This week we met our new district and District Leader, Elder Bonola. Of the whole district there is, Hermana Ribison, Hermana Carrillo, Hermana Martinez, Hermana Spilsbury, Elder Penrose, Elder Bonola, Elder Barlow, Elder Ashcraft, and me. Most I have seen before, others, I am just able to meet for this short time here in the Turlock Stake/ Zone. We had a good district meeting and talked about John 14. President Palmer even randomly showed up in the middle. He was happy to take the picture for us so we didn't have to try setting up our cameras to do a timed out selfie I guess. To add on top of things, SISTER ANDERSON is back, with a new missionary she is training again named Sister Beckett. She' been called to serve in the Brazil mission speaking Portuguese. There seems to be a lot of those in Hilmar is what I heard, so she has been placed in the right area so she can practice as she learns the language and waits for her visa, so she can get to where she has been called to serve. President Palmer loves and welcomes all transitory missionaries that pass through this mission. We have a good mix of a lot of languages. At least Sister Anderson gets to see me one last time before I fly home.
I decided that my last planner for my last transfer will be decorated with pictures on the front and back. On the front, is a picture from one of the recent Ensigns about a woman that appears to be learning how to walk again. Her hand is stretched out to a metal bar with another hand guiding her. The quote says, "Humility made me strong, as I was converted to humbly relying on the Lord's strength to be able to 'do all things.'" How important it is to rely on the Lord in all things, and council with him in all your doings. The rod is like the word of God. If we hold true to it, with our callings, and endure to the end, how great will be our joy when we finish. The other picture is of the 1 Samaritan leper out of the 10 that came back to the Lord and bowed down to him in incomprehensible gratitude for such a miracle and a full restoration of life in which otherwise was pronounced good as dead because the disease was incurable and was living death. Your body decays as you live until the final moment when pain is unbearable. These two picture are starting to mean so much to me. One, endure to the end, and two, thank the Lord with all energy of heart, and we will be made whole (be forgiven of our sins). I am in deep gratitude that I have been able to serve a mission and help others repent just as much as I strive to repent. That's about it for this week. I hope you all love my spiritual messages.