Tanner said this was a good week. He works in the mission office every day from 11-2. They do reimbursements, rent and whatever the president ask them to do. He has his own desk and computer. They teach from 3-9pm. He said his new ward is cool and has good members who are willing to go teach with them. Tanner’s new companion is Elder Harmon.
Of course being in a new area Tanner has a new place to live. I have to be honest when i first saw the pictures of his new place I wanted to cry. It is so small, only one room to sleep, study and live. And a small bathroom. Then I had to remember that Tanner is doing the Lord’s work and it does not matter where he lives because he is being taking care by the Lord and the great members of his new ward.
He also sent a picture of the house he has a room in. He lives with an old lady and her family. The house looks like a cross between a haunted house and a prison and is pretty big.
We had sent Tanner a package the beginning of July and it sat in customs in Mexico City for a month. We did not know that you can not ship shoes to Mexico with a shoe permit that the recipient must obtain, which was something Tanner could not do. So finally we got the package with everything in it. We will send it for is birthday in October, but before we do we will call DHL to make sure everything that is in the package can be shipped. So Paige used Missionary Package Shipping to surprise Tanner with a package. He loved it. What a great sister!!
Tanner is living in Federal District which is the capital. He says it is fairly rich area and there is a Walmart close. I ask about his shoes and told him when it comes time to need more he would need to buy them there.