Wesley was transferred last Tuesday, February 9th, just after seeing the Olympic torch pass through Blaine. He is now in Edmonds, Washington, a suburb of Lynnwood. From the map, it appears to be near the southern boundary of the mission. I've yet to hear from Wes since the transfer, but in his last letter, dated February 4th, he sent some pictures and news about the people he was teaching. Of course, we are anxious to hear from him again and see how he likes the big city!
One family he's been working with are the Craigs; the mom, Jackie, and two children, a 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old daughter. Just before leaving Blaine, Wes cooked bean burritos for them with "legit" green chile, AND they are still interested in the Church! Jackie is reading the Book of Mormon, so keep your fingers crossed that she recognizes the truthfulness of it.
Another family Wes was working with was a mom going through a divorce with her three children. The mom is young and is a less-active member of the church. Wes challenged her to stop smoking, and she took his challenge. He also challenged her to dig out her Patriarchial blessing and study it. She did that too and was able to discuss it with the elders.
This is Wes at the Seattle Temple in January. Twice each year, the missionaries get to attend the temple. The other two are Elders McLaughin and Ashdown, but I don't know who is who. Sorry the picture is grainy. Wes is forgetting that we bought two SD cards for his camera for this very reason: scanning pictures makes them grainy.
Wesley's new mailing address:
15631 70th Ave. West
Edmonds, WA 98026