Where do I start with Clearlake?? It's definitely a very different place than really anywhere else in the mission. But I'll start with my address:
P.O. Box #1241
Clearlake, CA 95422
So yes, we have a P.O. Box for mail. I'm not sure why our apartments don't have mailboxes but I guess it is what it is. But to tell more about Clearlake, it's a very different town. It has very few paved roads for it's size, which isn't that big at all. Apparently Lake County has the highest number of people on welfare in the entire state of California. So it has a lot of poor people and the conditions of the roads and the houses are pretty poor, but it does mean that we have a truck here in Clearlake. It's cool and there are really humble, nice people here and the ward is looking like it's going to be as much fun as the Cloverdale Ward. Cool thing as well, we get to cover the area of two English wards, and so we often are involved with the other ward as well, which is cool to meet more people and work with them too.
So my new companions are Elder Foster and Elder Beeston. Elder Foster came out the same time as me and so we are both dying together, which is cool because ever since we spent the first day together in the hotel room we've both thought it would be cool to serve together and now we are. And Elder Beeston is a new missionary that Elder Foster is training. So we have three missionaries who are on both extremes of the spectrum, Elder Beeston, brand-new, and Elder Foster and I, almost dead.
Clearlake is cool, and we have a few pretty solid people we're teaching from what Elder Foster is telling us, I just haven't really met many of them. But I'm super excited for this transfer. I don't know why the Lord has sent me here, but I'm excited to be here and to find out why He wants me here.
Love y'all! Have a very Merry Christmas!