Saturday 24 August 2013
Today I woke up and found this photo message had been texted to me:
Elder P and Elder Siebers came over for dinner tonight and they are both doing great.- Sister P. of Gilbert AZ.
Elder P's mother had been included on the text and so now we have solid evidence of where he is and who he is with! Elder P is from Spokane and has been out since March of this year. He was just recently made a "trainer", so Cooper is likely his first "trainee". Apparently there are four missionaries in their apartment. She also sent me their address, so I will update the contact information tab.
Elder Siebers and Elder P are assigned to the Mesquite Ward in Gilbert. Sister P says the area is quite small, but she thinks it covers another Ward in addition to the Mesquite Ward.
I am so grateful that this Sister fed my son in Gilbert and also had the thought to snap a photo and sent it to two mothers. She has a son serving in North Dakota right now. It's been so touching to me to see that there is network of mothers of missionaries (and fathers too no doubt) who are watching out for and taking care of eachothers' children while they serve.
[All of these random communications- debit card trackings, links to news stories, photo texts from other Church members- wow. It's just incredible how technology has changed the mission life.]