Huntington Beach is a tad step up now seeing homes versus a lot of apartments. There is a street called main street that runs right along the beach. We had the opportunity to go and eat at a place called BJ. While there I had Squid for the first time though they are more deep fried and looked like onion rings more then anything. For those of you back in Chicago its like Naperville shopping area, but with a lot more people and wider variety of culture/people/ ethnicity! Look at it on a map its a very energy filled part of town.
We only have 2 investigators,Ron C, at the moment who is married to a member we had a baptismal date but it fell through when others found out about it. (he wanted a small baptism not a lot of people ) but he is still meeting with us and continuing to read. Even better we had a lesson on prayer and now he is praying before he reads the Book of Mormon ! :) He is understanding so much more since doing it.
The second is The Taylor's - a younger family with 3 kids. They are strong investigators, but are moving to Boise,Idaho soon. We are trying to prepare them so they find the missionaries there where they can continue to learn about the gospel.
This week I have gained a true testimony of Prayer and the power it has. Communicating with Heavenly Father is one of the greatest gifts we have. We can ask him for answers to questions, comfort when in need, strength when we are at the end and for the opportunity during the day to make a difference.
HOPE YOU ARE ALL HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME!
KEEP IN TOUCH!
As as always....nah lets switch it up....
"KEEP SMILING LET THE WORLD WONDER WHAT YOU'RE UP TO!"
ELDER VAN KAMMEN
ELDER Van Kammen
6500 E Atherton St
Long Beach CA 90815
The pictures below are the more funny ones.
One is the picture of sky painting it says big summer #pepsi
Then one of the members has 5 chickens :D.
Christopher with schedule.
Christopher in football helmet.