Thursday, January 29, 2015

Back and There Again

Well, what a busy week it has been here in Oregon! I took my first flight from Ontario, CA to San Francisco, CA and then I met a family named Bueler and they were going to Salt Lake from Hawaii. Their vocation was over. Bro. Bueler teaches art at BYU. They wished me luck as I flew from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon.

Half an hour before we landed the pilot said that it was really foggy and we might have to fly to Seattle instead. Well, thankfully we landed in Portland. The first person I met was President Samuelian!!! Then I met Sister Summers, she was the only sister that came from the MTC. We had 8 elders who came to Oregon as well! We took pictures together at the Portland Temple!

Then we drove to the beach and we discussed our mission scriptures: Helaman 5:12 and D&C 6:34. They both talk about building upon the rock which is the theme and symbol for the Oregon Salem Mission.

After an exhausting but wonderful day, we slept at the mission home in Newberg. The next morning we had some training and then we met our trainers and were given our area and told to go to work. I received the best trainer ever!!! Sister Kinneard! She is from Mesa, Arizona and she is such a great example to me! She is compassionate and kind and obedient!! I am excited to be with her for the next 3 months!

I am the designated driver for our car, which is a little scary but the the speed limit is 25 everywhere out here and the drivers are so nice. No one ever honks their horn at each other and they are very patient. We have something in our mission car called TIWI (we think is stands for The Incredibly Wicked Instrument [wicked as in bad] ). It tells you if you are speeding or stopping too soon. You have to log in every day and if you don't, it lets the mission office know. If you get too many notices then you lose your privilege, hence why I am driving.

Well, it has been a great week! We have seen many miracles this last week! There will be pictures to come!

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