WELCOME to Elder John-Gregory Sierra's mission blog! For the next two years Elder Sierra will be serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the California Sacramento Mission. We hope you will enjoy his experiences, shared through weekly letters. We will post his letters each week and any pictures he may send.

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Elder John-Gregory Sierra
California Sacramento Mission
8267 Deseret Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628


Sunday, May 19, 2013

May, 13, 2013
Hey MOM,

I truly did enjoy skyping you all, as well. I feel a lot more motivation to work harder out here. My companion and I have buckled down and we are just trying to figure out what we need. We know that this week is gonna be crucial for our investigators. We are gonna pray for each one of them personally and try our hardest to know how to help and teach them. 

I appreciate you telling me some of your experiences Mom. This mission is freakin tough. Every minute is used and I am always collapsing in my bed half dead. But I'm likin it! This week we wanna challenge Pedro Galvez to be baptized and we feel that he is completely ready. He has accepted and done more than what we ask him to read and ponder and pray. He loves the Lord and he has literally fallen in love with the Plan of Salvation! Truly, he wants to be with his family forever. It is really exciting. 

We are also meeting with the mission president about starting a new Spanish branch in Rancho Cordova. He and I are getting pretty ambitious haha. [My companion and I] keep feeling that prompting that this is what our area needs and we have to get on the ball and set it up. Elder Villalva is very excited about it. Our current Bishop wants us to do it, as well, so he is going to the stake president about it. When we called the Mission President yesterday, he told me, "Elder Sierra, ever since you came into Sacramento, I feel that you are trying to literally turn this whole city upside down. Can you tell me why you want to destroy the status quo?" All I told him was, "You think I could've started tearin' up Sac-Town sooner?" In short, he does agree with the idea and he is very surprised at how hard we are working lol. I love the work out here. That's all that is going on, but next week, I will tell you how it's all going and if our investigators are coming along or not. I love you all.

Elder Sierra

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