Not sure what happened to what should have been Captain's Log 8 but I thought I'd share what I was able to learn from Mark for this week.
He is doing good. He and his new companion are teaching and setting baptismal dates. He is getting along with his new Senior companion from Peru and his other two house mates (1 from the US, 1 from Brazil).
True to form he keeps things interesting with a close run in with a cliff (he didn't provide details, nor has he learned that there are some things you don't share with your parents until after you have safely returned from your mission).
He is also seeing a different side of mankind, apparently drug use is quite an issue, poverty and all the other problems that we may not experience or acknowledge when we are younger are now common place in his day.
He has found it difficult to find people to play volleyball with him on P-day, apparently he has a major height advantage. He did mention that he is being trained by some of the best soccer players in the world though...the kids playing soccer in the street.
It seems like (overall) he is doing well, learning, growing, working hard.
I am sure Dawn would agree that it makes a parent proud.
Drop him an email if you get a chance, I'm sure he will appreciate it.
Have a great week everyone
One Proud Dad :)