Thought I should change my greeting in this letter this time. I over-exaggerated in my last letter. To correct myself, we saved Jenny. She finally came to church yesterday. We listened to her concern and we addressed it. We watched a conference talk of the prophet and she thought it was okay. After church, we talked to her and she said she loved Relief Society and the ward. The whole ward just went all out and attacked her by greeting themselves to her. She felt the ward's love. Her son Jedediah liked Primary as well. She said she wants to come to church again next week or soon, so we're happy and excited.
At this time, Elder Brown is done with his mission and should be getting ready to go home. I am praying that Jenny will be available tomorrow night so we can go to the missionary farewell. I will do anything to go to his farewell. Also, sister Goldie in my second area is also going home. There are others but I don't think I know them. I am going to miss them all. Come around another 6 months or so, almost no one will have known my trainer, Elder Boyes. I'm getting old fast. It's like time speeds up 100 fold as a missionary. People come and go and friends are made, but in the end, most will be lost.
In other news, transfer calls came and the assistants called at 11:10 at night. I thought it was odd. They should be in bed like all other missionaries, but hey, they had business to take care of. I'm staying here in Lodi 2nd ward with Elder Wardle. We are eating dinner with the Hazelhofer's on Christmas just to let y'all know.
We are still teaching John Piplono our less active. He still asks some good questions. We talked to his dad at church in 1st ward and he said if his son does come back to church, he would be willing to go to 2nd ward so his son has somebody to talk to while getting to know the ward members. It's going to be a long process before he becomes active again and coming to church. That's about it this week.