Congratulations to Granny and Grandpa on the mission call! That is crazy. It will be quite the experience.
It sounds like you had a great week with family and friends and of course golf.
Well this week started off with transfers. We had to drive all the way to San Jose just to switch cars and drive back up here.
On Wednesday Sister Iloa wasn't feeling very good so we had a late start to the day. We went and helped Marilyn with her yard. It literally looks like a jungle. It was also one of the hottest days yet. It was about 35 degrees so yeah I was dying. Plus our apartment doesn't have any air conditioning. So for bed time it came down to open all the windows, turn on the fans, and take an ice cold shower.
On Thursday we met with Joann. Last time we invited her to watch conference so we followed up with her on that. She watched a bit of it and enjoyed it. We always invite her to come to church and she says that she will but then something always comes up and she has an excuse for not going. But this week she came! She only came to sacrament but she came.
Thursday we also had advanced orientation. President and Sister Mella just talked to those of us who have been out for a transfer and our companions. We also got our iPads. I just don't have it up and running yet. We have been trying to get it set up but keep running into problems. We have gotten to the point where we have to phone the senior missionary over the iPads and work something out.
That afternoon we just started to visit names on a list that the relief society president gave us. We came across the Pohahau family. The wife wasn't home but we talked to the husband. He was so excited that we came by. He said that they hadn't been to church in a really long time because of work. He also said that one of his sons is wanting to go on a mission and was planning on going to church and asking our bishop how he could make that happen and asked if we could help in any way. We said that we would gladly take him on teaching appointments as well as host FHE in their home. We also stressed to the Father how important it was that he be an example to his children. Sister Iloa compared him to her own father and explained that she could tell that he wanted what was best for his family. That as he strives to put church first in his life his family would be blessed. Bother Sister Iloa and Brother Pohahau were crying. It was such an amazing experience. I am really excited to work with the Pohahau family.
Friday nights we do a bible study class with the Elders in Palo Alto. It is a really small class but it is tons of fun.
Sunday is just a really long day. We have ward council that starts at 7:30 and church doesn't end until 4 so yeah that's fun. It is even more fun when your ward mission leader texts you at 9pm Saturday night saying he is boarding a plane to Europe for business for 2 weeks and needs you to teach gospel principles.
This morning President called us saying that a Sister is going home tomorrow for medical reasons. And since we are the only trio in the mission right now he has decided to emergency transfer Sister Valdez. So my trio has lasted for a whole week haha. Now we have to make a third trip to San Jose in a single week.
So yeah not too much going on right now. We are just trying to find the balance between these 2 areas and find more people to teach.