Monday, July 7, 2014

The Mayflower Miracle

Mi Familia!
What a week. The news you've all been waiting for: SISTER BADHAM AND I ARE BOTH STAYING! Woop woop! We were super crossing our fingers that it would be so, because usually you don't stay with one companion for more than 2 transfers, but sometimes when you open an area together you stay for a little longer! Hooray! This next transfer is already looking amazing. However, the rest of our District and Zone got changed a ton! We had a lot of Elders who died this transfer (aka they're going home), so every other companionship in the Foxy-Frank district got switched up. Plus, for the past 2 transfers Sister Badham and I have been the sister training leaders over 2 zones and we found out that this transfer we are only going to cover our own (which is how the rest of the mission is, but we're kind of bummed). We'll just miss the other sisters a ton!
But this week we got to go on exchanges with 2 of the companionships before we get split up! On Monday/Tuesday I went to Plymouth on exchanges with Sister Harris. Their Zone has made a goal for each companionship to give out at least one Book of Mormon a day (Operation One a Day), and we got together on Monday night they hadn't handed one out yet. We had about half and hour before we needed to be in, so we went down to the waterfront by Plymouth Rock to find someone in need of the Restored Gospel. After scaring some tourists away from the rock, we walked down by a giant ship. We spied a man in overalls up ahead and gave each other the nod. Turns out he was the head security guard of said giant ship, which just happened to be The Mayflower II. I guess the original Mayflower was lost long ago, but after World War II, England made us a replica and sailed it over in the 50s as a thank-you for help with the war.
Long story short, we ended up getting a private tour of the Mayflower and the security guard, Ronnie, was super interested in hearing more about the Restoration! We gave him the Book of Mormon and he felt the spirit really strong. The Plymouth sisters have been struggling to find people to teach, so it was truly a miracle that we were in the right place at the right time. BEING A MISSIONARY IS SO COOL!

I love you all and hope you have a great week!
Sister Gledhill

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