It's been the best week ever once again! I only have so many more, so I've gotta make them all count.
Honestly it was actually a pretty slow week until Sunday, but that's okay because a whole week's worth of stuff happened this weekend and it makes up for any slowness in the rest of the week.
We've got a baptism coming up this week! It's a neat thing. We're super excited for Adrian to get baptized and for his family to keep becoming more active. In a couple weeks they're moving to another house in the ward, so doing some service to help them with that will give the ward a good chance to get to know the family better. Things are going really well.
On Sunday we got up super early so we could go to ward council and then make sure Adrian was awake afterwards. While we were at church, a member came to us and said "hey I want to introduce you to my friend" which is the best sentence to hear ever. His friend was actually a member though, but his friend's son is ten and not baptized yet, so we need to teach him the lessons since they're just getting back to church. That was a super cool blessing.
All week we'd been struggling to find new people to teach. People just were not talking to us! And it was discouraging! Until Sunday afternoon, when everyone was super awesome and we picked up a couple new people to teach. We had to wait and work all week so we could get the blessings at the end, and sometimes the mission just is that way. It's great though, it's so satisfying to look back and see God's hand in my life and mission.
Not a super long email this week, but really things are going great here. It's been really cool. I love Monica ward and love serving here in Bakersfield.
Thanks for all your support!
As for pictures this week: words continue to be unable to describe just how beautiful the world can be at times. It's almost a little symbolic- just like we had go wait all day to see the pretty sunset, we had to wait all week to get some good work done.
1. Shout out to Elder Wright for taking this fresh pic of me taking a fresh pic.
2. Panorama if the sunset. Really the lighting was way crazy because there was a lot of dust in the air.
3. That's not even the sun there, just the sun reflecting off the clouds.
4. Barbed wire and palm tree sunset aesthetic.
5. There were these flowering vines that grew from a wall over onto this palm tree and it was seriously so nice looking.