Today is a sad and a great day. First off, what makes it sad. I am being transfered to Santa Rosa tomorrow so this is my last day in Ukiah. I am really sad because of all the friends I have made here and all those people that have made an impact in my life. It is always hard to leave an area because of these friendships, but I know that where ever I go I will make new friends and new bonds. It always helps me though to think of the scripture in the Doctrine and Covenants, section 130, verse 2 " And that same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory, which glory we do not now enjoy." I love this because I know that all the friends I have made here on my mission, I will meet again. I hope I will meet them again in this life but if not I will in heaven. It makes me reflect also on a quote from Joseph smith "there are many of whom I have loved, to them I am determined to prove faithful." I WILL PROVE FAITHFUL!! So to all the people of Ukiah, I love you all and will miss each and everyone of you.
Now for the great part, I am going to embark on a new journey which will bring with it many memories and many friends. It is also comforting to me that I already served there and have friendships already. Though I will not be able to visit many of them, the memories make the transition much easier. I already have a very very positive view of Santa Rosa. I can't wait to see what the lord has in store for me this time around. So for all the people in Santa Rosa, here I come. I can't wait to meet you all.