How are y'all this morning?! It's a nice sunny day here, already about 90 I think :) My new companion is Sister Burns, and she is in a trio with Sis Tanner and I. We were originally given her and a new visa waiter to the MTC. But during transfer meeting when president called out the names, our Sister who works in the office spoke up and said she got her visa this morning! So we had her for a day and then off to Peru she went. Crazy! So now we're in a trio waiting to see what happens. President really doesn't like trios but I think he's pretty much forced to leave us like this. Sister Tanner is getting antsy for her visa, but who knows when it'll come! I actually met Sis Burns once in the MTC. She came out with Sis Ward, and I'm excited to work with her. I really don't know her, but she's maybe the only Spanish sister in the mission I haven't worked with, and I had a feeling she'd come here.
The week was kind of slow. LOTS of appointments fell through. But that's alright! I got to go to the temple with Laura on Saturday and it was awesome!!! It got shaky there for a bit though. First her temple clothes weren't arriving in time, and then her Bishop put his wife on as Laura's escort, which freaked her out because she doesn't even know her. That was all fixable. But then something with her records is way messed up and she wasn't even on the church records as being baptized. She had everyone looking in Costa Rica for her records, or witnesses to her baptism or something. Her Dad originally had the record because he baptized her, but has since been excommunicated and threw everything away. I found that out Thursday night. At first she was ok about it. When she called back about the big problem of her records she was starting to get kinda down. First she said she knew everything would just work out in God's time. But then she was starting to feel like she wasn't supposed to go, and this was God telling her. Like maybe she wasn't really good enough, oh man it was so hard to hear. She was fighting it, but there was that taint. But she decided to fast, and she asked me to fast with her (I was so proud of her that she brought it up). So we fasted Friday, and by Friday night everything just worked out. They found the witnesses to her baptism and they called the bishop and temple president and it all worked!
All my love,