My first full week of missionary service and work here in California has been absolutely insane. It has been a week full of lots of pain, lots of very hard work, a temple trip, one lesson, 2 new investigators, and not enough sleep.
First of all, Thank you all for all the encouraging emails. I opened up my email and saw that many encouraging emails had been sent, and I was so happy and grateful.
Once again things are not going here as I thought they would go here on the mission. I am trying to make desicions that could change the rest of my mission. I was given a bike to use until I am able to get one of my own, and to kind of test my feet out to see if I could work. I peddled the way that the Doctor said to and have been doing everything the very best I can. I stayed within my bounds and didn't feel very much pain the first few days of biking. It felt so good to be able to move again!! I have been stuck at snail pace the past few months. The bad part is that Saturday and Sunday I was forced off the bike from the pain and could hardly walk.
I am not sure as to why I am going through this at this point of my life. I will say this, I may be in pain to the point that I can't sleep at times and can hardly move at others. But the Lord put this into my path for a reason, and my trust and faith in him is strong, and I am doing my very best to be happy and enjoy every step of the way.
The Coolest part of the week I feel was this Wednesday when we were able to go to the Oakland temple(outside the mission) with some one by the name of Luri who was baptized 3 weeks ago!! She had done some family history and had a few family names prepared for the temple, including that of her younger brother who had passed away a few years earlier.
I was very excited this last Sunday. I kept Tucson Az in my thoughts all day because of the temple dedication!!! I am soooooooo excited to think that my wonderful city now has a Temple or the Lord!!! Sorry it is so short this week. Here are a few pictures from the week.