Hey, time for some mid-transfer news! :DI've been here for about three weeks now, and I'm starting to feel like I know more people. We're working with a small teaching pool, and most of our efforts are devoted to finding new investigators. Sister Huefner is just the greatest, and I love being her companion. I'm learning a lot from her. She is super good at working with the members. We, or, well, mostly she, knows a lot of the non-members around here just from being friendly and talking to everyone. We get referrals from our members on a regular basis. Some people let us in, some don't. It's all okay. :) We're always busy and we're seeing lots of little miracles along the way.
I like this kind of work - the kind where we just talk to everyone. I like getting to know people. In the beginning of my mission, talking to people scared me so much. It still does, to an extent, but Sister Huefner has been such an example to me. She's shown me, just by the way she is, that it's so easy to make friends and strike up conversations that lead to the gospel. Even after she goes home at the end of this six weeks, there are some of her skills that I hope I will still carry with me. :)
I often feel like I'm not good at this whole missionary thing and that is unbearably frustrating to me. But the thing is I cannot quit this time. I mean, I could, but I really don't want to. So I'm still here, and still trying even though it's not easy, and I may never excel. And this has brought me to start learning things I've never learned before. I'm learning about repentance. I'm learning about the Atonement. My progress is slow and sometimes it feels like my friends are few. But I have the one friend who counts, and that is my Savior Jesus Christ. Two people can do anything, as long as one of those people is the Lord. :) How wonderful that He promises to help each one of us.