After staying the night with Stepanie, we drove south through the rest of Colorado, into New Mexico, and going east travelled as far as Wichita Falls Texas. Our friends, the Lawes, from the MTC contacted us about the time we arrived in Wichita Falls. They were driving to Baton Rouge, Lousiana and stopped at Wichita Falls also. We had dinner with them.
In the morning, our journey continued as we drove on south to Houston, Texas, where we spent the night with our son, Mark, and his family. Molli, the their oldest played her piano number for us.
Monday, June 1, 2015, Dave and I drove from Mark’s home to the Texas Houston Mission Office which is about an hour drive north. That day we meet President Mark A. Mortensen, president of the mission, and his wife, Sister Kristina Mortensen. They will serve for 3 years in Houston and then return to their home in Irvine, California. With them are five of their six children. Mallory, the oldest, is serving a mission in New Hampshire. The President and his wife are very devoted, inspirational and such excellent role models for all of the young missionaries serving here.