Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11

 President and Sister Torres with Sister Findlay
New Mission President
Dear family and friends,

GUESS WHAT!!! I am staying in the area of CalAllen in Corpus Christi!!! I still have the best companion ever that actually understands how much I love California.  Sister Stanfill is so awesome.  AND this is the first time I am going to have a companion for at least two transfers.  Yesterday, we even rode bikes on this really fun trail on the way to a less active's house.  Next to it, there was a field, and it was super funny because I kept screaming just because and then as a result, she freaked out, and even fell off her bike. hahaha.  We're just such great friends.

This week, we also got to teach this super cool family that lives in Odem. I don't remember if I have talked about it before, but it's a little hick town that only has 2500 people.  But anyway, this family that we taught has four girls (just like mine) and they actually live with their mom and dad.  That rarely happens here.  She absolutely loved the new pamphlet that we have on the family and the temples.  Her name is Jessica and Xaviel is the dad.  Destini, Amaris, Jaisley, and Jayla are the kids.  Also, this other family that we taught lives right next door to two really cool member families.  One of them just got baptized in April.  They couldn't make it to church yesterday, but hopefully they will this Sunday! What I love about this area is that people are actually pretty knowledgeable.  Down by Mexico, a lot of people are just loopy and don't know what you are talking about.  Yeah, the people are more prideful here in this area, but a lot of them are respectable too.  Does that make sense?

Also, another exciting thing happened is that we reactivated a guy (meaning he went to church three times in a row) who lives in Odem.  He is so funny!! Now, we can teach his brother too!  I can't wait to be in an area for two transfers and actually see people progressing as we teach them.  

Love Sister Findlay

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