Tulare, California is a good place to be.
Getting off the freeway I accidentally (on purpose) slammed on my brake's and stuck my head out the window just to make sure I really was smelling cows.
The week began with the end of my time in King's Canyon/Dakota. wow. What an area. It was such a weird place but I loved it with my whole soul. I don't think Sister Kelly and I ever came home without a story to tell and a new person we loved.
The TULARE ward is sooooo missionary minded. This is the ward that every missionary dreams of....and also the zone that the mission president writes about in his letters to the mission. So it truly is a privilege to serve here. Literally the ward is already ready to go to have us go out on team-ups everyday. WHAT. so cool.
Also if anyone ever asks me to write a book about being doubled in to an area it would probably go something like this....
-Go meet your ward mission leader right away. Show him how willing you are to work and then immediately ask for toilet paper because your apartment probably doesn't have it.
-In fact your apartment probably doesn't have anything so make sure your game to be willing to eat anything that was left in the apartment 12 weeks ago. So if that means trying out powdered milk and stale frosted mini wheats...well that's what it means.
Sister Burnside are super excited for the transfer in Tulare. She is awesome and literally already doing real life incredible super fantastic missionary work. I'm convinced that the hand of the Lord was in this companionship...and I'm sure that I'm going to be learning a lot of lessons from teaching them to Sister Burnside.
Love Sister Rendon
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New Missionaries - June 2017
New Missionaries and their Trainers: This is always such an exciting time. They come so prepared and excited to serve. And it is such a revelatory and confirming experience to put them in their companionships and feel the spirit confirming all is as it should be. The Lord truly does have His hand in this work!
|Back Row, Left to Right: Sisters Maxwell, Murray, Kelly, Elders Gray & Quinn, Sisters Rendon, Tompkins, Peterson; Front Row, Left to Right: Sisters Fisher, Gillespie, Va'enuku, President and Sister Clark, Sisters Burnside, Morse, Johnson|