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Monday, August 4, 2014

Letter from July 21, 2014
Hey Mom!

I can't tell you how grateful I am for you. The cake was FREAKIN AWESOME!! It's like a plethora of choclatey goodness in my mouth haha. Thank you very much for the cake. My new companion, my roommates and I enjoyed it. And they are grateful for the Mimi's Cafe gift card you sent lol. I will probably plan a day to take them there soon. 
Anyway, Stockton is pretty GHETTO! I have literally the worst area. Apparently that's why it was closed off haha. There was a bank robbery about a 3 days ago close to where we were proselyting. They had 3 hostages and killed one of them. It was very sad. Things are pretty crazy here. I will tell you some of the stuff that has happened in another email. We picked up 4 with a date Brian, Joshua, Junior, and their Mother Maria. They are GOLDEN!! Awesome and humble people. My companion and I couldn't believe what luck we have been having. We have a pool of 10 investigators so far in less than a week. So yeah, we are feeling pretty awesome. 
Ricky is doing good. He called me the other day and told me that he will be coming down to visit me in August around the 1st. He got a job as an electrician and is doing very well now. He is also taking some classes on the side. He is very happy. I have not heard about Christian in a long time so I don't know yet. I will try to see what's up. I am happy to see that all is well or at least happy in Utah. I can't believe how big Benjamin is and the guy is getting a little toned haha. Well, I also think it's a good idea to go with the Lindseys to Hawaii. That would be fun. And I wouldn't miss the opportunity to hang with those guys. I will be back in mid-Feb so I'm sure there will be enough time for you guys to prep for when I get back. I can't believe how much time has passed. And by the end of this transfer I will have served in the mission for 18 months. There has been so much that has happened here. It's been great. Mom, I love you and I have had a nice 21st B-Day.

Elder Sierra   

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