I heard how things are going [with the disaster] in the Philippines, and I thought immediately of my friend who's also on a mission, Elder Travis Stacey. I know the mission where it was the worst was in the Tablacan area or something like that, and his is in the Iloilo mission, so I'm not too worried.
An old man we had planned to teach this week somehow wound up in the hospital, so we hope that he's alright. He only just started answering his phone (landline) again yesterday, so we'll be going over soon to see how he is.
Transfer Calls are next week, so there will be a conference call with all the missionaries in the Frankfurt, Germany area, and President Schwartz will tell us where we are needed. I'm pretty sure I'll be staying in Darmstadt since I'm training Elder Lovelace, but there are a couple other missionaries who've been here for a long time, so we'll see what happens. I'll let y'all know about that next week.
~Elder Mark Standring