If you have time, tell us about your trip to Anchorage to get training, what President and Sister Dance are doing with the missionaries to say goodbye and what you have heard about your new mission president.
The week's worth of training was long. We focused strictly on the fundamentals, so it's been stuff that's been drilled into our heads. But it was good to do, brought me back to focusing on the basics, which are so important.
We drove down--me, Elder Uluave (a DL), the ZLs, and another DL--in the morning to make it in time for meetings to begin at 8AM. Training went to about 11 or 12, then lunch which was provided by the ward sponsoring the training, then more training until about 4PM, then the 45 minute drive back to the area and the rest of the night.
How do you feel about having a new mission president?
It will be interesting to see how the mission changes. I can't imagine it getting any stricter. President Dance is a relatively strict mission president. It will be sad to see President and Sister Dance leave, but President and Sister Clark were interviewed and called by general authorities--I'm sure they'll be cool, too.
When you get home we will take a trip up to Washington State to visit Grandma Maile and Pop and we will visit President and Sister Dance as well. How is that?
Sure, that'd be cool.
Not much going on on my end. We have a baptism this weekend--Elizabeth Coleman's. Don't know who will perform the ordinance yet, but it should be good.
Thank you so much for everything. Pictures are coming soon.