Here are a few more details about the boys, Ryan and Trevor, that Hyrum mentioned last week.
Saturday was fantastic! An 18 year-old in the ward, named Trevor, asked us on a Sunday if he could go with us! We said, "Of course," and then set up a lesson with Ryan and took Trevor with us. Trevor is Chinese-ish (if that is even a word) and really smart and can play 15 instruments! He has grown up in the church and he wants to go on a mission. We took him to Ryan's and they really hit it off. Ryan asked if he could get baptized in 3 1/2 weeks! The spirit was there at the lesson. Trevor really enjoyed coming with us. I think he wants to do it again with us. I have always wanted a member who wanted to go with the missionaries as much as I did back home. I know why the elders loved me so much :)
Things here in Santa Maria are good. I wish I could write everything, but you will be happy to know that you are way more up-to-date than my journal. I just don't have any time for me to do my stuff (write in a journal, draw, write poems, study for hours . . .) We are just working and thinking all the time. I assured Hyrum that I keep all his letters so he can have them when he gets home. I also told him that I think we can get the blog printed into a book when his mission is over, so that will also be a journal/record of his mission.
I love you all and you are in my prayers multiple times each day. Keep up the good work.
You reap what you sow.
This I know.
Let your faith grow.
It may be slow.
Ready, set, Go!
He is still a poet.
According to the California Ventura Mission blog, they now have 105 English-speaking Elders, 30 Spanish-speaking Elders, 37 English-speaking Sisters, 32 Spanish-speaking Sisters. They have 204 young missionaries and 4 senior couple missionaries.