Hello from California!!
Going to be a short email because I am super low on time.
It is crazy to believe that it has already been a week here! I am assigned to the West Lake Village area for the next 6 weeks. The area includes parts of Thousand Oaks and to say it is beautiful is an understatement! Many curvy mountain roads with vineyards on each side, fruit and palm trees and of course wonderful weather despite being a drought.
The people here are equally amazing and very diverse! Our first night we came across and talked to a Yogi, someone who uses yoga to exercise their religion. Pretty interesting person and was really open to hearing a message about Christ!
The other night we ate dinner at the house of the main screen writer for all the Despicable Me movies! He is Mormon and has an amazing family who we invited to start inviting their friends to hear gospel lessons! We are actually meeting with all the families in the ward to set up a “Family Missionary Plan” which allows them to think of people that they can friendship and share a message of Christ with! I invite everyone reading this to think of one person they can share a personal experience with Christ in their life and do so! You never know when a person is needing an uplifting message!
I am so honored to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with so many people brings such a joy to my heart. You are able to see in people’s eyes their reaction to the hope and happiness that Christ offers them! I know this mission is not only for my good as a follower of Christ but for the good of all those I talk to!
Thank you all for the birthday wishes and all the support it is much needed!
-Elder Austin Morgan