Well, as you can see in the above slideshows, Talon just sent us a ton of pictures! And I couldn't even fit all of them on the 2 slideshows, there were over 300 pictures and it was just too hard to try to pick a few out to put in a post so I thought that the slideshows could be fun too- so enjoy! (Sorry, some of the pictures are sideways...I don't know how to fix it?)
Talon is having a great time on his mission. He is happy and having lots of super great experiences each and every day. Here is an excerpt from Talon's weekly email from June 21, 2010:
"...Then saturday we had 2 baptisms!!!!!!!!! it was awesome i got to baptize them also so it was amazing we had a cool experience there to. so i went to the church early to make sure they were getting ready for the baptism but no one was there so i started filling up the font because it takes a long time to fill up and then the water stopped coming at only about 1 foot of water the well went dry. no more water. and along with that the water was completly brown and smelled so so so rotten and gross haha so we waited we didnt know what we were going to do the baptism was supposed to start at 6 and it was 630 now and then all of the sudden it just started pouring rain like harder then i have ever seen in my life it was so so cool and it filled up the well with enough water that we could fill up the font enough to have the baptisms. barely enough and it was brown and nasty. but we did it and it was so so cool even if the water was not clean and there was barely enough they just wanted to be baptized. i know that the lord prepared a way for us to have that baptism. it really was a great spiritual experience..."
In other news, Talon has not only been transferred to a new area, he is no longer on Panay Island, (and he has a new companion- Elder Ellsworth from Arizona) but he is also part of the new mission in the Philippines, instead of being in the Philippines Bacolod Mission, Talon will now be serving in the Phillippines Iloilo Mission! Talon is very excited for this change- the new mission opened on July 1, 2010 and Talon will probably be getting a new mailing address for this new mission soon, so watch out for that so that you know the right place to mail letters to him!