Wow guys, so it's been a while since I've gotten to email. I got to California the 22nd as you may have seen. It's been a crazy two weeks, physically, spiritually and emotionally. I don't even have time for all of it! So I won't give you a play by play but I'll inform you on some stuff.
had 17 missionaries and thousands of luggage, craziness transporting from train to Trax to airport. I got to talk to my family! That was so amazing. The flight was fine, I kinda sat by an annoying Elder though... Sorry but true. We got to Chino airport and it was so warm! President picked us up and took us to the Mission office. So when we got here last Monday we spend the night at the mission presidents house, Rancho Cucamonga is beautiful! We got up the next morning and had some new missionary training. We then ate dinner with all the incoming trainers and I got my trainer. Her name is Sister Thomason, she's from Riverton, Utah and has been out 7 months. She's so sweet! I'm really lucky to have her because she doesn't annoy me, she's not forceful, she's not crazy, she's not too shy, and she really respects me. I am located in Victorville, California! The desert.... They call this area the high desert. I'm in the Mesa Linda ward. It's an interesting place. We've had some great experiences and some pretty crazy and weird experiences even in my first week. Everyone calls me a greenie, it's whatever, since I am one (new missionary). Everyone marvels that I'm not from Utah. The ward is pretty good, but not gonna lie, our little branch back home is hard to top. I still haven't seen Sister Boswell, which if she's in Hesperia, she's not too far from me! This week we've been trying to teach and meet lots of people, we've had some miracles and some weird experiences. I will explain some later. We got to go to the Redlands temple today, it was so great! By the way here its like 70-90 degrees all week. It's flippin awesome. The temple was beautiful and we got to go "over the hill" as they call it. If you live "over the hill" like in Rancho it's beautiful and stuff, and "up the hill" in the desert its... desert. We got to drive through El Cajon pass and it's so gorgeous! Like wow! I hope I can send some pictures. I don't have much time to e-mail today so I'll try to share some interesting missionary stories later if I can.. I want to talk to you all! I am still having a bit of a hard time, but I'm trying to rely on the Lord and find my purpose here. Stay strong you guys, I pray for all of you, always.