Tomorrow is transfer day for all of the missionaries. We get new companions and go to the new area that we are assigned to serve in. It is really exciting. I am still going to be in the student wards of BYU-Hawaii, but they will be a different group of wards than they were last transfer. It's actually kind of funny because there are about 20 wards full of married and non-married students at BYUH. As missionaries, we split it all up into 4 different areas with 5 wards each. After next transfer I will have served in every single ward at BYU-Hawaii. I basically lived my mission on that campus and I have to say I wouldn't have had it any other way. I love that campus. I love the students. They have changed my life as much as anything else on my mission. They taught me about happiness, just by their examples. I know true and lasting happiness is possible because of our Savior Jesus Christ. I couldn't be more thankful.
I forgot to mention, my new companion will be Sister Nunez! I explained a bit more with the photos I attached. I am really excited though. She is someone who will help me finish my mission strong.
This week was full of scheduling again. I will share one little miracle though...
So this week I had the opportunity of taking this newlywed couple on a tour. They were both Christian and very nice. The allowed me to explain my personal belief in Christ and also in the Book of Mormon. I was able to tell them how I came to know for myself that it is true. Primarily I explained that I could always turn to it's pages and having an overwhelming feeling of peace. This feeling comes from the Spirit of God. I have also come to know of God's love for us, His children, of the Plan of Happiness that he has set in place for us. I know we are here on this earth to grow and progress. We are here to feel joy, to have families, and prepare to return to live with God again. As I explained my feelings to them and bore my personal witness, the feeling of peace that I had felt was felt by them. They declined an invitation to learn more, but I know they felt something while they were visiting the Laie Hawaii temple that they will not forget. It's those little miracles that make it all worth while. I love being a missionary.
Well, I have doubt God loves all of you, so when tough times come, know it is for your good and growth. You were meant to be happy.
Have a wonderful week!!
Sister Lindsay Evans
Photo 1 - It's that time of the year again. The Elders and Sister of the Laie Zone all pitched in and set up about 15 Christmas trees in the Visitors' Center last Saturday.Photo 2 - My almost new companions! The original transfer news we received is that I would be in a trio with Sister Pluim (left) and Sister Staheli (right). They are both fairly new. Well, that is not the case anymore, but I still love them both to death and can't wait to hear about all of the miracles they will be a part of.
Photo 3 - Sister Nunez from the Philippines will be my official companion for these last few weeks. She is so great. She was supposed to train a new missionary, but the new missionary had a few visa problems and will not be coming until later so it was decided that she would get me as her companion.
Photo 4 - Sister Walker is leaving tomorrow! WOW! We came out together and now she is heading home to Idaho. I can't say I am too sad because we will be rooming together starting in January, but I sure so love her and look up to her. She just shines. Wishing her all the best. I bet the Walker family can't wait!