East St. Louis HERE I COME!!!

Dearest Family.
Transfer calls were this week and well, I'm leaving Mexico. And I'm heading to EAST ST. LOUIS!!!! I'm pretty stoked. The city has been calling my name! 

I'm going to Washington, Missouri. They don't send Sisters to East St. Louis. hahahaha. But it was fun while it lasted right? My new companion will be Sister Vilingia (Val-in-eee-ah). She was Sister Proctor's MTC companion. I'm going to be her "follow-up trainer." So that'll be fun. I'm pretty sad to leave Mexico though. A little nervous as well. It's weird because every transfer I've been on edge wondering when it was going to be my turn. And now that it is my turn, I don't think I'm ready at all. Things have been going so well! And now they're just yanking me right out of here. Lame. But I'm glad to be able to say that I'm leaving the area pretty stinking strong! 

This week has been pretty great. We got a few new investigators and they have been progressing pretty nicely. One of our investigators is a pastor... minister... (I don't really know the difference. I'll ask him and then get back to you) at a local church. He asked a LOT of questions and it was almost bible bash status, but Sister Proctor and I worked really hard to have the Spirit with us and to be humble during the lesson. Because in all honesty, he asked a TON of questions that I didn't know the answer to. But I've learned a whole bunch this week-- thanks to him.

I've done a lot of praying and I must say, I was pretty peeved when I read that they didn't even set up the paternity test. What in sam hill?! That's not even fair to make us wait for something like that. What do lawyers even DO all day? Just wondering. But to take away from the fuel that I just added to that fire; I know that things will work out. Patience is a hard lesson that we all have to learn. And unfortunately (actually, fortunately), there are different meanings to the word patience, so we have to learn that lesson over and over and over again because there is always something different to learn.

Oh. Dad. and Grandpa and Grandpa. and any other Dads out there: Happy Father's Day yesterday! I hope you had a normal day-- you know, you didn't have to do anything.... hahahahahahahahaha. Sorry. I crack myself up. I hope you had a very special day and that you realize how important you are in the lives of your children! Just know that your priesthood is so important and that it is such a blessing to have! I know that I am so grateful that my Dad was willing and able to give me priesthood blessings whenever I asked for them. It is so hard to ask somebody else to give me a blessing and I know that is because that is my Dad's opportunity and duty. I love you so much Dad. I miss you tons. 

I got my skirts and dress lengthened by a lady in the ward. I'm pretty sure she's a "knitting dragon" because she sews like a champion. You can't even tell that they didn't have that fabric there in the first place. 

I love you all so much! I'll let you know what it's like to live in Washington next week. Mexico has been amazing and I hope that Washington can live up to the standard! (If not, I'll have to make it live up to it... raise the bar!)
Sister Sadie Leavitt