Me and Elder Hone
Hey everyone!! Aahhh this week was so good! I'm so excited to tell you about it! First off, it was sunny every day this week! I even started to get a little tan going on! I'm pumped! This week was the best one of my mission. It all startedat transfers!
It was kind of bitter sweetbecause my dad, Elder Bang, finished his mission! I was so proud of him. He was a great missionary and I feel so blessed that I got to work alongside him. It's always fun to see Elder Wilcock at transfers! He only has a few months left, and we are currently on opposite sides of the mission. So, it looks like we won't serve together after all. At least we will get to share some awesome memories for our whole lives!
My new companion is Elder Hone from Lehi, Utah! He is awesome! He goes home with Elder Wilcock, so he only has 3 months left. He played outside linebacker for Lehi and we figured out we totally played against each other! That's kinda fun! He is so freaking amazing. We've laughed our heads off all week! And the best part? His family is from Pleasant Grove. He loves Strawberry Days almost as much as me. We are going to make some strawberries and cream in the next few weeks! I'm so excited!
We whitewashed into the Oregon City 3rd and 5th wards. The greatest part is that Elder Hone started his mission in the OC 5th ward so he already knows a lot of the people and can get us around without being lost all the time. It's a huge blessing!
We were blessed with so many gifts this week! We came home for lunchto find a cantaloupe with a note pushpinned to it. It was from our neighbors and they were excited to have us there! It was so nice. Elder Baugh from the mission office showed up at our house night with two brand new mattresses for us! It's been so great!
We went on exchangesas well! I went to Canby with Elder Blocker. We met a white supremacist who threatened to kill us along with all the other Latter Day Saints in Canby. It was actually pretty scary. He seemed quite unstable and capable of really hurting someone, so we made a phone call to the police... We didn't stay long enough to find out how that went down.
I know the Savior loves each one of us. Take some time to ponder how you know the Savior loves YOU. His love is real. It's a tangible force conveyed through everything around us. I know He is always with us. I know Him because I serve Him.
I love you all! Happy Memorial Day!
And Happy Birthday Dad! You're so old now! Love you!
My Memorial Day outfit! The view from our apartment window. It's gorgeous here!
This little Ethiopian guy let me take a picture with his hat. Spotted my name on a Montana license plate!
I figured out who Elder Hone looks like! Me and my pops! Love you Elder Bang!
We found this free buffet and got our ward mission leader to bring it home for us!