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


Monday, January 13, 2014


January 6, 2014
Hey Mom,

Thank you very much for your prayers and for the updates on current events at home. Things, unfortunately, have been spiraling down a bit. We have been tracting like crazy and, one by one, we have been losing our investigators. Practically all appointments have been dropped this week and we have been sorta going on a reactivation mission. To top it all off, the branch has been [struggling with internal strife that has made getting referrals from difficult.] I can't tell you Mom how devastated I am right now. A branch that has members that [don't love and support each other] is bound for failure. I kinda feel like I am not doing anything to help the branch much...

On the upside, we helped re-activate a young man, Christian, and he wants to serve a mission now. We are very excited for him and we have taken him out with us and he has seen the difficulty of the mission through us. He is still excited. We are hoping for a miracle to happen right now and we are going to focus more on the members right now... I am talking with President Lewis soon and we are going to figure out a plan of attack. Hopefully, things will look up. I love you Mom.

Elder Sierra

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