Dear Family and Friends,
So this week was full of great stuff. On Monday we had a half P-day cause we were going to the temple on Thursday. So we did our shopping, and I bought the cheapest most ghetto camera that money can buy, (besides a disposable one.) But I looked at the pictures from the SD card and they don’t look half bad on a regular screen. After that we went and visited as many of the families from the Hmong Branch as we could. We have been trying to help them more so we shared a message with them. It was sweet. They are the best. We can’t leave their house with at least a water bottle or some sticky rice.
On Tuesday we had district meeting, and institute. It’s a lot of sitting down in one day but I love it! it’s a lot of spiritual feeding. We are lucky to be able to learn so much.
On Wednesday we met President Alba and his wife. He is an incredibly nice man. He grew up in Mexico near Texas and still has his accent. His wife is from Texas but grew up in Sacramento! They met at BYU through the dance program. He proposed to her when she was already engaged to another dude. They are a lot of fun. We then drove to Rio Vista and did some tracting and found some people for the sisters there to teach. We then ate at the Rio Vista Branch BBQ. (We can go wherever we want in the zone because it’s all our area) We didn’t see any fireworks but we could hear a lot. It was a great day
On Thursday, Spencer got his mission call!! I am so excited for him! Independence Missouri is where it’s still legal to shoot Mormons. Maybe he won’t make it 2 years. ha-ha jk. On Thursday we did go to the Temple though, and I have decided the Oakland is my favorite. It is amazing! And its huge. We were there with about 30 missionaries from our mission because it’s closing today for the rest of the month. So it was now or never. It was great to be in the Temple again. I wish we could go more than 4 times a year. We then came back and had a great lesson with Ryan, he brought his girlfriend Sarah. We were able to set a baptismal date with her. She wants to do it one her birthday. We are excited about them. They are so cool.
On Friday we exchanged, I stayed in our area with Elder Waite, from Colorado. He has relatives from the Logan area, so I do think we are related. He is pretty cool; it turns out he loves Legos, so we talked about those for a loooooonnnng time. We also got to teach a girl named Seffie, who is Indian. We had a great lesson with her and committed her to come to church. We then got to read the Book of Mormon with a less active member and his roommate. It was sweet, we talked about the priesthood and why we need it in order to be baptized. We then had our first Branch Correlation meeting with our new Branch Mission Leader. He just got home from the New Jersey mission last month. And you’ll never guess who his trainer was. ELDER CARDOSO! Ha-ha, it’s always funny when I find people who know other Provonians.
Then on Saturday did some service at the 1st counselors house. We were pruning a palm tree (never done that before, they are sharp!) And we ripped some bushes out of the ground with our bare hands, and ate donuts. We then showered and exchanged back. Then we went to an Elder’s quorum bbq for lunch. They were all in the pool so I cooked the hotdogs. They were dang good too. We had a great time that day. It was lots of fun.
On Sunday we had church. Just like last week. Seffie and her brother Vishov were able to make it. Vishov is only 14 though so he felt a little out of place ha-ha. We also got to teach a mission prep class later that night. We are teaching one for the youth in the Hmong Branch. We had them talk about what makes a missionary successful and then we had them role play. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed teaching a lot.
LOVE ELDER TUBBS