Transfer calls again last night! I am leaving Wilmington. After just 1 transfer
here. I am going up to Santa Monica now! I’m not going to lie; I am pretty
excited about it. I hear it's really hard, but a good area. My new companion
will be Elder Fierro, he is from Oaxaca, Mexico. He's only been here for 6
weeks. I met him about 3 weeks ago and he's way awesome and super nice. The
mission is crazy! I love it though. I will miss this area for sure, every time
I am on exchanges with some other elder in a different area, I tell people that
I am serving in Wilmington and they automatically say "Whoa, be careful,
it's way dangerous there" They say the Ghetto parts of L.A. are
Wilmington, Compton, Watts yeah.... not really. Well at least no one messes
with us. It’s actually kind of nice. Compared
to Huntington Park! But I am leaving now :( I met some AMAZING people here in
such a short period of time. Got to love the mission. Everything else is good.
Getting ready for Thanksgiving next week and then it will be Christmas! Time is
going by way too fast. Other then that everything is good!
you all and thank you so much for all the support.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER CARRIE
AND LITTLE SISTER ISABEL!
I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU BOTH SO MUCH.
MAY YOUR WISHES COME TOO! :)
Michael and Sandra (Michael leaves on his mission to Honduras on Wed.)
saying bye to the familia Chacon. They bought shirts for their kids for Christmas
and they let me put one on for the picture. They are awesome.
3. Me and Hermano Cardoso, he's in
the bishopric in Wilmington. Way cool guy.
First off Monday
Bowling is the best! It was just good to relax and have some fun. We paid $15
to play for 2 hours, we bowled 4 games and it was great. Well on Tuesday
we had a meeting with some missionaries and had some great trainings that were
great. We also got to hear the testimonies from the departing missionaries that
are finishing their mission. The Spirit is so strong, it really is. They all
said how crazy fast time flies by and to enjoy every second of your mission,
even the tough times. Some sisters I came out with are going home next week. Transfers
are next week already!!! So ill be emailing all you about if I got changed or
not. We'll see :)
an awesome miracle about 2 nights ago, we got a phone call from Mexico and it
was a member there that had a referral for us. She said that the referral is
very interested and that it is "Una Familia Complete" we are meeting
with them tonight so I am excited for that. We also got the chance to go to the
Visitor Center last night with this less active lady that's returning and her
daughter Tashkia. She's 8 but turns 9 in 2 weeks. She's also not baptized so we
are helping out with that :) They are from Mexico and just got here about 3
months ago! They are so great! Well that's my week! I love you all!
Birthday Grandpa Louie and to my Sister Ashley! Te Quiero y te extrano
Picture at our Ward mission Leader's house.
week was really good. A lot of things happened. We had a chance to have Zone
Conference this week and it was good. Elder Okerlund and I gave a training on
"Sincere Prayer" and just preparing for that training helped me a
ton. My prayers have changed a lot. It's so much more personal then before. We
are literally talking with our Heavenly Father, He's there and He is listening
to us. It's just being honest and specific with Him. It's really just pouring
out your whole heart to Him. The time's I've done so I have felt so much peace
and love come to me. The power of prayer can change so much. It was a prayer
that changed the world forever. I learned a lot and the spirit was defiantly
Well this year I decided to dress up as a missionary... ha because that's all
we can dress up as. We had to be in by 6 so we bought a "GIGANTIC
PIZZA" and took it back to the apartment. We have some other elders living
with us for a little while so it was super fun. It was a rainy Halloween here
though and it's starting to get cold. We have to wear sweaters now, I
mission is super fun, way tough some times, but way fun. Time just
flies but we talk to so many people everyday and it's just good to
hear their story and help their faith grown in Christ. Our message is unique
and can truly bless everyone.
my mission, I love this Gospel and I love my Savior.