Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 3,2013

Hello Everyone :)
SOOOOOO... I'm getting transferred to Parker... I'm not sure.. but I think I might be going to a new mission? But I don't know. There is a part of Parker that is going to now be in the Denver South mission... but I don't know where the boundries are and for sure where I will be. Parker is a rich area from what I know. I guess it's pretty hard to work there. But I'm so excited. Sister Iva is my companion.. she is from Samoa. I love her! She is way cool. We can't open our transfer call paper that says what exactly is happening because it doesn't work on the computer I am on.. So that is all I know. But we are flushing the area together! SO CRAZY :) I'm super excited. I love Salida.. but I need a change in my life for sure. I'm way sad that Sister Hansen won't be my companion anymore.. but that's what missions are all about.. getting new areas and new companions.
This week went pretty good though. Right now we are in Alamosa. There was a baptism down here last night and lots of missionaries went. Then we stayed the night at the Sisters and the zone is having a BBQ for Pday. Should be fun :)
So, our new ward mission leader is amazing. He is really doing great at fellow shipping. ------is still planning on being baptized on Sunday. Too bad I won't be here.. but I think the baptism will surely happen and him and his dad will work together to become clean for life :) I'm so happy with the success that has been had in Salida.
Yesterday in church, there were so many less actives that came and women who stay at the nursing home. It was so fun to see so many people at church my last week there. While sitting in Sacrament, I felt prompted to bear my testimony. I wasn't really sad before bearing my testimony about leaving (I found out I was getting transferred Thursday), but when I got up and looked at the Branch I had to fight back tears. I really love Salida. It's been rough.. as every area has been.. but I truly love so many people there. Sister Cole got up and bore her testimony and talked about me and Sister Hansen as she just cried. It was so nice. So many people that I wasn't even that close with in the Branch pulled me aside and told me what a blessing I have been and how much they will miss me. One member told me that I am a special missionary. So nice. I felt so loved yesterday and just heart broken about leaving. But I know my time is up and that a new area needs me :)
Anyways, that is about it for the week. I feel all frazzled right now because I'm going to a new mission I think and it's just CRAZY :)

But I am just so glad that I am a missionary. I love being here. I know the church is true :)

-Sister Baker

so it's confirmed.. I'm going to a new mission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!