Tuesday, 31 March 2015
March 31, 2015
Well, everyone has been asking about transfers, so I’ll start with that!
Yep, I’m getting transferred! I’m going to be a Sister Training Leader in Tatabanya! It’s only about an hour train ride from here, so I’m so lucky to be staying so close! I’m really excited too, because I’ll be coming back here for zone conferences and going on splits, so I’ll see Sister Rankin too!! My new companion is going to be Sister Feil and I’ll be serving with Elder Cannon and Jensen! :)
I have said a lot of goodbyes today, but a lot more to come tonight at my last English class. There are some people here that I’m never going to forget and that I really do consider my best friends. I am so happy that Sis. Rankin is staying though, they are in great hands with her and she is going to do great!
I've been so incredibly blessed to serve here in Győr for the last four months! These last four months have been some of the best of my life, and I have seen so many miracles! I know Heavenly Father has other plans for me and needs me in another place. I'm just trying to trust in Him and His plan. It is always hard for me to leave an area that I have come to love so much. I have made some amazing friendships here and will miss the people here that I love so much! It does make it so much easier though, knowing that Heavenly Father will look after them.
This last week, soooo much happened! I can’t believe that it’s only been one week! ah! Some of the big things that happened this week.
We starting to meet with John again! He is doing good with everything considered, he has come so far from where he started and I was so happy to meet with him again before I have to leave!
Attila is still doing really good too, but he has had to work sooooo much lately that we can only meet once a week with him. He still has a really strong desire to be baptized and is doing really well!
Oh and miracle on Sunday!!! John came to church and then Imre walked in the door! He said I know it’s a surprise, it’s a surprise to me too that I’m here! (he told us he was traveling this weekend) He said that for some reason, he said that he needed to stay. Then this morning, his heater “stopped working” in his house, so he knew he needed to come here where it was nice and warm and he feels so good!
Then Gábor came in right after him, and then Amír came, who we met on the street and he also brought his friend to church with him! So we had five come to church this week! We were so so so excited!!
Oh and another miracle! So one day this week, all of our programs stacked and we had 10 programs planned for one day.... it was crazy! We went through the day good and had some amazing lessons. It’s amazing on my mission, because we always ALWAYS find the energy and strength to go throughout the day happy and energy to do what we need, but we’re soooo dead as soon as we walk in the door at night! Anyways, we were so tired and planning for tomorrow when someone knocked on our door. It was a super cute girl with a little take out box. She said in English “sorry to scare you, but I brought you a little midnight snack. I’m your neighbor and want to thank you for the work you’re doing. Have a great night!”.... what!? That does NOT happen here! It was just so sweet! She started coming to English and the Elders will be meeting with her, but it was just another little miracle that Heavenly Father sent us to keep us going!
We taught over 30 programs this week, so the week felt like a day or two long, but it was an amazing last week and I couldn’t be happier for the time that I have had to serve here in Győr!
I love you all so much!
This is the letter we received from Teagen’s Mission President explaining some of her new responsibilities as a Sister Training Leader.
Dear Brother and Sister Schnoor:
Sister Teagen Noel Schnoor, has been called to serve as a Sister Training Leader in the Hungary Budapest Mission.
As a Sister Training Leader, Sister Schnoor:
Is a member of and participates in the Mission leadership council;
Is responsible for the training and welfare of sister missionaries in the mission;
Maintains a vibrant proselyting area in addition to working regularly with other sister missionaries;
Conducts 24-hour companion exchanges with sister companionships;
Continues to function as a member of her district and zone; and
Supports, assists and reports to the mission president.
She will set an example for other sister missionaries in the mission through her study of the scriptures and the gospel, obedience, hard work, proselyting skills and other aspects of missionary work. She will fulfill a fundamental role in the success of the mission and of the missionaries.
Sister Schnoor has been called to this position through inspiration and because she is a trusted and faithful missionary.
Sister Smith and I are honored to be able to serve with Sister Schnoor in this great work. We look forward to her service in this new assignment.
HUNGARY BUDAPEST MISSION
LOWELL V. SMITH