Redding is very different. I like it a lot up here. It reminds me of a mixture of downtown Salt Lake with a little bit of Park City in there and just a touch of Draper. Its nice. Some of the roads are like "wow this could totally be a street in Utah". The only main difference is pretty much all day we smell weed being smoked or harvested. It stinks way bad, oh well.
So my companion is Elder
Leithead he has been out for almost one year (he hits it this Saturday). He is
from Lovell, Wyoming. The zone has 14
missionaries in it. All elders -- so its been a while since I have been in just an
all-elders zone. We live in a four elder apartment. We live in the ghetto of Redding. Its kind of funny. We drive a 2012 Corolla, which is sweet but I miss
my truck! Oh well!
There is zero work in the ward which stinks but that is
okay we will turn this area around real quick. I had to be on exchanges this
week in my own area because there was a Halloween party in our ward and I wanted
to meet all my members. It was funny because no one in the ward knew me or my
companion from a different ward so they probably thought we were just bums
stealing food. Which I guess we kinda were.
Oh there was a scorpion in one of the
showers in our apartment. I had no idea they would be all the way up here in Northern California. That was crazy.
The members are great. Its a pretty young
ward so it reminds me a lot of Roseville 9th Ward.
But life is good and I'm
having fun. I was asked to speak to our singles branch on Thursday. So I did
that. I was nervous but the Lord sent the comforter and I was able to do it. I spoke on Enoch and how he was this
amazing man that understood his weaknesses and knew what to do when he needed
these things to become strengths. He is legit. But I better go! I love you