Some stuff that happened because of the news:
The ward council in the Clovis ward was alllllll sorts of emotional. When we first sat down I was only doing the type of crying where tears take a while to well up and then you can sneakily wipe them off your face. Then our ward mission leader announced that I was getting transferred and some other stuff about my mission which maybe you all can guess and then it was the type of crying where you literally have a wet face and have to ask your companion after if your makeup is okay. Honestly it was so reassuring to sit in that ward council and see so many others doing the work of salvation that I promise to never abandon.
Honestly I knew my time in this area was going to be pretty short and I prayed so hard that I could love the people here so fast and boy oh boy the Lord certainly knows how to deliver. I have made so many friends here and we've seen so much progression in the wards here and in the people and Sister Sheffield is amazing and wow it feels so good.
I told Charlene that I was leaving and she asked if I was going to tell everyone and I told her I wasn't sure and she said...."Well you need to tell them you are leaving so they can thank you, and you need to tell them you are coming back and staying with me."
Also we street contacted her son and that was way cooool.
I am super excited for this next week full of soul-stretching stuff and people to love.
Have the best week loved ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* I added some of Sister Sheffield email today also - Sister Rendon's Mom
Sister Rendon and I had an incredible week! And it will be our last week together. Sister Rendon is going home in two weeks (two weeks after the transfer) but she was temporarily assigned to North Stake for that time. It should be really fun for her. She is floating between two companionships, and one of those areas is the area she was trained in. She will have fun strengthening those sisters and being able to reflect on all the things that have happened on her mission!
Sister Rendon really was an incredible companion. I feel like we crammed 2 or 3 transfers worth of stuff into these last few weeks. We have been busy, busy. Incredible visits with less actives, amazing moments to share our fruit with members, finding potential after potential and many new investigators. I love my mission and I love this area.
We were driving and we saw some people working outside. In Sister Rendon's bishop blessing, she was asked to keep a special look-out for those who need service. So we stopped and we walked down the street. There were three families outside. We asked to serve all of them. All of them gave us the same response, "We already found Jesus." They didn't want to talk. They actually have this door sign that says "No Solicitors" with a not below which says, "We have no money, WE HAVE FOUND JESUS, seriously, unless you're selling thin mints, GO AWAY" and Sister Rendon said that they probably made these signs at an anti-mormon relief society craft activity. On our way back to the car, I remarked on this great similarity in their responses and Sister Rendon said, "Well, at least the Lord trusts us!" And then she said we should knock on one more door. And we did, and we met Carol, who talked to us for 30 minutes. We left her with a Book of Mormon and she agreed to visit again. We decided Missionary work is the best.
As Sister Rendon is preparing to go home, we have been talking about how our mission has helped us find our Savior. And yes, before my mission I knew that Jesus was the Christ. I had found Him. But every day on my mission has given me another chance to find out something else about Him. We talked about John 17:3, a scripture that has meant so much to me on my mission. It is eternal life to know Him, to find Him again and again and again, in every aspect of our lives. It is such a blessing to be here doing it!