I Freakin’ Love California

      So, transfer calls came in what feels like ages ago (Saturday night), and we got some good news, and some unexpected news. The good news, Elder Crone and I are staying together another transfer! I was super happy when I found that out, he and I have hit a good routine that is working really well. But, BOOM unexpected news came in:
Elder Crone and I are taking over the Laguna Niguel ward as well as the Aliso Niguel ward.
     TWO WARDS!? I know, some Utah missionaries are thinking “lulz, that’s easy, we cover two stakes”, but, I’ve never had two wards before. I’m super excited though, the new ward is super cool, and there’s lots of work to be done. It’s gonna keep us busy for sure.
     The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. It gets the ward members more involved, since we can’t be in two places at once, we have more members to sign up on the dinner calendar so we get into more members’ homes, and we have a broader range to find and teach. It’s another thing that adds to my faith in President Clark to be making the decisions that at first don’t make sense to the rest of us, but the more we think about it, the more we understand. I love being a missionary!
      So, stuff that happened this week.
Monday, the usual P-day madness. Shopping, lunch, talking to you guys, and we got together and played water balloon volley ball with the Elders in the zone.
Tuesday, we had district meeting, and a super cool senior couple, the Nygrens, came and talked about using our agency to navigate life, and being agents to act, rather than waiting to be acted upon.
Wednesday, we had dinner with an investigator, Sheri, and three of her friends. It went really well, they were all super nice. We had a lot of gospel conversations, and at the end, we were running out of time so we decided to just share a quick scripture. Elder Crone shared one of his favorite scriptures, and it was exactly what they needed to hear. They all really had a good time, and hopefully we can go back this week!
Thursday, I cannot remember a single thing that happened Thursday, and I don’t have last transfer’s planner to see what we did. But, it was a good day.
Friday, we had another ton of service. We helped a new family move into the ward. It was the hottest day of the summer. I got a nice tan though! Then, we helped a member paint their kindergarten classroom, so that was fun! We had a good time chatting with them.
Saturday, we did weekly planning since Friday was so full. And in the evening we had transfer calls.
Sunday, the last relaxed Sunday for the foreseeable future. Our new ward starts at 9:30 and goes until 12:30, and our first ward starts at 1 and goes to 4. Church all day! Yaaaaaaay!
Well, that’s it for this week!
Love you, miss you,

– Elder Jon Peter Ahlstrom
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