Orlando- North Lake Mary Area
Companon: Sis. Ransom (from Phoenix, Arizona)
Calling: Senior Training Companion
BUGS & TEARS!
What a week what a week! Tears and bugs! Is all I have to sum up the week haha
Well last Monday I said goodbye to Diana and her family. She was crying and I barely held it in myself. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to meet her and her family. I just love them. She gave me a card which they all signed and her REAL bouquet from her wedding (so sweet, remember my alternate personality...miss jenni caught the throw one) and also some money in the card. Which was a HUGE sacrifice. If I would of known before I left, I would of insisted that she keep it, but she made me promise to wait and open the card when I got to my new area. So blessed! So hard to say goodbye to them!
Sis. Hoffmeier and I went to a member's house for dinner that night and the sister was Haitian. We went in and she sat us down at the table with this huge feast infront of us and then she said, "Enjoy, if you need anything I will be in the next room". Sister Hoffmeier and I just looked at each other with big eyes. haha So it was like a last supper, if you will. It was awkward but fun. I guess that is Hatian culture.
We also had a lesson with the Millan family. We taught about Revelation, and afterward I bore my testimony and just said how thankful I am to have met them all. Cristy then said," I am so grateful that you two came and knocked on my door, I can see the difference it has made in my family and I am so thankful for it. And Lawrence, before, would never come to church with me." And then Lawrence piped in and said," It's true, you broke through my barrier!" Haha! It was so sweet. I just love that family!
Tuesday was transfers! I said goodbye to the Bevans :( super sad and met my new companion. Her name is Sister Ransom, she is from Pheonix, Arizona. She is really sweet and tender hearted. That was a long day, lots of running around. We went to the apartment and then went back to get the Longwood Sisters who we share a car with to go shopping and to go back to the mission office for some things.
Later that night we went over to a single sisters home to do some service and she fed us some sandwiches. It was fun. Wednesday we got a list from the Bishop of families to visit so we got going on that, we met a less active family, the Sostre family. Sis. Sostre was so nice, we will be stopping by again later this week. That night is when we went and talked to the Salisbury family whose daughter, Sammy, is friends with Maryanne. They are a fun family! Such a small world! (Sammy actually snapped the picture above of me and my comp and then posted it on Facebook, where mom grabbed it from!)
Thursday we had District meeting and we watched a talk by Brad Wilcox entitled, "His Grace is Sufficient for all". It is sooooo good! a must watch! (if you CLICK HERE you can go right to it & watch) Then we met some other members and a part member family. We then went knocking and met a super nice guy named Cozart. We talked about the Book of Mormon and he was very intrigued by the idea of christianity in the Americas at that time. We gave him a book and he said he would read it. He also, has a wife that is expecting their first child. We are excited to see what happens with them.
Friday we had weekly planning and did some mapping. We also had dinner with the Roe Family. they are really nice. Anna, their daughter, is really into Anime and so is Sister Ransom. So they were all talking about that and getting excited, I just sat there lost. hahaha Anime? no way! haha But I'm glad they shared that hobby.
On the way home I got a taste of my own medicine (I now feel so bad for my trainer!)! Man being a trainer is HARD!!! Who knew?? hahaha We came home that night because we had some major 'tantrums' being thrown. (not by me though) Mom- you were inspired to send me the lyrics of those songs (As Sisters in Zion & Gotta Keep Your Head Up)!! They helped so much! I am so grateful for a mother that is in tune with the Spirit!
Saturday we met the Ward mission leader, Bro Busch. The Bishop of the ward has a vision and a plan for the ward concerning missionary work and temple work, so it's awesome! We had dinner at the Holladay family's home. Their 3rd or 4th great grandfather settled Holladay, UT! They just love that I am from there haha.
Later that night we met Nancy while knocking, she is so sweet and said she would read the BOM. Her brother and step sister are members of the church, so hopefully we can bring her along with them!
Sunday we had a lesson in the Sunday School class on Charity of course!! I need more of it! Heavenly Father did a very good job reminding me of that. That night we had dinner at the Bishop's house. His poor wife!! He is a new Bishop, a Lawyer, and they have a 4 yr. old, a 3 yr. old, and a 2 yr. old, AND his wife is 4 months pregnant and super sick. She is one tough lady!
It has been a rough week especially being in a new area and a senior companion and a follow up trainer. Also, the apartment here is Bug Heaven. Roaches everywhere! Eeek! We have had it sprayed and I don't think the sister's before us kept it very clean. So you bet I rolled up my sleeves and cleaned up the place! Hopefully keeping it clean will keep the bugs out, and getting the holes and cracks in the walls fixed haha! Maintenance will be over tomorrow.
Well I love you all! The gospel is true and it changes lives! Miracles are happening! Have a great week!
Love, Sister Forsey
Mom- I love you I love you I love you! Sounds like you had a fun week with Grandpa, I haven't had time to read your letter yet, but sorry if I missed any questions. Also, I hate to ask. but could you put just a little bit of money into my personal account? I don't need much. Thank you so much. My neices are getting too big! Tell them to stop growing!! haha talk to you next week! oh and title to this post - Bugs and Tears. Also, sorry no picture but a pic of Roaches would do it justice. hahaha