Beautiful San Ramon in the East Bay Area...
Sorry I haven't been very good at writing emails.
I have sent my journal stuff home which have a little better detail of
what went down during the week. But it has been a very fun week! We have
been working really hard just trying to find new investigators and
trying to reactivate a lot of members. This last week we talked to 144
people just trying to get them to listen to our message. Sadly no one
really wanted to hear what we had to say, but I think this week we will
start to see some progress with the missionary work in this area.
I have finally been able to get over the fear of talking with
people, this weeks Zone focus was reading DC 18:10 and study how we can
apply it as missionaries to finding others. It was something really
simple yet really powerful, everyone is important to our Heavenly Father
and everyone deserves to hear about how we can come closer to him. We
are also trying to coordinate our efforts with the wards, they have a
lot of potential to be an amazing missionary ward. We went over their
Ward Mission Plan last night and they set some awesome goals. So we are going to help them out and get them going! We are so
excited! Some good things are going start happening! We can just feel
Funny story though. Last Friday we had our weekly
planning session so we didn't have very much time to get 20 OYMs ( open
your mouth; talking to people). So, it being Friday night, I thought we
could go on the Iron Horse Trial, (the Iron Horse trial is walk/bike
path that used to be a train track, but they filled it in with concrete.
It runs right behind the Cal
High School Football field) and OYM
people that would be going to the game. Elder F didn't think it
was a good idea, but I felt like it would be, so after convincing him to
let us try it. He agreed, but only if I led us there. Surprisingly I
got us there!! I was super excited to OYM about football relating to the
Gospel!! We turned the corner. NO ONE! It was barren. In fact there was
less people than usual at that time. Obviously I was wrong and I let
Elder F know I was sorry. He made us walk the way back just so we
wouldn't pass anyone. It was a good learning experience.
Sorry, I don’t have any pictures cause nothing was picture worthy
this week! And I keep forgetting!! But after emailing we are going to
do some carving pumpkins so I will take pictures then!! HAHA sorry! What
should I do about the Camera? Do you want to put money on my card so I
just purchase one? :) I sent my journal stuff on Saturday they have more
details about the area and Elder F. But thanks for the pocket
editions! I haven't got them yet, but I seriously am so grateful for
that!! I will try to be in the pictures. We share a car with the other
elders, so we have it Sunday-Wednesday. We get fed almost every night
with really nice dinners!! Ha but I am losing weight! Our apartment
actually has a weight room and I've been running and lifting and getting
HUGE!! The battery is almost fully charged it just doesn't have high
quality lens because it's old. Well, actually maybe I don't want you to
buy another camera and it is not very
good because then we would
be in the same boat. But I do need some money on my card. I have to get
my suits try cleaned and I need to buy some more socks and a rain
jacket. It has rained a lot the last few days and the jacket I have is
too heavy (even with the lining out) for the weather right now. Like it
isn't too cold here, it's just wet. So I just need a light rain jacket.
So IDK how much money, that would be. Like 60 70 IDK? My bike is with
me. I take it everywhere I go, so don't worry. I love you!
Quinn, I'm sorry to hear about the loss. At least you aren't a senior!
You will do tons better next year for sure!!! That's awesome you caught a
4th down pass!! I'm so proud of you. I really want to see your clips
from the varsity games; maybe you can put together a .wmv for me. I can
watch them. Those are some pretty good stats though! I think you may
have more yards than I did my junior year!! Idk though! Yeah I wish I
was there to watch you play too. You will get asked to Winter formal
don't worry!! HAHA! But that's awesome that Rugby is already starting!!!
You guys will be really good! ARGH I'm so mad I won't be able to watch
you play!! I am in San Ramon right now! Its a super nice area, I think
one the nicest in California !! Love you Quinn!!!!! MISS YOU!!!
TayTay!!! I'm still in the same transfer so the end of this transfer is
like in 3 weeks. But it is so safe here! Theft i'm pretty sure isn't
even a thing in San Ramon because everyone here is super rich! I have
had like really nice dinners every night! But BETOS CHANGED THEIR NAME
AGAIN???? That is so dumb!!!! Darn owners always changing their name!!!
I am sorry to hear about you losing, but I heard you played hard which
is all that matters!!! YOU GOT YOUR BRACES OFF??!?!?! That is sooooo
awesome! Be sure to wear your retainer so they don't get spaced out
again. I'm sure you look beautiful!!! Sheesh Tatum, you're pretty darn
tough to go the week with a broken wrist! You are my hero!! AHHAHA How
bad was the break??? Transfers are coming in a few weeks!! We haven't
been teaching a lot of people but we are trying our hardest to find new
people! I'm sure we will find new people this week!! I can't wait for
Christmas!!!! I love you Tatum!!! MISS
Well I have
to go now, I wish I had more time!!! And thanks for all of the Goodies
and packages and letters!!! I love them!!! Even though I suck at writing
back I enjoy them so much and read them over and over again.
I love you! Miss you!!! Elder Meier