Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Down South

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Transfers have rolled around, and I am leaving the north and going back down south! Sadly, I will be leaving Sister Matheson, but I will be reuniting with....... Sister Greene, my MTC companion!!! Never in a million years did I think we would get to be together again, but it is happening! I am excited to see what this transfer will bring, who I will meet, and what miracles we will see.

Sir Toots A Lot!
We had a great week celebrating the new year. We got together with the missionaries in our zone and played games, but we all went home early to catch our curfew. On the way home we almost hit a tiny little dog! It was a few streets down from our house, so we parked, scooped up the pup, and knocked on the closest house with a light on. They directed us to another house, with no one home, so we decided to get out of the freezing cold and just go back home and deal with it in the morning. Oh man that little dog was hilarious. Poor guy was so cold. He was so happy to be in our warm apartment. As soon as he came in we realized why missionaries are not allowed to have pets... they are so much work! He was really nervous and... a little gassy. We named him Sir Toots A Lot. Finally he settled down, and in the morning we called everyone around where we found him (thank goodness for missionary resources, maps, and ward directories!). Turned out that the dog belonged to the Bishop! Someone visiting had let the dog out, but they didn't notice until later that night, when he was already safe in our apartment. Their son had said a prayer that the dog would be safe. I guess we were an answer to their prayers! 

We have been sharing a video recently that is super funny, but it also has a great message. It's called New Year's: Look Not Behind Thee. It tells the story of Lot and his wife. They were commanded by God to leave Sodom and Gomorrah, the wicked city. He told them to leave, and to not look back, but Lot's wife looked back, and was turned into a pillar of salt. A pretty harsh lesson to learn, but it shows how we need to trust the Lord and His plan for us. We can't dwell on our past, wishing we could return to our old ways. We must look forward with faith, and trust that Heavenly Father will provide a way for us. This new year, I am trying to trust my Heavenly Father more. I know that He loves me, and I know that He has big plans for me. 

What will you do this year to look forward with faith?

I love you all and I hope you're smiling! 


Sister Boman

1 comment:

  1. So good to read about what's happening with you in the mission. And what a happy ending with the story of the dog! :)


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