This week was busy busy. Transfers are officially out. I will be serving in the Laguna Creek 1st Ward and Laguna Creek 4th Ward in the Sacramento Stake. Elder Ricedorff will be my new companion and replace Elder Ravsten who goes home on Wednesday morning. Wednesday will be the last day I see Elder Ravsten until my homecoming talk.
This last week was making sure everything was ready to go for tomorrow (Tuesday Transfer Day). We met with President Hymas and talked about every missionary and companionship. We moved people around on the transfer board and helped figure out who needs to go to what apartment. We also had to make sure that the missionaries moving into our Mission Oak ward will know what is going on with the friends we are working with and the families we are working with. We spent a lot of time updating our Area Book and reporting information so they know how to best help these individuals!
We had many families from the Mission Oak Ward say that Elder Ravsten and I were some of the greatest missionaries that they have seen. They loved our unity and the fun we bring but also the spirit we bring. It was a great experience to hear that multiple times from so many families. You kind of hope and pray you are helping the ward and moving the work forward and I think we were able to help in amazing ways. I think we did well here in Mission Oak.
Josie and Glesppie. They are a couple we have been working with for a long time. Josie is a member and Glesppie is not a member but he really wants to be baptized. The only thing holding them back is the fact they are not married. Glesppie and Josie officially got married this last week!! Boom he can get baptized! I am hoping with both Elder Ravsten and I leaving that won’t hold him back from getting baptized.
I will have a busy upcoming transfer. This transfer is one that we have been looking forward to for a long time in the mission. Thank you for everyone who sent me a handwritten letter. I appreciate it.