Ha wow--I can't believe that Sam is already home! Sooo nuts! He really doesn't look any different! But that's so awesome to hear that he did well in his homecoming. I'm looking forward to seeing him and catching up on old times! haha.
We really had a good week this week. I've grown to love the people from these two wards soo much over the time that I've been here. We've still got another week until transfers, but I'm gonna miss these people like crazy. I honestly think that one of the greatest blessings of my mission has been to make relationships with such special people like those that we serve. For me that includes investigators, members, non members, and other missionaries. To be able to share the joy of the gospel with those people is one of the greatest blessings of being a missionary. And like Sam said, being angels to them as they are to us.
About a week and a half ago, we found a new family to teach! They were a reference from another family here in the ward. It's been a very interesting experience with them so far. We found them, and taught the mom, the dad, and the daughter. Later that same week, we met the daughter-in-law, too. The father and his son, who we hadn't really met up to that point in time, work in the oil business. They're gone 20 days and are here 10 days. So the father left to work, and the son was already working when we started to teach this family. But out of nowhere, the son had an accident at work and had to come home to recuperate. In that same weekend that he came home, he was able to attend church with his wife and his sister! We told him that it was no coincidence that God had allowed him to be at home to attend church with his sister and his wife. They are a great family and we are super stoked to continue teaching them!!
I'm really glad to hear that everything is going well back home. I'm doing absolutely fantastic :) Thank you thank you thank you for all the prayers and the love and support. I couldn't do without it. LOVE YOU ALL
This is the whole priesthood from one of the wards that we are in! Love these people to death.