Monday, February 24, 2014

Leaving Simi.....So Sad!

Hola! (:

BIG NEWS! I have been assigned to be a Zone Leader (: Crazy. I didn't see that coming, but at the same time I did? I don't know... it's crazy! I will be transferred to Camarillo/Oxnard. Such a surprise! I'm excited though (: Moving onto new things. I'm super sad to be moving though..... I love Simi Valley! The ward here is amazing. So yeah, as a ZL I will be covering the English YSA ward that covers Camarillo and Oxnard. Crazy! So there is the big news (: Elder Gray is going like 5 miles away to Thousand Oaks. he is sad to leave too! Saying good bye to this place is gonna be terrible!!!!! 
I played a special musical number in Sacrament meeting yesterday. It went really well! I played my arrangement of "Lord I would Follow Thee" and Elder Cheadle sang it. It was really good. My first musical number! So that was exciting (: 

What else happened.... Let's see.... well one of the Elders in our district had to go home due to knee problems (he crashed on his bike pretty hard core..) so his companion came with us for this week until transfers. His name is Elder Toa! He is Samoan and we had a lot of fun (: He and Elder Gray came out together. It was kind of a hectic week, cause we had to pack him up, and move him into our apartment for the week... so It was kinda crazy. But it was fun, like I said (: 

We went by and saw Ian a couple times. We just read out of the Book of Mormon to him, like before. he really understands it! It surprises me every time how he picks it up the first time we read it to him. 

Oh! We finally got to meet Jim, a less active's fiance. They are struggling a lot right now financially. Kimi, the less active, has been wanting to come back to church for a couple months now, but the devil has been working sooooo hard on her to not come to church. So many crazy things happen in her life right before the weekend. But she has a son that is leaving on a mission and his farewell was yesterday, and they both went to that and Jim loved it! He said he is totally going next week (: YEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!! I am sad that we are leaving them.... But he will start progressing. And Kimi has the cutest 2 year old daughter! Oh she's so cute! I will miss them lots. 

I think I am most sad about leaving Alana and her family. I will miss them soooooooo much! We've gotten really close to them and we love them so much. I told Sis. Hartkop to send me a FB message with her and Alana's numbers in it so I can text them right when I get home (: haha. So she might do that soon. It's hard to say good bye, but I am willing to submit to the Lord's will. He knows exactly what is best for me at this point in my life and I am not even willing to doubt that. So I guess for now I will just trust in him (: 

Rumor has it that some crazy change is happening this week in the mission.... So I'll keep you updated on that if it is true next week (: ha. 

Pres. Castro gave me a call last night to call me to be a ZL and we got to talk for a little bit. He asked me how my mission was going, and I said amazing! I love my mission. It has helped me grow so much. I know that I was sent to Cali for a specific purpose, and I wouldn't trade my experiences here for anything. Although, looking back, I wish I could have learned another language (; I know that my mission is what it is supposed to be. I love this Gospel and I love my Savior. Thank you so much for your prayers and support I love you and miss you so much! Have a wonderful week (: 

Elder Teeples (:

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