Elder Vogl and Elder Hickey are now our Office Elders. Elder Hickey served wonderfully for seven months as an assistant. We haven't had Office Elders before. There's lots of change going on in the mission which requires some extra help with paperwork and with finding new apartments, beds, etc. We are expecting more missionaries in the coming months. We will depend heavily on our Office Elders.
Elder Smoot is the new assistant with Elder Grabau. He will leave with us in the morning to Bo and Liberia. Today he went for his Sierra Leone drivers license and moved all his belongings to the assistant's apartment. The time as an assistant is very busy, very tiring, very rewarding and very blessed---all in one.