Yes, it has indeed come. The so called "trunky papers". The release date is July 7. President and Hermana Jackson really wanted us to go home with them two weeks earlier but it would´ve been a whole month off our mission in total and it would´ve been very complicated to send us all home in the middle of a transfer. And this also means I will spend my second to last day working in the mission field in Spain celebrating the United States of America. That will be a hard day to not get trunky. They did send us some info so here it is, since it now applies to me. I´ll copy and paste what they wrote in the bulletin.
"We would like to announce our replacement for July 2015- July, 2018. Their names are President Kevin and Sister Cindy Pack from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They both served missions when they were younger. President Pack served in Chile, Osorno and Hermana Pack in Massachusette, Boston. Hermana Jackson and I have been in contact with them and know that you will be in very good hands. They have 4 children. Their 2 older daughters are married, the oldest has a baby girl. They have a 15 year old daughter and a 13 year old son who will be living in Spain with them. They already love you and are praying for you. We ask that you pray for them as well, as they prepare to preside over this great mission starting July 1st. Until then, you are stuck with us, so please continue to pray for us as well!"
So that´s them. They will be in the mission one whole week with me. But it should be fun.
Well I just died over the video of Kara making sounds. Can you just send her in my package as well? She is too cute. I cannot wait to see Chris either. He seems so grown up now.
Alright, well to be vague, but specific here are some experiences. We are still teaching Ana, the wonderful little old Paraguayan woman who continues to just be angelic. I felt like The Da Vinci Code and National Treasure because I worked for almost my whole time in this area trying to find a less active American/Swedish couple and we finally found them! It was such a relief to finally find them. Recently I feel like a shepherd for the less active and excommunicated. We´ve just been finding so many recently and some even have found us. We´re like magnets. And so we are gathering the lost sheep of the tribe of Madrid bit by bit.
The work's been a bit difficult lately due to the gigantor holdiay season that goes from Christmas Eve to King´s Day. People go on vacation to far off lands or just don´t want to talk to us or who knows what. But it´s finally over so the work will be back in motion soon.
If you don´t know, in Greek mythology there´s a guy named Tantalus on the Fields of Torment in the Underworld who can never drink because the water moves away from him when he wants to drink and the fruit on the tree above him moves away to when he tries to eat it. I know that feeling, bro. iPads seem like they´ll never come. Supposedly we were going to get news in December and they were supposed to come in 2014 but oh well. We´ll see what happens.
Not much else comes to mind and I gotta go. I love you all!