Home Sweet Home

Susquehanna feels like home to me!

This has been one of the best weeks of my entire life!

Tuesday was a day full of driving! We had to drive down to Broomall
then right back up to Susquehanna with my new companion, Sister
Martinez! We are both full time at the visitors’ center! Sister
Martinez is from Soledad, California and she has been on her mission
for 9 months! It’s so funny because we didn’t need to do the typical
‘get to know you’ questions because we were both up here in August,
and now we’re back, so we’ve known each other for basically forever;)

On Wednesday I gave my first tour back at the site! The Spirit was so
strong! We gave a family from Honesdale a tour (who I’ve already given
a tour back in the fall). It was so great to watch the video again,
and to get back into the swing of things! Wow, I love this place.

On Thursday we had a whole day of training! Elder and Sister Walker
talked all about things that are different now and what we are going
to expect the next few months for the summer. The whole time Sister
Eckman, Sister Francis, and I just kept saying how excited we were to
be here (We were the only three who were gone for the whole winter).

The biggest difference here is that Sister Simmons isn’t here 😦 (I
miss you!) and Sister Robison isn’t here anymore either. There’s a
golden and they pulled up Sister Cheret to take their places.
President just said the Spirit kept telling him that Sister Robison
needed to be in Philadelphia to help prepare for the temple open
house.

There was one tour we gave that was so tender. It was a father, and
two of his kids. They were so accepting of the Spirit and sincerely
wanted to know what happened here and what it means for them. While in
the parlor of the Hale home, the 14 year old boy, Hyrum, answered our
question, I don’t even remember what the question was but I just
remember him getting teary-eyed as he told us that he has a younger
sister who is a missionary in the spirit world. As he said this the
Spirit filled the room and I could feel Heavenly Father’s love for
this family and especially this sweet young boy. The father then
proceeded to make another comment that also answered the question. I
looked at Hyrum and watched as he wiped tears from his face and
watched his father with so much love. I could tell this boy’s father
has made such a difference in his life. As we walked to the next room
I realized that Hyrum was as old as Joseph Smith was when he saw
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I felt as though I could tell what
type of boy Joseph Smith was from the type of boy Hyrum is. So full of
faith and such a great desire to do good. In the dining room of the
Hale home we talked about family history. The Spirit of Elijah was so
strong and I could again feel of Heavenly Father’s love for this
family.

 Yesterday we gave a tour to this cute newly wed couple. They had both
served missions and were in New York visiting his brother and decided
to go to multiple church history sites. They loved the things that
they learned here and mostly just loved Sister Martinez and I because
it reminded them of their missions. I love when the Lord allows people
to come into our lives so that we can see the good in the world.

Sunday was the best! All of the branch members were so excited to see
everyone, and the Spirit was so strong! One of the best parts was when
Brother Hall came and shook my hand and said, “Welcome home.” I love
all of these people way too much. I felt as though my heart was going
to burst from feeling so much love. Susquehanna is such a special
place.

I’m grateful for the gospel and for the Priesthood and the Book of
Mormon. I’m grateful for people who listen to the Spirit, both in the
1800’s and now. I love Susquehanna and I love being a missionary!

I love you to the moon and back!

Love,
Sister Gomm

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“Welcome to Susquehanna! Love this place:)”

Hi! – Susquehanna #14

Hello friends and family!

Wow. What an interesting week! I have officially come to the conclusion that satan is very aware of when the work is progressing and great things are about to happen, because boy is he working hard!!! Sister Larsen and I only taught one lesson this week. So many trials and tribulations have come upon the people in this area, I know it’s only because many miracles and amazing things are about to happen!

This week Sister Robison and I went on exchanges together so that the two of us could go to zone training. None of the other visitor center sisters could go because they were all at the site, but our mission president wanted Sister Robison and I to go so that we could teach the things we learned from zone training to the vc sisters. Zone training was so good and Sister Robison and I talked every single second we could the night before, on the drive down, and the drive back. I don’t think I’ve ever talked so much in my entire life!

Saturday was a really good day!! C…, a girl I taught for a transfer before they split our area got baptized!! The visitor center director, Elder Walker gave all of us who taught her permission to leave the site for a few hours to go to her baptism! It was so amazing and so great to see her be baptized! I’m so happy that she made this decision for herself and that she can be an example to her siblings! She is the cutest little girl and I just love her(:

Yesterday we got to give tours to a group of people who are studying about the history of the church. It was so fun and we had the cutest old people in our group! It was so fun! It’s so great to be able to help the people here come closer to Christ and remember why they joined the church in the first place. We also gave a tour to these people who were just in the area and had heard about the visitor center and decided to check it out. It was so cool to hear them talk about the spirit and discover for themselves what they were feeling was true! I just love being a missionary. (:

This week is the dedication of the visitor center and they are going to be broadcasting the dedication online at lds.org this Saturday!! Everyone should listen in, President Nelson will be there and Bishop Stevenson and other general authorities! It’s going to be so amazing!

This upcoming week we have a lot of great things planned and I am looking forward to all that is going to happen! I hope you all have an amazing week! God bless!

I love you to the moon and back!

Love,

Sister Sammy Gomm (: