Good morning my friends,
What a beautiful rainy day it is here in Palo Cedro, CA! I have made it and am doing fabulous! Sowas transfers and I got my new companion, Sister Brewster, she is pretty awesome! She is from Victor, Idaho, so we are both small town girls....and that explains why we are here. So Palo Cedro is a beautiful farming community. Our area is 100 miles radius...so we put a lot of miles on the truck everyday. It is like Gunnison Valley (lots of little towns) but more spread out. Sister Brewster and I were called here to open the area for sister missionaries. We feel like celebrates here! It has been a lot of work, because we are starting from scratch but it has been great. Yes we have a truck....and the only sisters in the entire mission to get one!! We feel pretty cool :)
My first day here was awesome. The elders took us around to meet a bunch of members. We went to dinner at the Paris home and we walked in the door and they had a bummer goat....felt like home. There is a lot of animals out here. I got to play with some pigs this week too and everyone has chickens.
One of the towns we cover is Shingletown! It's in the mountains. Not to make you nervous for my safety but it has a super high shooting rate. We definitely always have a prayer in our hearts while we are up there. There are some good people there though! We are working with a really fun lady there right now.
Last night we went to the Houranys for dinner! They are a super cute family. The only young family in the ward. They have two little girls that just love us! They are recent converts and we are so excited for them to go through the temple in October. They are part Irish and are big into meaning of names. Who would have thought that Elli means "devoted to God!" In Hebrew. I thought that was pretty sweet!
One of many miracles from this week:at church we had a lady come up to us and asked to be taught. Her husband died 2 weeks ago. We are excited to start teaching her this week.
My new address here is
Sister Elli Reber
8650 Leonard Drive
Palo Cedro, CA 96073
We are living in the Palo Cedro Palace" is what the Elders call it. It's a super nice apartment above a member's garage.
Well I hope and pray that you all have an amazing week! Love you all!