This week is the first week of the last transfer here in England for me. It seems like quite a landmark to be honest. Sister Wynder and I parted ways on Saturday, and Sister Dragoti, from Albania, and I are serving in Bishop Auckland. We are part of the Newton Aycliffe ward, which is basically where Sister Wynder and I have been attending church for the past three weeks. So I have an automatic leg up in coming into a new area. I’m excited! The town is quite small and very historical. There is a castle right down the road from our flat and some roman ruins as well. It is a very quaint area. It is fun to have a change as being in Darlington for so long, things kind of lost their luster. Not sure why exactly.
Friday night, our last night in Darlo, we said many goodbyes. Trish and Martin fed us tea and we bid them farewell. Then we dropped some cookies by Alison, an investigator who we haven’t been able to see much and said goodbye. Finally we dropped by Colin (Hi Colin, if you are reading!) and gave him a temple magazine and some non-alcohoic wine as a joke. It was an enjoyable last evening with great company (including all the dogs)! So basically this week has been sad/exciting/invigorating/exhausting. What a weird combination. But good things are ahead of us! We have six missionaries in the ward now; two sets of elders and us. The Elders left our flat surprisingly clean which was a nice surprise, but we still had to rearrange some things to suit us. But we are settled in nicely and we have some great people to visit and teach. Vicki and her family live extremely close to us so that is fun.
All the sudden my time here seems very final and I want to make it count. I think every missionary comes to that point and it’s just a shame we can’t keep that mindset our whole missions. Bottom line? I am excited for the experiences that will come our way this next month and half or so. Good things will happen. I can just feel it! Can you?
Love, Sister Zurcher