Another great week and end to another transfer!
Glad to be saying that I am staying in Hillsborough for another 6 weeks with
Sister Galloway! It was a great week. Lots to do and lots of many tender
mercies and miracles. And those are the best weeks ever!
Tuesday we had breakfast with a sister who is
less active. We have been sending out scriptures in texts a lot and we finally
got feedback from some. We talked and she invite us over. We had a hard time
finding it. We had a great visit and found out why she doesn't come and why she
stopped. She has a great testimony. She is even from Colorado. Another crazy
story that happened today was that we had a great lesson with a sister. She
wanted to know what all I got for my birthday and so I pulled out my camera to
show her. We left her with a message and then drove home. We got halfway when I
realized my camera was gone. Of course those who know me know that I am good at
freaking out. I was a mess. We called her to see if i left it there. She
couldn't find it. Again I freaked and then we drove back to see if I
dropped it on the ground. My companion was so great and she had us pray.
quickly I felt a peace sweep over me. Yet we got there and couldn't find it. I
got back in the car and again freaked. I knew if I didn't find it I would have
to tell Kory I lost my camera that he gave me. I also realized that I had lost
my pictures from the last 7 months of my mission. I prayed again and boy I knew
God was watching out for me. I felt that warm love and I just remember being
able to calm down enough and try to see if maybe I dropped it until the sisters
couch. She left us in and thankfully I found it shoved in between the couch
cushions. It was so amazing. I poured my soul out in gratitude and boy I felt
dumb. I probably was a mess and probably made my companion laugh at me a
little. I saw that God watched over me. Let me calm down, retrace my steps. I
didn't really lose it and he knew that. If I learned anything from this situation
and from countless stories like it. There is really no point in freaking out
and the simplest thing that I could be freaked out about it was important to me
and God knew that! Amazingly too I noticed I was more worried about having to
tell Kory than having to have lost all those pictures. All in all I am glad I
didn't have to do either.
Sunday of course was another great day! Again
Mekena was right that Sunday is like your saving Grace! I love being able to
just relax at church feel the spirit and enjoy every talk, and lesson. It was
hard to see some of the moms who had to drop there Missionaries off this week.
It kind of made me think of when I left. They asked us lots of questions and
there children were all puffy eyed and sad faced. I am so glad that even though
they didn't want them to leave they let them. They will definitely return with
honor. Our Gospel Principles were on The signs of the second coming and it
really occurred to me that the reason we have signs are for our benefit to
prepare ourselves and not to just say "Hey, I'm coming. Ready or
not!" Relief Society was harder. We had a lesson on family. The one who
gave the lesson would cry a lot when she talked about her son who just left to
Brazil and it was making me think of home and boy i was holding back so hard.
They asked us to think of examples of Noble women. My mother, Grandmas, and
aunts and my young women, primary leaders came to mind and boy what an
emotional spiritual experience. Even those who were not my mom really had a
impact on me. I would list all of you but I don't think i would have room. It
is a never ending list. I can add some more just by those I have meet on my
mission. This church is truly one big family!
We did get a text this week from an
investigator who we have lost contact and who is grateful that we send her
texts with scriptures. We received a referral. We even were given an
investigator from the Elders who would rather have us teach her. Things are
looking up and so glad that everything is seeming to work out. I love North
Carolina! It may be hot and I may be tired all the time but never had I had
more fun, more energy and strength. I love all that I do as a representative of
Have a great week y'all!
Sister Tayler Farr