Hey Family and Friends!!!
I have been transferred to Midland! It is different and a lot bigger than my little Mt. Pleasant. There are a ton of trees it is crazy!!! I do miss Mt. Pleasant and Sister Hunt, but my work there was done and now I have work to do in Midland. It is hard don't get me wrong, but I really have to put my trust in the Lord because he knows better than me. Sister Whipple is great and I am going to enjoy serving with her. The ward is also very great and they love missionary work. I also get fed like all the time!!! Sometimes twice a day. I'm definitely going to need to exercise more.
ROBERT WAS BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!! I was able to attend Robert's baptism! It was so exciting and I just love the feeling I got while I was there. I am so excited to see him progress and move forward in the gospel! He is a wonderful man and he is and will be very blessed.
Monday: I packed all my stuff, which was a lot. Luckily I was not on the transfer van or else I'd probably would have had to leave some things behind. It was a good last day in Mt. Pleasant. We had a good time and we made cookies like we did every Monday!
Tuesday: Transfers!!!! I was transferred to Midland. It was really sad, but happy. I still get to see the people I love cause I'm not too far away and I'm still in the same zone. It was Elder Webb's last day and it was sad to see him go, but luckily he was able to make to Robert's baptism on Saturday with his family.
Wednesday: We drove a lot on Wednesday. I learned that budgeting miles is hard when your area is big and you have a lot of people out in the boonies, but you learn as you go. Hopefully we don't run out of miles by the end though or else that would be not good.
Thursday: We knocked into a woman named Carole Kiminski and we have a lot of hope for her. Her husband died about 10 years ago and she is still having a hard time with it. She kept wonderful if there was an afterlife and we just kept bearing testimony that there was. We are planning on seeing her this week and following up. We really want to meet with her!
Friday: We had a lesson with Ben Nowack and he is 22 years old. Sister Hunt and Sister Whipple actually door knocked into him while on trade offs like first transfer. He has some walls up that needs to ask Heavenly Father to help take down, but I really feel that he has so much potential. I really feel like he is seeking for the truth and this is where he can find it. The spirit will really have to work with him and with us, but i have faith that he will move forward and progress.
Saturday: I went to Robert's baptism!!! Yeah!!! It was amazing!! I was so happy, nothing really can describe the feeling of knowing you were tool in the Lord's hand helping to bring this person to their Savior and Heavenly Father. He is be awesome!!!
Sunday: We walked a lot to save on miles because we are running short. It was also my first day in the new ward. It is crazy being in a new ward. You have to meet more people and everything like that, but it is an opportunity to get to know more of my brothers and sisters. It is going to be great working in Midland!
So for my spiritual thought. The Lord really helps us as we pray for it. I've really had to pray for help to get used to the new area and the new ward and I have really started to rely more on my Savior in helping me to over come my weaknesses. I have such a desire to serve in this area with all my heart, might, mind and strength. My heart can't be in Mt. Pleasant. I've really learned that the Lord will help us in our righteous desires. Prayer is such an amazing thing and it really bring me great comfort to know that I have a Heavenly Father who hears them and who cares about me. I know that the Lord knows each and everyone of us and knows how to succor (run to the aid of) us. I feel so blessed to have a knowledge of these things and that I get to share that knowledge with others.
Sister Miranda Smith