Dear Family,This last week has been crazy! Since there are a lot of last minute missionaries who's Visas didn't go through our mission gets to house some of them so there were a lot of last minute changes to transfer instructions. I actually wasn't originally going to get Sister Pettingill! Instead I was supposed to get Sister Carrigan. I know this because the Assistants hadn't changed my transfer instructions when President had made the last minute adjustments. Because there were no other Sister Missionaries left in our Zone, I got to ride the Transfer bus with Sister Crowton all the way up to the Mandarin Building in Jacksonville that was the fulcrum of the transfer. It was kind of a long ride, since we stopped at two other places to pick up missionaries on the way up, and to drop off on the way back. I'm miss Sister Crowton :(
On Saturday we also finally met a less active that has always turned us away before. Sister H has five pit bulls and is not a very socializing person, but she let us in when we knocked on her door on Saturday evening! The two pit bulls that were inside with us were really nice (they have really uncanny facial expressions by the way). Sister Pettingill read 1 Nephi 17:13 and asked if at any point in her life, did Sister Hamilton feel guided by the Spirit - as a result of that, she shared her testimony with us. She stopped coming to church at 15, but still regards herself as Christian. The thing that helped her in a dark time of her life was a book called "The Power of Positive Thinking" by a Methodist Minister. We are hoping that we can go back and see her again!