Dear family and friends,
This past week a family that I helped teach in my last area got baptized so I got to go back to see it. They have been investigating for a long time and so there were even a few returned missionaries who came back for it. 4 of my past companions were there too so it was cool to see everybody. Baptismal services are always really special experiences and I'm glad that I got to be there.
Hollister is good so far, everyone here is really nice. It's kind of out by itself and there isn't very much here so it feels a lot different than the city. I think that I've been busier in this area than in any other area on my mission though so it's been good. We found a family of 5 the other day that seem pretty promising so hopefully things go well with them, they all committed to baptism which was exciting. Transfer calls were just the other day and I'm staying here again with my same companion. We get along and work well together so I'm happy that we are both staying.
I've been sick off and on for the past few weeks and I'm finally feeling a lot better so hopefully it doesn't come back. Being sick as a missionary is rough when you have a bunch of things to do, especially in a busy area. Sometimes we have to bike in this area too and biking is the worst when you are coughing or can't breathe very well. But I'm better now so things have been good.
Anyways, not to many new things have happened lately, just a bunch of missionary work. My birthday was good and I want to thank everyone that sent me things, I appreciate it. It's weird to think that I'm 21 now, I still remember celebrating my last birthday while still in my first area like it was only a few weeks ago. A lot has happened since then and year 20 was one of the best I've ever had.