This has been a super weird fast/slow week. The beginning of the week just flew by! So on Tuesday, Hermana Tanner and I went on our last exchange of the transfer! Being an STL over 5 sets of sisters is crazy, but also so fun! We exchanged with Sister Wesley and Sister Meadows! I was with Sister Wesley for this exchange and it was a little bit different than usual. Sister Wesley had a surgery done last Monday, so she was recovering on Tuesday and had to stay inside. So I spent the day talking to the lady they live with which was a blast. Poor Sister Wesley slept all day and was in so much pain. But she is doing better now! That girl is such a trooper I love her so much!
We had MLC's on Friday and got to meet our new mission president, President McMurray, and his wife. It was such an incredible MLC! The spirit was so strong and we were able to talk a lot about how to really become more unified as a mission and help the missionaries. President and Sister McMurray are awesome!!! I love them so much already! I am so excited for the opportunity to serve with them in Fort Collins!
Saturday morning we had a zone conference so that the rest of the missionaries could meet President and Sister McMurray. They still have family at home, so they brought their kids with them. They have three kids ages 12, 14, and 16. I don't know how their family is able to do what they are doing! They are so strong and I am grateful for their sacrifice!
Saturday evening was going to be a regular night. We were going to contact some potential investigators and see a new investigators. We pulled into the neighborhood and found like 7 cop cars, a bunch of police tape, and some very suspicious individuals standing around. We couldn't tell if it was our investigators house or not that the police were around, so we looked on our GPS and determined that we could walk around the block to see if they were involved or not. Luckily, they aren't involved in this lovely drug ring, so that was good! When we walked back to our car, we said hi to the cops as they were removing all the police tape. They were really friendly and strangely happy. I guess busting a meth house does that to cops. But don't worry mom, I am completely safe here in Colorado.
Hermana Tanner and I started feeling a little under the weather on Saturday, and then it totally hit on Sunday morning. We woke up and felt and looked like we had been hit by trucks. We went to church and went out and worked after church, and then got a blessing from the elders because we could've sworn we had the Black Plague. We learned though that you don't get the Black Plague from other people so it ruled that option out. We are feeling a little bit better today, but still not 100%. Good thing it's a p day and we don't feel awful for laying around the house.
My Spanish is coming along. I can now say the First Vision and invite someone to be baptized in Spanish which is super exciting. I don't know if President McMurray is going to keep me Spanish speaking or not.... But I guess I'll find out this weekend since transfers are happening next week! My heart is breaking because Hermana Tanner is leaving me to go back to Canada next week. So rude of her.
I hope everyone is doing good and is having a good Fourth of July!!! I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to serve a mission at this time and share this message with those around me! I love you and miss you all!!!
Love, Hermana Hooper
Another picture from the triathlon
Pictures I took before it thunder-stormed
Hermana T and I with one of our favorite elders who is going home this transfer