I just want to thank you again, for all you've done for me. Especially for the sacrifice you and Shane, and others are making right now for me to be out here serving a mission. Thanks so much, for supporting me, you've always known what's best for me and you've always been there of me, even when I don't deserve it, which is most of the time. Re: taxes, the more I think about it, my W2 could be in my white dresser, in one of the top two shelves, not completely sure, maybe in a box by my closet, too, but again, just not sure, I'm sorry.
Quite a bit has happened this week. I received a support card which
has all of the money I need to stay alive, that was a surprise, too.
Visa waiters don't normally get a support card until they arrive in
their actual missions. Speaking of my actual mission... I received my
visa! The Presidents Assistants called to inform us about transfers
and hey said that I received my visa, and that I'm flying to Spain on
May 12th. That's when the transfer ends in the Madrid Mission so
they'll keep me here until then. Transfers were crazy... Elder
Buchanan was transferred out to Pomona, and I'm still here in East Los Angeles with Elder Ingram. We're still in a trio and we received Elder Garry today, they're the Zone Leaders now. They changed the Zone Area to the area I've been in because we've been doing so well. They like to keep the District Leaders, Zone Leaders and Assistants in the best areas because they're supposed to be an example to the other missionaries in their areas. So I'm with the Zone leaders now. Elder Garry is SICK, I admire him so much, he and Elder Ingram, I couldn't have been out in a better situation. Elder Garry is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I've got it "made in the shade", as Elder Ingram would put it. So that's the big news for this week.
It's about time that I let you in on how the missionary work here is
my area. As I mentioned, we're doing really well and finding quite a
bit of success. Not this last week, but the week before, we found 27
new investigators, which doesn't happen. Tell that to Wyatt, then
watch his jaw drop. We went to the office last week and the Assistants
asked us if we were joking, it's crazy. We set up 11 investigators
with baptismal dates this past week. The work is moving forward pretty quickly, I've just recently realized it. This was my first transfer, so it didn't shock me as much as everyone else because I don't know what it was like prior to my time here.
Something pretty special happened this week, too. Did I tell you that
I have a nickname here in East LA among the skaters here? They call
me, "kick flip" that's a skateboard trick. I saw a few kids skating
and yelled to them from my bike and said that I would do one if they
did one, so we did that, then we ended up playing a game of skate.
President Becerra said that he wants us to use our talents to find
people. So I told them that if I won the game of skate that they had
to let us share our message. So I won! We shared the message of the
restoration. We went back yesterday and shared the Plan of salvation
lesson. We're going back again tonight, they want to play again, if I
win tonight they're coming to church on Sunday. It's so much fun. We
got 7 new investigators out of that. And one of the girls there went
to our church for a YEAR but never got baptized, we're focusing pretty hard with her.
Alright well I'm going to get this sent to you right now. We're going
to the stake center later where I can get some photos sent to you.
Yes, I received the good and plenty the other day, thanks so much!
That's a big bag, too.
I love you, Mom. Happy birthday this week! You are amazing.
Talk to you soon,
Elder Walker Jack Koeven