Monday is our P-Day. We always have to do our shopping and our laundry that day, but sometimes we manage to squeeze in a fun activity too. This week we hiked a trail in the mountains outside of Corona. The picture below is only about half the group that went on the hike.
So Senior Week was hard, and interesting. Monday was Family Home Evening in the Park, which was a lot of fun, but it meant that we weren't able to get any lessons that night. That night we also went and got the ball rolling on printing out the flyers for our Open House, so that was good. We were able to get 600 printed out and passed out at church this week for people to share with their friends, and all our extras we'll be handing out on the street and at stake conference.
The temple trip was amazing. The day started off kind of ominous. It was raining, so we took our umbrellas to go to the gym, but the doors were locked because the only way to the gym is through the pool area. It eventually let up by the time we headed over to our ride's house so I didn't bring my umbrella, but that was a mistake. Halfway there, the rain starts dumping on us again, and when we get to the temple it is still raining super hard, so my suit got absolutely soaked. But once we got in the temple and got changed and everything, the temple was very peaceful of course. We don't wear our name tags in the temple, by the way. We did an endowment session, and this time it was so much easier to understand and get things out of it. Part of it was just that I noticed all the various things that people have pointed out to me, but it was also just that it wasn't such a busy day compared to the last time. The entire Corona Zone went to the 12 o'clock session, except for the Sisters who went to the next one. Elders and Sisters aren't supposed to be in the same session apparently, just one of those mission rules. On the way home we stopped at a place called Cafe Rio's, which is apparently huge in Utah, I'd never had it before, but it was pretty good. I did get to take a couple of pictures at the temple on the way out, but there wasn't much time so I'll try to get more next time.
According to the mission home staff, the California Riverside Mission has a guardian angel, so to speak. There is a red-tailed hawk that keeps watch
over the mission home.
She is often present when
there are new missionaries arriving to begin their service in the mission field and also when missionaries are leaving for home who have completed their missions.
I'm super excited to go to the Temple this week. There are so many things that missionaries talk about that have to do with the temple. I think I'll be able to get a lot more out of it this time as well. It won't be quite so much of a whirlwind day and I'll know what to expect. I'll also be trying to go there with a few questions to ask, missionaries say that is normally the best thing to do. I'll try and read D&C 109 during personal study tomorrow morning before we go.
I'm a missionary for the LDS church, teaching the Gospel while soaking up some California sun!