(Amber Garvin from Provo, Utah served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as 'Mormons') in the Richmond, Virginia area (Now called the "Virginia Chesapeake Mission"). 'Sister' Missionaries are able to serve at age 19 for a period of 18 months. They leave their homes, families and educational pursuits to love and serve their fellowman, and to teach about how families can be together forever. All are invited to follow her missionary experiences.)

*I have now returned home to Utah and will continue to share the experiences of being a returned missionary. :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Hi all,
We had our last Zone Conference with President, and Sister Perry (before they left) - and they posted photos on  FB about things that have happened lately, (and there might be a picture of us up there soon) which was really nice, and really sad.  I was glad to be able to be a part of that before they left though. 

Also, I was really happy to see that Sister Cornilles (from high school) got here safely. She is training with an AMAZING sister.  And I am glad to see her here.  Also again, half of the district I came out with are going to be on this side of the mission.  I am not alone, and that makes me happy.

We had an investigator come to church, and the ward was really great to reach out to her.  Also, she participated in Sunday School and Relief Society.  We loved it!!! She is truly wonderful.

There were two tornadoes here last week, and half of the city didn't have power for about 2 days.  We are really grateful that our apartment has a backup generator.  That was an amazing blessing.  Besides that, I can now claim that I have really survived a natural disaster.  You are hearing from a veteran now!  We drove through one of the tornadoes on accident.  

Hopefully that won't happen again.

I love hearing about all of my friends who are getting mission calls!  It's truly amazing to be a part of this work at this time.  The gospel has to be brought to all nations, and we are all a part of that.  I am a part of that.  What a huge deal. Wow.

Time is short, but there is always lots to do after writing to you.

Today, we are riding a free ferry in our car.  It promises quite the {safe} adventure. :)

I love you, and pray for you!

You are my favorite family!

Love always,
Sister Garvin