Monday, October 15, 2012

Finally in Ohio!

Update from Beth --- 

So arrived in Ohio this past Wednesday, spent the evening at the Mission Home with President Nilsen and family, ate dinner, did interviews and had a testimony meeting. Thursday was new missionary orientation and transfer meeting. 

I am currently assigned to the Little Miami Ward of the Cincinnati East Stake/Zone. Technically we are located in Loveland, Ohio. They told us to send all mail to the mission home and it will be forwarded to our apartments so that everyone doesn't have to keep up with transfers.

The APs are Elder McClellan and Elder Steglich, Zone Leaders - Elder Blackburn and Elder Smuin and District leader is Elder Gardner. 

I am in a trio with Sister Finefeuiaki (fi-na-fey-we-ah-key) from Oakland, CA (she's Tongan) out one year next month and Sister Tilby from Idaho (finishes mission at next transfer). 

We are getting along really well and are open/honest with feelings and ways to improve. I appreciate their guidance and example and we all have a good sense of humor while also focusing on the work. They emphasize me figuring out what kind of missionary I want to be and sticking to it which I love. We have spent most of our 1st few days together getting settled and teaching me the routine and how things work. I'm the driver, scary I know. 

Saturday we got to do some tracting and met 4 new people. 2 we gave Books of Mormon and our contact info, 1 use to date a member and is interested in learning more since we may have a mormon president soon and the other was a really nice army guy that is wanting to move to San Antonio, TX but we gave him our number. 

The members are awesome and very missionary minded. They are currently doing a 21 day prayers program to pray for missionary opportunities. We got 2-3 referrals at church yesterday and have more coming. Lots of part member families and less actives to meet and work with too. 

I am so excited about the work and can't wait to get into a normal routine of finding and teaching this week! 

Sister Beth Green 


P.S. She really appreciates the support and love from all of the letters she has received thus far.

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