Sorry I have had not really had emailing time for the last few weeks. Pretty much for a very quick recap, I am still here in Toms River. I am with Elder Gibson and he was my zone leader a few transfers ago. He's a great missionary and has two more transfers so I am lucky to be able to learn from him.
We have a lot to do in our area to make it a functioning area, but we are working super hard. We are bummed/happy because Auriel and Brandon are moving to California (they were our super progressing investigators) but it is good because they are moving with their friends who referred them to us in the first place. So they will keep with the church and it will be better for them in CA where they will get fellowshipped. But it is sad cause we can't work with them. Good news though, we found another person this week. Her name is Delaney. We are meeting almost every day so she is progressing really fast and she has a baptismal date for July 24. We are excited!
As for other stuff, we are busy. I love my life. Being a missionary is great and I honestly love it, but it is also the hardest thing I have ever done. I have recently taken to praying to see harder things in my life and have more trials. And let me just say, God answers our prayers :). The inspiration for this idea came from church a few weeks ago when I think it finally came to me why we need to go through trials and hard things. I am also learning that I need to be thankful for each trial and I am continuing to learn that as I ask for more, I grow so much faster. I have a testimony of our purpose on this Earth. We are here because we wanted to become like our Father in heaven. And that is no small task and requires a lot of effort. The more we mess up, the more hard things we go through, but also the more we grow. Hence the asking for more trials. I am just trusting and banking on the fact that Heavenly Father will not test us past our ability to continue on. I believe that our Savior, Jesus Christ will make the difference and until now he has for me. So I continue on believing.
I love you all. Your prayers on my behalf are felt and I am truly thankful for them. I hope you all have a great week!
P.S. This week, we totally found a piano on the street and almost brought it to our apartment.