What a week. I still think it hasn't quite hit me that I'm not just on exchanges and that I really have taken over the area. Things are going great so far though! I guess it was kind of a good time to have transfers because Sister Johnson (my new companion) and I have a whole lot of finding to do. We've had a lot of turnover with our investigators on account of having to drop people/getting dropped, so we're basically starting from scratch. This week (well, the four days we've had together since transfers) has been all about going through referral lists, contacting old investigators, and going through the area book. It gets a little tedious at times just going through old progress records, but we have seen some huge miracles this week!
This transfer, we also have a mission goal of finding 3-5 new investigators every week. At first, that seemed a little daunting, but my companion and I have made it a goal to be exactly obedient, not just with the white handbook rules, but with the mission goals and suggestions from the mission president. We prayed to be able to fulfill this goal and we've been working really hard to find more, and find better, and one day this week, we got FOUR new investigators! In one day! The Lord definitely comes through for His missionaries! I can't wait to see the miracles that are going to come from this new mission goal!
I absolutely love my new companion! She's from Utah, graduated the same year as me, went to a year at Southern Utah University and is studying elementary education, but is transferring to BYU after the mission, loves Harry Potter as much as me, is super passionate about music and plays piano really well and sings like an angel (hello sacrament meeting musical numbers), and is just the best! Even in just 5 days together we're already getting really close and we've had a ton of fun! She's super obedient and hard-working too and we have a lot of the same goals for the mission, so I can tell we're going to have a great time together. I'm still terrified of training and sometimes I wonder who in the world thought this one through, but I'm so lucky to have Sister Johnson because she's basically pre-trained. I just have to teach her the area and she's golden.