I am sad to say, Elder Reeve will be leaving me this week. I will miss him. We are a lot like brothers. He will be going to Star Valley, Wyoming on Thursday. My new companion is Elder Wengler from Boston, Massachusetts. He has been out for 11 months. His Spanish is impressive. I am excited to be his companion.
This has been a sad week. It is sad to see some of my good friends leave the mission. I will really miss Elder Moyes and Ramirez. There are moments from my mission with them that I will never forget. I will also really miss Elder Reeve. It has been a good 3 transfers with him. He has taught me a lot, especially about patience and humility. One of my weaknesses is holding my tongue and being meek. He is an expert real-life example in this. My mission is full of good times with these Elders.
We have been focusing a lot more on finding, and we were able to find a whole area that is not in the area book. There are about 6 or 7 families that we know out there now. Plus there is a lot of potential. I am excited to introduce Elder Wengler to the area and the people.
I look forward to this coming transfer and the things the Lord has prepared for us here.
No group email for the week, however, we enjoyed our Skype call for Mother’s Day. The whole family (Jes & Tim in Utah & Erica & Sam in LA) was able to participate.
Drew is making the most of his mission. When asked what he enjoyed most about his mission, he quickly replied, “I love the people, I really love the people I’m serving”. Then he said, “I really don’t like the cold weather, it snowed again yesterday (5/13/17). We were supposed to go fishing”. Winter 2016-2017 broke records for snow totals and freezing temperatures in Pocatello, Idaho.
Drew was pleased to report his investigators are slowly progressing. Although none came to church, he is encouraged by their progress. One investigator went to the ER. When she returned home, she asked Drew and Elder Reeve to give her a priesthood blessing.
Thank you for the support you show Elder Allen. He is humbled by your kindness. Until next week!
ps – Drew sent four pictures this week, 3 of a coyote on a farm & one of him. This is getting ridiculous!