It's been a very exciting week. A lot has happened. Who knew that being in a tri companionship would be so challenging and fun? And the fun doesn't end! I found out that I will be staying in Amherst for another transfer and my companions are both leaving! and I am getting two new companions. I am so thankful I got to serve with Sister Spencer for three transfers. I know she will do great things in Newfoundland. And Sister Burton has been a wonderful teacher and example to me in the last two weeks. In Saint John she will help the work explode!
Monday: We had a blast with dollarama "Spin Art" projects. and that evening we had a lesson with a new investigator! That was a miracle in of itself. While we were street contacting I stopped a man who turned out we had knocked on his door a few months ago. I asked him this time if he knew of anyone who could use service. He gave us the name and address of his neighbor and said she could probably use a hand with wood. most people here have wood as their heat for the winter. So we decided to go over and check it out instead of going knocking first like we planned. We met the referral, and she let us in to have a lesson with her! She is actually familiar with the church and had been thinking just that Sunday that she should come! it was an amazing experience.
Tuesday: We worked on a lot of things on Tuesday! like Knocking, decorating the Church's Bulletin Board and so on.
Wednesday: Sister Burton left us for the day to go to Moncton for a leadership conference, and Sister Spencer and I tried to chalk. (Which failed very miserably, luckily it rained the next day) and then we did service at the museum, and visited some of the members. We were able contact a lot of referrals. It is amazing the people you meet. A friend of ours from the community had us over for supper, which was really sweet!
Thursday:What a day! Usually we got to Moncton for district meetings. Moncton is 45 minutes away and in a different province, New Brunswick! And our area is in the New Brunswick East Zone. but because they closed the moncton area, we really do not have a district right now! So we went to the Truro and New Glasgow district meeting which is in Nova Scotia, and is in a whole different zone! It was an hour and some drive to district meeting. But it was a lot of fun! That evening we had supper with Debi Mackay, a wonderful member of the branch.
Friday: After Weekly Planning we had our usual meetings. We tried a couple of members and less actives but just couldn't catch anyone! So we went to supper with the Lockhearts. I love them! Then we had a wonderful games night.
Saturday: We had a lesson with friends. Connie has decided to go ahead and be baptized. So we are really excited for her!! We also got to talk with a member, Sarah McFadden. Sister Burton shared a really fun hockey comparison. In hockey you have to "keep your stick on the ice" to be ready to receive a pass. it is the same in life, we have to stay focused and stay on the straight and narrow to be ready for the opportunities which come our way!
Sunday: It was an emotional day when we received our transfer letters. I am excited to stay in Amherst for another transfer, but the branch members are all really going to miss Sister Spencer. We get to become part of the family for too short of a time.
The work is true! And I know that God has a plan for each of us!
Love, Sister Smith