Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rule 17: Everyone picks on the new kid

September 3, 2014

Rule 17: If you have a one in 30 chance to show off your Italian skills in your very first zone conference you can almost guarantee you will be picked (even if it is a computer choosing).

We had zone conference! It was amazing! It really was the spiritual uplift that I needed! President and Sorella Dibb are so amazing and they just love us so much! 

Rule 13: Don't accept referrals from anziani who have cars. Sorella Jarvis and I have decided that Trek is actually mission prep for when anziani give you referrals on the hottest days of the summer. Luckily the weather is getting really cool here.

Our miracle this past week is that we got to meet with one of our past investigators twice! She is the mother of one of our new converts and has actually been to church a few times. I met her for the first time on scambio with Sorella Hoffman. She finally let us see her this week. She was really open with us. She knows that baptism is a big commitment and I really respect that she knows she isn't ready yet. She said she will prepare for October. Since we set this goal I have seen things in her life improve. The lessons we have with her are some of the most spiritual experiences I have had on my mission. It is so wonderful to find someone who is honestly searching for the truth.

Jasmin update: We just have a couple more lessons to teach her. She is AMAZING. She is such a great example to her friends. She has such a big heart. When she found out that my birthday is coming up she started planning a HUGE party. Yeah... my companion and I are still trying to explain why we can't have a huge party. 

One of the Sorelle that is going home after this transfer shared her testimony at zone conference. I want to share something she said. She loves sports so is a sports analogy. The mission is game time. You had 19 years to be with coach but now its up to you. Coach can't play. It's against the rules. We can't always hear coach but He trusts us. Sometimes we feel alone whether it be on the mission or not. It doesn't necessarily mean that we are being punished. Sometimes He just wants to see what we can do.

Vi voglio bene!!!

Sorella Hamblin

Zone Conference

Sorella Hoffman & Hamblin together again!

Sorella Hoffman & Hamblin!  Allen girls serving in Italy!

YEA!  We didn't have to cook!  Sorella Jarvis & Hamblin

Such a Dani picture!

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