the mission is always busy, but more activities were crammed into the 3 weeks i was gone than have ever been scheduled in any 3-week period, EVER! i missed so much i can hardly believe it, but i was where i needed to be, plus, as a bonus, i got to be there for stella's third birthday! i got home last night and had a restful sabbath attending a special broadcast from salt lake city just for the philippines with talks from sister oscarson, elder robbins, elder bowen, elder ardern and elder bednar. it centered me and i feel ready to jump back into the work tomorrow. IT'S TRANSFER WEEK AGAIN!! my favorite! and the countdown to our mission presidency changeover rolls on. there is so much to be done. while the day to day work is sometimes daunting, there's just an excitement in the air on a mission. it truly is the Lord's work and i am grateful every day for the love and blessings my Heavenly Father bountifully gives me.
this sight out of the jensen's window the day before i left just reassured me that He was mindful of us and all would be well. prayer and faith are tangible.