Monday, August 24, 2015

Feliz en Los Feliz!

Meet Sister Gregson!

The craziness of a double transfer is unreal. I don't think I have ever experienced a more hectic week of my life. I thought my first day was stressful. Isn't that a joke now! Sister Gregson and I are starting to get our heads on straight and it will all run smoother as we get later on in the transfer. It's been a fun and crazy learning experience so far!

A familiar sign!
Monday is when I said all of my goodbyes! I am going to miss all of the people I am teaching so much. I didn't realize how strong that bond is with your investigators and members until you have to leave them. It's kinda scary handing all of theses people over to someone different, but I know that the Lord will take care of them for me. One person said something before I left that really left a deep impression on me. He said " If the whole rest of your mission fails or goes wrong, just remember that you made a difference in my life." The spirit testified to me in that moment that I had made a Difference in that area. I was worried that I hadn't done anything to improve it, but I know now that I have.

Tuesday is when the craziness begun. Sister Gregson and I didn't get to our new apartment until around noon. Our area overlooks all of Las Vegas. Our condo is really close to the mountains, and is about the same size as my old condo. Sister Gregson is from Alabama and has been in the mission for four months. She is always ready to work and I am so excited to be with her for this transfer. She has definitely helped me keep my head on my shoulders! 

View from our hike
So my new area, Los Feliz, used to have two sets of missionaries here, and was split into two different areas. Since the area has been combined into one, no one has organized the area. It was so confusing trying to plan and figure out where we were going to go. Plus, no gPS for us. Looks like I will get really good at reading a map this transfer. Haha! So, in, order for us to work efficiently and effectively, we are the lucky ones who get to organize the area. :)

Mini horses :)
Not much has happened this week, as we have just been trying to figure the area out. We have only met with one of the Sister's investigators, but we have met a lot of recent converts and less-actives. The ward seems very supportive and loving of the missionaries and I am excited to work with all of them. They have welcomed us with open arms and have been very helpful with this new transition. Our goal for this week is to meet everyone and decide which investigators to continue teaching. 

I am excited and nervous for the challenge. I never realized how crazy it would be until I got here. But I know that Heavenly Father and my mission president trust me enough to be here, or they would have sent me somewhere else! Thank you for your prayers and love, I have needed them this week. :) Sorry that I don't have much to say, but hopefully next week! 

Love, Hermana Erickson 

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