Sister.... Christmas is coming soon... AHHHH!!!!!

So yes. This week marks the beginning of my second to last transfer. I'm sure that next transfer I will probably send another email with even more freaking out. I am constantly hearing from everyone how close Christmas is (implying that I leave at Christmas and so that is soon) and then someone said something about 2 months and I almost had a mental breakdown. To be honest it hasn't registered at all that I only have 2 transfers left. I can't even wrap my brain around that and so I don't. Ha ha. I'm not trunky at all. Like really. I don't want to go home, so I don't really feel trunky at all. I just can't imagine not being here in the Philippines at all. Of course there are some things that I will NOT miss but mostly everything is going to break my heart to leave. Thankfully I still have time to just love these people more and share the gospel. I love my life.

So in the big news. I stayed in San Carlos! That was happy and relieving news. I figured I would probably stay, but there is always a little worry. But here I am and so it is likely that I will die here. (that means end my mission here, I don't plan on literally giving up the ghost while on my mission). I hope I do. I love this place and would love to end my mission here in a place that is really meaningful for me. Of course all of my areas have been that way, but if I transfer somewhere for my last transfer then it won't be the same leaving. I also stayed with Sister Vaipulu. I don't know how we got so lucky. She is one of the best companions I have ever had and I am so grateful for her. We work really well together and we are always united which is great. We get each other and have respect. We're doing great.

This was one of those weeks that always seems to come after a really good week. We got punted. All week. But you know what? We were still out there trying to get some work done, trying to teach lessons and trying to help people's souls. It was a rough week. But we stayed pretty positive and realized that not every week can just be awesome. The point is the trial of the faith. Then you dust yourself off and get back to work. I think that's probably every day of the mission and mostly I think that's just true about life. Let me just say that nothing could have prepared me better for the rest of my life than my mission. Aside from the fact that I literally will be able to live on rice and soy sauce if I'm ever bottom of the barrel poor, I've also learned so much about appreciating life and love and I can't wait to take what I have learned as a missionary and make my life into something to honor the Lord. It's just such a privilege. I love life. That's all I really have to say. And it's enough. Prayers are great and always appreciated, but things are good and I'm doing great. Pray that we can find a quality and elect family. If I could ask just one thing from everyone, that would be it. We just need a good solid family that we can get to church. We know that is key for success in this area and it will make a big difference with how the branch views the work as well. We have their trust but we need to strengthen it. So lets here it for prayers! Love you all and hope you are all doing great!

Sister Jackson


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