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

Monday, March 12, 2012


Last Monday we went to Big Trees again this time for the River Canyon Trail. It's a four-mile descent from the North Grove to the Stanislaus River. There was still a lot of snow on the trail, but the day was warm and sunny. We had river-wraps for lunch on the banks of the Stanislaus. It was an awesome hike. I wish we could hike every pday.
On Tuesday we worked upcountry again, visiting less-active members and potential investigators.
On Wednesday we had an exchange with our zone leaders from Lodi. I was with E. Hock, from Kaysville, UT. He's awesome; probably the most charitable missionary in the mission. He's so loving and courteous. It was a great exchange, we did service in the morning and saw Steve again. The lesson went well, he was unable to come to church this week, but hopefully next week.
On Thursday we had a mission conference outside our mission boundaries (we met with part of the Roseville mission, too) for a meeting with Elder L. Tom Perry. He visited the area with his wife to set apart our new area seventy, who also spoke with his wife. We learned about 'finding the searchers,' those people who are searching for truth. The Gospel just makes so much sense to those people! I kind of evaluated our teaching pool right now and decided whom to focus our attention on.
Friday was awesome. Our Jackson ward had a "Variety Show," a potluck dinner with a talent show. There's a lot of talented members in Jackson :) The Saldate's did a skit to music in togas, squirting water from their mouths on each other like they were fountains. It was hilarious! E. Barrow and I did a skit we came up with. We called it "Tie-tying contest," to see who was the better, most experienced missionary :) We had a pile of 20 ties each, and whoever finished with all of them around his neck won. We acted like we were cheating, like Barrow slipped on 5 ties that he had pre-tied, I threw a few ties in his pile behind his back, and he pulled off one of the ties around my neck. We finished at the same time, and then we said, "It's a tie." Duh-dum-chh! Haha. The ward got a kick out of it :)
It's been a great week! It feels like spring outside. All the hills are green and the fruit trees are blossoming. I love my area.

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