Guess what!!!????!?!??!? Sister Winkler is on a bike! Woo!!! Watch out Gainesville hahaha. It’s mad. We are in a car share so we get a car every other day. We have to meet up at 8:30pm every night to pick each other up and put our bikes on the nike racks which takes forever because our bikes are meant for kids…my bike says “tiara pro” on the side…it’s for real. I Iove biking though, it’s so awesome.
Our main working areas are in Gainesville and a small town named Archer, which is about a 20-30 minute drive away which makes things really tricky because itis our main working area and we can only get there every other day. The people in Gainesville all have super mansion houses. They are generally Catholic from what I have noticed. It’s nice though because there is a bunch of people outside so we can finally street contact. So so sweet! Archer is way Ghetto. There are lots of fights and drug deals going on there. Most of the “clean living” people stay inside their homes and don’t answer their door to people. In that way it is difficult. There is this lady we met there who wants to pimp us out I think…She keeps offering for us to move in with her. At first we thought she was kidding, but now we are not so sure. I am not sure if she has much true intent. We are going to stop by with a Ward member and see what’s up.
Sister M——– is my new companion and she is my new favorite person! She is exactly what I have been praying for. I am second half training her. She got out 6 weeks ago. Her and her trainer did not get along at all. There was a lot of disobedience issues. I am so happy to be here though. It is a big adjustment from Lake City though. Her birthday is tomorrow!! Today is birthday P-Day!
In all honesty I am having a rough time. We have zero progressing investigators. We do have two very recent converts though. One of them got into a fight with one of the Ward members and didn’t come on Sunday after saying that was all she wanted to do with us. It was sad. I was frustrated Sunday because we had church starting then it seemed like everything was blowing up and Sister M——— was alright with it and I was like, “This is not okay!” I am learning to choose my battles though. She hasn’t been trained period. From what I understand, she is very smart though and for the most part wants to do what is right. Just building a testimony of obedience.
I have been learning lots this past week. Just kinda keeping my feet on the ground. Ya’ll are pretty awesome people. I hope your May is going good. Time goes so fast with transfers and all…There is so much I wish I could just upload it all from my brain. I am learning so much. Ya’ll are amazing. Love ya’ll, Sister Winkler