That's great that you were all able to fly down and do the temple work for your mom's parents! JetBlue flying is something that I kinda miss, and at the same time kinda don't. haha [Sorry, no pic from Adam for this week, so this is us in front of the San Diego Temple with Adam's Abue"Lita" after doing the sealing.]
Last week was a good week. It was odd Skypeing you, it just felt weird, but it was great to see y'all and to see that Utah is still there. :) I have heard a rumor that we will be transferred out of social Circle next Wednesday. I will miss the family that we spent Christmas with, the Phares Family, who let us Skype from their iPads and iPhones.
They are really some of the greatest people I've met thus far on my mission. They are very charitable and have helped children in Africa and are very supportive in the community. We've been recently doing tons of service for them and it has been a great time! The wife of the family, named Julia reminds me somewhat of Aunt Natty, someone who has an open mind and huge love for her family and others. And ironically Julia's husbands name is John. And he is just the greatest guy! Julia has said that he is a "big kid". He's also a photographer! He showed me his Instagram account, and all his shots, and then I showed him all the shots I took and we were geekin' out. Another day he showed me a photography article of the best pictures of abandoned places in the world. He's very nice and supportive and really their whole family is just awesome. I will miss them the most when I leave SC.
I think that even though I haven't taught many people, and even though we really don't have many investigators, and no baptisms, I learned that it's fine because I made relationships and we helped a family who was in need. We made a friend, Julia and John are now people who I feel like I've known for a very long time. And they are who I will remember when I think of Social Circle.
But anyway, hope you all are doing great! I'm again really glad to hear your travels were safe and sound. Don't know if you got my package or not, if so I believe one of the gifts might be able to help mom feel better. :)
Thanks again , I'll write to you again in a year!!!
-love, Elder Black