Breaking news! A random bird just flew into the Family History Center window just now. We aren't sure if it broke it's neck, leg, or if it just has whiplash. The poor thing is just panting like crazy, so we just put it under a tree. It reminded me one time of a bird that did the same thing back at home. I was sitting on the couch one day in the greeting room and then bang! I told my mom, "A bird just flew into the window."
Anyways, we had a good week sharing the gospel. I was also told that there is like 25 feet of snow in the Sierra Mountains. Someone showed us a huge wall of snow next to a road or something with a little person standing next to it being dwarfed by the white wall. All the reservoirs have also filled to the brim from all the rain, snow, and the mix that melted a lot of the snow as well. The Lord has indeed poured out a blessing after 4 long years of praying for rain. The blessing was so much, that there is not enough room to receive it, yet there are still water restrictions until the drought is under control. We could always use a good year like this every year so we don't have to worry about water for the crops. Now we just need to maintain our righteousness and we will continue to be blessed.
Last night, we had another good lesson with the Hernandez family. We reviewed the gospel of Jesus Christ and focused on repentance. They didn't know what the word was or how to use it, so we were able to teach and clarify how they can repent and how we can change to be more like Christ. Then, we quickly went over all the commandments once they understood the basic principles and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They had a few minor issues that were resolved quickly with the word of wisdom. Mainly coffee, and for the father, an occasional beer once a week or so. They all committed to live the word of wisdom and other commandments, so they may or may not be on date after all for next week on the 12th. It will be a mighty miracle if they get baptized this next week, so I'm pretty sure I won't be seeing baptisms at the end of my mission after all. Oh well. I guess I can live with the fact that I got potential priesthood holders onto the right track to baptism and the Kingdom of Heaven. I can wait for the news from my current companion when I get home whether they got baptized or not. It will be an exciting day for them.
I guess this week I will have my farewell interview with President Palmer, get my bike box, and pack my bags this next Monday. Today, is my last real Monday to have fun. This will be a fun last full week of my mission. I love you all.