Yesterday, Sister Chan and I went to ward council at "really early" in teh morning, which evens out to . While we were there we got a call from a couple people.
We got a call from our sister training leaders and turned the phone on mute because our mission president has asked us to not answer phone calls (no matter who it is, including himself) during meetings.
We didn't answer. We put the phone on silent instead of vibrate and then kept in in our pockets till the end of the meeting. When we were leaving the meeting at about , we realized that we had a message from the President. Which does not often happen.
We went out to call him back, following the instructions he gave on his voice mail. First thing we hear is "Why haven't you been answering all morning?"
Apparently he had called us a few times. We told him we were in ward council and all his feelings became softer, and said "You sisters are so good! You have such a good bishop and ward mission leader!" That was perfectly said. We have a really good ward.
He then said, "I have your transfer news for you" We start listening. Sister Chan is training somebody from Ethiopia learning Chinese! And that is super cool!
And then he told me my news and I am starting somehting I have never done before.
I got my transfer news! It is so exciting! So I have a new companion, I am moving from Sister Chan to Sister Chen. With this little one letter change, so comes the other changes.
Like me leaving White Rock. I am going from the oldest ward in the Chinese work (most of them are retired) to the youngest age around,
I am going to the Vancouver YSA ward. And not just this, but Sister Chen and I are reopening a closed area. It was been closed for over a year, and we finally have enough Chinese sisters in the mission that we will be able to go forward with reopening areas! So exciting!
So we are both new to the area, and we are both excited. We also are going to be the first sister training leaders over the Chinese speaking sisters. So that is pretty cool.
So things are pretty good! I quite literally started jumping for joy and told President I was super excited. He started laughing at me over the phone and then told us how important it was to him that we do these things.
I was pretty glad. I love being a missionary and getting to move to as many areas possible to get to talk with as many people possible. I am so blessed.
I love this gospel. The Lord and His Atonement is so real, and really should be used daily. I know that He will guide us through this work and help us work together and have a successful companionship, successful areas, and most of all growing testimonies.
What a blessing.
Found a horse tracting. Because this is White Rock and that happens here.