President & Sister Mullen will be completing their service in the California Riverside Mission just a few days after Elder Cornaby returns home. They have served alongside countless Elders and Sisters and Senior Missionaries during their 3 years in the mission field. May God bless them for the lives and testimonies that they have had a part in shaping.
Multi-Zones this week were really good even though they were condensed into a shorter amount of time - only two hours this time. But because it was shorter, it was more spiritually charged without the exhaustion of 7 hours of meetings. I was sort of a one-man show at our Multi-Zone. I was the regular pianist, I provided our Zone's musical number, I was the only outgoing testimony and I said the closing prayer. It was weird to give my outgoing testimony because I remember seeing so many other missionaries do this before me but then when you're up there it feels the same as any other testimony. It is sort of surreal to be at this point in my mission, even though I have known this day was coming for the past 2 years.
Elder Cornaby and Elder Herald decided that they wanted to have pizza for lunch. On a missionary's budget, it looks like pizza consists of bread and sauce. Hopefully there were some toppings added after the picture was taken.
So our seeking with faith this week was going pretty good. We had 6 hours by Friday, and on the weekend we normally have lots of time to do seeking. But then I came down with a fever, that I caught either from Elder Herald or from Elder Sorenson, so we ended up staying in for pretty much all of Saturday. That sort of put a damper on things because we were pretty pumped to hit our goal for the week. We did do quite a bit of seeking with faith earlier in the week and we had some fun with it as well. It reminds me a lot of Corona - people are not outside too much during the day, or the people that are outside are pretty nice but just super busy. But we were getting one or two potentials per day so we were feeling productive.
I am still the District Leader. The thing is that I am not leaving a week before the end of the transfer because this transfer is only 5 weeks. I have had leadership responsibilities for most of my mission. During my interview with President Mullen one of the things he said is that I have great leadership potential if I keep stretching myself like I have on my mission. My interview with President Mullen this week also included my exit interview. I received a copy of my flight itinerary and it looks like I will be on the same flight as all of my other outgoing missionary friends that are returning home to Utah.
I'm a missionary for the LDS church, teaching the Gospel while soaking up some California sun!