Erin called today to say that her whole district is being delayed by a week to 10 days. So, we'll find out soon a new date for her to go to Argentina. This must be a day with mixed emotions for her--she will have more time to prepare, which she will appreciate, but she had prepared her heart and mind to leave Thursday.
But, as Elder Waddell said in General Conference, "Just as with missionaries past and present, the Lord knows you and has a mission experience prepared for you. He knows each of your companions and what you will learn from them. He knows each area in which you will labor, the members you will meet, the people you will teach, and the lives you will impact for eternity."
Erin's delay will undoubtedly give her a unique opportunity that she will need to become the missionary and the servant of the Lord that she needs to be. And for my part, I am excited to have a few more chances to write, and have her get my letters almost instantly through Dear Elder. I know I've said it before, but I have learned to appreciate that service!
Again, thank you for your love and prayers in her behalf.
Sincerely, Tina Litster