Monday, February 13, 2012

Goodbye, Elder Miller

February 2, we said goodbye to Elder Jordan Miller.  That's him to the right of Elder Karlinsey.  Elder Miller was a new Assistant to the President when we arrived in August.  He was companion to Elder Kunzler, then Elder Farrens, and Elder Christensen seen above.  We have really enjoyed working with Elder Miller.  He never left the office without first asking if there was anything he could do to help us.  If we needed help, he and his companion were always willing and always took the time to do whatever needed to be done.

He was a great missionary, too.  Not long before he left, we were in President Bulloch's office and the President asked if he knew where to find a particular quote in Preach My Gospel.  Elder Miller jumped up, flipped a few pages in the book (the book was upside down) and pointed to the quote.  We were impressed, and so was President Bulloch, who complimented him on his knowledge and familiarity of the book.

We invited Elder Miller and Elder Christensen to have lunch with us a week before he left.  I left the office early and it was a good thing I did--I had started the rice and the dishwasher before I left for work and I guess the load was too much for the system, because it tripped the breaker on the GFI plug-in that the rice cooker was plugged into.  The dishwasher finished, but the rice was still raw!  So I plugged the rice cooker into the dining room plug-in and got busy defrosting some left-over turkey in the micro and warming up the electric fry pan for the Egg Fu Yung.  Next think I know, the micro, fry pan and rice cooker all quit.  So I moved the rice cooker to the living room, flipped every breaker in the box (none of them looked like they were off) and got back to work.  The rice finally got done after we finished our egg rolls and were ready to start on the Fu Yung.  We had a great time and got back to work only a few minutes late.  Does this sound like a story I might have written in Sendai?  It felt like it!

We will miss Elder Miller, but will continue to enjoy Elder Christensen and his new companion, Elder McCleve.

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