It's been quite the week. I'm not sure how many of you know, but Elder Bensing went home this week. We had just found out last Monday morning, and I didn't want to tell everyone before we knew more. It was a medical release, so there was absolutely nothing wrong with his character, he just has something that needs to be taken care of that can't be treated out in the field. Don't worry, though, it's nothing really bad, it's sleepwalking. (Yup.) Just over a week ago, Elder Bensing woke up at about 4 in the morning sitting on a park bench about a 20-25 minute walk from our apartment. (Yes, he was wearing pajamas.) He made his way home, and told me about it after I'd gotten up. (I apparently sleep like a rock.) It was a bit of a surprise, and all quite sudden, but he was flying home to Germany just a couple of days later.
Luckily, I wasn't without a companion for long. There was a three-leg/tripanionship of missionaries serving in the town of High River, and one of them came up to be my companion the morning after Elder Bensing flew off. His name is Elder Asay. He's from West Jordan, Utah, and he's going home in about three and a half weeks. Yup, this is his last transfer, and he got emergency transferred into a new area for his last few weeks. He's taken it well, though, and I'm looking forward to the rest of our time together. I know I have a lot to learn from him, and I hope there are a few things he can learn from me.
As you can read, it's been a crazy week. The first couple of days didn't see too much work being done with P-Day, Zone Conference on Tuesday, and Elder Bensing and I scrambling around letting ward members and leaders know of the change. We had some appointments fall through, and no investigators come to church yesterday, but it's all alright! Things have settled, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Elder Asay and I can accomplish with the Lord's help in the coming days.
We did have one investigator lesson this week with Cindy, which went well. We taught her the Plan of Salvation, and she expressed her desire to be baptized. Things are still kind of up in the air with her Word of Wisdom struggles and other things, but I really hope that her desire will manifest itself in some real progress for her soon!
We weren't able to see Drey or Robert this week, but Drey did let us know that he has a friend who is interested in the church! He went with him to the youth activity on Wednesday, and it's been so cool to see how excited Drey is about the gospel.
Thank you all for your love and support. I am so grateful for the incredible friends and family my Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I hope you all have a great week. Be good! Have fun!
I love you all!