Always There

I'm officially out of training, woohoo. This week was transfer week, in other words moving day. Sister Dempsey left me. Haha kidding, she was transferred to Plauen and we had to say our auf Wiedersehen. It was definitely an unreal moment. As I was watching her train pass by it didn't hit me that I probably wouldn't see her until after our missions. The rest of that day was filled with helping missionaries get to their trains. I also welcomed my new companion Sister Mecham!

We've had a pretty crazy week. To sum it all up, lets just say there was a baby, an ambulance, a lost wallet, lost keys, another ambulance, a strike or two, and some German Sign language! Don't worry, I was directly only involved with the sign language. One of the language programs in our mission is German sign language. As missionaries we've been taught to introduce ourselves in Gebärdenprache! We had a street display on Saturday and another Sister in my district and I decided to cross the street to talk to people. We were walking and I saw these two guys signing to each other. It took me a while but then I realized we had been taught to sign a bit! We went over and tried to remember all that we had been taught. We managed to communicate well enough to say that we are missionaries. It was an awesome experience.

This week was the launch of our Easter intiative, Always there. The theme of this initiative relates to the following question: When was Jesus Christ there for you? I love, love, love this theme sooo much. It's been so much fun spreading this intiative to our ward members and people on the street. One of my favorite scriptures is found in the bible, Isaiah 41:

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness... Fear not; I will help thee.

I know Jesus Christ has been with me and is still with me as I continue living my life. I know he is there for you too. He is in the small moments of life, and in the biggest milestones too. He lived and died for us so that we can live eternally. I am thankful to know for myself that he came to this earth to be able to help me through my hardest moments. I am thankful that he cares about me and all of us! I know that because he lives, there is a world of many chances and possibilities available for you and me. He was there, and he is still is there.

Alles Liebe,

Sister Quintana