Transfer calls were Saturday and I am being transferred to Elma 1 and 2. Two wards again! I am going to be STL with Sister Rosenvall who is one of the kindest people to ever exist. We have served around each other before so it will be fun to finally be her companion. I have come to love Seabeck and Kitsap Lake ward so much and it kills me to leave here, but I know this is what the Lord needs of me and I can’t wait to have adventures in the boonies! We had the most amazing miracle this week. Zachary Jarvis, a guy I have been working with the past two transfers got baptized. He was introduced to the Gospel by his mom who is a convert of two years. He was an agnostic and then just decided he wanted to figure out if there was a God and it was amazing to watch his relationship with God increase so much. I got to hear his first prayer ever and the Spirit was so unique and strong. Last Sunday during church though his families house was burnt down and they lost pretty much everything. So the first thing they wanted to do was postpone the baptism. We told them to pray about it and talk with there family. They all decided that there was no need to postpone and the baptism was still on. Satan’s good, but faith in Christ always wins. Zachary also received the Priesthood on Sunday and will be blessing the Sacrament next Sunday. I feel so blessed to be able to end this area with an incredible miracle like that. We also put our other investigator that has been meeting with missionaries for 3 years on date for June 20th!! Brother Charlie Eichel. He is a grouchy old man that I love dearly and I am so excited to come back and see him finally "take the plunge" as his wife Sister Eichel puts it.
This week we had park day which means we aren’t allowed to use our car. The only problem is we live on the outskirts of our area so we just ended up walking for 4 hours at a time. Luckily it was also weekly planning so we were in most of the day. But at one point we were so exhausted we just ended up sitting on a rock on the side of the road looking rather pathetic. We then knocked on a door of a guy who had passed us and he kind of made fun of us. Then he had us teach his kid for a second and it was just an incredibly awkward situation. We lived though.
Hope you all have a good week. The scripture that has really been with me these past couple of days is 2 Nephi 28:30-31
30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say,We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have.
31 Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.
32 Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts.
Love you all! Have a wonderful week. Sister Carr