The first week of the transfer is done, and what a week it has been. morning, Sister Chu Shing and I went to transfer meeting. It was weird to be at transfer meeting and not have to worry about what was going to happen to me. On a side note, Sister Lytle is now with Sister Sakamoto (a Japanese sister who came to California the same time we did. She was in the MTC longer though, because she was learning English). After Transfer Meeting, we had Institute lunch. At lunch, we met a girl named Susana. We had seen her around, but never really talked with her. She had been talking to Sam (a recent convert) and had heard that you could schedule appointments to meet with missionaries, so she asked us when she could meet with us! We were so excited.....until we found out that she got married. . So, we will have to give her to another set of missionaries (darn it!). We didn't do much for Saint Patrick's Day, but I made sure to wear a lot of green. :D
We had an interesting. This was the day that the new missionaries were coming in, but because there were so few of them, we weren't taking them contacting on campus. While we were studying, the APs called and asked us to watch one of the sisters for a couple of hours! She was the only one coming from the Provo MTC and they didn't want to make her wait at the airport for the Mexico missionaries. So, Sister Mella dropped her off and she hung out with us. Her name was Sister Iloa (from Tonga). We took her to District Meeting and then to lunch. She then came with us to meet with Sam (from Bible Study). She had asked us a while back after Bible Study if we could meet up and talk about the Bible. We met with her and I feel like we walked a fine line between discussion and Bible Bash. She said that she wanted to see how we were different and what we believed, but her actions were completely different. We are probably not going to meet with her again. She is very strong in her Church. After that, we helped the Nelsons prepare for Institute and Sister Mella came with the new Hermanas to pick up Sister Iloa. One of the Hermanas and I had an interesting conversation...
Hermana: Sister Palmer...do you know Bre Palmer from Byu-Idaho?
Me: That's my twin sister! How do you know her? How is she?
Hermana: I used to go to the dance workshops. I haven't been in a while...I think she is okay...
Me: You made my day Hermana! Give me another hug! :D
I think it was a Hermana Patterson? Ring a bell, Bre?
Institute was great. We actually got to go to one of the classes. It was Elder Nelson's class on the New Testament. It was really good.
Well, that is about all for here. All we have left today is cleaning our apartment, the Zone Activity, dinner (with the Nelsons!), meeting with Linda, and FHE.
Give yourselves big hugs from me!