Good Afternoon Family and Friends!
What a wonderful couple weeks it has been! Here are some highlights from the past couple weeks.....
~Exchanges with the Sisters. I was in Alta Sierra with Sister Puletua. She taught me a Haka. Good times.
~We went and walked with Doc. This man is awesome! He pops out of his chair like one of those jack in the boxes and is ready to go!
~Sister Phelps went to her departing temple trip so Sister Bugg came and spent the day with me. We weekly planned for our areas and went out to lunch with the district.
~One of the men in our ward passed away, so we went to the memorial for him. It was amazing at how many people attended and the lives he changed. I want to be like him!
~The Vs took us out to dinner and Beach Hut Deli.
~We started teaching a part member family in the ward. They are doing awesome and they ask so many wonderful questions. They should be at church next week.
~Helped clean the church. Cleanliness is next to Godliness is what President Marston always says.
~Our ward missionaries and us planned a game night. It was a great fellow-shipping activity and we had more people then expected. 3 non members and 30 members. It was a great success!
~Sunday was transfer calls! I am staying in Auburn and got a new companion. Most of our Zone changed. Elder Avery is now my new District Leader and that has been very fun.
~Monday I sent Sister Phelps off to head back to Utah. Bittersweet moment. I stayed with the Alta Sierra Sisters until Tuesday when Sister Vakapuna came.
~Sister Vakapuna and I hit it off! She is so fun! She is from West Jordan Utah,Tongan, and a crack up! I'm so excited for this transfer!
~This week we went and played Bingo with D! We won 2 times and the 3rd time the lady in charge got mad at us for winning so many times! haha. old folks!
~Went to MLC and that was great. We talked about being better missionaries and being more obedient as missionaries in general.
We are seeing so many miracles and the work it picking up!
This morning I was thinking about Valentines, because that's my favorite holiday, and how I could incorporate it into my email today. I started thinking about love..how we have love in our life, how we show love, etc. I was thinking about God's love for us. God shows his love for us in so many ways.
Your Heavenly Father LOVES you - each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents or abilities. It is simply there. It is there for your when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God's love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve it. IT IS SIMPLY ALWAYS THERE!
I am so thankful for the love that each one of you shows me! I love my mission and the people I have met here in California. I love you all! I know your Heavenly Father loves you!