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Well this week was exciting. We played Chair soccer for P-day. Then we did missionary things.
On Tuesday we had our last zone conference with President Bunker. He was as full of fire as ever. He focused on teaching us the basics, our purpose. Find, Teach, Baptize. I love zone conferences. We had ours with the Vacaville and Woodland zones. It was awesome to see all the Woodland Elders. I miss them. After that we ate some Hmong food at another Hmong party. Only about a 3rd of the branch was there though. The Hmong’s stir fry all their vegetables, which is amazing. And they eat a lot of chicken. And they had pumpkin bread for some reason… but I didn’t mind!
We had District meeting on Wednesday and we went on exchanges. Our district leader is a Spanish Elder and he covers the east half of town. So I spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday speaking Española. It was a lot of fun but I enjoy speaking English a little better. Especially cause then I can participate. But I did get to read some scriptures in Española. I only butchered a few words.
On Thursday we ate a huge Mexican lunch at a member of the Spanish branch’s home. Then I returned to my area. We got to see this referral named Jessica. The 1st Ward Elders gave her a Book of Mormon last week and told us to visit her so we did. She is on 1Nephi 10 already! She says she likes the stories in there. We are going back tomorrow to see her again!
On Friday we had weekly planning again. We then cleaned the church with the Hmong branch. We also met with Seffi who I think I told you about last week. Well she read part of the Book of Mormon and even reviewed it before we came over ha-ha. We taught her more about Joseph Smith and asked her to keep reading. She’s so smart and asks such good questions. I’m excited for her.
On Saturday we met with this guy named Max who was Baptized with his sister when he was 9 and she was 11. He has lost a lot of his desire to go to church and do stuff like that. He is just swallowed up in video games. It’s all he does all the time. He did tell me that you only have to go outside for 15 minutes to get the required amount of vitamin D that you need from the sun. So that’s good to know.
On Sunday we had church and we had amazing Sacrament meetings where the singles had an invite your friend/less active to church day. We had a pretty good turnout. And there were some amazing talks! We then went to the Hmong branch where one of the YSA speakers was speaking again ha-ha. He was pulling double duty. He did a very good job. We then had double dinners cause the Hmongs gave us food, which we ate right before we got a phone call from one of the YSA’s telling us they had signed up to feed us. I was able to handle it, mostly. After we got out of dinner everything looked funny. It was all dark and hazy and everything smelled like smoke. We were driving down the street and we saw a guy looking at the sun through a welders mask. I thought he was crazy, but then I remembered a news clipping I saw on the fridge of the dinner we were just at. There was something about an eclipse. So then I used my Sherlock powers of deduction and grabbed my sunglasses and looked at the sun! For the few milliseconds that I could see before my eyesight went away I could see a little U shape. It was cool. So long story short. I did see the eclipse, even though nobody told us about it.
Well that was my week.