March 30, 2015
|Saying goodbye to Elder Padilla|
Dear Family & Friends,
Well I am in North Sacramento now and I am loving it so far. It is cool to meet and be around some new people. My new companion is Elder Ward. He is from Farmington Utah. Ha, it is so funny when people ask where we are from and we both say Utah. They always say, "of course, all missionaries are from there." hah. It is so different from Lodi. Lodi was so calm and here there is always cop cars racing everywhere. It’s kind of ghetto here, but its fun. We are living in a little apartment now. It isn't near as nice as our house was but its all good.
This week we had an awesome service project at Cal Expo. It was a dental service where they set up tons of stations in a convention center and gave people free dental work. It was awesome. So many people needed it bad. We worked there for 12 hours! There were like 60 missionaries there so we basically were everywhere. It was cool on the first day when we were leaving they gave us a bunch of pasta from the volunteer lounge and when we were walking out we gave it all to the people waiting in line for the next day. They were so happy and grateful!! They were going be there in line for like over 16 hours. It was a great service and we got a lot of missionary work done there at the same time!!
We had some great experiences this week. Just yesterday we ended up talking to this guy named Luis. We talked to his wife the week before and left her with a plan of salvation pamphlet. It was weird because when we talked to her she didn’t seem interested at all! But talking to him yesterday he said she read like the whole thing and she told him we were stopping by yesterday but she had to go to Fresno. But I guess she told him that she was kind of having a bad day and we kind of turned it around for her. So anyway we talked to him and he was way cool. We taught him the plan of salvation and he liked it a lot. After the lesson he asked us to say a prayer for his grandpa in Mexico. He is sick. So we did and after the prayer he was like tearing up and he said he could feel something. We were like YES!! Hah, but not out loud. We went outside and talked to him a little bit more about cars and stuff. We definitely got off to a good start with them.
This is going to be a great transfer. Can't wait to keep this work going. I am loving it out here.
Hey everyone go watch the new video the church just released for Easter. It’s called, “Because He Lives.” It’s so good. We are showing it to as many people as we can out here.
Love you all!!
Have a great week.
Here is a picture from
my last day in Lodi.