There were several cool teaching opportunities this week. It was actually a really good week! The first experience that was really cool was finishing teaching Isaiah the commandments and then having him interviewed for baptism. Elder Briggs interviewed him, and he said that when he told him that he was worthy to be baptized his face just lit up and he was so excited. He's an awesome kid and the Ward loves him so that is a good thing.
So San Jacinto Ward and our area, reminds me a lot of Prado View Ward in Corona. Mostly upper middle class people, two story stucco houses with the tile roofs, lots of parks in the neighborhoods, and lots of young families. The area is a mix of rural and suburban. The neighborhoods are typical California neighborhoods, but then there's space between them with fields and dairies. Unfortunately that means that certain parts of our area smell exactly like there are hundreds or thousands of cows less than a miles away. But that's part of the experience I guess.
So for transfer news . . . . I am being transferred to the Hemet Stake. I'm actually in the San Jacinto Ward which covers the nearby city of San Jacinto, but it's still in the Hemet area. On the drive over here we saw half a dozen dairy farms and hundreds of cows, but there are plenty of suburban areas too. And for my companion, it's. . . Elder Herald! I honestly didn't believe him when he called and told me before I had received my call from the Zone Leaders. I think it will be really fun to be with him again, now that I can chill a little. I don't have the same responsibility of picking up an empty area and trying to correct the errant ways of his trainer. There are a couple of really good things going in this area, including a baptism on the 30th and plenty of potentials to work with. Elder Herald has already been here for two transfers so he knows the area and the members pretty well. I am still a District Leader, and Elder Andrew and his companion are actually in my district so that will be fun.
So this week, Multi-Zone Conferences were held in the California Riverside Mission. This past weekend, General Conference was broadcast from Salt Lake City, Utah. We were certainly inspired by the many messages we heard from the General Authorities of the Church and the training we received from our mission leaders.
I'm a missionary for the LDS church, teaching the Gospel while soaking up some California sun!