Wednesday, May 27, 2009

These are the members of the Vinton District. From left to right:

Elder Chapman, Elder Shill (District Ldr), Elder Soderstrom (companion to Shill), Elder Makay and his companion Elder Jeffery (the Spanish speaking elders).

We learned from Elder Shill that Elder Soderstrom is being transfered on Transfer Day next Wednesday. We will surely miss him. He is from northern Utah, near Logan.

The only District member not pictured is Sister Chapman, who insisted on being the photographer.

We have been informed by our Mission President that we will be getting a new set of young missionaries assigned back to Bedford this Transfer. We were very happy to hear that news!

Driving down to our 10:30 a.m. District Meeting in Vinton Wednesday morning we took the Blue Ridge Parkway from the US 460 over to US 24 (Stewartsville Road). We stopped at this overlook that gives beautiful view of homes nestled on the slopes of the Blue Ridge mountains just to the north and east of Vinton, Virginia. The rain clouds of the night before were still hanging low on the mountains.