Alexander emailed a family friend (Julia in Woodland) who didn't know he was home, hoping for a video conference, but failing that, sending her a picture telling her that he was transferred, and showing a picture of him with his "new companion".
As I write this, Alexander is in the air between Denver an Dallas, where he'll have a layover before flying to Portland, where we expect to pick him up a little after 9PM.
No real emails from Denver the past couple of weeks. One week he called us, and the other was pretty silent. Today he shared a few videos that missionaries had made for fun.
This article's not an April Fool's joke (and neither is the fact that I finished it and was attaching the pictures, when the whole thing was lost)
Not too much in today's email that wasn't already covered in the previous one. A few things:
Alexander got a phone call Tuesday morning...
With all the hoopla about the virus and the missionaries being stuck in their apts. with little to do, they were told that they could contact home twice a week. With transfers moving this week's P-Day to Thursday, Pres. Savage told them to call home today.
Elder Boling's latest email mostly filled in some details on old news, and told us more about his fascinating companion. Something you should know first:
Ths mission has sent several emails to reassure parents and notify them of the status of their missionaries. In the latest email, we learned that all of the missionaries are staying home and teaching lessons “virtually” with video chat, or participating in outdoor activities and keeping a distance from other people. Dinners are to be cooked (no raw produce) and delivered to them by members, with a video visit afterwards.
After proclaiming it to be a great week, Alexander's expressed excitement for an elderly lady who committed to church attendance. He also wrote that Elder Wong of the Seventy visited their zone conference.
We learned so much from him, and we found out that he has an incredible sense of humor.
He also has an accomplishment that he can brag about!