Welcome to my weekly letter page! I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sacramento, California.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Busy as ever! It was rainy/snowy on Monday, but we went upcountry anyway to Black Chasm! It's this huge cavern that is managed by a member in our ward. She took us on an off-trail tour, sliding and crawling through the underground chambers. The rain made it even more wet in the cave, so we got pretty muddy. The formations in Black Chasm are the most distinctive in North California. The picture is of a wall of helectites. It was so awesome.
On Tuesday we went over to the Saldates, a family in our ward. They needed trees pruned and yard waste burned. We cut and burned a huge pile of branches and two Christmas trees. It was fun.
On Wednesday E. Jones came on exchange with me! We cleaned out one of our investigator's gutters and had a good lesson with her afterwards. In the evening we had a lesson with another one of our investigators, Steve. He is blind and we have been teaching him since the Gladys Knight fireside which he attended with a ward member. It was a great day.
On Thursday we drove to North Stockton because we needed to trade vehicles with another companionship :( Our vehicle coordinator, Elder Clifton, called us and said that the church wants all the vehicles to mature at the same rate and we were putting too many miles too fast on our truck. We haven't been exceeding our monthly allotment, but our truck is a gas-guzzler and with the summer months ahead we probably don't need the four-wheel-drive. So, we've been demoted to a corolla :( This will make some of the dirt roads harder to drive, but I'm sure glad we're not on bike.
On Friday I hit six months! My companion hit 24 on the same day. And now he's going home in two days. I'm really bummed, we've become good friends. We get along well, teach well together, and we have fun. I'm gonna miss him!
Last night we got our transfer call. E Harral's getting transfered to Utah and Elder Barrow will be serving with me in Jackson/Ione.

Elder Chris Andrew
California Sacramento Mission
8267 Deseret Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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Elder Christopher Andrew
California Sacramento Mission
8267 Deseret Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628