I'm so sorry that I've been rubbish at emailing recently. I don't really have any excuse except that I suck haha. But I will be better, I promise.
Not so long left now, just less than 3 months until Christmas and then 1 more after that until I'm home! I can't believe that the time has gone so fast. This last 6 weeks just totally flew by.
This week has been tiring but it has been fun! It's been emotional too! I had to say goodbye to my dear companion Sister Rasmusson, I got to see Sister Woolsey and Sister Rasmussen and Sister Vousden and Elder Bos and a load of other missionaries, I got a new companion, we did some blogging and we got to watch conference!
So on Tuesday we took Sister Rasmusson down the office for her trunky night, and I was then with Sister Alexandroia for the next 24 hours or so. We went and helped out Sister Leppard with trunky night. And we are so lucky that we get to also eat Sister Leppards cooking when we help out! It's soooo good!
Then we went and helped out with Young Womens. They had an MTC experience. It was so cool to go there and really talk to the girls about missions and to see the enthusiasm they have for missionary work.
Then at 3:30am, President came to collect Sister Rasmusson and Sister Miller and take them to the airport. I think I was awake for 5 minutes when I went outside, in my pjs, to say goodbye. So my mission president got to see me in my frozen pjs. Haha. Then we went back to bed.
Transfer day is such a long day for us sisters here in Wylde green. We arrived at the mission home at 8:30 and we didn't leave until about 17:30. But it was so cool because I got to see a load of my friends in the mission, and I was there as Sister Vousden got off the coach and entered the EBM! That was a little bit weird seeing her here, but now she is off in the wonderful land of Newcastle Emlyn, where this old missionary here was born!
So the news that I'm sure you all want to know is about my new companion... Right?! I am now serving with Sister Butler! She is just so cool! I love her.
She's from South Carolina, she plays guitar, she's fun, she's super tall and she looks like Taylor Swift. Yes everyone, my new companion is Taylor Swift! Haha
Well I think the highlight of my week was definitely General Conference! What is better than sitting and listening to the Prophet and Apostles of the church teaching us the things that Heavenly Father wants us to know right now?! There's nothing cooler! At least that's my thoughts. I absolutely loved Conference. All the sessions were amazing!
I really loved the General Women's meeting. I felt Heavenly Fathers love so so much. I think one quote that stood out to me was from Sister Wixom, who quoted Elaine C. Cannon: "There are two important days in a woman's life: The day she is born, and the day she finds out why."
I also loved the story that President Uchtdorf told about Great-Aunt Rose and the stalker cat. We just died laughing about that cat. Mommy can we get a stalker cat?! Hahaha this is going to be a recurring theme for me and Sister Butler I think.
Man I just want to tell you all everything that I loved about conference, but then we would be here all day and I don't have all day because I'm a missionary and there are souls to be saved!
But really conference was awesome. And President Monson's testimony was so powerful. Both Sister Butler and myself agree that President Monson was really testifying with all the strength he has and just pleading with us to stay strong in our faith. I just felt the spirit so strong as he was talking. He really is a Prophet of God!
We have a lot of plans for this area and for this transfer. I am really excited for this transfer and for the next 4 months. I am going to make this the best 4 months ever!
Well I hope that you have a wonderful week and if you didn't get the chance to see conference, watch it, read the talks, study it, and ask Heavenly Father what you need to learn from it. He will answer you. I know that He will. He has answered my prayers so much over this weekend and He knows what I need to hear!
The church is true! Missionary work is the best thing I could be doing right now!
Sister Gaffney :)
Our last Pday together! This is my little family!
My bestest friend!
My other bestest friend:)
Look who's in the EBM #whaaaat?
Our first lunch together:)!