It was wonderful to hear your voice today and even see your face for a little. You look good:) I didn't get to hear all of your concerns but what I didn't hear I can imagine. I served in what I think was initially a pretty obedient mission and turned into a very obedient one by the time I left and even then there were many times that I felt somewhat hopeless. Missions are like a burden sometimes but they're worth the load. In a very real sense you are treading the road that the Savior trod, if only the most minuscule part.
Your purpose is to lead people to the waters of baptism. Implementing an effective and efficient program to give investigators the best possible chance of making the right decisions (while maintaining their agency) is key to giving the Lord your best effort.
We're here in California. It's fun. I'm back selling, making cheddar. We took a trip to Laguna beach last week. This was after AnneMarie's graduation, filling up our storage unit, a very bumpy ride in a very tiny car from Utah to Cali, and some bomb grilled cheese. We love the weather here, sunny but not too warm. We love shopping at Trader Joes and going to the temple with one another. We especially love you:)
Tanner and AnneMarie