yes 7 months has gone by way to fast. Its still weird to think that it has been that long. It feels like missionaries never go home. You see so many come it but you dont really get to see them go home. but ive got years for that to happen! But ya a mission has been hard but its been so great and rewarding that to me the hard things really dont matter. Its been great and is going to continue to get better and better and i learn and grow more. But YES! this transfer was crazy! Elder Harward and I are both together!! but we kinda got doubled in then doubled out. We are still here is prosser, same apartment and everything. Another set of elders were brought in to do all of the English work in the Prosser and Rattle Snake Mountain wards!! The lord wants the Spanish group to grow into a branch. It went from two companionships being there and doing some work, to two sets of missionaries to only the Spanish group! The new english elders are splitting time between both wards. The group is getting a lot of focus. To hear that Elder Harward and I are staying together was great but going to only Spanish work was a shock. It was sad to know that all but one of our investigators are getting passed off, but it made me think of how the lord really needs the Spanish work here to get going. We gave 2 Golden investigators to the new elders. T-- is all but taught and she has an interview set and a baptism planned for Saturday!! its cool that we are still around even though she isnt our investigator right now. M-- is the other. So the elders are teaching him. We are going to the next lesson with him tomorrow to help him get to know the new elders. Then he will be passed off to them. We did the same thing with T-- to finish teaching her all that she needed to know. It was at least good to leave the area better than we found it. We were talking about having the faith that there were people here that are ready to accept this gospel. We knew there was a family and we were praying for that. We were kinda joking but we were saying its going to be two parents two daughters and a son. Later that day while knocking doors we got let in and had a great lesson. The father was a less active that we didn't know about. He was married, had two daughters, and a son. We were so surprised that it happened that we found this family so fast. Later that night while contacting former investigators. This lady let us in the house. She sat us down with her family. There was her, her husband, two daughters, and a son! it was crazy. With all of the change to just Spanish. this week we were able to find four awesome investigators. Some how all in the same day! We were truly blessed to have found these people and have them to teach. I for sure know that this area change is inspired of God. We are already starting to see the effects of the change.With this new area we are going to be doing a lot of speaking Spanish! This last week I have put a extra focus on sincerely praying for the gift of tongues to be with me. That day we found those two families, the Spanish was so clear in my head. I didnt have much of a problem understanding it. The hardest part has been to get the talking part to make sense. One thing i told myself i was going to do was just put all my faith into it and just talk. It went soooo well! both those families told both of us that we have really good Spanish.So its at least coming slowly!! That was a great day, especially for improving my Spanish. Actually today elder Harward asked me where i learned to use the word "haber". well i didnt know i ever used it. But he was like ya, you used it a few times in the lessons yesterday! i know more than ever that the gift of tongues is real! because some how they understood me.
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