It has been great being back in one of my former mission locations. I really missed it. I am enjoying the sun, that's for sure. Okay, so I decided that I needed to do a day by day of last week:
Monday: I got to write emails, and then I went to another area several hours away. While there, I was a companion with a sister who serves in a YSA [Young Single Adult] Ward. It was pretty fun. We got to pick up and drop off a lot of other sister missionaries who were being transferred. I got to go to the YSA talent show that night. Another temporary companion and I got to say the opening and closing prayers for the talent show. There are some very talented people in the world.
Tuesday: I got to go to 2 lessons with a couple of other sister missionaries. They were both waiting for the new group of sister missionaries to arrive as well. It was fun to see the work going on in a different area and get to work with two amazing sisters that I haven't worked with before. It was wonderful that we were able to teach together so well. We also got to go to Trainer's training session that started at 2:30pm. It was great to see all of the trainers. I was surprised at how many I knew. It was fun to see everyone and hear their testimonies of this great work.
Wednesday: All of the sister missionaries got to sleep over at President and Sister Y's house. We got to go on a run/walk with President Y on a beautiful little pathway. We then got ready for the day and had more training until the new missionaries came in. They came in at around 2pm. President Y spent the next few hours interviewing all 35 new missionaries (11 were sisters). My new companion is Sister L. She is waiting for her visa for Denmark. She is from New Hampshire and she is amazing! Sister L and I slept over at President and Sister Y's house again because there wasn't enough time to make it to our area that night.
Thursday: We drove for several hours to get to home. Yay, we are finally here! We got to teach two lessons that day to investigators who I had taught before. It was great. We are in the process of trying to figure out how to work most effectively with two sets of missionaries in the same ward.
Friday: A major highlight of Friday was that we were able to see 2 of my recent converts and have a lesson with them. They didn't know I was coming back to this area. It was really good to see them.
Saturday: We moved to a slightly bigger apartment so we could have separate study areas. We are now in a 2 bedroom apartment. It is nice to be settled. We got to go to the adult session of stake conference. It was really fun to introduce my companion to everyone.
Sunday: We had stake conference. [A Stake is a group of approximately 8-10 wards/congregations. Stake conference is held twice a year.] It was really good. Some things that they emphasized were missionary work, and temple and family history work. The work of the Lord is going forth and we all get to help in that.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is good and true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church restored back to the earth. I know it is true because I have prayed and felt that confirming witness. I love you, family. Thank you for your support and your love. Keep up the great work! Love, Sister Cluff