Hermana Milliron (my trainer/mom in the mission) and I went on exchanges for the last time this past week because it’s her last transfer before she goes home. But my goodness did we have a blast! Some things happened that I shouldn’t share (shoutout to Hermana Milli) and we just made the most of our time together that day. So much success! I love her and I’m going to miss her a ton 😦
We visited a less active family this past week. We had a beautiful lesson with them about Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon. By the end of our visit we asked if there was anything that we could do for them. Right off the bat, the mom says, “Yeah, I want my son and niece baptized.” I was surprised.. definitely didn’t see that one coming. We taught those two kids this past Saturday and my goodness they’re so smart! They understood a lot more than some adults even understand. I loved it. And they accepted to be baptized 🙂
This past week I have really felt the love that God has for me but more importantly for those that need to know of this gospel. I’ve said it before in previous emails but He wants us to have a heart like His and know and feel the disappointment, the joy, the sadness, the excitement and the unsurety that many people have. And I feel it. I know people look up to the missionaries but I honestly look up to the members that aren’t missionaries as well. It’s really because they are living out in the real world and still keeping strong. That’s something truly amazing to me and something that has blown my mind even more so in the mission.
In case you were wondering.. the city is the best! 🙂 I wish some of my friends and family that are serving could come out here with me and serve. Y’all would love it!
Love, Hermana E. Whitney
Nov 18, 2013
On Saturday we taught our investigator who’s on date. He’s from Cuba and has THE BIGGEST HEART. I love him. He’ll be getting baptized a week from today. Something that touched my heart when we visited is when he took out his pamphlets that missionaries have given him in the past with The Book of Mormon and he also had this piece of paper with the calendar in the back of it. There was a golden star of the 18th of November (the day of his baptism) and on the back of it were the baptismal interview questions. He wanted to go through it with us. I have never seen anyone study those questions as hard as he had. It touched my heart to see how badly he wanted to be baptized and how badly he wanted to pass 🙂 It was a testimony-builder-moment! Haha.
On my way to this university (we email at Northeastern Univ), it started snowing! And that’s how cold it’s been lately! I love it. It’s kinda weird that it’s that time of year already though. I want you all to know that I’m very happy. Mostly because of the privilege I have to be a missionary for the only true church. It’s seriously so awesome! XD SHOUTOUT TO MIS PADRES: HAPPY 24TH ANNIVERSARY TODAY!
Hermana E. Whitney
Yesterday the English ward and Spanish branch combined sacrament meeting so that we could watch the Primary Presentation for the year and the youth from both congregations share Primary together. I just LOVE Primary Presentations. The Spirit is so strong and you could really feel the love that Heavenly Father has for His little ones. Their testimonies are just so precious! Not gonna lie, got close to tears a few times when they sung my most favorite Primary songs like ‘When I am Baptized’ or ‘I’m Trying to be like Jesus’. Those songs always get me! Especially when the children sing them. The gospel is so simple, and so pure. Simply beautiful.