Below is the video that Sam gave to us. Such a heartfelt testimony to all of how Sam really has felt throughout this whole ordeal. To say we are proud of Sam would be an understatement. We love our Elder Geezy!!!
Sam went back into the mission field today. We brought him directly to the mission home in Scottsdale and there was met by some wonderful missionaries as well as President and Sister Sweeney. Sam is assigned to Payson, AZ and will be over two English wards and a Spanish Branch. We appreciate and are thankful to President Sweeney for the inspired way he presides over this mission, even for his Elders who serve "mini" missions. Below is Sam's first letter to us on the same day we left him as well as some shots that were taken at the mission home.
Hey guys, just wanting you to know that I made it here safe and sound! My companion is Elder Johnson, and he's awesome. We have been getting along very well, and he seems really chill. Our apartment is pretty big, its a two bedroom, two bath, and its called Tonto Basin. It's cool, and I think I'll like it. We just went shopping for some food for the week, and then we went to a members home to do laundry and stuff. It's been a slow boring day, and my anxiety has been on and off. Hopefully I will be able to calm down and make it through these 12 weeks. I'm glad I'm here doing this, but it's going to be hard for me. We just got done talking to an investigator. It wasn't an appointment, he was just at the house we are at, and he's a good guy. His name is Brian. He's definitely made some mistakes, but he's a good guy and he just needs some help. I hope you all have a good week! Pray that I won't struggle and that I'll be able to enjoy it, and that my anxiety will go away. Love you guys.
|Sam with President and Sister Sweeney. He looks happy!|
|It's not too often you get a mission home picture with the parents.|
I'm not complaining!!
|Elder Geezy, AZ Scottsdale Mission|