California Riverside Mission

Serving as a LDS missionary

Serving as a LDS missionary

May 2017 - November 2018

Recent Posts

I AM A GRANDMA!!!

I AM A GRANDMA!!!

Transfer calls happened this Saturday!!!  But for the first time ever, they were not too crazy.  Sister Van and I are both staying here in Lake Elsinore and we are still on bikes……. haha!!  The best news ever though is that I am going to be […]

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

This week was my birthday and our multi-zone conference.  I did not have a lot of time to write this week, but I have attached a bunch of pictures that tell the story.   Thank you to all those who sent me such lovely things […]

when it rains, it POURS

when it rains, it POURS

HELLO EVERYONE!!!! Another week has flown by!  I feel like time is going by so much faster since I got to Lake Elsinore. We work SO HARD (sometimes arguably too hard). It is normal to have days where we walk 20 miles.  It’s pretty killer. […]

Goats are friends not food

Goats are friends not food

HEYY!!!!! So another crazy week in good ol’ Lake Elsinore.  Sister Van and I have been sooooo hard at work.  Like for example, this week we were trying to visit the furthest south neighbourhood in our area.  We walked and walked and walked and walked.  […]

New Year, New Comp, New Area, No Prob

New Year, New Comp, New Area, No Prob

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!  ITS 2018!! AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN 2018?!?!? I COME HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYAYAYYYYYY (but trust me I’m not trunky)  Yesterday, my Zone of missionaries celebrated the New Year like we were on the east coast. At 9 pm Pacific Time we counted down and […]

South for the Winter

South for the Winter

SO GUESS WHAT…. TRANSFER CALLS CAME!!! Lotttttttttttttts of things are changing in the mission.  President Hammon called us Saturday morning to tell us that we are being doubled out 🙁  They are putting in a trio of ELDERS in Canyon Crest now. Yeah that’s right, it takes […]

God Answered His Prayer!!! HE WON THE LOTTERY!!!!

God Answered His Prayer!!! HE WON THE LOTTERY!!!!

Another crazy week that happened in the blink of an eye. Transfers are coming up sooooo fast! We get calls about it THIS SATURDAY!  It is such a bitter sweet moment.  I am almost POSITIVE I am outta here and will be getting a new […]

Death by inflatable christmas decorations

Death by inflatable christmas decorations

haha hey!! So one really funny thing about Southern California is that they have quite the obsession with inflatable Christmas decorations.  Every square inch of some yards are COVERED, and not just with the normal inflatables!  People here have the most obscure, random, Christmas inflatables.  […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS!!!!

Yeah that’s right, CHRISTMAS!  It is FINALLY “after” Thanksgiving, so now it is socially acceptable to celebrate Christmas 🙂  I LOVE IT!!!  SO EXCITED!!!  (it’s kind of sad though, because its 85F outside and feels nothing like Christmas at all.  Also, Californians yell at you if you […]

I am thankful for YOU

I am thankful for YOU

Weeks are flying by!! Guess what??? Today is November 20th. you know what happens November 20th next year????? I FLY HOME!?!?!!!!!!! WHATTTTT!!! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!?? So yeah, the count down is real now. Time is flying by.  I know a year is still a […]