This week has been FULL of changes! First off, Brentwood is BEAUTIFUL!!! I didn't even know California looked like this! There's green grass and rolling hills and farmland and windmills and COWS! So my new companion is Sister Woodruff, she's from West Jordan Utah. She's so great, and adjusting really well for being in the field almost 5 days now! Her 3rd great Grandpa is Wilford Woodruff, and with my 4th Great Uncle being Brigham Young, we say that we have pretty good guardian angels looking out for us! I picked up Sister Woodruff Wednesday night in Oakland (and said goodbye to the Temple and Visitor's Center) and headed out! Brentwood is clear on the most eastern edge of the mission, about an hour east of Oakland. It is FANCY-SCHMANCY! Gated communities and HUGE houses. Tracting has already been hard, but we're figuring it out. We don't want the security hunting us down from those gated communities... We had a wonderful Easter yesterday, our ward is so great! There was a wonderful ward choir, lots of new faces and so much excitement! Everything gets better once we meet the ward, you guys do so much to keep us missionaries sane. We had a really fun Easter dinner with a wonderful family who live right out on Discovery Bay, it was like being at a resort! But the ward members are really humble and caring and willing to help and invite and it's really amazing to see. I'll try to send pictures next week so you can stay updated! Remember how much Heavenly Father loves you. He sent Jesus Christ to atone for you and give you the opportunity to become clean and make it back to His presence, and that's the supreme evidence of His love. John 3:16-17.
LOVE LOVE LOVE,