Today was a Mom and Grandma day, referring to the phone calls. I recently sent out the 4 month letter for our April 30 go homes (there are 19 of them), and today I had 4 calls from moms wanting to know what they do if they're planning on coming to LA to pick up their missionaries. Fortunately, that's an easy answer, but there are a few things they need to do to make it happen. It's always fun to have the opportunity to speak to parents--especially on such an exciting occasion!
I also took a lengthy call from a distraught grandma who's children and grandchildren recently moved to Baton Rouge. The daughter and son-in-law are completely inactive, and one of the grandsons, who was never baptized, has kind of gone off the deep end. I felt so sorry for this grandma and know that if I were in her position I'm sure I'd be doing the same thing, ie. calling anyone who might be able to help or give her a shred of hope. The Elders in their area are going to tract out their apartment in hopes of finding the grandson at home. Very sad:(