May 4, 2015, Baptism!!!!! Everything else really is... well... not as cool.

Hi Mom, and I guess everyone else.

This week was full of a lot of work here in Santa Clarita, California.

As a district, we focused a lot on finding, and in particular on talking with EVERYONE AND THEIR DOG!! (sometimes we actually were talking to the dog more then the person).

We had three exchanges this week. Being District Leader Buddy comes with some perks after all. The first one was with Elder Rangel and Elder Tyus. I went with Elder Rangel in our area and Elder Villanueva left with Elder Tyus to work their area. We talked to EVERYONE. Next we had a split with Elder Elder and Elder Gonzalez (yes I was companions with him and his new companions name really is Elder Elder). I went with Elder Gonzalez and we talked with everyone once again. Then we did a day exchange with the Zone Leaders on Friday and I went with Elder Page to there area while Elder Houmand and Elder Villanueva staid in our area for the day.

By the end of the week the District had talked to well over 600 people (that's more then 100 people per companionship) and found nearly 26 new investigators!!!!! This is a week of work up in Santa Clarita.

My favorite day of this week had to be on Sunday. We had the chance to go and see S* get baptized!! Normally, you can't do that, but we had a few investigators who said they'd come down, so we left and were able to watch it happen. Elder Joyner had the pleasure of baptizing S* and had to do it twice. Just like S*. I think the second time was really just to be sure that she was baptized. We didn't have time to take pictures, so I only have a picture of S* and Elder Joyner together, S* has one with all three of us, if she sent it to you, please send it my way.

I don't have much more time, but I'm going to e-mail again later today, so if you want more information send me another letter.


Elder Blanding

P.s. Yes Mom, I got the letter with the jury summons and the Costco card, Thanks they both came in handy. And I might be able to email you time for Skype, we're going to try and set that up today, but right now we've got to go bowling.

We just came from bowling. It was a blast! wasn't to expensive either. We have a pretty full schedual and all I really have left to do is


weight 181 lbs,

Spanish 7/7 which gives me a WHOLE MONTH OF SPANISH!!!!!!

That's really all I have to say. That was Easy.