Serving in the Rancho Cucamonga, California Mission

Saturday, March 18, 2017


so this transfer is when i hit my year mark! so crazy.
so on Monday we went out mudding on a trike. guess i really haven’t changed much. we pulled this HUGE trike through the mud and i rode on the trike. it was awesome! than we picked up packages from elder and sister Delatore. than we saw the rodriguez family to finish out our night.
than on tuesday we had District Meeting as usual. than we spent the day finding more or less.
wednesday we did not have squash. instead we went to the worldwide missionary broadcast. 2 big things that happened. our missionary schedule in the morning and evening have been changed. we now plan in the morning, and do 60 minutes of personal study. than during the day we do our companionship study at any time. our lunch has also been shortened to 30 minutes. so no longer is there time for the lunch nap... sad. our key indicators have also been changed. we used to report Baptized, Confirmed, Sacrament meeting attendance of investigators, Investigators with a baptismal date, progressing investigators, lessons taught with a member present, all other lessons taught to investigators, less active members taught, and new investigators. but now we only report. baptized confirmed, investigators with a baptismal date, investigators at sacrament meeting, and new investigators. we saw Anita as well
thursday i was on exchange with Elder McLaws. we had a good day. in the morning we visited some inactive members of the church. than we did a lot of finding. we talked to a really nice guy named lee ray. he said that he is interested in coming to church. so that was really cool. it was fun to be with a past companion on exchange.
Friday we had our weekly planning day we went to Debbies baptism. it was cool. she played the piano at her own baptism. so that was crazy. than we had dinner with Rick he is a nonmember that we have built a healthy relationship with. he fed us spaghetti and told us that he wants to look into joining the church! we are so excited for him. he is best friends with a bishop down in Glendora, he is going to ask him some questions. than we had a coordination meeting with our zone leaders. we also saw anita today
saturday i was on exchange with Elder Nielson. in the morning we visited Miguel. we read the scriptures and he commited to come to church. we did a lot of service for the Lacomb family. we helped them move a lot of furniture around in the home. than we had dinner. after that we exchanged back. we also saw Ralph and Tiffany.
sunday we had church. our investigator anita brought her 3 grand daughters. and Ralph and Tiffany came as well (a part member family) so that was really cool!
monday we went hiking this morning! we started at 7:30 and finished at 1:45. we hiked up the side of a mountain until we got to the snow. and than we decided to keep hiking to the highest peak we could see. to get there we had to cross a river, rock climb for a bit. and make our own trails! the only real sketchy part was on the way down. the snow was frozen and so was the ground. so there was no way to have traction. so we started sliding from bush to bush,  grabbing tree branches as we went. it got sketchy when we ran out of branches all of a sudden and only found loose rocks! but we made it down safe. ;) i seriously doubt a mountain goat could of made it up the way we went down.

Monday, March 13, 2017


hey! so this week has been kinda... strange. this week makes 1 year. every single day from this point on will only be experienced the one time on the mission! no repeats! to crazy!
Monday: so we played broom hockey. it was super fun until all our $ store brooms broke! than it wasn't so fun. but it turned out to be ok.
Tuesday: we had district meeting as usual. it went really well. those that participated prepared really well and i was really happy with it. we also saw Anita. she is on fire! it is so much fun working with her.
Wednesday: we saw miguel, he has commited to a baptismal date on march 11th we are super excited for him. we did Squash for friends. just dug holes for like 2.5 hours... we also saw the Jasper family.
Thursday: on exchange with Elder Nielson. we had a super fun day. it was nostalgic in a strange way. this day marked 1 year for me! so we got sushi. WOHHOO!!
Friday: weekly planning day. we ended up at a lesson in the morning and saved our planning till later. we went to Anita in the evening. after we left it was lightly sprinkling so we biked home super fast. than Anita called us and asked for some more help with her TV. she was freaking out about it! so we biked back in what was now steady rain and fixed her TV than we biked home again to plan. totally soaked!
Saturday: we visited Miguel, markisha and lakisha, Rick, the rodriguez family, and we went to the ward party. it was crazy. it was a pinewood derby and we were the judges! Rick came to the Party too.
Sunday: rick came to church. than we saw some of our people for the rest of the day. we ended the say with our studies that got pumped due to church.
all in all it has been a fun week. kinda strange but fun at the same time!


uh. im not sure what you want to hear... but here goes.
sister lacomb got the ring out from around the neck in my white shirts! 
we had a member of the ward give us like 3 pies.
i might of stained my favorite pants... not sure yet though! 
i got like 5 pairs of new socks.
fixed my bike. 
ate some spetzel. 
my life is not that interesting... sorry i dont have anything for you. i love you mom!

so... a lot has happened this week!
1 this monday our cameras got stolen... so no pictures! some guy broke into the church building that we play sports at. he stole both our cameras... that was really irritating! 
2 He also stole our phone... so we had to get a new phone from the mission office! and get all our contacts from the sister missionaries in the ward! than we had to get all of the other numbers we had lost from different people! it was terrible! and turns out before we could cancel the phone he started calling people and texting people profanity! it was super crazy!
3 i was doing a bunny hop in the middle of the road over a chunk of asphalt and when i landed, my rear derailer  got stuck in my spokes and twisted itself all the way around the tire! this caused the bike to come to a skidding stop! i pulled the derailer out of the spokes and gingerly road home. i was luckily able to fix the bike derailer almost totally, it only skips 1 gear now. and only occasionally.
4 a bird pooped on me sunday...gross!
5 friday packing calls came out. i am now down in Rancho cucomanga in the Terra vista ward. i am serving with elder Welch. he is from Farr West UT. 

Rick was pretty bumped that we where leaving! but he is super awesome, we are going to be staying in contact.
Tiffany was really sad! she gave me a beanie animal. his name is Boo! that was super nice of her :)
Lon was pretty bumbed too! he gave us each Raspberry pies! they are a small computer similar to an arduino! they are so cool!
miguel is sad that he has to meet some new guys... but he said he would be ok! he gave us each a pair of socks. it was awesome!

i am excited for this ward! its guna be a blast! i am still in a biking area. but thats ok! i love biking!