October conference was this last weekend, and if you haven't seen it. you should check it out at LDS.org.
We also got transfer calls on Sunday, and I am losing Sister Allred. One thing I really appreciate about her is her faith and desire to be obedient to the Lord. We saw so many miracles this transfer!
When we got to this area, it was a little bit tough. We felt that the people were not very receptive, though the members here are full of zeal. We had a hard time finding people to teach, but after witnessing the Lord's hand in a consistent outpouring of miracles, we saw a great change in the work here and in our own hearts.
One funny miracle we noticed was that whenever Sister Allred was craving some kind of food, the members would feed it to us. This happened not once, but many times. These include Pumpkin Pie, Rolls, fried bread with raspberries, chicken noodle soup, garden-fresh Vegetables, and Peanut butter fingers.
Then there were all the times we knocked into the people that we didn't know the Elders had been teaching.
Or the times when we saw miraculous, unexpected changes of heart in the people we were teaching – they were motivated by the Spirit.
We were instructed in a method of weekly planning that takes more time, but demands that we plan more thoroughly and prioritize better. We saw great miracles. We were better able to include the members and we saw the people we taught feel the spirit and experience changes of heart.
I am so sad to be losing Sister Allred, but I know that she will love her new area. I know that it won't be me looking after this area in her absence, but the spirit.
I know that the Lord needed us here at this time. I know that we will continue to see great things happen here. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Expect miracles. Lead with your faith. Live the gospel of Jesus Christ by repenting every day with a sincere desire to give your heart to Christ.
Sister Caroline Faulkner