May 11, 2015
We had our first opportunity to Skype with Christian (a/k/a Elder Hyde) last night. He looked great! And he was happy. He told us about his ward (comprised of mostly retired people) and his investigators. He and Elder Schaeffer live in Hilltop and work in an area from Interstate 80 west to the San Francisco Bay. The great mixture of peoples, cultures and cuisines intrigues him, as do the experiences and opportunities of those he teaches. He is learning that the Lord truly does build up His kingdom from among the meek and lowly of this earth.
Oh, and he’s getting his first exposure to the gospel as taught by those whose experience in the Church can be counted in months, not years. The infectious exuberance displayed by these newest members in the kingdom has helped Christian adjust to missionary life.