Monday, December 8, 2014

Typhoons and Transfers

Hello tanan!! So this was a crazy week. I don't even know where to start. The typhoon or transfers? We'll start with the typhoon. So this week the weather was so hot like unbelievable hot and I've started figuring out that when it gets really hot that means its going to rain. So I was like "Sister Molejon its gonna rain! Hard." and she was like "yeah a bagyo is coming" I didn't know bagyo meant typhoon at the time so I just was like "oh yeah of course the bagyo is coming" cause she said it like I should know what it is. And then we receive a text on Thursday from the zone leaders "We will be having mission lock down starting Friday at six pm until Saturday night" So I finally I was like "Sister what is going on?" I was so confused! Haha so lock down almost killed me. We just had to stay in our house from 6 pm on Friday all the way to Monday morning.
These days were the hardest of my whole mission so far that's for sure! At first I was like yeah I get a little time to relax but it was killing me that I couldn't got out and work! And we were supposed to have a baptism Saturday and investigators that were expecting visits! Oh and get this. Church was canceled, ever heard of a missionary not going to church on Sunday? Well now you have! So crazy.

So Sunday evening I got the call that I was going to transfer. Transfers are really next week. So I'm flippin out. And guess who's my companion? SISTER CRUZ!!
Jacey and Sister Cruz
I could not believe it! She goes home next week so I was just like this isn't real? Stop messin with me! But its real, I've got a week to learn our area and I guess its huge :-) but I'm so excited to be companions with Sister Cruz again! I was so afraid to have to re-adjust to like everything so this just lightens the blow(: So funny story with the guy playing the banjo. We're teaching this lady and the spirit is working so hard so we invite her to be baptized and right in the middle of the invitation this guy comes up and starts playing some Christmas song on his banjo and just took the whole mood away but you can't help but laugh, only in the Philippines(:
Banjo Man
Then our family home evening with Hilmar and friends!! He is 20 and such a great investigator! I'll miss teaching him because he had such great insights on all the lessons. And then just one last picture in my favorite part of our area! (I didn't know it would be my last picture but its cool) Selfie with Sister Cruz walking here to email!!(:

So I was reading in my scriptures last night and I found the most amazing verse that just completely comforted me for transfers. "I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannnot feel them upon your backs...and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions." Moshiah 24:14 I know He is always there to make our burdens light. I know we will still have them but its because of Him that we don't have to carry them alone. What a beautiful gift for us this Christmas season. Now what are we gonna give back? I love you all so much and thank you for all the prayers and packages and emails!! I'm sorry if I can't get back to you all, I have one hour gid to email so its hard!! Have a wonderful week and stay fresh! 

Sister Schimbeck

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