So, I got off e-mail last week and realized I told you like NO info... hahaha. I completely lost track of time and just had to e-mail really fast! So, to catch you guys up :) I'm in Seminole... white washing, my new companions name is Sister Wakefield :) She is 20 years old, and just hit her year mark with me last week! :) She has been doing Spanish Work until we got together. Now we are focusing on English Work because we're in an English Ward. When we are contacting we can talk with everyone! It is really neat :) I'm hoping to pick up on some Spanish hahaha then maybe I can talk with Dad and Preston! hahah Anyways, I have a lot more to report on this week... so much has happened.
This week we have been trying to get to know the members more. We figured with both of us being new to the area that was where we should start. We know like NO ONE! :( So last Monday we went to an F.H.E. with all the "empty nesters" hahaha. We had the scariest/neatest experience. We were heading home from the church (and in this area we are on car share :) So half the time we are on our bikes) We were just about to book it home because we only had 30 minutes to get home before curfew. It usually takes about 45 minutes! hahaha. We we're getting ready to go and Sister Wakefield and I just didn't feel right. Not horrible or anything, but just kinda off. So Sister Wakefield asked if we could say a prayer. So we took a minute and prayed that we would get home safely. We had already prayed after F.H.E. but felt like we needed to pry again. So we had a quick prayer and got on our bikes to go. As soon as we hit the corner we heard this huge accident... So we pulled out our phone and called 911. We quickly realized if we had not stopped to pray we would have been in the accident, or we would have seen it! Hearing it was hard enough... it was just such a comfort to know that we are being watched over and protected. We always pray for the spirit to be with us and for safety and protection. All that night we were still freaked out a little about it, but to know that the Lord is watching over us helped us sleep at night! :)
We also got to go to Tampa for 3 days this week. President is asking all of us to park our cars and walk and bike around more. He wants us to be recognized like Christ was and just try to be like him. He figures we can do this by walking the streets and helping and talking with everyone as we go.
He wants us to be able to talk with everyone in our paths. So we went to "Tampa Metro" and got to receive some training. From Friday night to Saturday night we were there. We walked around all day and talked with people, we walked all around the school campus and around downtown. We talked with everyone... it was such a eye opening experience!! It was cold and raining so there we not to many people out, but getting to talk with everyone and try to share with them a short message was the best! :) So Thank You Mommy ~ my boots and comfy missionary shoes came in handy! :) I can laugh about this now, but it was just a little cool, then we totally got splashed by car (just like in the movies) crazy! hahaha
Well, again I ran out of time... like always. Well I know that I love you guys so much, and I feel your prayers :) Thank you for all you do. LOVE YOU!!! God be with you until we meet again! :)
Sister Sharon Andersen
LOVE YOU!! AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY WISHES TOO :)
Sister Andersen's feet after WALKING all day...
Don't worry that is NOT blood... her shoes were red inside! LOL!
Red Soles and Walking in the Rain all day = your feet looking like they are BLEEDING!! LOL!