Monday, November 30, 2015


Just so you know I have no idea what you just said. I had my companion translate it and he said it made no sense. Yuba city is a big city and is mostly trashy. It isn't so bad being in a Hmong branch because most of the members speak English but during church 95% of it is in Hmong so I just sit there with no idea of what is going on. I am not expected to learn Hmong, I will only be in this area for 2 transfers at the most and I am only in this area because of a shortage of Hmong Elders for the time being. My new Comp is weird but in a good way, his name is Elder Stephenson
Or his Hmong name is Elder Vam Xeeb. I probably get a Hmong name pretty soon too which will be cool because then I can get a Hmong name tag and not a lot of missionaries get to do that. There are book of Mormons in Hmong although I am told that translation is constantly being fixed to make more sense. Thanksgiving was great, we had two dinners and they were normal turkey dinners and yes, Hmong people celebrate Thanksgiving. As for my size, I would guess Medium but I'm not 100% sure on that so you could just have Jake try it on and go from there.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Hey, sorry I haven't written in a while things have been really crazy. My companion went home and so I have been in a tricompanionship for the last couple of days. Transfers are up and I am being transferred to the Linda Hmong mission in Yuba city which will be interesting because I don't speak Hmong. We only have 4 Hmong elders on the mission and one is going home so president is having me take his place. I don't know how I feel about it because every lesson and sacrament meeting I will just be sitting there with no idea what people are saying. It is crazy that I am so close to my year mark. They say in the mission that days feel like years, weeks feel like months, months feel like weeks, and years feel like days. I'm not sure what my plans for thanksgiving are because I am going to be in a completely new area. Some things that would be nice for Christmas is a jacket like just a normal looking jacket for when it gets cold. My sunglasses also broke so some more like those would be nice, they are called the wayfarer style. That's all I can think of right now if I do think of anything else I'll let you know. I'm counting down the days too.

Love. Heart. Gooey emotional stuff. Elder Tomlinson

Monday, November 2, 2015


That's awesome that Jake got his eagle. What is Hannah supposed to be? I had a good Halloween. I got to carve some pumpkins and I'm not trying to brag but my was pretty awesome. Yes I love my companion, I was with him in the MTC so that's cool. I'll put some pictures of my amazing pumpkin but that is pretty much all that happened. I don't know what else to say so. Talk to ya later. Elder Tomlinson.