In case I have forgotten to tell you who all gave me Christmas presents, the Egleston's who are our ward mission leaders, gave us a bunch of presents and another stocking full of toiletries, candy, and funny things such as silly putty, and nerd glasses. I still have yet to make a thank you letter to them, but I will do that before the end of this new transfer.
So for this week, we have not taught one lesson to any investigator or less active. We did go see a family we thought might have been less active in Denair, and then when they invited us in, we learned that they were active. I didn't recognize the son, so we were able to meet them more personally and also received some health tips like good exercises that the son does and good things that come from eating spinach, bananas, and other things. He told us that he has been developing high blood pressure, and the blood pressure meds do worse things, so the natural thing to do is eat things high in potassium, and also eat meat sparingly. The meats that we eat cause mind diseases and dysfunctions that are prevalent in our old lives such as Alzheimer's, memory loss, and other things. It counteracts the sodium within your blood by breaking it down and flushing it out of the system. I had no idea that potassium had so many health benefits besides stopping something from twitching I guess. Then we rushed all the way from Denair to the bottom of Turlock in about half an hour to get to our New Year's dinner with the Fortado's of the former 2nd ward now 1st ward. They had smoked honey ham, potatoes, and carrots. It was pretty good.
For transfer calls, I will be staying with Elder Ahscraft for this last transfer here in Turlock 1st ward. We haven't heard anything about other missionaries coming back in to take back the bigger part of the area, so it's not what we were hoping for, but I guess we will just have to deal with it and work in all areas so everyone benefits with our spirit in each of the towns. Hopefully, while I serve here, my companion and I will be able to baptize one of our good investigators, Bryan. He swings in and out of progressing often, but overall, I think he will be the next to get baptized into this ward.
The ward here has been saying how wonderful it is that we can gather together as a ward family to start the year out right with the sacrament so that we can renew our covenant-- not only the covenants we make at baptism as we take upon us the name of Christ, but also in the temple. We are again promised to have the spirit always to warn us, guide us, or just to comfort us so that we can never go in life comfortless, or helpless. What an amazing blessing, and an amazing gift we are given in this life. Continue to 'Press Forward Saints'. Love you all.
Happy selfie. Happy New Year! Last Transfer!