We arrived here in Ventura, California on Friday after leaving the MTC on Thursday and staying over night in Barstow, ca. Then get here to the mission office and met the people there. The Stewart's who we will replace, and the floyd's, he is in charge of finance and she is the front receptionist and takes referrals. Then a new couple the Hardy's, she is the new mission nurse and he works in the ward with the member leader program. So we found our temporary apt which is a cottage, studio type apt. Really cute and up a few flights so gave us a good exercise while bringing in our things. Since this is only temporary we did not bring everything in.
Then Friday evening all of us were invited to the mission presidents home for dinner. Really nice place and a nice big table for all of us to sit at. Kind of like our table and chair set... A bench and chairs around the table. Then sat and talked a few more hours.
It is so pretty here, flowers blooming all over. And of course palm trees and cactus plants.the temperature is pretty mild about 65 during the day and cooler in the morning.
Saturday we went down to the beach and walked along the shore a bit and watched the huge waves. There is a surfers beach not far so will check that out another day. Then found a grocery store to get some food for the week. They had a St Patrick's day parade that day so lots of people and traffic where we were. But nothing bad. Just fun to figure out roads and our way around.
Sunday we went to a ward and were asked to say prayers right away and dad was asked to teach high priest class next Sunday and were given a list of families to Visit and get to know them. So ready, set, go!
Today we are getting ready to go to the office and learn our duties. I am sure it will be a good day with lots of learning. Then this week we have three zone conferences in different cities so will be fun to meet all the missionaries. Then the following week we have new missionaries coming in and transfers so another busy week. But exciting times and sure excited to learn what we need to know!
Love you all and hope you have a great week.
Happy pi day! I will add some pi riddles later!
Eat some pie for me! smile