Monday, July 27, 2015

week 59

to my surprise, i received a transfer leaving Toronto East! but i'm not going far :) im heading back to Spanish work, to Christie East. my new companion is Hermana Sandorf and we are making the area a Sister Traning Leader area! this means i am heading back to the Christie ward! (the ward i was born into last year with my trainer) Toronto just can't get rid of me :) i literally did not see this coming one bit. i was SO SURE i was staying here! but back i go to my beloved hermanas y hermanos en el barrio Christie :) i love them. i am a little sad, because we have 5 solid people who are being baptized in August into the Toronto ward... but i will be in the same chapel so looks like i will just be sneaking over to see them :) i will also miss my companions so much, the people we are teaching, as well as the members who i have really gotten to know so well in just 6 weeks. this has definitely been one of my favorite transfers of my whole mission!!!

we had such a great week! :) we achieved a lot of our goals and are still teaching and finding like crazy. it has been so awesome! i am so excited and happy for Timothy, who is going to be baptized this Sunday. he passed his interview yesterday and was so happy to plan his baptism! when we taught him the 10 commandments this week we asked them how he felt about them. he just looked down at the Book of Mormon and said, "i love them." awwww it was so cute. man i can't even tell you how much love i have for the people here. and guess who else came to church yesterday? the Sabado family! i have talked about them a lot.... because seriously they are amazing. sadly they have a lot of legal things going on right now that didn't go well this week but when we asked Teri (the dad) if he still wants to be baptized on August 16, he said "yes yes, that is what we are working towards as a family." my heart just melted!!! Teri told the family too that in the mornings they need to have scripture study together, then he showed up with the kids at church yesterday and absolutely loved it. 

we went on exchanges this week with other STL's that are from the far east. a sister came with us that had never been on a bus or subway before, and had never seen the CN tower, never really been in the actually city. haha it was so fun cause she was so wide-eyed all day! it is funny cause a lot of areas in this mission are like walking into a whole new country.

also here is a cool moment of the week... totally the hand of the Lord: we were at a members home having dinner and they invited a friend (awesome member missionaries!) so we taught about Joseph Smith. the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was playing in the background all night, and right when Sister Bott started quoting the first vision, Joseph Smith's first prayer came on in the background. literally like, "i saw a piller of light..." and "oh how lovely was the morning!" at the same time. such a movie moment! God is so cool :)

its been really hot here and definitely humid. also i can't even wrap my mind around the idea that it is almost August. holy cow! i am loving the mission and really wish time could slow down. i love this work more than i can even tell you. i know it is the work of the Lord. i know He stands by me and guides. i love giving my all to the service of the Lord.... this really is the MTC for life!

con mucho amor, hermana horton

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