This week was transfer week and Tanner was transferred. He is now in a an area called Ventisca in the stake Arbolillo. He is a district leader with his companion over the Sister Missionaries. His new companion is Elder Montiel he is from Baja California, Mexico. He says he seems to be a good guy but that he does not know him too well. I guess he will get to know him a lot better by the time transfers come up again.
Tanner sent lots of pictures this week. Some with the families that he left in his past area and some with the investigators that he has been working with. Sad that he won’t be able to see them progress and be baptized.
This is a picture of him with his first zone leader, Elder Plata who was going home today.
Elder Aris drew another picture of the of them. Pretty cool picture. Hope Tanner was able to keep it.
Tanner seemed to like his last area and had good ward members to help take care of him. He sent pictures of some members that he enjoyed being with. Elder Howell, Leonzo, and Tanner.
Elder Aris and Tanner with the family Sanchez.
This family Tanner has been working with and has committed to get married and want to get baptized. Sadly Tanner will miss both.
Antonio is an investigator has been working with attending addiction recovery classes with him. I hope that he will continue progressing towards baptism.
He also sent a picture of his mission leader, the best mission leader so far.
Five more transfers!!!!
Tanner has been feeling good. His cough is now gone. They are working hard on finding new people to teach. They found a new family that said was really cool. They would have to get married before they could get baptized. Hopefully this will happen.
During the last Zone Conference the missionaries were able to ask questions to President Hall and Sister Hall. They asked them how they meet and what will they be doing when they got off their mission in July. President Hall said he would go back to taking care of his business and Sister Hall would go back to taking care of grand children. Tanner said it seems weird to him that they would be going back to a normal life and not out teaching the Gospel.
General Conference!! Tanner said, “t was amazing. I had never been so excited for a general conference. I didn’t want it to end either.” He loved Elder Holland’s talk and said that it was his favorite. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/tomorrow-the-lord-will-do-wonders-among-you?lang=eng
A few weeks ago the Mexico City Northwest mission were able to meet with Elder Cook and be taught by him. I was able to find some pictures that Tanner had nor seen or even knew that they existed so I sent them to him. He said he was not sleeping but it sure looks like it to me. Maybe he was just deep in thought.
Tanner received a package from the Morning Sun Young Women and he was very happy and surprised about it. Great service project surprising missionaries.
He also asked about one of his companions coming for a visit when Tanner gets home. Of course, that would be awesome to meet a companion.
This week was Holy Week in Mexico. The week before Easter when they reenact the death of Jesus. Tanner said that he is learning to respect other religions more and that it seemed normal this year. They had seven investigators come to church this week and he said that was really good. They normally only get one or two people to come to church.
Tanner sent a video to share. https://www.mormonchannel.org/watch/series/mormon-messages/shower-of-heavenly-blessings