Moving to the New Zealand Hamilton Mission! Yes indeed. We haven't met our new mission president yet, but his name is Charles A. Rudd. Some people are thinking that it's the same President Rudd that ran the temple here a few years back, but I have no idea if it's the same person or not. I think he'll be coming in this week sometime, and making the rounds of the mission. It'll be interesting to see if anything changes being in this new mission with a brand new mission president. All of the zone leaders seem to think that it means as missionaries we're all going to get lazy and start breaking the rules. What? Talk about no trust eh?
One of the new senior couples that is going to be serving in the office is living within the boundaries of our branch, so they attended church with us. Elder and Sister Goodman. They're from Arizona, which is pretty cool. The good news about them working in the office and being in my branch is they said if they ever see mail for us, they'll just bring it straight to us, instead of sending it through our zone leader and so forth. I haven't met the other couple that'll be working in the office, but it's Elder and Sister Olsen, from Utah.
We had our last training with President and Sister Lekias this past week, and everyone seemed pretty sad about it. A few of the sisters were even crying. It felt kind of weird to know that I would never see them again, but at the same time, it's extremely exciting to know that I'll be helping to open a new mission. Even though there aren't really that many new places we'll be going in to, it's still a new mission, and it's still pretty cool.
Keep it real. Love ya'll heaps.
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