The MyPlan topic for this week was call "Visions and Goals" I think? It had you describe what you hoped your life would be like one year from now, and then set some specific actions you're going to do to help obtain that goal. It was pretty fun and still nothing too trunky. I doubt MyPlan is really going to ask the trunky questions, unlike all the missionaries that ask "What's the first movie you're going to watch?" or "What's the first thing you're going to do when you're released?". Those are the kind of questions that make you think about home.
So for transfer news, I am staying in San Jacinto and so is Elder Herald! That was kind of a surprise since Elder Herald has been here so long, but it's a good surprise. We get along well and he already knows the area and the Ward so it should be a good transfer. Elder Briggs has a new companion though - Elder Yang. He is from China, and this is his first area serving in an English speaking Ward. He spent nearly his entire first year either in Eastvale Chinese Ward or UC-Riverside Chinese Ward. We are all excited to serve with him in this area. Other transfer news, Elder Andrew is leaving, all the way to Jurupa on the north side of the mission. Also, Elder Anderson is the new AP. I am the only person in the Hemet Zone that goes home next transfer. That means I'll be the only missionary giving an outgoing testimony at our next Zone Conference.
Elder Cornaby & Elder Goodrich
One of the best things about Crossfit is being able to see so many past companions and friends.
So you heard about a lot of stuff on the Skype call for Mother's Day. As for the work this past week there were a couple of fun things. I went on exchanges in the Fruitvale area, so I was on a bike again. This time I was with Elder Gossett and it was pretty fun, though I was saddle sore again. I guess it takes a little while for your body to adjust to riding that much. It does mean that I've officially spent a full week of my mission on a bike though (pretty proud of that accomplishment).
So to start off, this week we had our first 100 degree temperatures of the year. We had two days over 100 degrees, but the past couple days the highs were down in the 60's because of some rain and clouds that came in.
For my birthday, we didn't really do too much to celebrate. I did get my package, so I opened that. Elder Pennington called in the morning and sang Happy Birthday to me, but other than that not too many people remembered. I did get a couple of e-mails from my college friends this week, so that was a nice surprise as well.
This was a week of reunions. First I went on exchanges with Elder Andrew. It was fun to be working with him again and biking Hemet is way easier than anywhere else I've biked in the mission. It also brings my total bike time up to 6 days, so I'll probably end up with a full week of bike days by the time I go home. The second reunion was with the Dotson Family that Elder Andrew and I had taught in Moreno Valley!
I'm a missionary for the LDS church, teaching the Gospel while soaking up some California sun!