A week in the life of this missionary. Yes, I'm alive. The asphalt won, however. I now have another story to tell.
So it turns out today we went to the LA temple instead of the Newport Beach temple, but OH MY GOSH the new video in the temple is AMAZING and the LA temple is beautiful inside, so I had a really great experience. Seriously it was so good. Today was awesome because I really got my whole mind cleared up. I was able to really think, and feel the spirit. I'm so happy to be serving here! Afterwards we went and got hot dogs at PINK'S! The same place we just went as the family in 2012 I think it was? It was a weird to be somewhere that we had all been together. We drove by Paramount and the Beverly Hills hotel, and the Hollywood sign too. It was a really fun experience!
This was awesome.The other morning, we heard squawking right outside of our door in the middle of personal study. The squawking was loud. Not like the usual pigeon or seagull. We opened our door, looked on the roof, and there were two full size green parrots on the roof! We were so surprised. I of course ran and got my camera, and noticed across the street about 20 more parrots, on the power lines! I have no idea how they got there, or where they were going, but it was definitely another random thing that happened in the Ghetto of Long Beach.
I get my stitches out tomorrow... So I'm not looking forward to that, but Elder Clawson and I are hopefully baptizing our family this Sunday. It's a mom and her 3 girls. Jessica, Somarly, Wanadee, and Tharvee. We have been teaching them a lot with the senior couple, the Butlers, in our ward, and they should be ready by Sunday! Cross your fingers.
The work is going great! Elder Hicken only has 2 Sundays left, so we are getting fed a lot by the members who want to say bye before he goes! We are really excited for him, plus we are moving out of our apartment pretty soon. Thank you for your love and support. It means a lot!