Elder Farney was able to call me from the airport - as he waited for his flight to Idaho. Spoke for almost an hour!! It was SO wonderful to hear his voice! There were fifteen of them flying to Pocatello. And a complete stranger treated them all to lunch!
As we were chatting - he would ask me to wait just a minute as he helped multiple people figure out how to use the calling cards and the pay phone! What an exceptional young man!
The best part of the conversation - other than him repeatedly telling me how much he loved and missed me - was when he asked if I would take the phone to Little Man's preschool so he could talk to him. Of course, I did! When Little Man was on the phone, he said, "Mommy I think Bubba's crying." I said, "He is." He says, "Why?" I said, "Because he loves you and misses you so much." He then spoke back into the phone and said, "Oh bubba.... I love you too." Sweetest heartbreaking words ever!
I had been in touch with a wonderful fellow Missionary Momma for a few days via Facebook - I found out she was going to be serving dinner to my missionary when he arrived in Pocatello. What an amazing woman! She not only served him dinner - but took pictures and wrote me the BEST message!
"He is doing great. He was so excited. He loved the food.... especially the potatoes! He said, "My mom is a wizard in the kitchen." He has a really funny personality. A great sense of humor. He said, "Oh, my mom is on that missionary momma's facebook thing too." LOL I gave him a nice pat on the shoulder for ya. Hugs mom. You have a great missionary." ~ Marcy Lyn Kestner
LOVE WHAT A SMALL WORLD THE CHURCH IS - AND HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS MADE THIS KIND OF CONTACT POSSIBLE!!
THE MISSIONARIES WHO REPORTED TO
POCATELLO WITH ELDER FARNEY!!