It's been raining pretty heavy all morning, but then I thought...well at least it's not cold and snowing... :) This week was really good, but a little stressful - it's nice to be over with. We had our Sisters Conferenceand Sister Campbell and I giving a good portion of the trainings. It went from morning starting at that night with all 34 Sisters in the mission sleeping at the temple accommodations. We started early morning at and ended at that night. It was full on! But it was so good to have all the sisters together, even the sisters in Grafton got to come, which is a good 10 hour trip on the train for them This was a pretty special event for all of us. The trainings were basically all centered around Preach My Gospel and preparing the sisters to all be training here in the near future. We have 17 sisters scheduled to come in December. We're pretty excited but not so sure how it's all going to work out! But the Lord knows and that's all that really matters, we just need to do our part and prepare.
We were able to make it back to the city in time to see a baptism in our ward, his name is ________ and he is from Vietnam. Pretty amazing, his friend, D_______, has been a member for about a year now and they have grown up together since they were young, but ________ went to Melbourne University and D_______ came to Sydney so they've been separated for a few years. But ________ made the decision to move to Sydney, and after being here for only one week, D_______ brought him to our ward. He met the other sister missionaries here, they started teaching him and two weeks later (yesterday) he was baptized! D_______ baptized him and also gave a talk at his baptism, it was so cute! The sisters and I sang "Nearer My God to Thee" at the baptism. D_______ says I would become famous if I started a singing career in Vietnam, he offered to be my manager/coach. If you knew how D_______, sings you would think it's pretty funny :) I just might take him up on his offer.
Another miracle,night Sister Campbell and I were out finding and talking to people and we were walking through a bus station. There weren't too many people there so we were heading to another area and we passed this Asian guy sitting down and he was on his phone. We just kept walking but of COURSE the Spirit nudges me saying "turn your little self around and go talk to him..."..ugh...okay fine. So a little embarrassed, I turn around and walk up to him and ask him what bus he's waiting for (it's the best thing I could come up with without looking like a stalker). Anyways, we start talking and he's from Malaysia, his name is ________ :) We spoke Chinese for a little bit and he asked what I do as a missionary. But of course, his bus comes and he says "I'm sorry that's my bus..." So I hurry and give him our number and tell him to give us a call, and then he left. As soon as the bus left, Sister Campbell and I look at each other and are like, "yeah...he'll call". We quickly found a quiet spot and said a prayer of thanks for us to meet ________. I think I checked our phone every 5 minutes for the rest of the night. I was about to give up but at we get a text from him saying, "Hi, this is ________, I met you two at the park tonight. It was very good to meet you, I hope we can meet again soon." Sister Campbell and I were SO thrilled! Doing cartwheels in the house....haha...not really. But we were happy :D We called him yesterday and we're meeting him later this week, he is SO nice.
Well, this is the last week of transfers, we will knowif we are leaving or staying. I PRAY that I am staying or I will be just devastated. BUT...we'll see. All is well...like I said it's raining today so all of us are going to play games inside and I'll probably take a real nice nap. :) I love you all, this week is gonna be GREAT! Talk to you soon.