Editor's Note: Amazingly, Seth is still in his first area of the mission and will not transfer this month. Next month he will be at a year into the mission in the same area. He is rising to the challenge, he is doing great, he is healthy, and he and his companion are finding people to teach and have two baptism dates scheduled. For the past few weeks, Seth and his mom have been emailing back and forth (chatting) during Seth's email time so he hasn't written a long letter to post. I guess we can forgive his mom for that. :-) Finally, because all family members could not be present on Mother's Day for the traditional phone call, Seth's mission president graciously allowed him to call/Skype a week later--on the 19th. He looked GREAT! This email was sent the following day:
Hey everyone! So this email will be short since I had a chance to talk to you yesterday. This time around it didn't take me as long to get out of the daze that I seem to get after skyping you guys. It might have been because of the family that hosted my skype session with you guys, because they gave me some food during and after I skpyed you haha. They are a great family (their name is "Alegría" so they have to be awesome haha). [Alegria means "joy" or "happiness."]
Hey no worries about me staying in my sector for another change. I hope you're not too worried! I figure that I only have one left here anyway so it'll all be good. I heard from Eric Neal today. He's great! I'll occasionally email other people too, it just takes my time away from you guys so it's a difficult balance haha.
I'll continue working hard and giving it my best! I'm so grateful for the blessings that the Lord has given us thanks to this beautiful work. I'm always praying for you and I think about you a ton. Thank you for your prayers, because the Lord has been answering them. :)
I love you guys so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. Sorry that this email was pretty short!
P.P.S. I still can't believe Lindsey is taller than Maddie now!