May 2, 2016


Raleigh North Carolina


Sister Higgins


Hey Family!

This week has been amazing. I don't have much time today but I hope I can fit everything in.

Tuesday- Transfers! Said goodbye to Pittsboro and hello to Cary 2/YSA wards! And my new companion Sister Higgins! It has been a BLAST being with her. We also get to go on exchanges with all of the sisters in our zone, so we have fun being with them as well!

Wednesday- District Meeting! Elder Christiansen (Also in the MTC with us) has been asked to serve as an Asian missionary (Mandarin speaking) for the remainder of his mission! He is a good kid, it's funny to see how everyone has changed in the last year. We are all so different, in a good way. I am proud of my little MTC group and all they are doing.

Thursday- We taught the Kininga family! They are a refugee family here from the Congo in Africa. Sweet family. It is difficult to teach them because of the language barrier (They speak Swahili and French, and then English!) But they are awesome. Jen is the Mom, Mimi is the oldest daughter and her son Mika is almost a year, her husband is still in Kenya trying to come to the US. Emmanuel is a junior in HS and Deborah is the youngest, in Junior High. They love coming to church and learning more. We LOVE them.

Friday- We taught so many lessons. We were cruising around town trying to make it everywhere on time! We found 2 new investigators, who are students at NC State! They are 2 guys, engineering majors, very intelligent minds. They were very interested in our message, one was even taking notes with a pen and paper! They wanted us to teach them all night and were sad when we told them we had to leave. They asked if we could schedule more time for the next appointment because they had so many questions they wanted us to answer. We are very excited to teach them again. It was a busy day, but those are the best. We also had a big storm!!

Saturday- We had a meeting in Raleigh with Elder Dube of the 70. He came to instruct us on working with members. It was very good. He is probably one of my favorite General Authorities, so funny and down to earth! He is always smiling and laughing. Our mission loves him and we are grateful for the time he spends with us! That night Sister Higgins and I ate Himalayan food (Nepali) and had a genius idea for motivating and unifying our zone. They need some laughter and some love, we are ready to BRING IT with our duties as Sister Training Leaders! We want to work our hearts out this transfer. We are already exhausted from the work we have done this week (and probably from staying up chatting and catching up!) No time for sleep, there's too much to do!

Sunday- We met the wards! They are awesome! Sister Higgins and I fasted that we would find new investigators that night as we went out and tracted. Our prayers were answered. Sister Higgins remembered an apartment complex that seemed promising, so we followed the prompting to go there. We found 4 new investigators. I think just about every door that opened we had a lesson with. Because it is the last week of the school year most people were moving out so they did not become "new investigators". It was amazing though to be able to share our message with so many people in just one night. Later that night we had an appointment with someone we met at church that the ward mission leader pointed out to us. She expressed that she wanted to get baptized, so we introduced ourselves of course. ;) That night she told us about her testimony and learned more about her. She will be baptized soon.

One of my favorite parts about Cary/Raleigh area is the diversity. There are people here from all over the world and we get to experience so much of their culture. This week we ate Ethiopian food (one of my favorites) and Nepali food, and we taught and talked to Brazilians, Africans, Macedonians, and Australians, and more! It is so fun. I love it.

Thanks for all the great letters and mail! I am so grateful for all of you!

Missionary work has changed my life. Let it change yours!!

<3 Sister Wilcock


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