September 3, 2012
Well to start off, this week was actually pretty slow and rough. We had hoped for a better week, but many of our appointments fell through, and then the people who we went to go visit as backups and whatnot, were not home.
We were however, able to meet with one of our investigators who is really intently investigating the church. He's the one we always meet with at a members home with the members, because he lives with them. We had a good discussion with him, that was more or less directed by him, where he asked several questions he had, from rumors, or things he thought of from what he'd been taught.
Also, I am being transferred. Our mission president has changed things a bit on how transfers work. We now get the call a bit later, and we are only told whether or not we are leaving. We are not told where we are going or who we are going with, just that we are leaving. Then, we attend a meeting near the mission office on Thursday, where we will find out where we are going and who we will be with. We then go with them to our new area. Transfers are no longer on Monday so we will be able to say goodbye to people in the area.
You all will have to wait until next Monday to know where I am and with whom. The other bit of interesting news is that my companion is also leaving. It came as quite the surprise, but he needs to leave as well. We will both be going to the meeting, and will probably be separated there, as it is not likely that we will be staying together.
Well, we also are required to get member transportation to our meeting, and as we are both leaving, there is a chance that sister missionaries could be placed in this area. That means that the member who drives us will need to bring along his wife. Unfortunately that leaves less space for what we need to bring, as we both need to bring all our stuff. As such, we tried to find out if we need to bring a sister along, and we asked our assistants to the president if it was necessary. As we are not supposed to know where we are going, they did not tell us that. Sadly we must bring the sister along just in case (although I doubt we will need her to be there).
We did get a little bit of information from them, and that is, that I will be going to a bike area, and my companion will stay in car. Meaning, we will not stay together, and I will definitely need to bring my bike, which means we could use all the space we can get, but because we can't get the adequate information, we are instead losing space. Well I hope things go well on Thursday, wish me luck, and I hope all is well at home!
-- Elder Huffaker
So this is the Newman family, with the investigators we are teaching. On the bottom from left to right is sister Newman, next is Angella, then Alli, then me. On top from left to right is Brother Newman, who is kneeling, Jamie, and then my companion.