This week we weren't able to meet with Nick's sister at all. She had to cancel one night, and we were never able to reschedule. We weren't able to meet with Jared this week either. He cancelled our appointment for Saturday and it sounds like he may not want to continue meeting with us. He is starting to study with the Jehovah Witnesses, because he has a lot of family that are JW. But he told us he has talked with them in the past and he disagrees with some of their beliefs, so we might just politely remind him of that and see if he still has an interest in meeting with us.
This is Elder Hagler's first transfer as a Zone Leader. He started his mission in Menifee and then went to Temescal Valley and then to Moreno Valley. He will hit his year mark this Friday. Elder Hagler covers my weaknesses really well. He loves to go street contacting and is willing to talk with everyone. So we have been doing that a lot more and it has been quite enjoyable and successful as well. He's really goofy which always makes it easier to get along and to get to know someone. So things are going great!
Transfers are crazy but not too bad this time. So I did get another new companion. That makes me 3 for 3, that is 3 companions in 3 transfers, if anyone is keeping track. His name is Elder Hagler and he is from West Valley, Utah and has been out almost a year. He seems really funny and I've heard mostly good things about him from other missionaries, so I'm excited. I was sad to see Elder Chapman go, because we did get along so well, but we were too alike in some ways, and we didn't really cover each others weaknesses very well. Elder Hagler seems to like street contacting, so he will be able to help our efforts in that area. Other big news is that my two trainees received new assignments - Elder Walker is a Zone Leader and Elder Andrew is training. So that is pretty exciting news!
For Labor Day, we had a huge Zone activity. We had planned on starting out by playing volleyball in the morning. But we couldn't find the volleyball stuff at the stake center, so we had to go to the YSA building and grab the equipment there, and then take it over to the Jackson building in the back of our truck. (I'm starting to realize that it can be handy to have a truck sometimes.) After volleyball we went outside and played some soccer while a few of the Zone members cooked hot dogs and hamburgers. It was a lot of fun. It was the last P-Day for one Elder and one Sister in our Zone, so it was nice to be able to just hang out for a bit.
I'm a missionary for the LDS church, teaching the Gospel while soaking up some California sun!