Here's the latest email from Elliot, with two pictures after the jump. The first picture is a great one. It shows his name on the departure list for August 16. Five months to go!
Okay I was thinking about the BYU apartment situation and do you know what Carlton is planning on doing? I'm not too sure if he's even going to be back in time or not. I know President Taylor lets missionaries go home a few weeks early often to let them get back into school and I know he'll be home right around the start of school. That would be sweet to room with him.
Speaking of heading back to college soon, can you believe I only have 5 months left? Yesterday was my 19 month mark. Elder Grover has been out 6 weeks longer than me too. It's cool being with another experienced missionary. We had a lot of success this past week. We set three new baptismal dates and have six new investigators. 2 of those new dates were with that family we tracted into last week. It was so cool. Then the other new date is the wife of a returning member who is awesome. She's been praying about if this is what God wants for her in her life and she keeps on feeling that this is the right path for her. All of the dates are set right now for the first few weeks of May so we have some time before then. But that's good because a decision like baptism really shouldn't be rushed. We already have a lot of appointments set up for this week and we'll be super busy because we also have district meeting and exchanges in Texas on Friday-Saturday. But I'm looking forward to heading to TX again. It should be a really good week.
Right now I'm emailing y'all from Brother Brennen's house in Chattanooga, Oklahoma. It's a very small town but I love it. He and his wife are the only members who live here. It feels like back when I was in Clinton. Lawton's a big town so we don't get out to towns like this much, so it's a nice change of pace. It rained last week so it's nice and green now, hopefully we can get out and enjoy this day.
[Family stuff redacted.]
And thanks for the package mom! I appreciate it very much!
Les amo mucho!
BTW-I was in the mission office this week and found out my name is now on the departure list. Scary!
Also a picture of cool clouds on our way from the City.