Transfers calls have come and gone and it looks like I'll be staying in Searcy for the long haul!! I'm pretty excited about that, we are going to have a great couple months here!! I was going to be happy with whatever option for my last transfer, and I would say staying was probably the best one!
This week was another solid week! It has been super busy and a few things fell through, but overall it was great!! We have been seeing Monica really consistently this week, and she is rock solid. We saw her Wednesday morning and then left her a chapter to read in the Book of Mormon in preparation for the Book of Mormon class that night. She read it and made it out to the class. After she texts us how much she loved it and how this time around with the missionaries she just feels so much different, and knows that it is true. We were actually able to push her baptismal date up to this upcoming weekend. She made it out to church on Sunday and we were able to see her later on that day. She is excited for her baptism, and she has made so many amazing changes!!
Last Monday we were able to see Allison and the girls at the park. We taught a great lesson with her and we were going to be seeing her every day this week in preparation for her baptism. Some things came up and then she ended up getting sick. We felt we should drop by on Saturday night to see how she was doing. She had faced some opposition but she fought through it super well and asked us questions openly! They're such a solid family and we are pumped about their progression and the great changes they are making. Even though she was sick she still had her two daughters go to church, and a member was able to take them to church!
As well we have been consistently seeing the Maudlin's and they are doing awesome! We were able to set baptismal goals and they should be being baptized in a couple weeks! They are excited for that and Cori was able to drop off the boys for the last couple hours of church so they could make it to their classes for the first time. They loved primary and had a good time!
Also I made the return to Jonesboro again this week on exchanges!! We taught a lot of cool people and then as well I got to see Claudio and Takiya. Claudio is doing really well and just got a calling with the young men's, it will be great for him! Takiya is excited to prepare for a mission when she turns 19! I also got to see a lot of other members because there was a baptism on Saturday morning, it was sweet! Claudio y his wife took us out to lunch that afternoon! It's always the best going to Jonesboro!
But all is well here in Searcy! Elder Plaira is a teaching a couple people from the Phillipines, so now I know how it feels when I'm on exchanges with English Elders and i'm teaching in Spanish! I love y'all and have a great Memorial Day!
A change in plans...goodbye Seracy- Well all the transfer/release calls were all made last night and this morning. And I never received one. But then a few hours ago I opened up the mission email and it shows me getting transferred. So I'm going to serve in Danville, Arkansas with Elder Claridge for my last transfer. There are a bunch of Hispanics so that will be good for speaking Spanish as we will be a Zebra companionship, just a big shock for me. Should be good though.