Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 25, 2014

Hola Familia/ Amigos 

Well this has been another great week, in the Rio Vista area. It is a little different this week, because today is Tuesday and I am emailing today because we went to the Temple this morning that counted as our P-Day, so now we have the rest of the day, from whenever we got back from the temple until dinner, to do everything we need to do on our normal P-Day! This has really thrown us for a Loop, because where do we do our shopping now? We usually go to Fairfield, but it looks like that won't be happening. Ha ha However, I can't complain too much since I had the wonderful opportunity to be able to go to the Lords house! 

Things are going absolutely wonderful here in Rio Vista, I am learning a lot of patience, but it's good for me. We are striving to work as hard as possible, even though sometimes it makes my companions mad at me, but I just continue working hard, because I know the cure for anything and everything is HARDWORK! 

This morning while I was in the temple, it really made me look back on the year and a half of my life, and see if I have made a difference, or became who the Savior wants me to become. I asked myself a few personal questions, and it truly has made me realize, that with only 6 months left on this journey, I need to still learn a lot. So these last 6 months I will be working harder than ever, focusing on learning as much as possible, and more than anything becoming who the Savior wants me to become. 

Last Monday being P-Day we had the opportunity to go to Fairfield. Basketball is a lot of fun now here in this zone, with probably the best players in it. We went hard, Elder Choffin went to Sugar Salem High school! He is super sick, and we get a long so well, and when we played together we meshed like no other. It was sweet.  We just kept telling each other we played well together because we are both from Idaho, and Idaho boys, know how to play! Ha ha It was super interesting. 

Oh yea another interesting night was Thursday evening, we headed out to Birds Landing which is about 20 miles from town, and on our way out there, we were driving in a little bit of fog, and all of the sudden I rounded a corner going about 65 and I couldn't see anything but like 7 feet in front of us. With that it meant that we couldn't drive any faster than like 15 miles per hour. So a twenty minute drive, became like 45. On our way back, it was even worse. I was so surprised by how crazy the fog gets around here. 

Sunday was a super good Sunday! The talks in Sacrament meeting were great, and exactly what some of our investigators needed to hear! We had 2 families make it to church Sunday, and we even had a less active family make it to church who hadn't been to church in probably... A long time. She is super sweet, and her kids are awesome! They are a great little family. We are working with Dad! 

Super crazy, and interesting story this week. Brother Jacobsen who is an absolutely amazing man, and whose daughters will be coming by the house tomorrow evening sometime, with a few of my things, has begun to try and set me up with his daughter who is currently serving a mission in Chicago. It's kind of interesting, but he even called me his future son-n-law! Ha ha he is super funny, and an awesome man! I love him and his family! They are amazing! 

Overall though, things are going really well! I absolutely love this area, and am enjoying serving the people here. I have absolutely come to love the area, and the people! I am enjoying working with them as well.  

Things are going absolutely amazing! I hope you all have absolutely a wonderful Thanksgiving, remember that I am so very thankful for each and everyone of you! I love you all so much! 

Elder Albertson 


Luke Congratulations! I am so proud, way to play your heart out, and win something big! So proud! Keep working hard, but remember Mission First! 

 Parker with Elder Snow (far left) and Elder Medina(far right)
Visiting the Oakland Temple Visitors center.
This picture was emailed to me (Des) from the Temple.

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