(from a ward member where Alyssa is serving, sent to his cousin, who is in our ward here in TX): Please share the attached photos with Sister Shumway’s family. We have two sets of missionaries in the Ward, and Sister Shumway and Elder Forthman each just received brand-new missionaries to train from the MTC. Two of the pictures show just Sister Shumway with her new greenie, Sister Ward. This was at one of our neighbor’s homes who are also members, and we trade off each month having the missionaries up to visit both families because we are so far out (actually outside of the mission boundaries, but they have permission to come because we have an investigator there almost every time). Sister Shumway and her companion taught a great lesson on scriptures talking about the Holy Ghost testifying of truth, and there was an investigator present, whose name is Charlotte. She is a young woman who wants to get baptized but her parents will not let her as she is only 16. Pray for her parents’ heart to be softened. Charlotte comes to church each week and to all the YW activities, and went to girls’ camp this summer with my daughter and our Ward.
Please express our gratitude to the Shumways for sending such a wonderful and devoted disciple of Christ to help us in this part of the Lord’s vineyard.