On Tuesday night, a few other Elders from the south and I all buckled down and drove up to Eugene for our last temple trip as missionaries. We stayed the night in the Assistants apartment (which was a blast - 12 or so Elders in one apartment is hilarious.) and then the following morning, we met up with everyone else and drove to Portland! It was such a great session and it was awesome to see everyone I'm going home with one last time.
The temple is so great. It was also the last time I'll see President and Sister Russell before they go home, which was a sweet experience.
On Saturday, we helped a less active member move some stuff out of his apartment, and then we geared up for a road trip to Yreka, California so Elder Searcy could do a baptismal interview. It was the second time I've been in California on my mission, and it's crazy how much a group of people can change in less than 50 miles. The drive down there was gorgeous though, and we didn't even get asked any fruit smuggling related questions when crossing the border! Wahoo!
Because of the excessive amounts of road tripping, we didn't get a whole lot of things done, but we were able to find some great people to teach and get out and about a bit.
It's really been a great last few weeks and we're seeing the Lord's hand in our lives everyday.
I love being a missionary!
I love you all so much! Have a great week and talk to you soon!
|The 26 missionaries leaving July 18|
OEM x PDX
|President and Sister Russell|
|Poor quality picture of the MTC group|
|Oregon ------> California|
|Not sure if the thermostat is broken or if it's just that hot!|