Monday, September 9, 2013

The Spirit of Elijah

Just another bright, sunshiney week in DeFuniak. Our baptism plans have gotten a little complicated by a sudden inability to communicate with the investigator. We will probably have to put the baptism off from this saturday to next saturday, and that means after transfers, so we are hoooooping we'll both be around for it. Either way, if the Lord calls one or both of us away, I know the work where we are sent will be great as it is here. Me and Sister Bennion have been joking since the first week about me getting transferred to Pensacola. I hope it doesn't happen, but suddenly I'm thinking God might get me back for my sarcastic jokes and put me there haha. The tough thing about serving in this little backwoodsy town was come time for thyroid tests we had to drive 30 miles to get them and there's this huge hospital in Pensacola soooo. But, I'd take the 30 miles again to stay in my beloved DeFuniak.
I named this The Spirit of Elijah because, well, it's so strong! Family History has definitely been something I've been bleh about in life up to this point, but I'm just starting to catch on. So many investigators and less-active members are interested in it, but they don't want to pay for, so that's where we come in and have them go on Family Search with us at church and then they want to be at church more and bam. done. ;) Really, though, I think it's all so interesting. Maybe it's just because I'm deprived of passive entertainment. I couldn't sleep last night, and instead of my old-life solutions of getting out my laptop and chilling on Facebook, I had to read Preach my Gospel until I felt back asleep! With family history at least I get to touch a computer. :)
I can't wait to find out what's in store for me next transfer (next week!!) and I'm looking forward to meeting all of the new people that indeed will make me seem a little less green. I love all of you people and by next letter, you'll know as well as I do what's ahead. I'm thinking of and praying for y'all.
Yes sir, yes ma'am.

Sister Cooper

1 comment:

  1. It's so exciting that you are able to let us know what you are doing! Thank you!!!
    Suzanne Mackley