[This is an email I received just a couple of days ago... it brought a smile to my face as she described the Wilson we know! Also, as a reminder, I try to remove names of recent converts or investigators from the emails...]
It was great getting an email from you! We did have a great
time going to the temple. I'm so glad that Elder Simons stiil asks for a ride
to the temple!! It is such a fun thing to gather some Gridley friends and do
that and see him from time to time. Did he tell you about Sister [...]? She
was so happy to have him there; it really made her first time to the temple more
special. He spent so much time with that couple. Did he tell you about our
picnic dinner on the temple grounds? We all sat around reminiscing about the
fun times and laughing...Elder Simons especially can make us laugh! After the
dinner he took her wheelchair back up to the temple by riding in
it. Yep! That is him! Fun, fun.
I hope he will continue to be in
areas where he can go to the temple, but chances are, he'll get sent up north
somewhere. The Lake Shasta area would be a new twist, or Paradise (up the road
from Chico in the mountains). I guess we'll see here in a few
Elder Simons has a way with people that I don't see in very many
missionaries. You have a great son and we miss him here in Gridley! I know
he's doing great things wherever he goes!
Take care, and thank you for
keeping in touch! I'm sure we'll meet soon!