So we had transfers this week, and I've been moved out of my apartment! Goodbye bed bugs, goodbye indian food smells from neighbors, goodbye view of the potomac river, goodbye roommates (I will miss them DEARLY). HELLO "Bailey's Crossing", a swanky-swank apartment complex on the Falls Church side of Alexandria. I've been moved here because I will now be serving alongside Sister Kellie Deaver, who had previously been serving over Shirlington Ward. But the SHOCKER - we will now be over both the Potomac Mid-Singles Ward AND Shirlington Ward. AHHH! I was SUPER surprised when President Riggs flung that on us, for all of the missionaries in the entire mission to see. I'm sure my face wasn't pretty. But here I am!
Sister Deaver is from Rocklin, CA. Like me, she is a college graduate. Like me, she went to BYU-Idaho (but graduated in Communications, not Business). And like me, she loves musicals! It's a MATCH. However, she's only been on her mission for 3 months. So I've got a newbie on my hands! It's exciting though and hopefully I'll have a positive impact on one that is still trying to grasp everything (mission life takes some adjusting). Sister Deaver actually knows Derek Evans, Dana's old missionary companion, and Tyson Wheeler, Dana's old roommate. SMALL WORLD!
"I remember in my late 20's, so before I even thought about coming back to church, I was riding with my friend in his car. All of a sudden, I felt I should tell him to slow down and almost stop. As soon as I did that, a car came whizzing past us, swerved and hit a power-line pole that came crashing down across the street. Had we not slowed down, we would have been under that pole. I didn't realize that that could have been the Spirit but now I do!"
"And it came to pass that thus he did go forth in the Spirit, from multitude to multitude, declaring the word of God, even until he had declared it unto them all, or sent it forth among all the people."
Without the Spirit, I COULD NOT do this work. Wouldn't be possible. So grateful to know that those that humble themselves CAN allow the Spirit to touch their hearts to know if the gospel is true. Pay attention to how the Spirit works with you in YOUR life, and I know that you will see those small but powerful miracles.