Serving in the Rancho Cucamonga, California Mission

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

6 months on a mission!

email subject line:  another one!?!?!

so the big news of today is that transfers are over. against all odds Elder Cooke and i are still together! that is 3 transfers now! that is a rather rare thing to happen. not only that but we are staying together in Barstow. 

i am happy that i get to continue to be with Elder Cooke, we have a lot of fun together! plus we like the same things :) so that works out pretty well. 

i recently have been contemplating a lot on why we leave this earth. in our ward we have had at least 2 people pass away a week this whole month. it has been rather somber lately at sacrament meeting but people are still trucking on. i have found comfort in the fact that heavenly father has a plan for us, and that he truly knows how long we need to be here and what is best for us.

this week was interesting in the fact that we where able to find people who wanted to learn about the gospel in such wonderful ways. we found through those we where already teaching, and through familys that have not been to church in a very long time. how cool to be able to help others come unto Christ! 

i have made it through the hottest season, in the hottest area of the mission. something that not many missionaries can say here in the mission. the hottest day was around 120. nothing like the summers at home.

BIG NEWS! it will only be 98 this friday, we are super pumped for the cold!

well i love you all!
Please have a wonderful week!

Elder Dickson

Hello everyone everything going great in Barstow, We got transfer info and Elder Dickson and I are staying together in Barstow for our third transfer together and this will be my sixth transfer in Barstow. I have already been in Barstow for over seven months and I look forward to being in it for one and a half more. Other than that not much else going on, just finding and teaching and baptizing. We are teaching a member of a family who does not belong to the church and he has been around the church his whole life and he definitely wants to get baptized, but he does not know how long it is going to take. We are also teaching many others who are doing a lot better these past couple of weeks than before. Anyways have a wonderful week!

Elder Brandon Cooke

"Elder Dickson and Elder Cooke have been volunteering at our community art studio every week.  We appreciate their dedication and kindness.  Here is a photo of Elder Dickson."

Thank you so much!
Beth Simpson

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