May 5, 2014

hey all:)

guess what?? i’m staying in mt. vernon!! hermana brunsdale is going to be an stl somewhere in the south zone. we’re not sure where yet. but we go to the mission home tomorrow (if we can find a member ride jaja) so we’ll see who my new companion will be:) i’m scared out of my mind but at the same time i am super excited! we realigned our areas. there were elders in burlington, hermanas in mt. vernon and we had part of mt. vernon and sedro woolley but now…the elders are north of the skagit river (burlington and sedro woolley) and the hermanas will split mt. vernon (south of the skagit river). since i have the car, i’ll be able to serve in the downtown mt. vernon so i am psyched. but it’s kind of like whitewashing because neither my companion or me will have been in this area much before. well…i guess it depends on who my companion is. transfers are crazy. guessing where everyone will be going is almost like a sport to us now. it’s not good. we may or may not map things out and predict what’s going to happen. it may or may not be pathetic. but the unknown kills us.

this weekend was stake conference! i loved it! and the best part is that obdulia and her husband both came!! this was a huge step for both of them and i am just so happy. they were late but it was okay because it was in english and they don’t speak much english.  we had translators but the head sets had too much static so they didn’t help much. i was praying and praying that the spirit would just translate for them and that they would just feel the message and feel the spirit… but now, looking back, they showed great faith just coming to church. i know they felt something. they’re going to mexico soon but now they have connections to the church. they said they are comfortable there now. during the conference, the saturday night session, there was a panel of recent converts and they each had had a connection to the church before they had met the missionaries. so this gives me hope that they will find more missionaries in mexico and will be more prepared to accept the gospel. ya know…sunday was good. sometimes it’s rough because people don’t show up when they say they will but it makes it so much sweeter when they do.

sorry this email is so scattered…well…they all are i guess… point is, life is good, change is good, change is exciting, and i love you a lot. that’s my point.

keep on keeping on;)

much love from mt vernon

hermana bain

alma 46:12-24 and d&c128:22

d&c128:22

Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into singing. Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel, who hath ordained, before the world was, that which would enable us to redeem them out of their prison; for the prisoners shall go free.

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