We had a busy week and it was wonderful. I love busy weeks!
On Monday we had the mission beach party!! It was held at Bradenton beach this year. It was cool because we passed some places that I remember going to when visiting my Aunt Margaret in Anna Maria island growing up. Mostly restaurants :) It was beautiful! I'll send some pictures.
We've been teaching Sammy this week and she is great. We are behind schedule with lessons but we are still pushing for. We also have two dates- one with a referral, and the other with an 8 year old. So excited!
President told me at the beach party that I would have a departing interview with him since I was sad that he leaves right before me. So we drove upmorning to Tampa and I met with him. I don't feel like it's the end of my mission but I guess its getting there. is my 17 month mark. Crazy. I will miss him!
Anyways, this next week is transfers. It's a week early because President Cusick is leaving and they want it sorted out before President Cooper comes in. I think we are both staying but only God knows.
Spiritual thought: What is true greatness? Is it being beautiful, skinny, rich, have lots of toys? No. Its having a good attitude, showing your faith, and serving others. In God's eyes, we are truly great when we care for those around us and do the small things. Look outside yourself. Go open the door for someone elderly, let someone go in front of you in the grocery line, don't have road rage. It's small things that add up to something great. (Read 1 Nephi
Love you all, we'll see if I'm still in Lakeland next week.
Get ready for pictures!
Papaya tree and pineapple plant!
An orange tree
Our booth at Juneteenth
A "black people fish fry!"
Bradenton Beach...beautiful Carribean waves!
White sand of Bradenton Beach (Near Anna Maria Island and Aunt Margaret's)
Reunion with Sister Judkins!
Sister Stefanie Cusick, me, President Mark Cusick
Sister Morgan selfie at the beach!