AHH i'm so sorry I don't have a lot of time! But this has been such a great week!!!!!
SURPRISE- E. got baptized!!!! It was such an amazing experience!!!! Wow! She and J. were both so happy! E. got up and spoke after she was baptized- she had set a goal to finish 2 Nephi by the time she was baptized and she did it!!! She was really touched by 2 Nephi 31 when it talks about baptism! So she read from that and it was an amazing experience! I have never met anyone as prepared as E.! Seriously, the Lord prepared her and then placed her in our hands! I feel so blessed to have found her!! She is already involved in the ward- the ward loves her! So many people came to her baptism!!!! The Spirit was really strong at the baptism! It was great :)
My birthday was great!!!!!! Sis Lybbert and Nigido decorated my study room with so many balloons and sticky noted my wall with all of our good times :) then Sis Lybbert made french toast :) we had district meeting so that was fun to be with the zone for my bday :) then I went to Gateshead with Sis Neilson on exchange- seriously the best! We laughed all day long! And we had so many miracles- we found a new investigator- through knocking she let us in and we taught her- extended the baptismal invite and BAM new investigator! Which is Gateshead is A HUGE DEAL! seriously!!! It was a huge miracle! It was just so fun to be with her <3
We had a FHE with E. on Tuesday- and when we walked in she had made cupcakes for my birthday and they sang and she and J. got me a present! It was so nice of her! It made me feel so special that she loved me enough that she would think of that :) I loved being there with her sis peck and J.!!!! :) I was one of the happiest moments of my mission!!!
Oh and Sister Lybbert got a union jack flag and had all the sisters of the north sign it secretly and then they surprised me with it :) It was so sweet!!!!!!
Oh man so many happy moments this week!
At church on Sunday I saw S. open the door for some of the old ladies- and it was such a small thing that really meant the world to me! To see how much S. has changed! It is incredible! He went from hard core smoker- didn't smile- to helping people in the ward wearing his white shirt and tie! :)
I am just so grateful that I get to stay here in South Shields for the next 5 weeks! I LOVE it here! I love sis Peck and I love Sis Lybbert and Nigido! E. and S. and the whole world! I am just the luckiest person ever!!!
Oh and I've been driving a lot more! :) but I can only keep driving on my american license until my year in the UK mark- so I'm going to have to pass my test soon- because I guess my year mark is coming up. . . I don't think about that. . . . .
Well I love you lots! YAY for Spencer and Emily!!!
Tell Whitney and Syd and Scott happy birthday!
<3 Sis Monroe