As far as transfers go, we received our call from the ap'snight! The news is that Elder Anderson will be leaving, Elder Fulton will be going back to his area and will be training a new missionary, and I will be staying in Monte Sano for at least one more transfer and will receive a new companion! So we'll be driving down to Birmingham for transfer meeting.! I'm really excited to take over and lead the missionary work in this area and learn and grow with a new companion.
Since we're been covering both areas, this week we've had the opportunity to teach a lot of people and do a lot of amazing things together. The lord definitely acknowledges our hard work and sacrifices and blesses us accordingly. We've been so busy and exhausted all week but we've all just been so happy. Its been a true testimony builder to me that truly when you forget yourself and dedicate your life to Him, you find the most happiness.
We spent the day in scottsboro, Alabama because i was on the tail end of an exchange. So that morning we had the cupcakes with all the missionaries i'm closest to (picture below) then went out to eat at Paynes, and then went to Unclaimed baggage. Holy cow, unclaimed baggage was having a ski sale so it was packed like no other. It felt like black! And you know what it means when there are lots of people? Lots of people to talk to about the gospel! haha so we talked to a lot of people and I even talked to a guy that was a Manchester United fan and was wearing a team sweatshirt! It was awesome. After that we had a dinner appointment with a family that i've been pretty close to since i got here and they made us this awesome meal and got this awesome cake for me with my name on it (picture below). All in all it was a fantastic day and my first birthday in the mission was one to remember.
Anyways, sorry this email was kind of all over the place today, i'm just a bit rushed... But i hope you guys enjoyed it!
I look forward to this week and all it has to bring. I also look forward toand introducing you to my new companion! Until then, I hope you all have a great week!