Monday, January 19, 2015

Don't get too comfortable!‏

Aloha, once more!

Dang. This week has been cray-cray beyond all things ugh.

Thursday, Sister Lasike and I were doing our studies as usual, and we got a call from the mission president. There was an emergency in Maui, and they needed to transfer one of the sisters out. Sister Lasike and I were told we were BOTH being transferred to Maui, where we would be Sister Training Leaders. AND we were leaving Friday morning, in less than 24 hours when we got this call. So we both start coming to terms with this, and realize that they would be white-washing two areas, which is hard. We call President Warner, and he tells us that Lasike will be switching with Sister Harris, and that I'll be staying in Kaneohe and take over the area. It was one of the most heartbreaking days, especially after this was Lasike's last transfer and transfers were already OVER and we were both told she'd stay and die here. Saying goodbye, is, hard for all of us. You get so attached to the ward, and the investigators, and just. I felt so bad for Lasike, she hasn't been off-island her entire mission. Her final one now, she goes to Maui. It's been so hard for all of us.

Saying goodbye to Sister Lasike

So here I am, Sister Noriega, senior companion in the Kaneohe 1st Ward. This day came 6 weeks earlier than expected. I was not prepared for this, and it's been so scary honestly. Being a missionary requires a lot of hard work, and taking the lead and initiative on a lot of different things. What even. I can't believe this all happened, but it happened. Heavenly Father has an interesting way of helping me grow. I'm super uncomfortable, to be honest. BUT I know that I will be able to do this! 

I really love my new companion, her name is Sister Harris, and she's from New Zealand! She's super great, she's been out just about a year, and has served on the Big Island, Kawaii, Maui, and now finally Oahu! So crazy, yeah? Here's a pic of us we took about an hour ago:
Say hello to Sister Harris!

We will see how the rest of the week goes. We go on exchanges tomorrow, and then the rest is normal. PRAY FOR ME PLEASE.

Prior to all this madness, the week was really great! A lot of my favorite elders were transferred out of Kaneohe, so it was bittersweet. I will most likely see them again, though! All is well here on Oahu!

Shout out to the birthday boy, TONY! I can't believe my littlest bro is turning 5. SO CRAZY. Time really does fly!

Love you all so much! Have an amazing week!


1 comment:

  1. Jeez, she's been through so many companions! I feel bad that everything is so hectic for her. But I mean, hey, it sounds like she's enjoying her companions! So that's good!