Monday, November 30, 2015


Well it didn't take long for some bumps in the road to happen. We got dropped by a couple of PI's which stinks. (Mission language for progressing investigators) We have about 10 people we are teaching right now, and we are gonna find more tomorrow so that’s good. We should be able to have more opportunities now that the church let out an AWESOME new Christmas video that is like two minutes. Go watch it as soon as you read this email it is called A Savior Is Born. It is on YouTube it is so powerful!

Look what I found for my room - Michael Jordan cut out!
So me and my trainer Elder Heelis were out talking to people, and I found a cut out of Michael Jordan!  How awesome is that, it is now hanging up in my room there should be a picture added. But anyways things are going pretty slow out here, My English is slowly turning into Spanglish so that is a huge plus. I am thoroughly enjoying the packages and letters. It is like a mini-Christmas every time I go to the mailbox so thank you so much!

So getting use to this lifestyle is pretty tough. I’m lucky to have an awesome trainer that I get along with so that is making the adjustment easier. I have been living off of bacon and cheese sandwiches because I had to spend money on a pillow and blanket and some other stuff so this month has been a struggle, but I have been managing my money good (shout out to dad for teaching me to cheaply buy things)

But thanksgiving went really well. We ate at a sister in our ward’s house, who had a ping pong table, pool table, and a foosball table which was awesome! She had all her grandkids over and one was a boy that was Jake’s age so I got to pick on him instead. I got full permission from his grandma and everything it was awesome! Miss you Jake haha oh and there was a girl that was Sam’s age that was on her phone so I messed with her about boys so it was like I was home for Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I’m thankful for all of you for supporting me and for keeping in touch. It means a lot to me!

Cactus everywhere...
So here in California it is like mandatory to have a gate around your backyard and your front yard and everyone has at least 5 or 6 dogs, it is crazy. There is nothing green and no pavement at all except for some of the main roads. There is cactus everywhere. There is one cactus that is like a tree but it is nothing but cactus everywhere. It is crazy, and it is actually getting chilly down here, people don't know what cold weather is down here and it is throwing them off, because  “El NiƱo” is coming and is giving us some weird weather.
The ward here is good. I spoke last Sunday, and everyone came up to me talking in a southern accent trying to be funny, but little do they know that country accent they are talking with is gonna stick and I’m gonna give everyone the best southern accent :) Something really really sad happened this week. Y’all better sit down for this one. So my slippers that vibrate ripped on my left shoe, how sad is that??? They still work but jeeze I would be lying if I said a tear didn’t fall from my eye.

The people out here are pretty cool, they definitely aren’t as friendly but that is okay, it isn’t gonna stop me from waving and talking to everyone I see. Jesus Christ got denied and offended a ton of people so if he can’t get people to accept his message that makes me feel a lot better all the times I get rejected. I love you all and I hope all is well! Keep in touch everyone! 

Elder Awesome
Oops sorry auto correct Elder Everyone's favorite missionary 
Dang it sorry 
Elder Pennington


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