This week, he didn't send a mass email, but here are the highlights from the letter he sent me (mom).
It's great to hear from you! Things are going great here in the big VVA zone. (Victorville A)
And Elder Smith and Elder Topham are just in the district... But because they live a ways off and use our house for laundry they have spent the night at our apartment quite a bit to save miles on their car (because missionaries only have a certain amount of miles they're allowed to use)
Dad sent me his talk and I loved it! Both of you guys are such great speakers and great examples to me in the way you speak with the spirit.
Since Elder Jones is going home, I'm getting a bit of "inheritance"... probably more than I want, but haha it's cool. With that he's given me some highlighters and colored lead for mechanical pencils to mark up scriptures. So that's kind of him. Also! The Elder gave me what might be my new favorite thing. He got a ukulele his first transfer while in a samoan ward and has had it signed by every companion he's ever had. I've had quite a bit of fun playing it this transfer in our spare time (Because we're not allowed to bike after dark and it gets dark around 7, which leaves like 2 hours of free time each night).
Welp, I love you all and miss you!
You're the best!
Church is true!