Coming to an end….

Dear Family and Friends,

Holy cow. I can’t believe we are finally at this point. The time just goes by so fast and it is weird to think that I am headed into the last week of my mission.

This week was another great week! We got a ton of rain…and it is supposed to rain like most of this next week too. There are some roads that are blocked off because they are so flooded! Can you believe that? I don’t think I have ever seen so much rain in my life.

We had a lesson with our investigator Charlie this week (also known as Boom Boom the clown). I don’t know if I have ever mentioned him before, but we have been teaching him for a couple of weeks now. We taught him the Book of Mormon lesson on Tuesday and it went really well! We gave him a reading assignment to read the first two chapters and when we went and saw him on Thursday, he had read them! He didn’t really understand anything that he read, so he was kind of upset about that, but we re-read them with him and took it a little slower so that he could understand. It went good and we left him with the assignment to read the next two chapters. 😉

The funny thing was that we took a member with us to his lesson on Tuesday (Sister Hiday), and it turns out they know each other! #smallworld #instantfellowship Apparently they used to go to the same square dancing club a few years back in their younger days. Ha-ha! It was nice that they know each other though! It helps us a lot.

Here is a really quick, nasty story…. So my whole mission I have hoped and prayed that I would never see a live bedbug. Up to this point, it has been good! I have seen bedbugs, but they were all dead and they weren’t in my apartment (thank heavens), and I have gotten one bedbug bite my whole mission. Well this week we had a lesson and I saw something out of the corner of my eye….there were bedbugs walking all over this one person’s bag! Thankfully we didn’t get them, but it was so gross! They are nasty things….

I didn’t end up having my exit interview this week like I thought I would, so I will be having it sometime later this week. I almost got to go to the Centerville chapel though! I was so excited and I was starting to think about who I would try and catch at church while I was there, but it turns out that it was a mistake in the scheduling. President forgot that I am not in Miamisburg anymore. Ha-ha! How do you forget that?! Oh well…the mail has already come today though and I got my travel itinerary. It has gotten real folks! It hasn’t hit me yet though…I feel so blank inside. EEEEEKkKKkk!

We had exchanges on Saturday! I was with sister Watts here in Anderson. It was so much fun!

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We were able to have a few lessons and find a couple of new investigators. What I loved the most though were the conversations that I had with Sister Watts throughout the day. Sister Watts goes home the transfer after I get home (so the end of next transfer), and she was just asking me questions all day about what she needs to do to stay focused and involve herself in the work, and stuff like that. She doesn’t want to get trunky or think a lot about home, so she wanted some advice. That’s beside the point though because we started talking about our missions and the people that we have taught and become such good friends with. I can’t even tell you how much I LOVE my mission! It was so nice to reminisce with her. Serving a mission has been one of the greatest decisions I have made and I have learned and grown so much. I am excited to see my friends and family, but at the same time, this is my life! I have established a temporary family out here and have made so many friends that I don’t want to leave! Coming home is definitely going to be a bitter sweet experience.

Well, that’s about all for this week! Only one more week to go. This one is going to be the best one yet. 🙂 I love you all! Have a great week and I will see you soon!


Sister Palmer


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