New transfer, new round of interviews. It began today. For the next 3-4 weeks we will be working our way around the mission to meet with each missionary. We began this afternoon in Quincy after our morning training there.
My question for the missionaries this time is: What is the best piece of advice your mother ever gave you?
Elder Bown: Be happy, cheerful, and make the best out of everything.
Elder Davis: That I’m not special. All the rules still apply to me. When you pick up one end of the stick, you pick up the other.
Elder Klossner: Work hard in all that I do.
Elder Boren: Focus on getting good grades, then you can do the fun stuff.
Elder Bown and his family at home have been doing some Family History work. They found the name of Elder Bown’s Great-grandpa’s brother, Joseph H. Dychtowicz, who is waiting to receive temple ordinances. Last night I did a little checking around and found out a bit more about him for Elder Bown, who will do his temple work next month when this zone has their temple trip. Joseph was 5’11”, had brown hair and brown eyes, medium build. He was drafted into WWI and served in WWII. Joseph worked in a bank. He changed his name to Joseph Richard DeWitt before he turned 50, he lived in Minnesota and Montana and he died in Wisconsin. He is buried in Minnesota. It’s nice to know your people when you do their temple work!