February 10, 2014

Dear Family!

Wow what a crazy week! For sure the highlight of the week was having another MINI-MISSIONARY! another Samoan to boot! We had a really great time! This one was kinda special, cause the Stake President of his stake (Huntington park) actually set apart all the mini-missionaries and gave them each a missionary handbook. I thought it was super cool. I wonder why we never did anything like this back in Ohio?
Mini-Missionary
Mini-Missionary
Today was kinda crazy too! You know about Elder Miller’s knee problems, but it isn’t getting any better, and hard for him to walk. If you can’t walk, then you can’t really do missionary work, which is tough for both of us. This morning the mission nurse called us and told us we had an appointment in Downey with a doctor. So we had to move everything to get him there. turns out that we have to go back, for an MRI now.
Sadly, we weren’t able to meet with our investigator G this week. Another investigator V needs a little space too. She feels a lot of pressure to be baptized since her husband and son already are. We did have an investigator at our Book of Mormon class! It’s kinda a funny story. We dropped by to see Bro. T. He is in 70’s and is coming back to church after not coming since he was a teen. He has a lot to learn too so we go over and teach him. Well he afterwards wanted to take us out to dinner, so we piled in his car and drove to the “Red Onion” a nice Mexican restaurant. While we were there we got a call from a former investigator who is Persian. So we asked Bro. T to help us pick him up and then come to the Class. All worked out, but Bro. T is a little hesitant after that to drive us around anywhere. Little did he know how much we were going to need him! But we all had a good time.
Wow after reading your email, I can’t believe it! Please send me some pics of the snow…I’m starting to forget what it looks like. That is so cool with the boys! Glad to hear the news about Malachi! I guess I can tell you guys…it’s kinda funny they mentioned “the fluffiness” I’m up to about 210 now! I’ve gained nearly 25 lbs. on the mission. I’m not too worried. We are getting plenty of food here in Palos Verdes, but with Elder Miller out, not much exercising to do.
Thanks so much & love you guys!
Elder Valdez
PS: I forgot to tell you, but our zone is pioneering a family history class as a missionary tool. I might need some help with getting that stuff organized, so any info you got would be great 😉 It’s what you do right!
Lunada Bay
Lunada Bay
Beautiful sunset
Beautiful sunset
Beautiful sunset, too!
Beautiful sunset, too!