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Monday, November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015

Here is my new address:

Sister Allie King
8333 White Squall Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93312

The apartment is beautiful and fairly new. We have a washer and dryer, and its 2 miles out of our area :p but it has a garage, it’s like a townhouse set up but with apartments instead, so there’s no upstairs or downstairs, hallelujah!


Mostly because I moved in and met a ton of members in a huge ward in a strange place that's nothing like my last area... and it was Thanksgiving.

But I love it here in Bakes! I guess a few highlights would be our 2 lessons with the McD family! Anthony is 16 and he got baptized 3 days before I came in. His mom and brothers are now taking the discussions and they're spiritual giants! They're so ready to be baptized and they have such a strong testimony that this gospel is true. Not to mention the fact that Anthony is already a little missionary and is helping them along the path. They're extremely friendly and open, I felt like a part of the family immediately. We taught them a bit more about the Book of Mormon and how it goes along with the Bible to help us strengthen our relationship with Christ and let me tell you, the Spirit was SO STRONG! I gained an even stronger witness that that book and this church are both so true, and I love seeing the changes these people are making in their lives and how it is bringing them SO much joy and peace!

We also met with Rico, who was in the army, and we brought a member, Brother Hamilton, who was a police officer in LA a few years ago. We taught about the Plan of Salvation and Brother Hamilton testified of how it has brought him comfort when he lost friends in the force to gang violence, and had to see the effects of this world destroy lives and family. It helped me appreciate MY gratitude for God's plan for us and the mercy and love he has for all his children. 

We had Thanksgiving at the Judkins. She is like the light of my life, I LOVE that family and their house mimicked ours with the way her kids were acting, it was freaking me out, I felt like I was home. 

Thanksgiving 2015
Sister Judkins, Sister King, Sister Olsen
Bakersfield, CA

Thanksgiving 2015
The Judkins, Sister King, Sister Olsen
Bakersfield, CA

On a less serious note, I came in last in a pie eating contest on Thanksgiving and I've never been so ashamed in my life, I thought I had it in the bag. I need practice....

Thanksgiving 2015
Losing the Pie Eating Contest
The Judkins, Sister King 
Bakersfield, CA

We got lost my first day here since my companion’s only been here one transfer and we had to get our oil changed in a place way out of our area. We thought we were going to die in that car from driving so long. There were also these birds that looked like ducks, but they weren't ducks... it was kind of freaking me out. 

Anyways, Sister Olsen is AMAZING! She's from Ogden and is so sweet and wonderful and is a powerhouse when it comes to missionary work. I'm excited for the miracles that are about to come! This work is the greatest thing in the WORLD!

THE WARD HERE IS AWESOME!  I feel like I’m in heaven, the people here are so friendly and we get fed every night and they fellowship and it's awesome. 

Hot dang, God is real!! I love you all so much, have an amazing week!

Sister King

November, 2015
Saying Goodbye to the Old "Family"
November, 2015
Saying Hello to the New "Family"

Manzanar National Historic Site
WWII Era Japanese American Internment Camp

Manzanar National Historic Site
WWII Era Japanese American Internment Camp

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