At the career workshop. Finishing strong!
I am so excited to see you all soon! It still doesn't feel real to me that I am going home in just a few days. I don't know when it will hit me.... maybe when I'm on the plane? Or maybe when I finish packing? I'm not sure when my brain and heart will finally accept the fact that I am leaving the Philippines. Time has flown so fast! I was planning on dieting before I came home, but I would rather enjoy the food while I'm here, so I'm doing that instead. Hehe.
I have had a good week. I am so happy being a missionary. I love serving, teaching, studying the gospel, and everything else about missionary work. This week we had a good week of work.
On Tuesday we had our district meeting. It was good. It was also Valentine's day on Tuesday! I gave my companion some candy and a card, and she did the same for me. It was fun.
On Wednesday I had my last companion exchanges with the sisters. It was fun! My companion was Sister Mafi. She's from Tonga. She's super tall and fun and I loved working with her.
On Thursday I had my career workshop. Career workshop is for all the missionaries who are headed home. It's kind of like an "how to be an adult" class. It was fun. We learned about job interviews, things to do when we get home, and being successful. I learned a lot. It kind of made me stressed out to think for one whole day about my future, but it's okay. I am excited to apply the things I have learned. I know that being a missionary has shaped me into someone who will be a good student and a good member of the church. I am excited to use all the things that I have learned in real life.
On Friday and Saturday we just had work work work work and lessons lessons lessons. It was good!
Sunday was my 18 month mark. I've been out here for so long! My companion and housemates surprised me with a cake. It was cute! The ward also threw a "Goodbye Sister Allen" party. We had some investigators come to church for the first time, which was great! That's a great feeling. I was so happy that they came.
I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY.
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH.
I AM FINISHING STRONG.
xo Sister Allen
HAHAHA I have no idea what I'm doing in this picture....hahaha!