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  • Austin left on his mission:
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Allergy Season

Alturas California Members and Elders

Alturas Members and Elders

My theme for this week has been my constant allergy attacks. I know that’s not very exciting–trust me, I don’t enjoy it either–but it is the truth! I remember back before I turned 16 I never had to worry about allergies. Now it seems like they get worse every year! So every morning I’ve been waking up with my eyes flooded, my nose plugged, and my throat swollen. It usually starts to subside around 10:30 after we’ve been walking around for a while, but it makes for some rough mornings.

Aside from my allergies though, this has been a good week. We were able to get a lot of the members of the branch out to lessons, as per the new requirements for the mission. We even got a less-active member of the branch to come to a lesson with an investigator and it went great! He testified that he did feel better when he was attending church.

We also had a Zone Conference. It was all about creating “ripples for good”: the promise that no good work is wasted. We were reminded that even if our good works don’t yield immediate results, we should not refrain from doing them. I enjoyed it a lot. I also got my Temple Recommend renewed, which was cool. I have a trip to the Portland Temple this week. I’ll be driving to Eugene tomorrow, and then Wednesday all the departing missionaries will head on up there for our final session as missionaries.

Finally, I want to mention that I likely won’t be writing many paper letters anymore before the end of my mission, as they would all reach their recipients only a week before I actually returned. So, there’s the heads-up.

Okay everybody, thanks for reading this letter! A big thanks to everyone who has supported me along the way, too!

Much love,

Elder Rushton

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