Hola Familia! It sounds like the beach has been awesome! Cameron Carpenter told me the waves have been huge lately, like 30 feet at the wedge?! What the heck!! I miss the beach a ton haha. But it’s all good I’m loving it here!

Well this week has been a lot of fun, but also full of disappointment because we lost a good amount of our investigators this week, and we haven’t been able to find anyone lately who is really ready to accept our message. We’ve been teaching a lot of lessons, but most of the people we are teaching right now still have no desire to change. But I know we will find people soon who are ready to join the Lord’s true church!

So we had another interesting experience this week. This week a member of the Quorum of the Seventy came and spoke to us for stake conference. His name is Elder Baxter. He’s from Scotland and his accent his super cool! His talk was really awesome. He talked about how we need to choose to be joyful all the time, no matter what our circumstances are. He said that Satan is trying harder than ever before to make us depressed, and we can’t let him do that to us. We need to be patient with ourselves. We need to look in the mirror and like what we see. He said one way to get out of a depressed state is to make a list of things to be happy about. It helps you realize how many awesome blessings you have in your life. But the best antidote to depression is serving others. When we focus on others, we forget our own problems and are filled with the joy of the Spirit. It was such an awesome talk!

Last night we went to a baptism for a girl named Janette. She is a really nice girl around 20 years old, and she was taught by some sister missionaries in my district. It was so cool to be at her baptism and see how happy she was. She never stopped smiling! It got me really excited to help many more people be baptized so they can experience that same joy. Well I love you guys and I miss you a ton, but I’m loving the work!