Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1/3 is Gone!

Buenas tardes!!
I can NOT believe I hit my 6 month mark tomorrow. Ahh!!! Where did the time go? It freaks me out. Can't I just be a missionary for forever?
So here's the transfer queso: I have Hna Lundquist!! I talked to her on Facebook before the mission through the sister missionary FB group. She's from Tacoma, and we'll go home on the same flight! How crazy is that? We were also in the same zone for a couple transfers, so I already know I love her and we're going to have a great time, even though I am sad that Hna Sutherland is gone. She was transferred to South Zone!! Which is the puro espanol zona en la mision, so that's pretty sick. She was sad to leave but excited to head a la zona sur.
We had an AWESOME last week of this transfer. We got a lot of work done and had SO many miracles. On Saturday, we decided to walk because we had no appointments and had not found any new investigators all week. The zone leaders had recently told some cool stories of things that happened when they went walking, so we decided to give it a whirl. We walked for THREE HOURS. And the most incredible things happened. Like we found a less active who moved and wouldn't tell us where their new house was. We were walking to contact a referral, and saw them outside. Haha can't hide from us! Then we kept walking to go visit a potential investigator we have, and on the way there were these people unloading a truck that had a huge box thing in it and we offered to help. They totally didn't let us help, but we ended up talking to this lady whose husband is a member but hasn't been to church in years and probably his records aren't even here and she invited us to come back! But that's not all. We continue towards the house of the potential and she wasn't home. But, on the way walking  back down the street this lady comes to her front door and yells, "Sisters!" Turns out she had just moved and was looking for missionaries to come teach her son who is going to get baptized. I think we should walk more often...
Last night we had a lesson at the temple with the Medina family. Veronica, who was recently baptized, her husband, and their two little kids. We talked about eternal marriage and read parts from The Family: A Proclamation to the World. It was so incredible! The goal is to be back there with them in one year. I'm so grateful the temple is in our area, because nothing brings the spirit like being on the grounds of the temple and talking about eternal families.
Well...I sent so many pictures that I'm out of time! Love you!!
Hna Blackford
All the sisters in the zone

Hermana Blackford and Sutherland
Hermana Blackford at the Gila Valley Temple

Another at the Gila Valley Temple

Hermana Blackford - flowers at the temple

One more of Hermanas Blackford y Sutherland

Hermanas Sutherland y Blackford at the Gila Valley Temple

Being Goofy!

At the Gila Valley Temple

Getting ready for the zone picture

Zone picture

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