My last few days in Indio were good. On Monday we met with Joe again. He really liked church and liked what he read about Joseph Smith in the Restoration pamphlet we gave him. He said:
When I read about the light that Joseph saw when he prayed, I thought about when I first opened the door the night you guys came. You both just had a bright light with you that I could feel when you came in.
I felt a peace when Joe talked about that. Joe is just really great.
So you know, I love Twentynine Palms. It's kind of a small town out in the middle of the desert, the far top right corner of the mission. Our boundaries go out to Arizona and the Las Vegas mission. And we cover the small town, Amboy, which the town in the movie Cars was based on. There's a marine base in 29 Palms, which is the main reason why people come live out here. And it's much colder than any area I've been in so far, mostly because we're getting into winter. It will probably snow, people say.
And my new companion is Elder Duffin. He is a really quick thinker and really sincere, and I am really excited to work with him. I feel like we're going to see a lot of miracles together and do good work.
We are working hard to meet everyone the Sister missionaries who were here were working with. I love serving with Samoan people again. Great things are going to happen here.