May 19, 2014
WELPT... You will never guess where I am... again.
I seriously cannot even believe it! I´m BACK IN RENCA! Same branch. Same sector. I´m going to be a sister training leader again, this time with Sister Ibarra. Sister Ibarra is awesome. We´ve worked together several times. She got to the MTC the same day I did. She has been seeing some serious success here in Jose Miguel Infante. It´s definitely going to be interesting. I know the streets, the people, the members, the old investigators, and even the recent converts because of the interchanges I´ve done here. It´s going to be a little weird but I´m pumped. This change is going to only be for four weeks. I have no idea what will happen after that. Sister Ibarra leaves August 11th, which would have been my original release date. I have a new official date, September 23. That means 3 more changes. I´m the only sister that can choose if I am going to extend or not because of my "situation." I have the option of extending until November 4th. But I don´t think that´s what the Lord wants. I may also have the option of extending into the middle of the change (October 13th), but that will depend upon President Videla. I don´t think that´s what the Lord wants either. For now, I am feeling really good about September 23rd even though it broke my heart at first. It´s soooo soon. Way too soon. I just love being a missionary. I know I always say that but I really do. It´s the greatest joy that there can possibly be. I can only hope to serve to the fullest of my abilities. I am excited to work with Sister Ibarra because I know she feels the same way. Not a second will go to waste.
It was hard leaving my hijita and all of our hard work in Santa Maria. But I am sure that the Lord has his purposes and that He knows exactly what He is doing. Sister Alonso has sort of been left to direct the sector... as a trainee. Sister Ostler will finish training her, but as I mentioned, she only has 4 weeks to finish up. Santa Maria is going to be seeing some serious miracles.
I am now in one of the nicest homes in the mission. This house is so awesome. It´s got three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a nice kitchen, and a giant open area to study. We have a patio in front, to one side, AND behind. Pretty cool. It gets cold, but I don´t think it will possibly get as cold as the Santa Maria house.
Lately, on our p-days, we pretty much just did shopping and internet because sometimes we had to travel really far to get to the good stores, but here we´re definitely going to do some fun stuff! We have to take advantage of this time together close to Santiago!
Love you all so much! I will see you real soon.