California Riverside Mission

You’re Never Really Alone

You’re Never Really Alone

Coming home from a mission, moving across the country for college, and basically starting all new here with not a ton of connections is not the easiest thing, let me tell you. I never anticipated the trials that starting a new semester at school after […]

what is a missionary and why are we so happy?

what is a missionary and why are we so happy?

Who are these people you see all over the world with these little black name tags? What exactly is a missionary? Sure, being a missionary for me included lots of laughs, dancing, and videos and pictures of sunsets, but it is so much more than […]

I couldn’t be happier

I couldn’t be happier

It has been a rather eventful last week as a missionary.  Heavenly Father definitely wanted to keep me busy and focused.  It has been the most fulfilling week of my mission though. My whole mission I have struggled with feeling successful.  I have never felt […]

The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end

Wow… one more week left on my mission.  I don’t even know what to say.  I can’t believe it.  I will forever be grateful for this incredible opportunity. Wow. This week marked the beginning of my real decline.  Real goodbyes had to be said.  I […]

Well that came sooner than expected…

Well that came sooner than expected…

This week was a pretty big milestone for me.  On Saturday, November 3rd I hit 18 whole months as a missionary.  A whole year and a half.  I never actually thought that day would come.  Honestly I still don’t believe it’s real.  This has been […]

You are Rebekahs

You are Rebekahs

This has been a week of many ups and downs!  I feel so much joy in my mission, but at the same time, Satan tries so hard to make me feel like a disappointment.  That I haven’t done enough.  But, we press on each day!  […]

Why count sheep when you can count donkeys?

Why count sheep when you can count donkeys?

Weeks are just passing by so fast that I cannot believe it!  It still does not feel real that I am in the final countdown to the end of my full time mission.  So, while it doesn’t feel like my mission is ending, I am […]

Bees, miracles, and the saddest goodbyes!!

Bees, miracles, and the saddest goodbyes!!

It had been an absolutely incredible week!  We’ve had so many highs and lows!  This week it finally rained, we got to meet incredible people, I said some of the saddest goodbyes, I realized I was a jump rope champ, we never really slept, I […]

I love my mission

I love my mission

It has been quite the week for us! I love the last week of the transfer because it is always such a powerful week where everyone works even just a little bit harder and more miracles happen!  Satan knew it was “fire week” though and […]

What would your life be like without the Book of Mormon?

What would your life be like without the Book of Mormon?

Happy Monday!! Honestly I can’t believe it’s Monday… where did the week go??  Also, it’s the last Monday of this transfer… do you know what that means?  Next week when I email, I will be in the last transfer of my mission.  It’s weird.  I […]