SO. Transfers have arrived and I am headed to Amherst, Nova Scotia tomorrow morning to be an STL with the lovely Sister Lefler! We were in the mission home together AND we were temporary companions during Moroni's Quest and I LOVE HER SO MUCH. So I know that this transfer is going to be super awesome!
Anyways. This week has been eventful. I'll try to sum it up as quickly and as entertaining as I can.
I briefly lost my voice from practicing and singing at Zone Conference, a baptism, an old folks home, and Sacrament Meeting. I remember in the MTC, there was this senior sister who heard me singing in the halls and told me, "You better use that gift on your mission!" So TA DA. This week I did. We discovered that the best way to get an investigator to church was to tell them that we had planned a special musical number for them and VOILA. They HAVE to come. I should just sing EVERY week!
We've had lots of lessons with potential investigators this week, all of whom decided it would be best to meet again after Christmas so I'm really excited for Sister Davenport and her greenie (she's training in Annapolis!) who will most likely have lots of people to teach next month! It has been hard to find people to teach but we have both learned that God will always bless those who are patient and obedient. Blessings will always come when we are on the Lord's errand, but sometimes they take time.
Yesterday was pretty crazy. . . We accidentally locked everything in the clerk's office at the church. Including our phone and coats. . . But it'll be a funnier story if I tell it myself so I'll just try and remember next week when we Skype :)
Last night, after we found out I was leaving, we had a lesson with the D_____ family! I was not prepared for how hard it was going to be to leave them. They have been my favourite family to teach! I've learned so much from the time that I have spent with them, not only about the gospel but about my own abilities as a disciple of Christ. I know I'm not the perfect missionary - FAR from it - but before my mission, I didn't think I had the ability to make a difference in anyone's life. One of the biggest blessings I have gained from serving a mission is my self confidence and my understanding of my own individual role in Heavenly Father's plan. As I've turned outwards and sought for the gift of charity, I've really been able to live my mission scripture and become an instrument in God's hand (Alma 29:9). And to rejoice in it! I love the D_____ family! They have progressed so much since we first started meeting with them and I'm so happy to know that God has trusted me and given me the privilege to help His children along their path to the eternities. I'm going to miss them, but I'm eager to bring the gospel to even more people in Amherst. We are all disciples of Christ and all have the ability to bring others closer to their Saviour as we share our testimonies, share the scriptures, and be good examples. As long as we, "Believe. Obey. Endure." we can do all things through Christ! What a beautiful life we are living and a beautiful plan we are all a part of!!!
Well, folks. Time is almost up. I love you all more than you can possibly imagine! I love the Book of Mormon, I love the people of Eastern Atlantic Canada, I love the doctrine of Christ, I love my God and my Saviour. Life is wonderful, mission life is the best :)
Talk to you soon! And MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Sister Enright
Me, Seonaid, and Sister Davenport