Hi. It's been a R O L L A R C O A S T E R of a week, but one that only goes uphill!!!! We went to the Orlando temple on Thursday and man alive I have never been more excited to see a white building in my entire existence. It was absolutely beautiful! I was able to spend time with so many people I love and cherish. I felt the spirit SO strongly. In the temple, I was able to receive answers to questions I've had for the past few weeks. It is such a blessing to be able to go and partake of the blessings there. It was indescribable.
That night, we were talking about transfer call (that would be happening on Friday night, the next evening) and how we were both hoping not to get a call from President Lee . Now for those who are not in the FJM here's what all that means:
Transfer Call: every missionary in the Florida Jacksonville Mission gets on a huge conference call and we all listen as our mission president tells us where we all will be going and with who we will be serving with.
Phone call from President Lee: he calls missionaries the day of, or the day before, to ask them to serve in leadership positions or to train new missionaries coming out.
Okay, let's resume. In the midst of this conversation we get a text from our beloved mission president that states "please call President Lee when available." Insta-sweat. After a few minutes of freaking out and adjusting so I'm sitting basically on top of poor Sister Gabbitas (authority makes me nervous) we call him. He exchanges pleasantries and then says these words "Sister Allgaier, may I speak with you privately please?" Insta-mega-sweat. He then tells me (in much more professional wording than this) to find a baby carriage cause I'm going to be a mama!!! AKA: I'm training a new missionary!! I'm staying here in the chosen land of Gainesville 3rd ward and will be teaching a super green (fresh, new) missionary the ways of missionary life. Am I sweaty? Oh yes. Is it because it's warming up here in the sunshine State? Partially but definitely mostly because I'm nervous. It's going to be so much stinkin fun though!!! I will find out who she is on Wednesday after a ton of meetings so y'all will find out on Monday. 😊 The beautiful and incredible Sister Gabbitas will be greenie busting (being the companion of a missionary who just finished training) in Gainesville 1st ward!! Not too far at all. In fact, I will see her every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. PLUS we are in a car share. It's like we are still companions but not... Anyway, I'm stoked for this new change and adventure!!! It's going to be a BLAST.
For my scripture this week I wanted to share some of the New Testament with y'all.
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
I've been thinking and studying about the purpose of the prophets and came across this scripture. I'm so grateful to have the guidance of the leaders that we have today! Through them, we can come closer to our Heavenly Father. They teach us His will and help us to become more like our Savior. I'm so grateful for President Russell M. Nelson!
I love y'all and I hope y'all have a STELLAR week.