On Friday I spent most of the day in Riverside for District Leader Training, which takes 3-4 hours, plus at least an hour either way for travel. When we returned from training, we found that our companions had been doing some unplanned emergency service. Normally that would have been fine but . . . In this instance, some new Sisters needed their bikes delivered, but the Elders with a truck had an appointment and couldn't do it. On top of that, the Elders that had the bikes stored in their apartment were still out doing service, so their apartment was locked. The problem with the San Jacinto Zone is that we have 10 Elders, but only 2 cars, which means that usually there's one companionship left behind for any given event and multiple trips have to be made. So after we got back from the meeting in Riverside we had to leave the other San Jacinto Elders at the locked apartment, while we went and got the Elders who had the key. Then we had to go and take the bikes to the Sisters using our car, leaving behind the other 4 missionaries, and then we had to go back and pick them up. Another complication to this situation, is that half the missionaries in the Zone have a "blue dot", meaning they can't drive mission vehicles. It was an entirely stressful day where not much was really done, sadly. But we are looking forward to a better week!
Memorial Day wasn't really anything special. We had a Zone activity where we played volleyball, and that was lots of fun. We were originally planning to go hiking up in the mountains, to a place called Idyllwild, but one of the Elders in the Zone hurt his foot so we decided to delay it and see if he'll be up to it in a couple of weeks.
Hope things are going well at home.
From the West Side . . . .