A picture of our district (l to r) Sister Ballard, Sister Waddoups, Elder Faleao, Sister Bush, Elder Darke, Elder Bush, Elder Heilbut, and Elder Stewart. Everyone in our district is staying except for Elder Darke. He was waiting for his visa and he finally got it! He’s leaving today for Brazil. Elder Stewart has been in the ward here in Flat Rock for eleven months and has three more months until he’s going home and he’s going to stay here another transfer and begin to train a new Elder, probably for another twelve weeks. So he’s probably going to be in his last area for 14 months. Everyone in the ward loves him and is excited he’s here to stay.
One of Elders Heilbut and Faleao’s investigators was baptized this last Saturday! Sister Ballard and I have had the opportunity to teach him some lessons when the Elders (who are the zone leaders) are out of the area on exchanges and can’t teach him. It was an amazing experience to be able to help him overcome some challenges and see the joy he had at his baptism. (l to r) M, Sister Ballard, Sister Waddoups, R, Elder Heilbut, and Elder Faleao.This is a woman in our ward who has adopted us as her kids and calls herself our southern mama. She has us over every week and feeds us dinner and invites her neighbor over to learn more. She has a bird that talks and whistles to us :)
Love you all!
Sister Lauren Waddoups