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Transfer News: I’m Heading to Rome

Transfer News: I’m Heading to Rome
Editor’s note: Many are familiar with my daughter, Sara Arkell, also known as The Piano Gal. Sara has been called to serve in the New York Syracuse Mission. This is a series on her weekly letters that we will be posting on the site for those who wish to follow along with her mission. You can read her previous emails here.
Hey! Time just keeps going faster and faster! 
We were able to attend a baptism this week because Sister Griggs and I were asked to do a musical number and it was such a cool experience! One of the 3 people being baptized is paralyzed from his waist down so it took five elders in the font to baptize him. It was so powerful to see these worthy young men in the font together! The Spirit was SO STRONG. 
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I also had the coolest experience!!! So, for a long time, the song “Hall of Fame” has been one of my all-time favorite songs to play on the piano. Well, I lost the sheet music about 2 years ago and I haven’t been able to remember how to play it on the piano. The other night as I was laying in bed, a picture/video popped into my head of exactly where my hands needed to be placed on the keys for that song.
A couple of days later when I was sitting at a piano I placed my hands right where I pictured in my head and could immediately play the song and it made me SO HAPPY!!! This was so cool! I was freaking out! Again, such a simple thing but it made me so happy and it was so cool. Things really can be brought to our remembrance! I know God is aware of me, and He’s aware of you! 
We got transfer news this morning and I am leaving Auburn. I’ll be going to Rome, New York and am training a new missionary! I’ll also be a sister training leader. Needless to say, I am TERRIFIED and nervous but I know God will help me! Missions really shape us into who God needs us to be. You get stretched and put out of your comfort zone over and over again but that means a lot of growth happens. Please pray for me though! 
I’m so grateful for the things I continue to learn as a missionary! Oh boy it’s hard work but I find so much JOY! It makes me so happy!! 

Karen S Taylor

Friday 4th of February 2022

We were visiting our daughter's ward for her twin sons' missionary homecoming. Her family had several non-member families coming to hear their talks. Right after the sacrament, the family in front of us pulled out sandwiches, snacks--a regular picnic it seemed--and started dispersing the food among the family members. Then even the parents partook of the lunch.

LiAnn Carter

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

A child was acting up and this happened every Sunday and the mother would have one of the other kids take her out. This time, as she got out into the isle, she said "ha, ha, I get to go out", to which the mother got up and escorted the girl out, and the girl shouted "help Bishop, help!". The whole congregation laughed.