Leaving his previous area of Elkhorn about ripped his heart out. There were a couple of families with baptismal dates on the horizon that he absolutely adored, and one family in particular that really looked out for him and loved him. Joshua LOVED the mom so much, and said that he and she both just cried and cried when he went to say goodbye. He told me often of this family and all that they did to make him feel loved and taken care of. He promised them he would go back for their temple sealing. I hope he has that opportunity.
He is really enjoying the new area and says that his ward is a great missionary ward. There is lots of action there and the members seem to get that it's at least partly their responsibility to keep the missionaries busy. They have some baptisms coming up and he's really excited about that.
Joshua asks me repeatedly every time he writes to have his family and friends write to him, so here's his address:
Elder Joshua Whicker
612 B Willow Rd #5
Harvey MI 49855
|With Elder M just before transfers|
|With Elder M. And cows.|