Good morning, everyone!
It's been a great week, wrapping up the month of September.Sister Slade and I went to our mission leadership council meeting. It's an all day event but we love it. Lot's of new things are starting to come into the mission, as well as many more missionaries. We are expecting to get at least 4 more sisters in two weeks. Transfer calls are I'm fasting and praying that I will get to stay in the city, maybe I'll train a new missionary. I don't know if I'll stay as a traveling missionary or not, only time will tell!
Trade-offs were really physically demanding this week. We were working with the sisters in Doonside and Blacktown. They don't have a car so Sister Asia and I sacrificed and walked on foot for the day. We walked an hour and a half just to get to one of our appointments! But it turned out to be a great miracle. The lady we were looking for actually moved but it turns out the new owners happen to be Mormon! They haven't been to church in a long time but they invited us in because we must have looked pretty pathetic having walked for miles in the heat. They then invited the sisters back for dinner the following night! Afterwards, we walked another hour and a half to the other side of town to visit some people. We got to see a girl open her mission call, she's going to Peru! I couldn't stop crying, it reminded me of when I opened my mission call a year and a half ago, so exciting.
This week is going to be a busy week, Sister Slade and I leave tonight to visit three different areas. We won't be back until. We're heading up to Newcastle (my first area) and then the 8 hour trip up to Grafton. We're really excited. I've been told we will be on bikes, this will be a first for me on my mission so I'm excited! Our zone is taking a trip this afternoon to Manly Beach for some activities, taking advantage of our last week together before possible transferring. :/
I love you all, have a great week! Talk to you soon!