California Los Angeles Mission

1591 E. Temple Way

Los Angeles, CA 90024-5801

Friday, August 26, 2011

August Zone Conference

Hey its going really good we just had Zone Conference and Elder Kevin R Duncan and that was really cool.

Hey its going good here in the Downey 4th area. The only thing happening this week is we have 4 baptisms on the 28th. That's cool. I will be doubling the amount of baptisms I have in one day vs. one-year lol. We have 3 individual people from the Samoan ward and 1 individual from the Downey ward. We are still teaching 1 other person in each ward so they will be baptized soon but I don't know exactly when. We have been working on completing families you can say.

There are 3 other companionships in our district and there is one 3 some. Yeah, we have district P-days and also Zone P-days.
There is one other car in the district so we split picking up people. but yeah we pick up one of the companionships and take them around.

I spoke last Sunday in the Downey ward and one other time in Redondo 3rd ward so I have only given talks 2 times.

I am kinda trying to learn Samoan. I only know like 2 or 3 words but I’m trying.
Elder Loli and I are working well together. He is personable and good at meeting people.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Downey has a population of 111,772 and we cover Downey, Norwalk and Paramount. The area has a lot of good things to it. It is different from Redondo Beach but I like it.

I am a little excited about driving a car again but the down side is I am not going to be getting the exercise as I use to on a bike… but I still like the car.

We work from member referrals and our wards are good about getting those for us. When we are not teaching investigators we are working with less active members of the wards.

The 2 wards we work with are good. I like them. It’s hard because we have to go to one and then right after sacrament we go to the other one. The Samoan ward speaks Samoan in sacrament meeting then it’s English. When the members from the Samoan ward feed us usually its food they drop off to us at the church because some of them live out of the mission but it’s good. Sometimes I can’t really tell what it is, but it’s good.

Elder Loli and I are working hard and anticipate a few baptisms on the 28th of this month.

Monday, August 8, 2011

I’m in Downey

I’ve been transferred to Downey. It is more inland and hotter than Redondo Beach but nice. I have a new comp. his name is Elder Loli and he is from Hawaii. He is cool. As it turns out we both came out from the MTC at the same time.

I am in the Downey 4th area and I cover that ward and the Samoan ward and they are cool.

I’m back in a driving area and the car I am driving is a 2011 ford fusion. It’s cool… a little sluggish on the acceleration but it’s a good car.

The work is good here! We have a few people to teach so that is good. Other than that we are doing good. Thanks for all the prayers!

Monday, August 1, 2011


Sometimes you have to wonder...only in L.A.?!