Well, surprise! I am now transferred again to Dade City! I got the call right after emails last monday and left Tuesday morning. It was a hard transfer, but I love my new area.
Dade City is a HUGE area. It covers five cities: Zephyrhills (where we live), Dade City, Wesley Chapel, San Antonio, and Lacoochie. There are lots of hills ( I have never seen a single hill in Florida!) and there are horses and cows and dirt roads and trailer parks! I love it. The ward is so friendly and they take such good care of us.
My new companion is Sister Coon and she has red hair just like me! She is from Houston, Texas, and has been out nine months. She and her previous companion, Sister Hammatt have been teaching a man named David, and he got baptized on Saturday! It was an interesting baptism. He slipped while they were baptizing him and they both about went under. Luckily, everyone was ok and they didn’t have to rebaptize him…he was completely immersed!!! We had invited a non member family the day before to come (reagan and her two little boys) and they looked really astonished. Ha ha, I hope it didn’t scare them away from being baptized! Not only was David’s baptism on Saturday, but it was Sister Coon’s 20th birthday! I made her cinoman rolls for breakfast, and after the baptism, we went to lunch with one of our investigators (Brooke).
Brooke is 20 years old and is getting baptized on July 25th. She is AMAZING and we are best friends! She is dating a member named Josh, who is preparing to serve a mission soon.
Yesterday, we got to church for ward council at eight am, and the police were there! Turns out someone had broke into the church and used a crow bar to pry all the locked doors open inside. Nothing was stolen, and whoever broke in was just looking for money. The church was a mess! There were papers spralled all over, doors were broken, it looked terrible. The police got some finger prints though and are looking for who did it. 2 other churches nearby were broken into that same night 😦 For the first little bit of church all of us members got together and just cleaned up!
Well, I hope all is well at home. Keep Brooke and Reagan in your prayers! Love you all!