Dear Family and Friends,
Eric only sent this picture this week with no letter. I learned later from our Mother's Day SKYPE call that the picture is of all the people who were baptized this past Saturday in their ward. He said it was a huge blessing and represented hard work by many. He was grateful to be a part of it all.
We had a great visit and I loved hearing about everything. He said his camera was stolen so that is why he only has blurry pictures (he used the office cell phone to take the picture). He said much inspiration is put forth when making any changes, calling trainers and assigning newbies by the mission President. The President clears his schedule and fasts, sometimes for days, prays and interviews. When the answer comes the assistants put it into action. Eric says it's really neat to see it all play out, as many times new situations just click and sometimes what initially doesn't make sense later one can see why things happened the way they did. Eric is grateful to have learned much and to be serving the Lord. He has loved his whole mission experience and I think he is a little overwhelmed with the fact that this time in his life is coming near the end. This week was his 100th week in the mission! He says when he comes home he needs to sleep.
Thank you for all of your prayers and support!