Hey family, 8/17/15 So surprising transfer news. So, I knew they were going to put the sister training leaders together and put sister training leaders in all the zones, but it never even occurred to me that I could have been leaving my zone. I thought I'd stay in my zone but be in a different area. But, surprise! So, I'm the first official Sister Training Leader ever on the islands, and I have to train my companion how to be a sister training leader too. So I'm training someone older than me and being area trained too. Craziness. But anyway, I will be on Gran Canaria with Hermana Marsh.
Also, as Sister Training Leader, I'll be traveling to the other islands to do intercambios with the other Hermanas. So exciting! The bad news, I'll be here for at least 3 transfers, more likely 4. I hope I don't get island sick and also fat.... Because all the missionaries there do. Anyway, this morning was locura. We went to catch the metro to go to Chamartin to meet with the other missionaries going to the islands and with the office elders so they could take us to the airport. We were supposed to all meet in Chamartin at 5:30 and turns out, buses and metros don't run until 5:30... So we called the office elders, Hermana Turina and her companion took a taxi to our area and the office elders came and picked us up. We got to baggage check... I was 7 kilos over weight. I took out everything possible, still 2.5 kilos over and the nice man at baggage check let me go. We made it 5 minutes before they closed the gate. Miracles exist, people! I said bye to everyone yesterday which was super sad. The hardest was saying goodbye to S. She started crying. I felt bad because we got transfer calls Saturday night, which was her birthday, and I heard she cried the rest of the night. But to say goodbye, she brought us tequeños which are basically the best thing ever and also Arepas!