You probably don't sit around on Mondays like I do just waiting for the computer to "bing" indicating that I have a new email. I never know exactly when I will hear from Teach, it just depends on when they get around to going to the library on their p-day (preparation day).
First she writes a letter to her mission president that tells about all the people they are teaching and the progress they are making. Then hopefully she still has time to write a long newsy letter to her dear mother. Last week the computers in the library were so slow that I didn't get a letter! This week they went to a different library and she tried to make up for last week's lack of news.
Lots of times she talks about the work:
Things are progressing really well. We had TWO investigators at church
yesterday. AND the ***family*** CAME!!!!! We were so happy to see them Sister
Lewis legitimately almost started to cry! (:(: (: They have had HUGE
obstacles in their lives to overcome but I finally said to them, "Mayra.
Jose. this has be to be last time. This is is. Make this the last time you
break the word of wisdom and just turn to the Lord." Jose's eyes went really
big and he said, "Wow, when you said that it was scary to hear it, but I know
that it has to be the last time." (: It's cool to be able to speak with
the power and authority that comes from being called of God. I will sorely
miss that when I'm released.
And sometimes she just tells me silly things that happen.
So Katie's little sister Hailey came into the room in the middle of our
lesson yesterday. She had a helmet on and she used a robot voice and said
"I'm future Hailey." (: It was SO funny. Then she said the closing prayer in
robot/future voice. It was hysterical. That's all.
She sometimes forwards me her letter to the mission president so she doesn't have to write everything twice. That's when I get to hear about all the specific people and if they are learning and accepting her teachings.
A member in our ward invited his neighbor Aledia to church and she really enjoyed it. We are working with her now and she is very intrigued. She is interested to learn more about the Temple and the Book
of Mormon. It is so wonderful to see the members more involved in missionary work and so many members greeted her very warmly at church!
I just love seeing how much she is learning and growing as a missionary! The time really is just flying by. The missions have transfers every 6 weeks and there is one coming up next week.
It's weird. The transfer is ending on Aug 7. By the end of NEXT transfer I
will have been out for 6 months. That's weird, right? I finally feel like I'm
getting somewhere. I have some ground to stand on and I have learned
SOOOOOOOO much. I really really do love being a missionary, Mom.