So, I’ve been debating all day about if I want to send a long, sentimental letter, or if I just want to say, “hi, see ya in a few days!” Lol. I think I’ll shoot for something in between...
This was a fun week. I had a funny experience on Saturday. We went to the buffet with three Less Actives and one nonmember (all family). Sis Walker said I should try the crawdads (knowing full well I did NOT want to eat it). Immediately, all four Tongans jump on board and team against me to try to eat it! So, Sis Walker says, “I’ll eat it if you eat it”. But I’m over here thinking, “I’m not eating this for anything short of a new investigator!” So, I turn to Sa (the nonmember) and say, “I’ll tell you what Sa. I’ll eat this if you have one lesson with the missionaries”. She then backs down a bit, “it’s okay Sister, you don’t have to” lol. But then, after I eat it, she says, “how about Tuesday? I need to do the lesson before you leave!” What?! How cool is that? I’m excited to teach her. I hope it is a spiritual lesson, and she wants to meet for more after that. This is a potentially life changing lesson for her.
Honestly, I can’t believe I’m coming home. It is so weird. In some ways, it feels long overdue, in other ways, it feels like I am just getting ready for another transfer, and I have a ton of time left. I love this gospel. I love my Savior. I am so grateful that I got to serve him for the last 18 months. What a joy!
I love you each so much. I look forward to seeing y’all soon.
All my love,
Sister Erika Marks