So. I got transferred.
Did I cry about it? Yes. I loved El Dorado, it was one of the best experiences of my life! I will never forget the people that I met there and the experiences that I had because they changed me forever. I will miss it, but it’s on to another adventure for me!
Tuesday I got my new companion and she is from Montreal, Canada and she speaks FLUENT FRENCH! For those of you who don’t know, I LOVE FRENCH. I’ve been dying to learn how to speak French for years, so I guess God is giving me this wonderful opportunity to train this beautiful new missionary. She is hilarious. She laughs at a lot of the things I say, even when they’re not funny, mainly because I probably have a weird accent that I picked up in Wyoming….oh well. She learns new words every day, like “burp” and “belch”. She laughed for a straight 30 minutes when I told her what those meant. These next few months will be filled with laughter, which I am NOT complaining about AT ALL. I love laughing, and you can never laugh too much as a missionary.
And then…the REAL adventure began.
I am whitewashing the Cerritos area which means that they take two missionaries and put them in an area they have never been or seen, they don’t know the people, they don’t know the members….and you just have to figure it out and by the grace of God I have survived a whole entire week. It took a lot of U-turns, a lot of prayers, and a lot of eating unhealthy food (mainly crepes). I spent a lot of time on my knees trying to understand what God wants me to do here. We’ll see.
Scripture of the WEEK:
Alma 8. the whole chapter.
Really, this is what I am experiencing here on my mission. It’s really hard to be a missionary, but you come to love and care about the people you are serving so much! It’s such a special experience! In verse 10 it talks about how Alma is “wrestling in mighty prayer with God” specifically for the well being of the people. How often are you praying for those around you? It’s not just you that needs help, everyone around you are experiencing trials and difficulties. My challenge is for us all to pray for someone else this week. I promise that our love for this person (whether or not you like them right now) will grow. God will bless you AND that person.
I love you all! Thank you for all the prayers!
Sister Lydia Foster
The funniest thing that happened this week was after family night a member smashed CHOCOLATE CAKE ALL OVER MY FACE. Yep. It was in my hair and my nose and my mouth. It was ridiculous, but memories, right? It was a great “going away” present. I’ll try and send pictures a little later!