In preparation for the incoming missionaries we seek the Lord's will concerning missionaries who will be training and then we seek the Lord's will in matching them with the incoming missionaries. This transfer we had some what I call, "double witness companionships". As I was working with President, I opened Sister Jac______ file and the thought came, "Put her with Sister Kit__________. I mentioned it to President Loveland. He too thought that was who should trainer her. Later we found out from Sister Kit_________ her part of the story. She had been praying that she would have the opportunity to train. On one preparation day she was in the mission office and had looked at the sheet that had incoming missionaries. She said, "I want to train and this is who I want to train," and she pointed to someone. Sure enough when transfer calls came she was assigned to train Sister Jac_______. President and I also had that experience with Sister Mi_____ and Sister Ta_______. Both of us knew that was where she was supposed to go.
I talked with Elder Da____ who is also training again. He said that as transfers approached he had felt that he wouldn't mind having a break from hard things and sit out this training cycle, but then the transfer call came and he was asked to train again. So he waited apprehensively for his new companion to get out of the transfer van. Shortly thereafter, he realized that this was going to be a great transfer. Both have similar interests and know several of the same people. Yea for Elder Ki_______! He has a great companion who another missionary described as the missionary who taught him how to have fun and be obedient at the same time. Other Elders and Sisters came, including Elder Co_______ from our home town. President knows him much better than I do, but I will - and I can hardly wait - because he is now an Arkansas Bentonville Missionary and they hold a special place in my heart.
Is the Lord aware of these missionaries. YOU BET!