Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 12th, 2019: Incoming Adventure

Hi Everyone!

I don't even know what to write about this week. It feels like it has been so long since the last one. The days just all kind of mesh together.

We had exchanges this week, which was an adventure. I was with Sister Strikwerda, the sister training leader's companion and we chilled out here in Orchard Hill. It was a blast! We got to know each other and do some fun work. We ended up helping this girl pull weeds from this playground in front of our apartment. Her name was Morgan and her life was really interesting to hear about.

We also went and visited some other good people that I've heard about for awhile, but never got to meet. Their names are Kathy and Laura. They are super awesome! 

We had a party with some of the YSA sisters from Rogers, Arkansas, who came up to tour the YSA up here. They stayed the night with us and we had a party together. One of them was Sister Johnson, who was in the MTC with me and it was so good to see her again. We ended up going to get donuts with each other in the morning. It was a lot of fun!

We spent some time in Springfield at the Route 66 Festival. It was interesting, to say the least. Don't know if I will do it again, but it was an experience to be sure. Springfield, Missouri at its finest.

We also went and saw our 3 year old buddy Zane at his birthday party, which he invited us to. We are close friends with his mom. Jessica, who is a returning member of the last couple years and we have been talking a lot about the temple with her lately.

We got transfers calls this week, which is super crazy. My companion, Sister Thomas is leaving, and I will be staying.......and training! I will be getting a brand new missionary from the MTC, which us crazy! I haven't even been out 6 months yet. It's super weird and I'm pretty nervous about leading out the area and training, but I know it will all be good.

This week I learned a lot about how we can always get what will work best for us. Heavenly Father knows how to help us and will give us good things to work with. He will never set us up for failure. Sometimes, it may feel like we are falling, but we can get back up and are never too far off to get back to where we need to be. There are no such thing as a coincidences.

This week, I would challenge you to find things in your everyday life that you would normally brush off as good luck nor a coincidence and see it as the blessing it is that Heavenly Father sent specifically for you.

I wish you all the best and j love you so much!!!!!

Sister Savannah Johanson

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