Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Week 21: Transfer week

Let me start off my story on last Tuesday. This is the last full day
with Sister LeDoux. It was so much fun! We went out to lunch, and
talked to a bunch of people. The last lesson we had was with Wanda and
Latisha. In that moment it really hit me that I was leaving! I just
started to cry.. They were so sweet. We just had a testimony meeting.
The spirit was so strong when they bore their testimony to me. I am so
privileged that I got to be their missionary. Sister LeDoux threw my
quote back into my face. She said that she was so impressed that I
made my growth zone into a comfort zone, and that meant I had to
leave. I asked her why was I crying. She told me that this is the
place where I have grown spiritually. Of course it will be hard to

I am just glad that all of my stuff fit back into my suitcases. Good
thing they didn't  have to weigh 50 pounds or less haha. Transfer
meeting was good. This was the transfer where we are losing
missionaries because of the new Yakima mission. After the meeting I
loaded my stuff into a big trailer, and hopped into a big missionary
van, and off I went. My new companion, Sister Depew was waiting for me
in Portland. Sister Olsen (I lived with her in St. Helens) lives in my
new apartment! I love that girl. She is so fun, and an excellent

The most craziest thing Sister Depew, and I figured out!!! I was
telling a member that I have family up here somewhere, and I said the
name Lybbert. Sister Depew looks at me, and says Lybbert, like from
Canada? I said yes. She said that she had family that are Lybberts.
Well we looked and sure enough we are fourth cousins once removed! Our
ancestor we have in common is Christian Fredrick Lybbert. He joined
the church in the early beginning. He emigrated over from Denmark, and
later served a mission in Holland. I bet it didn't even cross his mind
that his something great granddaughters  would one day serve in the
same mission, let alone be companions. How cool is that? God doesn't
do random.

The area is much bigger than St. Helens. Kind weird we live outside of
our area. The ward here is so small. I have plans to change that! I am
excited to work in this part of the vineyard. Oh P.S. This is Sister
Depew's last transfer before she goes home. The missionary slang is
that I am her companion that will be killing her off. We plan on
making this a great last 6 weeks to finish off her mission!
Have a great week everyone!
Sister Slattery

Me & Sister DePew


Coolest mini van ever!

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