Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

Week 68

So we got transfer calls this past week! And for my last transfer, I'm serving/staying with Sister Hemming and staying in the central/busy part of Warsaw!!! I'm SO SO SO excited! She is one of my best friends and it's so fun because she and I work and think really similarly!  I feel like we are both just on the same page, and I'm so grateful that the Lord sees fit to put me with a companion, with whom I have comp unity so we can fully focus our efforts on the Lord's work! 

This week we also had the blessing of being able to listen to an apostle of the Lord! President Uchtdorf came to Poland! We had a missionary meeting and all the missionaries from the whole country (so around 74 plus senior couples) came to Warsaw! President Uchtdorf talked about a lot of things that I am so grateful that I could hear! He said that us missionaries serving here now and before us are the pioneers of this mission! He said on Sunday in a conference with all the polish members of the church that soon enough there will be several stakes in Poland!!! Everyone was near tears! I feel SOOOOO blessed to be a part of this momentous moment here in Poland! To be witnessing the changes! I know that the mission really has started picking up it's pace in gathering the Lord's sheep and it was confirmed to me this weekend that it is giong to continue to grow! It's just about to take off and I get to be a part of it! I had a little break down for a minute being so sad that I would have to leave the mission so soon and right when things are really starting to get good! But I know that they will continue to get better and better throughout the decades! There is no doubt in my mind that this conference really sparked something within the members! In the meeting there was like an electricity! I don't know how to expain it! But It was so amazing and I am so grateful that I have had the sacred priveledge of serving here in Poland!

Pictures are from the conference on Sunday! There were so many smiles and tears shed and laughter! I have a family here in Poland! And it was a giant reunion! I felt more joy than I could ever explain! What an amazing blessing to see so many people who I have grown to love SO SO SO much! It was the closest thing to the celestial kingdom when one day we'll all be reuinited again!

Funny: Sister Hemming and I looked like total bafoons when we were taking all of Sister Pok's stuff over to where she'll be serving in Warsaw for the next few weeks! We dragged it and things were falling off and boxes of flash cards were falling all over the place! We made it with help from Heavenly Father and others! But it was a pretty hysterical sight I'm sure!


Sister Blake

Kendall was also able to speak directly with President Uchtdorf, a member of the First Presidency of our church who is also a good friend of our family's. I asked my father to forward him my note which included a photo of Kendall  and asked that he might be able to seek her out and give her a big "hello", can't hug the sisters ;), from us. He did and I am so grateful that he was able to communicate our love to her. Here is part of the personal note she sent to me this morning:

"He knew who I was right away and he really communicated your love! I felt so grateful to feel a little peice of my wonderful family through him! :) Thank you for going out of your way to make sure he said hello :) It was a really special experience! I hope that when the day comes that he'll be able to seal me in the temple with my husband. What a beautiful experience that would be to always remind me of his coming to my mission! I love Poland with all my heart and I am forever grateful to the Lord that He trusts me enough to be a pioneer in this country!"

No comments:

Post a Comment