Hooray I have 6 more weeks in Covina! This time around I’ll be with Hermana Quezada. She’s really cool, she’s been out for 8 months or so. We’re enjoying things here, it was a crazy morning for transfers though! Everyone going here and there. H Davis is in Arroyo (East LA) with H Connelly! It’s so cool that they’re together now. They’re going to be awesome together! Also, Sister Fjeldsted is leaving, so our apartment is getting all changed around. So we had some sad goodbyes this morning.
This week was really fun. We continued teaching the Melchor/Aguilar family. They’re doing great! The mom didn’t come to church this week since her daughter came to town but we had a really awesome lesson with them. Matilde already knew what every part of the gospel of Jesus Christ (faith, repentance, baptism, gift of the Holy Ghost, enduring to the end) meant before we taught them. She explained to us what repentance is, shared some experiences, it was really awesome.
Monday last week was interesting just for one thing–an orange. We went to Vons the local store to use the bathroom. Turns out you have to pay 25 cents! Neither of us had a quarter, so we went to buy an orange to get 25 cents back. Well that didn’t work–it cost 92 cents! So I just had the cashier give me some change back for another dollar I had. Hilarious. We were just laughing all day.
On Friday we took the bus, it was pretty exciting. At around 7:30 we went and saw someone who lives in the apartment Raul lives in. We were let in, we mentioned that we wanted to share something, the girl Rosa asked if we could wait for her to shower…. We told her it would only be a minute, but she really wanted to shower…. So we waited a good 50 minutes! It was super late but we had a lesson with her. I was practically asleep on the couch when she came back out. We’ve been trying to teach herforever, we finally did. She didn’t get it though… She’s just not prepared just yet. In time!
On Saturday we went to contact a lady from the English sister’s area book because she actually spoke Spanish. We went by, the house didn’t exist! We walked around, talked to the neighbors, we were about to give up. The people in the house closest to the number we were looking for had pulled into their driveway while we were talking to their neighbors. We decided to go back. We talked to them as they got out of the car, unloaded a couple things. It turned out that they were related to a family that got baptized in Rimgrove last year! H Davis had even met the husband at a party that family had a couple months ago when she served in Rimgrove. That’s so crazy!
Also, we celebrated my 1 year in CA mark last Wednesday! We celebrated it by eating elotes or corn on the cob covered in mayo, cheese and chili powder. It’s actually really good! We’ve also eaten a lot at fast food places lately. Our member meals have been cut down since we’ve been on bike due to far travel distances, so we have brought our dinners, go to Burger King or something, buy a drink and eat our food. On Friday I had a lunchable at Burger King, the workers there thought I was strange, they all just kind of laughed.
Have a good week!
Hermana Laura Johnson