Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 10, 2016

Hey everybody!!

So this week we got our transfer calls and I am GOING BACK TO TOOELE!!
Woot woot! I'll be serving in the Tooele Stake in a trio with Sisters
Fa'aofo and Colati. They have both been out 3 months and I have been
out for only 4.5 months!! Soooo it will be a growing transfer for us
all, I think, because we're all so young mission wise! I'm way excited
to be serving with these awesome sisters, though! Sister T will be
staying in the area and holding it all together? It doesn't seem like
I was in Taylorsville very long but it has been a growing transfer
full of many, many blessings and I've learned sooo much! I think it's
important to note that my sacrament talks have improved also! I went
from speaking for six minutes to speaking for twentyish minutes and if
I can do that, then church MUST be true!

Ok so what happened this week? Let's see.... So we met with Benny this
week and had an awesome lesson with him! It was one of those lessons
where our tongues were loosed and our words weren't our own. He really
felt the Spirit and wants to be baptized! We don't have a date set yet
but I know he's going to do awesome!

We also saw Mandy and she is absolutely amazing! Jonathan and Savannah
(her kiddos) are super excited about scouts and activity days! They
came to church today and had a great time! Mandy is so ready to come
back and just seeking out Christ with all she has. It's absolutely
amazing to see and I feel very blessed to have gotten to know her and
her kids more.

Lily and Carly are doing absolutely amazing, too! Carly isn't quite
old enough to be baptized yet, but Lilly is. When we first met with
Carly she had no idea who Jesus Christ was. Last week she went to
church with her grandma and she drew a picture of her and Jesus and
wrote "Jesus loves me and I love Jesus" on it. My heart seriously
melted! She absolutely loves reading her Book of Mormon stories!

But man, I know Heavenly Father loves us soooo much! It's a huge
blessing to get to bare my testimony everyday and to serve the Lord! I
feel so lucky to get to see others drawing closer to Heavenly Father
and Jesus Christ and to feel myself draw closer as well. There is no
place I'd rather be than here serving. I love the Gospel with all I am
and I'm so grateful for the atonement. I KNOW the church is true, I
KNOW the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and I know without a
shadow of a doubt that Heavenly Father knows and loves us without any
reservations, despite our imperfections. He loves us so much that He
sent His only begotten son to die for us so that we may return to Him.
I love y'all and am grateful for all the support and love y'all show
me. I hope y'all have a great week and can feel the love your Father
in Heaven has for you!

Love y'all bunches!

Sister Tomkinson

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