Serving in the Rancho Cucamonga, California Mission

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4/25 email

well this has been a different week! this week we had a really cool lesson with a new investigator, we met her by accidentally following her around for at least 30 minutes! when we finally got to talk to her she asked us if we are following her, and we explained what it is we do, we then got the opportunity to teach her the restoration. afterwards she committed herself to read the Book of Mormon, and we set up an appointment for the next week. well that day rolls around and she actually shows up! she brought a friend too! we shared the restoration again, and they loved it! asked tons of questions, and then asked when we could meet again! Every day we get asked how old we are and if we are even old enough to drive yet!kinda funny but also a little frustrating at times! also today i CAUGHT a TURTLE i reached down and grabbed him out of the water! hahahaha so much fun! elizabeth named him lance! pretty fun to catch a turtle!

Questions for the week?  Well, the driving was one.  Have you done any other service than the food bank?
yeah, just this last saturday i spent the entire morning doing service at a golf course! we planted flowers and then spread mulch everywhere! that was fun but we did not get done with studys until 5 that day!

what does than  mean, "done with studies?"  have the members been feeding you?  try any new food?

the members are feeding us! they think i am funny so our dinner calendar is always full! i got the chance to eat some crazy Samoan food, and have now eaten authentic schnitzel

what do Samoans eat?  Is your companion still praying for something crazy to happen? doing anything fun today?

we might go golfing so that we can drive around the golf cart! deep fried bananas for a start, TONS OF MEAT! they put that log of meat i made once to shame!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4/11 email

had an interesting week! started just like any other week. we visited all our normal people,did all the normal things, felt pretty normal. then it happened! we are walking along Sunday night about 8:45 trying to contact some people before we went home, we are walking along a darker street when we saw someone getting some bags out of the back of his car. so we decide to talk to him... we begin talking to him and the conversation turns into a bash! so we direct the conversation away from the bash. we start asking him about himself, we find out he is a minister of a church of 5 million! as we continue talking we find out all the bags that he has in his car is because he just got back from Africa! so we start asking him about that, turns out he is the king of a small nation in Africa! he has a crown with 12 elephants on it and totally covered in fur! as we keep talking we asked his name... it was King/Bishop/Commodore/Doctor Scales. he also is a doctor of psychological science. he told us he was actually just getting back from his kingdom in Africa, so he could fix up his sons home here in Ontario! this mans story was too crazy to be made up! wish we had gotten a picture with him. he was totally decked out in gold too! like on his arms and neck and fingers gold everywhere, and he was driving a Mercedes Benz. his story was just too crazy and complicated to be a lie. the best part about this contact was that as we were leaving we jokingly said "bye king scales" and he puts his hands up like a bear and goes "BRAGH" not sure what it meant but it sure was exiting!
that is the only excitement we had this week! turns out the night before my companion had been praying for something crazy to happen so that he could write to his brother this week about it...
that's what companions are for i guess! this week marks the end of my first transfer and my 2 month mark! i also made a new scripture case for my scriptures, all i had at the time was a Little Caesars pizza box! so that is what i used. guess all my handyman training is paying off. this week should be pretty good we are moving into a new apartment so that is pretty exiting! i swear you guys must think my companion is so somber he never smiles when we are driving so all our pictures look funny with me smiling and him doing nothing!