Hey everyone, we have had a good week. On Tuesday Elder Anderson and I went around so he could say bye to everyone. Our branch and the salmon creek ward had a Trunk or treat, so we put on funny hats that we got at value village and passed out some candy. I wore a dog hat and he wore a leprechaun hat. It was pretty funny. The branch relief society was in the building knitting scarves while the kids went and collected candy. I guess it’s a stake RS service project so it was cool to see that our Branch was doing their part. On Wednesday morning I took Anderson to the transfer site and sent him off to Pasco, and then I waited for mi hijo to arrive. After a couple hours of waiting the transfer group showed up with Elder Judd. He is from St. George, Utah. He has 12 brothers and sisters, 3 of which are adopted from Ethiopia. He is 8th in line. He's probably about 6'2" so he's nice and tall like me, and he is a fire ball! He's doing good with Spanish, and he's already contributing a good part to our lessons. That day we went and visited Ismael and then had dinner with the Ortiz family. He loves the food so he is set!
So throughout the week we did a good amount of tracting and teaching people. Including Samira and Joel. Elder Judd invited Joel to be baptized and he agreed so we'll have another one coming up in January! On Saturday we had our Stake missionary breakfast at Bro. Chapman's house. He's the high counselor over missionary work in our stake. It was very good to mingle with the other missionaries and then to discuss the work in our stake. 5 of the companionships in our stake and 6 in our zone are training right now. So we've got a lot of fresh new faces. On Friday we went to the Vancouver Stake Center for a Trainer/Trainee mtg. It was very instructive. One of the things that was interesting that Pres. Greer told us was that our Compliment of missionaries in the WKM is going up from 190 to 250 starting in January. He also told us that the amount of sisters was going to double, which I had expected, than he told us that the number of Spanish missionaries was also going to double, which caught me off guard. I was expecting maybe 5 new companionships but 15? They're going to open a lot of new areas! It'll be interesting to see what happens.
Sunday went well, we had 3 confirmations, 1 baby blessing, and the sacrament. That was a lot of ordinances! We got Samira and Joel out, which was good. Something that surprised me was that Ismaels, Ex-, the mother of his children came to church! So we're going to try to set up a FHE with her and start teaching her! Maybe the gospel can patch up the relationship and they can get married! That would be really cool!
Well that’s about it, I hope everyone has a great week! Thanksgiving is coming!!!!