Week 59 – Elder Jones

Pday, Tracting and Zome conference

Monday:

P-day was amazing today. The whole Zone went to the Auburn 3rd
Ward mission leaders house. He has a massive house that’s really nice
with a lot of property. They had a ton of games set up. They had a
minute to win it thing and the Zone battled against each other with a
ton of things. Then we had a selfie scavenger hunt. That was a ton of
fun. There are some awesome pictures we got. Then we played games and
had brunch there. It was amazing. We played pirate dice and that got
intense. The ward mission leaders wife took pictures through the whole
thing, 500 pictures. I’ll send a couple.

Tuesday:

We went out with a different priest. He
graduated last year.  So with him it’s been hard
to get him to come out with us and been kinda touchy, but it seemed
like he had a good time. He was smiling more than I’ve ever have seen him smile. He seemed pretty comfortable and it was great. Then later at
night we had another little experienced.

Wednesday:

Really all we were able to do today was Zone Conference.
But it was the best Zone Conference we’ve every had. The Spirit was so
strong and I learned so much. President Ward is really funny. He
knows how to teach us so that we can understand, are really involved
and learn the best way. He’s amazing. I learned so much from the whole
meeting. I can’t even explain it. It was the best. It was also sad
because some of my friends are starting to go home. This was the last time I will see Elder Sarki and Elder Rawson. Elder Sarki was my companion for two transfers and Elder Rawson was for about a week. So it was really sad to see them go. I love them.
Also, I was companions with a sister for 45 minutes. Elder Kerby was
talking with President Ward and Sister Ward needed help. So we went on
exchanges and my companion was Sister Ward. We were out in the parking lot and in the halls and out doing stuff and Elder Kerby was in the
chapel the whole time. She was literally my companion for that time.
So I called myself Sister Jones for the time being. I had a female
companion. Haha. That was fun.

Thursday:

Exchanges today were great! We were very busy. Elder Woodcox
came here and we biked. It was my first day back on the bikes and it
felt amazing to be able to go out and be working. It was a little
rough after not biking for over a week. But it went well. We tracted a
lot because most of our lessons fell through. We need new
investigators and Elder Woodcox isn’t used to biking in Auburn so we
decided not to bike, but tract instead. It was good. Had a few
potentials. We had Pho for dinner at a restaurant. I haven’t had that
since Chico with the Hmong people. So it was so good to have some pho
again. It was a great day and I learned a lot. That’s the good thing
about exchanges. You learn a lot from being with someone new for a day
because they work differently. So it helped a lot.

Friday:

Daily planning today. Had a lesson with *****. It went
well. We helped explain how he can get answers and found out some
good information as to what might be holding him back. Then we weekly
planned. Then we went to the ********.  That went great. We only had
a little time but we explained about church and invited them. We
hunted their mom down and talked to her about it. They should be
getting more involved with actual church now and going to mutual. If a
Sunday opens up, they should be coming. Their mom was really
supportive because the kids are interested. So it went great.

Saturday:

Wow, what a long day. We tracted……all day. We got up,
and tracted an apartment complex and part of another one. We had lunch
then finished the second complex. Then we went to another complex and
tracted the entire thing. Then we had dinner and companionship study.
That’s all we did all day. And we didn’t even get any potential
investigators out of it. I guess today was about showing God that we
will work no matter what.

Sunday:

Today was great. Church was good and we finally had an
investigator come! They don’t live in our ward but it was good to have
them there. After church and studies, we went and did some contacting.
Then dinner. Then, we finally got ahold of *****. It was good. We made
some progress. He wasn’t as bashy and was even more understanding. We
helped him with some concerns and there’s a lot of complicated stuff
going on with him and it’s crazy. But the important thing is that
after this lesson, it looks like it’s headed in a good direction.
The temp has dropped a lot this week. It’s been pretty cold lately.
It’s in the 80s. I don’t like it. Too cold.
But yeah, this week was a ton of tracting and less teaching.
Also, I got your card. Thank you so much! I really, really appreciate it.
Luva!

 

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Week 55 – Elder Corbin Jones

Exchanges, Priests and Eclipse Golf

This is all I have this week. Yesterday, we taught a six year old class for a few minutes. And they made this for us to say thank you. I have no idea what it is but it made my day and I couldn’t stop smiling.

 

 

 

I found this on lds.org. I looks just like the docks at washougal
where everyone is always fishing. What do y’all think? The description
says it’s the Columbia river.

Tuesday: We had a priest from the ward come out with us today. It was
awesome. He went to EFY a few weeks ago and got back and bore his
testimony that Sunday and his words were “I NEED to go on a mission.”
He came out with us and we were only out for an hour and a half. But
he hadn’t touched a bike in 8 years. So he had to relearn. In Auburn
he did great.  He was really wobbly but he made it halfway up each of
the hills we had to go up. He drank a lot of water. He pushed through
so well. I’m so proud of him. But he loved it. It was so cool.

Wednesday: We biked way out into the middle of nowhere to contact
someone that wasn’t home. Then we went to a service at an elderly
people’s home. That’s pretty much all that happened today. I’m
leaving on exchanges in a few minutes. I’ll tell you about those
tomorrow after they happen.

Thursday: Exchanges went well. It was nice to be in a car for the day.
I went north to Alta Sierra. We spent the first half of the day moving
a family. We went to a lesson after that and they had questions that I
thought I had answers to. They wanted a few more specifics and I dug
deeper and realized my original answer was wrong. It was a good
learning experience.  I learned more about the subject. The
exchanges were good overall. I missed out on seeing E**** today though.
I won’t see him until Sunday. But oh well. My companion did and that’s
what’s important. One cool and not so cool thing that happened was
that we became chew toys. This dog at a members house liked fetch. And
we found some horse shoes and started throwing them. And the dog would grab them and bring them back. Metal horse shoes. It was amazing. But when you didn’t throw them, it would attack your shoes and try to play with your feet. I didn’t mind much because both of my pairs of shoes
are falling apart. But it did hurt a good amount. It wasn’t
comfortable.  I’m exhausted right now so I’ll wrap it up here.

Saturday: Sorry I didn’t do yesterday. I completely spaced it. We
mostly just planned and contacted yesterday. We did have a lesson with
a less active member that hasn’t been progressing and said he wants to
make a better connection it’s God and is thinking about coming back to
church. That was good. Hopefully he does.
Today was rough. We had a lesson with J**** over the phone and it’s
getting harder and harder. He knows the scriptures so well, better
than I thought anyone ever could. It’s really hard. Elder Duseigneur
called tonight because he is having a really hard time.  But we asked
him for help and he gave us some stuff to use. The scriptures you sent
last week helped a lot but he’s taking a different route this time. We
had two lessons with him.
Besides that, we contacted all day. And not a single person was home.
We ended stopping by some active members homes to see if we cold
have water and eventually we found one that was home. That was the only
person all day that was home. So it was not a productive day.

Sunday: We taught the lesson for a family home evening tonight. A day
early yes. But it was fun. I love that family.
Transfer boards came in and both Elder Kerby and I are staying here.
So that’s amazing. There are a lot of changes that happened but our
zone finally got sisters again. They are in our complex. There goes
our rides. Oh well. Maybe we can use that to get a car? Not sure yet.

Today: I finished my Bible reading today. I wanted to read all the
gospels of the New Testament and the acts of the apostles. I started
in my last area and just finished acts today. It was really good. The
Bible is so cool. I think one of the greatest lessons I can learn from
it as a missionary is about being bold. All the apostles and Jesus
were all very, very bold in teaching and in action. Reading all that
helps me to see that I can do the same and fear no man.
We got the transfer email last night and it said not to participate in
the eclipse. We were going to watch it through a telescope at a
members but now we couldn’t. All of us went disc golfing under the eclipse. It was cool. A few of them had glasses. We had 80% coverage here. It got a littler darker and we were throwing frisbees. What a better way to spend it.
That’s about it y’all.
Luva!

Week 55 – Elder Jones

Over Golden Investigator, Zone Conference and Mongolian BBQ

 

 

Tuesday: Today was just long. We biked. A lot. Contacted and tracted.
We had 5 lessons set up and only 2 happened. They were both basically
just check up lessons. Our bodies did not want to bike and move but
that’s what we did.

Wednesday: Ok. I don’t even know where to begin. Wow. Ok. So, we got a
text for a referral while we were grabbing our bikes. We read it, then
we got a call from the people who sent it. It was the SLC sisters.
Apparently they call for, a man named E****, who called the member on
Mormon.org. He said to them that he had studied the gospel for here
months and wanted to be baptized. They put him on date and called us.
We were able to meet with him an hour later. He said that he was at a
used book store or a place hat sells used books and saw a bible that
was unusually large. It was a quad. He saw all the other books in it
and bought it. And he read he book of Mormon maybe a few times, the
pearl of great price, the doctrine and covenants. And he read the
Bible a ton growing up. And he became intrigued. So he studied the
church on his own. Very in depthly. He read Jesus  the Christ and
Mormon doctrine and a ton of other things. He studied the gospel for
three months very in depth. He has read church literature than I have.
And he believes it all and the spirit has prepared him so well. He
said that it’s just pulling at him and he can’t escape. All his live
he has made choices that are in line with the church because of logic
basically. And now it’s starting to click. Since he started studying
the church, he has been having dreams about him being at a party and
him not drinking and smoking and people ask him why and he doesn’t
know besides that he can’t. He also is having dreams about him seeing
the temple and him needing to go there and going towards it and the
dream ending right before he goes there. He really wants the temple so
bad. He found out about baptism for the dead and can’t get it out of
his mind. He asked if there is a limit to how many can be done at
once. He wants to go do it for 8 hours straight he said. He said he
wants to save as many deceased people as fast as he can. So he will
get baptized probably at the beginning if the month.

Thursday: We dropped B**** today.  It just
felt so right, we went in and he had a question about the Book of
Mormon which we answered and then showed us some false doctrine he
found online and we helped resolve that. I’m the end, he just wanted
to stick to the Bible because he felt comfortable with that and didn’t
want to change. And the Spirit was there and it felt right.  He is still
friendly with us and gave us cookies and if we have questions with the
Bible we need help with, we can go to him. And same for him about he
Book of Mormon. The spirit was there and it’s all ok.
E***** called today and he was super excited because he found out his
deceased grandma was Mormon. He was so pumped and called just to tell
us that. We also set up a chapel tour with him for tomorrow.

Friday: Zone Conference today. It was awesome to see some of the
people from my first area. Elder Rawson, Elder Duseigneur and Elder
Robinette were all there and we had a blast. But Elder Rawson and
Robinette go home really soon. And my trainer in less than six months.
All my friends are going home. Hat made me realize that time is
starting to pass and I actually have been out a year.
President Ward, our mission president, is so funny. He’s awesome. A cool quote: “Tithing is paid by faith and not by money.”  Wow.
We had a referral from the Zone Leaders of an entire family. We met
them but they had to leave. They seem pretty open to us.
We also had another crazy call. Some guy called us and said he has
been studying the church on his own for the last 18 weeks. He finally
decided to get ahold of missionaries. But his wife is very anti and so
he is doing his behind her back kinda. We have to meet with him over
the phone. He talked with us for an hour and he knows a lot. He read 3
Nephi and loved it so much he finished he rest if the Book of Mormon.
Then he started at the beginning and is in the end of alma. We have a
phone appointment tomorrow at noon. But he knows a lot and loves it.
It’s a lot like E****. It’s weird that they both called in two days of
each other.

Saturday: Well, we had another lesson with J******. He said he believes
all the words of the Book of Mormon. He does have a question that is
very difficult to answer without getting  into very deep doctrine. So
that will be a tough one.
Besides that, we contacted. All day. From noon till dinner. About 6
hours. That was an adventure. We had dinner with the Baldridges. It
was awesome. They took us to Mongolian BBQ. I love them so much.
Riding back home with them in their mini van was like being with my
family and having one if my friends there. They are my favorite family
in the mission. And I’ve only been here a transfer.

Sunday: E**** loved church! He said it was a lot to take in and he was
still processing but in a good way. It all made sense to him and
connected a ton of dots! It was amazing and one of my favorite
Sunday’s out here. This afternoon we found a new investigator. He was
hang’in out with his friend, another investigator we have, and he was
there for the spiritual thought and said he liked reading and seemed
kinda interested. So we will see where that goes. His name is N*****.

Today: We went frisbee golfing. That’s what we already did. But, we
are getting lunch now. We got a good video while playing.
Luva!

Week 53 – Elder Jones

Mud, Teslas and Biking

Wow, so I’m sorry but there probably won’t be much on this email. I
am probably the most exhausted this week than any other in my
mission. I didn’t start writing this till last night. It’s because we
are officially back on bikes.
So it’s pretty horrible. Imagine the hills in Nana and Papa’s
neighborhood. They are that close together. Except just make them as
steep as the hills in Washougal, and even longer than that. They are
so close together too. It took us about ten minutes to get up this one
road because it was so steep and long. It took us less than a minute to
go back down. It’s kinda like the hills over by the Rose Gardens.
That’s the best comparison I can get to it. In other words, THIS AREA
WAS NOT MEANT FOR MISSIONARIES TO BIKE! It’s a lot of fun going down the hills though. That’s a blast. But our apartment is on the top of a huge hill. I am pretty out of shape, not too bad, but still, it’s quite an
adjustment. My bike is doing ok.  We can’t do nearly as much work as before wish sucks. So I’m exhausted and my body is aching nonstop. But it started to get better yesterday. My endurance is building up again. There is a reason Auburn is the endurance capital of the world. As in they have races like every month that people come from around the world to do these races. And I’m biking in that town.

I saw Hannah and Andy Hoggard and I think Allie and Madi Cowan and
Gavin Ricks in the New Era Magazine. There was an article called “A Flood of Mud and Hope” and it interviewed a ton of youth and all their names were in it.

We had dinner with our Bishop this week. He came to pick us up……in
his Tesla. That was a lot of fun. On the way back he showed us the
autopilot and the acceleration. It was so nice.

I got covered in mud yesterday. We were going down this huge hill and
it had a little hiking trail on he side of the road. It looked like it
would be fun to take my bike on (it ended up putting about 5 punctures
in my tires, but all I had to do was pull the thorns out and spin my
wheels and the green slime on the inside sealed the tube right up with
no problem. I love that stuff). But I took that trail.  So
I wanted to get back on the road. There was this little ditch that I
could tell had a little water in it between the road and the trail.
But it was easy to clear the water. What I couldn’t see is that it was
mud all he way up to the road. So I jumped with my bike in my hands and landed in mud.  Needless to say I had to get changed. I got pics.

We have this investigator that I think I talked about last week. He loves the Priesthood Authority and how that works. Totally believes in Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. He’s hard to meet with since he never remembers when the appointments are. We are going to try putting him on date this week. His name is A****.
We also have an investigator named Thomas. He is 14 but looks 25. He really is trying to find what is right when it comes to the Gospel. We had an amazing lesson this past week and the spirit was really there and he is progressing. For some reason he always says he will come to church and always is in track for it the night before. But he hasn’t come yet. So that’s hard. But we will keep trying.

 

Week 52 – Elder Jones

Anthony, Year Mark and Fires

 

Hey y’all!

What the Heck Dad? Why were you when you visited my mission for business?  I loved those pictures from this week. They made me smile.

The work was good this week. We did get two new investigators. mostly still trying to visit all the members and also visiting less actives that we are told to. And taking advantage of the car we are borrowing. We give it back to the other elders on Wednesday. Not looking forward to that.

So the forest fires have started up again. It was in our ward this time. We woke up and there was smoke hanging over one of the valleys.  It was from a town outside of our mission. Then halfway through the day we noticed there were a lot of planes flying over head.  We saw a giant plume of smoke. We went after it and we also called a ton of people because we have no way of knowing if there was an evacuation order. We chased the fire and found where it was. We went to help any members we could reach. There were two or three members houses that almost got burned, their road was barricaded and shut off from the cops because they had a voluntary evacuation order on those streets. So we went to the members we could (we were less than a mile away from the fire at this point) and made sure that we’re ready to leave at a moments notice. Then we noticed a ton of people were out on the streets looking at the fire so we went and talked to a lot of them, about the fire and the gospel as well. They got it out before it spread way to far but we could see the flames. So that was a lot of fun.

I have been studying a lot about humility this week. It has been cool to see how much I can change. I have been able to find a new perspective on things and I am trying to see through that lens as much as possible. For me I have found that a lot of it comes down to not thinking about myself. In everything, not just being selfless, but focusing on how I can make others feel loved and wanted. There are some amazing missionaries that make you feel that way. There are two or three in this mission that just can do that every time you see them. I want to be like that. And I think humility is the key. It will also help me to make the right decisions. Humility is handing all to God and submitting to his will. That’s what he wants me to do, serve others. So that’s what I’m working on.

So I hit my year mark this week. 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 I still feel like I’ve only been out six months. So when it came, I had all these feelings about how I’m not ready to be halfway done, I didn’t accomplish as much as I should have so far. I need to make the second half go even better. I still feel like one of the younger missionaries in the mission because I am still not good at so many things. I have so much room to improve. So my New Years resolution I guess for the mission is to allow the mission to change me more. I have been feeling like I’m good where I’m at in a way, but I need to improve more. So much more. I can’t believe I’m halfway yet, I don’t even think it’s hit me yet, but I’m going to make the best of the rest if the time I have left.

We went to Chick-fil-A and got milkshakes (Thank you Merritt for the year mark envelope you stuck in my suitcase last year) and had dinner there the next day. I don’t have anywhere to burn a white shirt so I cut a tiny piece of a white shirt off that was a few inches long and burn that because it didn’t damage anything. It’s in my journal.

If I send a letter home sometime will you put it in my Keeper’s Box. 

We had a really cool Pioneer Day stake activity on Saturday.  I know

today is Pioneers Day (the day LDS people celebration making it to the Salt Lake Valley) but they did it then. It was a big BBQ with lots of food, live music, lots of activities and desserts. I wanted to wear my cowboy hat so bad but it’s just barley outside of missionary dress code. Oh well. But it was a lot of fun.  Also, a cool fun fact, I come home on Pioneer Day. Which means they will literally celebrate with fireworks (at least in Utah).  🙂

So we met this awesome guy names A******. He is really cool. We met him yesterday and taught him a lesson. And we both wanted to put him on date and could have but we held off and decided to wait till next time so that we can make sure he keeps commitments. His last missionaries told him about Joseph Smith and he believes it all and believes the church is true. So with some work and with many prayers, he should progress pretty well. I’m excited for him.

Yeah speaking of the temple, I’m just far enough south that I am allowed to go to the temple again. So we should be going soon.

It’s definitely cooler in the mountains. It doesn’t usually get above 105 degrees, at least since I’ve been here. But each afternoon is usually around 100 degrees. So not bad. 🙂

Week 51 – Elder Jones

Auburn, Statues and A New Comp………Again

Yeah, so sorry I wasn’t able to email it off this morning. It’ll be this way while I’m in Auburn. We only have wifi if we go to Starbucks or somewhere like that or the church.

First things first, we are stuck at the Toyota dealership right now because the car needs to be fixed. It’s not even our car, we are on bikes but we are using other Elder’s car right now because they are being punished and got it taken away. But they didn’t tell the mission office it needed to be fixed so we are cleaning up their mess. There is wifi here so I can email for a little bit.

So, it’s been a very, very crazy, busy week. I got Hilcrest ready for the Sisters to take over and got them all the info they needed. We got to Auburn at 6:45 pm and had dinner, while we left our stuff in Auburn 3rd’s truck. Then they dropped us off at dinner. Not even a half hour into dinner we get a call from the APs. An Emergency Transfer was happening. Earlier that day Elder Nettleton had gotten in an accident and they took his driving privileges away. His new comp, Elder Kerby, is from Panama and doesn’t have an American license. So Elder Nettleton needed a comp that could drive. So they should have sent me over there to be his comp but they have been wanting to shotgun (put two brand new Elders in) this area for a while so they sent my companion over there and gave me Elder Kerby. So we don’t know anyone here and our info on our iPads didn’t update until last night. We don’t have connection up here except for at the church and at Starbucks. So we went in blind for an entire day. It was so hard. It’s almost exactly like being up in the hills of Washougal except replace some of the pine trees with redwoods and the hills are steeper and closer together. Actually, Auburn feels more like the Oregon coast except there is no Ocean and it’s hot.

The view from Corbin’s apartment. 🙂

So we couldn’t see where anything is in civilization or anything because of trees and hills.  We had to drive to the only member we could find and ask how to get to the store to get food. That was hard. Then we had to figure out where home was. It was an adventurous day. But I’m so glad that it happened because I’ve heard about Elder Kerby. He has a reputation for being the most obedient and hard working missionary in the mission. And I am so thankful!!!! We can work our butts off now. And wake up on time and be obedient. It’s been amazing. I can finally do all the work I want without someone holding me back. In fact, he pushes me up and if I were to shotgun an area, which I am, he’s the guy to do it with. He’s been our for three more months than me and is from Panama 🇵🇦 so he’s awesome.

It is really cold here in the mornings but by the time we leave the apartment it’s hot like everywhere else. We have a beautiful view of our part of the valley from our back porch. I do studies out there every morning. It’s so cool.

Elder Kirby is a lot like my trainer. His mannerisms the way he talks, the things he likes, it’s so weird. Its like being with my trainer again except without the stress of being green.

Right outside of our apartment complex is this dentist place. And for some reason this dentist had someone carve these 50 foot stone statues of female Amazon Warriors. And they are totally naked and not shy about it. It’s super weird.

I learned how to solve a Rubix cube this week.

We have a Chick-fil-A here! And even better, a member is giving us coupons today! I was so mad when they finished the one in Vancouver right after I left. But I get it now.

I only got to be with my original companion for 30 minutes, but I love Elder Kerby so much. We get along so great and have so much fun. It’s been a blast. We laugh and work so hard together.  It’s super crazy right now and it’s been even more so trying to meet the people we need to.

Well, I’ll send a few pictures if I have any.

Luva!

Week 48 – Elder Jones

Heat, Goals and Luaus

Hey y’all!

I love y’alls emails, they make me happy.  It was hot this week.  110 degrees most of the day all week. Hard to tract in that and it kills your motivation. But I’m glad I like the heat.

It was a slowerish week I guess. We had Zone conference this week in

Gridley. It was President’s “funeral” or his last zone conference. He and the rest of the mission presidency bore their testimonies and it was really cool to see the powerful truths they shared. They had their families make a cool video in which they shared how having the Marston’s service on a mission blessed their lives. The Marston’s also made another video that was just a ton of pictures to music. It was pictures of missionaries throughout their three years of service. The video was almost a half hour but it covered every single missionary in the mission at least once. Usually more. So that was super cool. After that we sang the mission song and we all got to hug him and say goodbye because we won’t see him again. It was really sad. I’m going to miss him so much. I’m so grateful for the service he has done. He has taken this mission and turned it into a mission that is way better than it used to be. He really has changed it. He loves every single missionary and he is the best.

On Friday I was slightly frustrated with Elder Gardner on the inside, which is almost the norm but I’m working on that, for being lazy. He woke up at about 11:00 am that day and I wanted to work and it was weekly planning day.  So I tried to incorporate him in weekly planning and he would just say “whatever you think”. I had been trying to ask him what we can do to find people to teach and he would help so we skipped weekly planning and went tracting.  We found three new investigators. It was awesome.

On Saturday we ended up in Robbins and one of our new investigators that has been really hard to get ahold of had just ended up with the custody of his nephews and was looking for more of a support system and we told them about primary and stuff and they were all going to come to church but they didn’t end up showing up it was sad. But hopefully we can get ahold of them again his week and get them started again.

I got bit by Fancy again. She has been really weird around me lately. She latched into my arm this time. I’m going to have to stop holding her for a few visits.

We had a luau on Saturday too. It was the family reunion of a member of our ward for her birthday and they invited some members and the

Elder Goodman is a crossfire freak and tries to make us all eat healthy. He has been on this rant lately about how bread is poison for your body, or at least it’s just horrible. So I showed up to the church with a straight loaf of bread for lunch. This was his face when I opened the container.
We went and ate dinner at lumberjacks an they had a one pound pattie burger that elder Gardner got. The waitress got a box for him because she didnt think he would eat much of it. That hurt elder Gardners pride. He finished it all ad the fries.

missionaries to it. We helped set up and take down and took food home.

There are a lot of non members in the family and so we were talking all day with people about the church and what we do and it was really cool. Not necessarily work for our area but work for the whole country. But it was awesome. We had a thing of cookies and a small baggie of pork we were taking home, and we said goodbye to her and turned around and it had multiplied into a giant bag full of all kinds of food and at least a gallon of pulled pork and two trays of cake and more stuff like that. Wow.

This one is shorter because I didn’t start writing until yesterday. So I can’t remember much if the little things.  Oh, we got to do archery tag again. That was a blast. I’ll send the video. We won’t do it again because a lot of the zone doesn’t play and they want the gym. Even though they don’t even use the gym for anything. 

Our zone goals went well. Our goal for new investigators was 80 which think is he highest in the mission. In Citrus Heights our goal was 34 which we were proud if we could make that. So 80 is crazy. We busted that goal five days ago and made 90 instead.  We all just worked super hard. I’m so proud. So our zone leader is buying us all ice cream. He told us if we could make that goal he would buy it.

My MTC companion is coming down to Yuba because his comp needs to renew his military ID at the air force base here. So I will be able to see him while his comp is doing that.

Always it was an awesome week and I’m excited for another.

Luva!