Talk about one way out of left field......

Well folks, this is definitely going to be an exciting email. Last night we got transfer announcements. Yeah.

So... it turns out that I was the one of the two of us to transfer. I wasn't too happy about that. I only spent one transfer in Bakyas and I wanted to spend more. It was such a hard transfer and I just didn't feel like I got to do all I was supposed to do for reasons I couldn't control. But of course, the Lord knows what is best. So Elder Ili (our AP) told me that I was transferring and that they would be taking me to my area on Monday afternoon. I asked if I was whitewashing again. He said no and then told me that I was going to San Carlos. Now I know that that means absolutely nothing to all of you. But here it's a BIG deal. First of all, not a lot of white people go here because it is REALLY far away from the office. It's 2.5 hours away and through mountainous roads. We're actually closer to Cebu then we are to Bacolod. That also means that I am going to learn a new language. People don't speak Ilonggo here, they speak Cebuano here so I will be learning Cebuano. So yeah, CRAZY!!!! And then... on top of all of that I AM COMPANIONS WITH SISTER VAIPULU!!!! Yeah, we are both seniors now, but we will just be co-seniors. I AM SO EXCITED!!!! I love this girl with all my heart, she is my best friend in the mission and I am so excited to get to be with her again. I mean really, how many people get to be companions with their MTC companions again!? It's awesome. It's going to be really challenging, I have no doubts about that, but it's also something I know I need. I learned a lot of lessons this last transfer and I was constantly praying for the Lord to give me the opportunity to show my faith and put into practice what I learned. Well, I think this may be an answer to my prayer. I need to be a little more careful about what I pray for as a missionary. I tend to get things that I pray for, just not in the way I usually would have asked for them. But that's life. Especially on the mission. But I'm excited for the new adventure and the opportunity for growth. Woot! I can do it!

Well everyone, I am ridiculously tired right now. I didn't sleep at all last night because of packing and anxiety so I am afraid this will be kind of short. But I'm in a new place, new language, new culture, new/old companion. Pray for me. :) Love you all!!!

Sister Jackson


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