Monday, 24 February 2014

Heavenly Father is constantly trying to teach me to TRUST HIM.

Week 6, Transfer 6

Where has February gone? I forgot like an idiot that there were only 28 days in Feb…so now I need to white-out half my planner for this next transfer.... Nice one Sister Kuhn.
So, I'm in Beverley now. Firstly, it's lovely and 99% of the people are incredibly friendly which is a good change because only about 70% or so were like that in Hull. No complaints though. Hull was a great area.
The day after P-day was transfer day. And even though I'm only going 20 mins up the road to Beverley I still had to go to the transfer meeting... SO MANY MISSIONARIES. Always.…so many missionaries at transfers. I see Elder Hobby for the 2nd or 3rd time, I see Elder Saolatonga from QLD for the 4812390th time. He's the man. Didn't know him before my mission but we're definitely going to be mates when we get home. A fellow Aussie - well, Poly Aussie. But an Aussie nonetheless! Oh and Elder Hynds as well. I was on the bus with him TO Hull last transfer. He's always popping up everywhere. We have some good chats. So we're sitting in the chapel, waiting for the new missionaries to walk in and (their names)  are on the seats at the front facing us.I see one called 'Elder Ormsby' and next minute Sister Pilkington is saying to me that he's from Sydney Australia. I'm thinking 'NO.WAY. Jess Ormsby's (now Jess Paton) brother??! Anyway, in they walk, I see a boy version of Jess and I know he's related straight away. I talk to him afterwards. He IS Jess's brother! Small world! He's being trained by an Elder who came out with Sister Edgington. Also, a new Elder..Elder Lag....ahhh I can't remember his full name now. Anyway, his first name is Joe I think. I say Hi to him and turns out we were in SWEDEN together at Soulnite?! Haha the smallest world!!! I remember him too! We were all on a train together and everything. He's a champ. Happy he's in my mission. No doubt he'll be an AP before he finishes! .........................So that was transfers :)
Our old Keighley District at Transfers, and Elder Goodwin, one of the AP's.

In Beverley, we have a HOUSE. It's not detached but it is indeed a house, or as I like to call it, a HOME <3 sooosososos cute. It's proper nice like...we have 3 bedrooms, 1 for us and a dressing room for both of us and for storage and stuff. It's great. And we have a garden aka backyard and apparently fish but we don't feed them. The church is renting it from the members who own it. It's mint!

I was struggling a bit these last few weeks. The area (in Hull) just wasn't doing very well. I think I let Satan get to me a little bit. I felt down and out a lot of the time. I'm glad that I was moved, however, I was so sure that I'd be staying in Hull. It was a huge shock. All my mission I kept thinking 'Man, is it going to get really really hard soon?' Of course, it's hard, really hard. But no matter how hard it was, I always managed to keep my head up and keep soldiering on. It's exhausting after a while, so naturally, being imperfect and human, I let myself down a little bit. I'm great now. But for those few weeks, it was tough. I never thought about home though…My 3rd District Leader Elder Berrio, who I would count as a friend, made me and Sister Edgington promise him that we would stay on our missions no matter what. That's never honestly crossed my mind anyway. I came on a mission to finish, not to come out and go home early, so that's what I'm doing. Anyway, it was hard. 
I was nervous to come to Beverley. Sister Scott and I went on exchanges before, but that's different when you are companions 24/7. I was nervous about how we would get along etc. First time I've ever been nervous about something like that, but there you go. Turns out it's been way better than I thought. Heavenly Father is constantly trying to teach me to TRUST HIM. I thought I did. But I always keep being put in situations where I learn to trust him over and over and over.  Sister Scott and I get along like a house on fire. It's only been a few days but I know we'll be good friends by the end of the transfer or however long we spend serving with each other.
I've learnt a lot in the past month or so.'s happy days ahead!

I like Beverley :) However the buses are rubbish. They only come every blue moon so we walk everywhere :) Sore feet. Woooo!! Love it. I can lose fat and get fit before I leave Beverley, go to a car area and get fat again :) We have a few outlying areas including Hornsea, which is by the beach! We also have Walkington, I think, Bridlington aaaaand Driffield and some other little towns in between. We are campaigning to get bikes from members so we can ride which will be super dooper.
Sister Scott and I have been working super hard since I got here as well. We're exhausted all the time. We walk a lot, talk to everyone, and have wonderful conversations with people. We've got quite a few solid potentials in the past week. We're working with the less-actives and part member families as well. We are going to do some damage here in Bev! I'm calling it Bev from now on because we're on nickname basis now.

We went to Driffield on…oh man, I can't even remember what day I did what. Well, we went to Driffield last week. It's a smallish town. We (went) by train. We had a member visit and then knocked and did some street contacting. Just before we were heading back to Bev we said hi to this lady walking into a Chinese take-away and we asked if it was good. She gave us a half hearted smile and didn't answer. This guy stopped, saw what happened and then said 'Are you not from around here?' We talked to him for 20 minutes walking up the road. Being from Australia has come incredibly handy as a missionary. Everyone has a story to tell about Australia - someone they know moved there or went on holiday, or they went on holiday there or lived there or their mum's uncle's wife's brother's daughter's husband's son went there for uni or SOMETHING. Turns out this guy (whose name is conveniently Michael) lived there for a year and he LOVED it etc etc. His wife owns the Bell Hotel in Driffield. We stopped out the front and he (told us) how much history was inside. Then he invited us in the hotel lobby... and showed us around. It was amazing! Proper historical hotel. So nice! Mum, you would have loved it! The original water well was there, original floor, windows etc. Google it if you want :)  So that was nice. Oh and on the way to Driffield we met Amy on the train, who we asked for directions and she actually walked us all the way to where we wanted to go. She is now a potential and is coming to church next week :)
We  are doing well so far! We have a goal of 3 baptisms this transfer and we are going to do all that we can to reach that. This year the mission goal is 501 baptisms. Last year was 450 I think. Anyway, pray for us!

I love being a servant of the Lord. It is hard sometimes, but I need to always remember that I'm on the winning side. You need to work hard but have fun as well. Always having that balance. I got lost a little bit and stopped having a balance for a while and it have a great effect on me. Now I'm happy and the sky is blue and it's all good! :)
I LOVE THE GOSPEL! It makes complete sense to me. It's just the best!!!!!!! Where would I be without it? Nowhere NEAR as truly happy as I am now with nowhere NEAR the eternal perspective I have. The gospel is just amazaingignignign and fantastic. CAN I GET AN AMEN?!

Have an UNREAL week errbody! Keep it real!

Love you all and stuff
Sister Kuhn x


  1. Elder Berrio is my brother! :)
    May the Lord Bless you sister Kuhn.

    1. I will pass on your message to my daughter, Sister Kuhn. Your brother sounds like a wonderful missionary!