TRANSFER CALLS ARE HERE!!! I will be going to Turlock 1st ward tomorrow with Elder Ashcraft. We are both being doubled in, so it looks like the beginning of my mission is going to repeat itself with the end of my mission by being doubled in. I never thought it would end that way. I requested that I get transferred out of this ward and that Elder Beus receive a new companion so he can gain new experiences with other companions and receive a new friend too. I did promise Elder Beus this dictionary that I received from my trainer and to keep it safe, and then maintain the pattern and give it to a sister at the end of his mission. I won't be giving it to him yet, but I will at the end of my mission through the mission office. Elder Beus' companion will be Elder Pope. I don't know him, so this will be interesting for him. Elder Beus is also staying in Northland ward and there will still be 2 companionship's serving here.
This week, I was able to meet a supposedly LA member in the ward. We tried getting her record moved in, but we couldn't find anything on her with 2 different names, so we may need to get her baptized again so we can recreate those records for her if she so chooses. She kind of looks like my good Aunt Cherie White. That was pretty cool. They are a cool/ crazy family who loves football. Their kids play it for sports. Her husband, Manuel, is interested in learning more about the gospel. He's talked to missionaries before in the distant past, and their family has been taken care of by the church whenever their financial trouble arises. So far, they are really blessed at this time. We won't be able to see them again until next month because of the Thanksgiving holidays and getting set up for Christmas.
I was able to go on 2 exchanges this week. The first one was with Elder Ahau again. That was so fun. I love Elder Ahau. It was really cloudy that day, but it at least did not rain on us. The next day, we had our final District Meeting together. I will no longer be a District Leader. I am a normal missionary again. Thank goodness. Stress is killer ya know. The next day, I went on an exchange with Elder Schultz. It was good. He dived right into DoTerra (Essential Oils) after meeting the Rice's. He loves his peppermint. I don't like the smell of peppermint, and it kept me up most of that night. I was happy that exchange was over. It's more of an exciter than a soother like what lavender does. I love the lavender oil. Another missionary gave me some grapefruit oil and that was pretty powerful. It tastes just like grapefruit. It's special property is to help with food addictions, it detoxifies the body, cleaner, and it does some other stuff too. Oils can help with almost anything. I may look into it more when I get home. Someone let me know who sells DoTerra in Utah. There's got to be someone I know that sells it. That would be cool. It's meaning in Greek is "Gift of the Earth". It's quite suiting.
Lastly, we were able to get James Cunningham to church again. Apparently, the Methodist Church that he goes to is combining with our ward choir and their hand bells in playing Christmas music at our church building in December. That will be a great activity in getting people to see the inside of our church building. That will be exciting, even though I won't be around for it. That's about it this week. Love you all.
Exchange with Elder Ahau
Tyler's district for the last time.
Look! Fall colors!
My second belt broke, so I bought a new one