Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sister in the Hood!

September 16, 2013

My dear family,

Transfer doctrine came! And I'm being transfered to Vallejo,
California! Gonna go live some HOOD. LIFE. I will live in American
Canyon which I've heard is a lot nicer, so that's good! :) When I told
the members that I was going to Vallejo they all said, Oh.. good luck!
haha! But I'm excited! I know that's where the Lord needs me to be!
And I am excited to be somewhere a little bit different! The area just
opened up two transfers ago, but I have heard they are having a ton of
success! My new companion's name is Sister Fernandez and she is from
Spain! I've heard she's super nice! She's been out a transfer less
than Sister Vance, so I will be follow up training her. Who would've
thought I would come to a mission in the states and have all foreign
companions? Yay for Canada! Anyway, I'm excited and can't wait to
start driving! I have also been assigned to be a Sister Training
Leader, which means that I get to do exchanges with other sisters and
teach in District Meetings and stuff! I'm a little bit scared, but I
know the Lord equips the called! I will write a letter today so I can
address it with my new address! It will probably get to you on

This week was pretty awesome! We're still getting a hang of the whole
online thing, but seeing miracles in the mission! I've been talking to
some of my friends on Facebook and it's going good! It's so much
easier to share the gospel with people you don't know! ha. But I know
it means a lot more coming from someone you know cares about you.

We picked up three new investigators in Napa! Including a sweet
family! I'm a little bit sad to leave them! I'm a little bit sad to
leave everyone!!! I never knew how much I would love the people on my
mission! I am definitely coming back to visit after my mission!

Everything is going great here! I am all healed and scratch free! I
almost fell on my face a couple more times this week, but I caught
myself. :) The sidewalks are really bad here in Napa. ha! Now I have a
lot of packing to do! . Also, there's this awesome plaque that one
of the members made for all of the missionaries that helped her move!
Sweet! ha.

I am really sad to leave Sister Vance! We keep saying, "aww.. this is
the last time we're going to do this together.." haha. We're such

That is awesome that the Gilbert mission is getting iPad's too!!
They'll love em! We've been praying for iPhones so that we can have
wifi where ever we go, and I think they are coming soon! We have an
all mission conference coming up with Elder Aidukaitus from the 70
coming! Should be sweet!

It's awesome how this work is moving along! I am so excited! And every
day just gets better and better! I am really serving in the best
mission in the world! And I know this is where I need to be! This
church is the true one! And no matter how many people tell me it's not
every day, I will never stop or give up, because I know that's just
what Satan wants me to do. And he's never gonna win! Yay!

Well stay strong Lawrence family! I miss you all so much! But I can
tell that you are all doing great! I'm so proud of you and I know the
Lord is too! You are all such great examples to me and I am so
greatful all of your support! You are in my prayers!!!

Love you sooooo much!!!!
Hermana Lawrence

Oh! I forgot to tell everyone that this week, Victor, our recent convert received the Aaronic Priesthood!!! Yay! And he's going to the temple to do Baptisms for the Dead! Look out Satan! Another awesome Priesthood leader coming your way!!!

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