Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Week #64

This week was really good! We had our Christmas devotional but we didn’t have too much time in our area but we were able to meet a whole bunch of members! We are quickly figuring out that we we are a couple of idiots when we are together.. also yes I am safe from the fires they are lejos from me so we good.

Last Monday we went to the LA auto show and was able to see a bunch of the new car coming out in the next year! It was super cool! After p day ended we went over to a members house for family home evening where the stake president as really good! There was ham and pie. The hams were not ham man quality tho, complete shame.

Tuesday we went and worked in the northern part of our area like all day long. Hit a bunch of members and introduced ourselves. Nothing too exciting happened that day

Wednesday was the same as Tuesday, just visiting members by the port! We found a member whose father was the guy who created battle Star Galactica... guess it was some nerdy show from the 70’s that was popular or something. I couldn’t participate in that conversation. After working in that area all day we went and had the Book of Mormon class where we had our cool investigator there that loves the church! That was a blessing

Thursday was lowkey sucky. We had 4 appointments and a dinner appointment and everything but 1 lesson fell through! But hey that’s just how it goes sometimes!good thing I have Elder hanson as a companion. We make everything fun so we chillin hitting it.

Friday we had our Christmas devotional, it was awesome to hear the music and to hear the testimonies from a bunch of my mission friends. It was a really good time! Had ham, the ham man still hasn’t made his way down to SC yet. We also watched a Christmas movie! The was the one about the Christmas oranges, wasn’t half bad After the conference we went back to our area ate some street tacos that made Elder hanson sick so we had to go in early... lol

Saturday we were all over the zone. We went to the stake center for district meeting. Came back to our area to have a lesson that he wasn’t there for... then went back to the stake center to help set up for a stake open house. Came back to our area for our ward Christmas party! It was fun and it was nice to meet more members! There was ham for the third time. Got my hopes up. It didn’t meet the standard that the ham man has established. It was fun we have polys in the ward and man it’s fun to be around them!

Sunday we went to church which was awesome I finally got to meet a bunch of members. After went to a justserve committee meeting and all of the people (who are hecka rich) were really impressed with our input. Yeet. After we went to the stake center for the stake open house. Where we stood and greeted people!

I am super excited for this Christmas season and to help light the world of others! Very. Grateful for the eternal gift that Heavenly Father gave all of us!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Week #62 & #63

Sorry I didn’t write a weekly email last week I was hecka lazy and I didn’t know what to think cause we got transfer calls last week and i am back in English now in San Pedro... im pretty much in the Long Beach mission. It’s at the opposite end of the mission. I love it here tho! It’s like a port town and the pace here is way slower, it’s a port town! I love it! Plus I get to see an uncle salty at least once a day. It’s the best. Plus the ward is the coolest thing ever! Very different from Spanish but this ward GETS IT! SO grateful for that

Last Monday all we did was got to the golf wang store by Tyler the creator. It was a dream come true. Also visited the rip and dip store. Didn’t have any money and I wanted it all..

Tuesday got up super early my ride came and picked me up and we went to San Pedro! Met my new companion I already know him. It’s Elder Hanson. Such a stud. He is from Utah came out with me and is called Spanish too we get along good. Came to the apartment and it was Krusty with a K! It was such a pig pen I didn’t unpack I just started cleaning. After about an hour we get a call, some Elder got in a car crash and totaled their car. Had to drop everything to go pick them up. Apartment is still a krusty girl rn.

Wednesday, we had to take those same elders up to basically Santa Monica for a dentist appointment since they don’t have a car. Met our super cool investigator Danielle! Also taught a Book of Mormon class, met some members.

Thursday Elder hanson forgot he had choir practice so we went up to the VC for that I just chilled and watched. After we had a really good ZLC. After went and ate with a super cool recent convert family. We were there a little too long.. told Elder Hanson. We are not going in till we find at least one member. Found the sister of a member and she is interested!

Friday we went back to the VC for MLC. It was good! That needed at three and we didn’t want to go all the way back to our church area because Elder Hanson was singing in the Spanish VC night. So while he was singing I was out greeting members and I saw and talked to members from all of the Spanish wards I have served in! Surprised that some members still remember me!

Saturday we had to do dumb car reports and some other things. Finally got out into our area to meet members. Knocked on a members door found this super cool guy from Nigeria when we asked him if he wanted to learn more he invited us in on the spot! We taught him the gospel of Jesus Christ! What he believes in is exactly what we believe in! It was a super cool miracle.

Sunday we went to church I bore my testimony and then right after we had to go to two stake reports since our zone covers 2 stakes. That took forever. After. We went and ate with some super cool members! Then we went to the church to send stuff and when we came out. There was 3 raccoons. We chased them around the parking lot for like 15 mins then went home.

I know this is the true church! Read the Book of Mormon!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Week #61

This week was really good! A lot happened. The ambrocios were baptized, we had a thanksgiving dinner for the ward with white people food and we had the privilege to give a bunch of blessings!

Last Monday we did straight nothing. Just got music for my usb and watched face to face events.... it sucked. After p day ended we went and had a lesson with the Ambrocio family finishing up their lessons!

Tuesday we had to go to the Westwood building to give a training to the new missionaries. After it was over us and the Farsi elders (elder Kramer) went and got in n out! Man I miss Elder Kramer. After the lunch we came back to our area and worked for a little but then went back over to the Ambrocio to set up their baptismal interview! Then exchanged with the Adams ward elders

Wednesday I was with Elders Seipel and Frigetto! It was weird cause Elder Frigetto is going home this transfer, I like to think I am in the middle and Elder Seipel only has a month in the mission. It was a good exchange! Enjoyed helping these elders out! Elder Galli had a pretty stressful day he called me and said we needed to exchange early cause hermana Ambrocio needed to have her interview from President Haynies counselor.. plus on top of that we both had to give baptismal interviews. So we exchanged early went to one interview at 6 then to the others 7:30 then up to the visitor center for hermana Ambrocios at 8:30. Her interview went way late so we had to wait for the next day to do her daughters.

Thursday we had to wake up early for zone conference. It was good! Learned a lot and felt the spirit! After hermana Ambrocio told us she wasn’t feeling well so we went over and gave her a blessing, then came back an hour later with our district leader and gave Ximena her baptismal interview.

Friday was full of service. We had to get up early again. We went and served at a food bank that missionaries go to once a week. Friday was their annual turkey give away so there was a line Around the corner to get a turkey. We were wearing the yellow helping hands vests. We were on crowd control making sure the line was good and no one was cutting in. Felt like Ron Swanson and the people from parks and rec answering the stupid questions the people from the city had... literally some of the dumbest questions. Grateful I got to go serve there tho! Right after that we went right over to change a less actives tire and paint her house. She made us lunch it was gross. It was fun to do something different! After that we went and just talked with the familia Ambrocio

Saturday we went and gave a blessing to our baptismal date cause he wasn’t feeling well then went and gave another blessing to a less actives boyfriend who sliced open his foot at work. He showed me it. It was cool. After we went over and hermana Ambrocio still wasn’t feeling well. We just promised her that if she has faith she will feel ready for the next day. We told her to put all of her faith and trust in the lord because we were going to do it. Then we went over to the church for the ward thanksgiving dinner. It was good! It was actually white people food (not casseroles Elder Retamales ). I enjoyed myself. Got talking with some of the Hermana and turns out two of them took a couple of plates over the Ambrocio family since they couldn’t come because of sickness. S/O to hermana chicas and Soltero! This ward is freakin stellar

Sunday was crazy. We were running around preparing for the baptism. We didn’t go to class. Inocencia and Ximena were baptized tho! She told us she woke up with a lot less pain but she said her determination outweighed her pain! I got to baptize hermana Ambrocio! It was such a cool experience! They are both huge examples to me of truly trusting in the lord and in the gospel. I could see that they knew this would change their lives for the better. So grateful for their examples to me!

Love you all! Have a good week!

  1. Cool pic of DTLA I took.
2-3. The bros at Zone Conference
4-5. Pics. Of us and the Ambrocios at their baptism!
6-7 us serving at the turkey giveaway!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Week #60

This week was really good! I barely saw Elder galli cause all we did…
This week was really good! I barely saw Elder galli cause all we did pretty much was go on exchanges. I love them and getting to know other missionaries and how they do the greatest work on the earth!

Last Monday we went to the griddle with some sisters and elders Daniels and radtamales. After we went to the Greystone mansion some famous landmark in Beverly Hills. After p day ended we went and had an awesome lesson with the Ambrocio family. We met their oldest daughter and she said she would like for us to teach her!

Tuesday we had ZLC over Facebook just planning for this month. After we went and had a lesson with a part member family they are awesome they just need a swift kick in the shorts to get them going again. (<-Love doing that btw) then that night we exchanged with some elders in the zone and I was with Elder burns! Turns out he grew up in Riverton right next to the Gibbons family we know a lot of the same people!

Wednesday we had lunch with a semi active member and then we went out and worked hard! Felt bad for Elder burns he doesn’t speak Spanish... we didn’t have any lessons but we set a bunch of return appointments! Then that night we went on another exchange with the APs. I went with Elder Lopez

Thursday we had district meeting those are always awesome! Then we went and worked and found a bunch of amazing people in an area that we rarely work in. then we met with the Ambrocio family again. The are doing awesome and we taught their older daughter! It was a great lesson on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Friday i was with Elder galli finally. We had a bunch of lessons that we taught and had to squeeze in weekly planning we went to a family home evening at the church it was good! Then we exchanged again!

Saturday I was with Elder Virgin! We worked in his area and we were on foot and bus! Man oh man the public transportation here is is fire. I love it. We walked a lot the. We ate with one of my favorite members the Vasquez family. Their dad let’s me roast their son all the time so it was good to see them again. They take good care of me! After we went and tried to teach someone that Elder Eldredge and I brought back. But she canceled at the last minute but she bought us pizza so she gave it to us and asked the member neighbors if we could eat it over there. Talked to this super cool young member that works for Red Bull. He told me to hit him up after I am home and he will see if he can hook me up working there lol. Then he gave us some Red Bull gear.

Sunday was off the chains. Members were bringing investigators left and right! We ended up having 5 people at church! We were only expecting 3! We couldn’t really enjoy church cause we were running around making sure everyone is ok. I enjoyed it. After church just went out and worked! The church is true!

Love you all! Have a good week

Pics from last p day