Thanks to another Missionary Mom (Lisa Jacobs), I was able to get a better picture of what Sam is doing as an Office Elder. Her son (Tyler Jacobs) has been there for a transfer already so she filled in a few details and even some pictures!! Here are some things I learned:
- the office Elders drive a very nice mini van and they shop for food at a warehouse store like Sam's Club or Costco. They go there once a month and spend most of their money on food, but that allows them to have enough food for the entire month. [Elder Jacobs has gained about 18 lbs since being out so there may be hope for Sam, even though in his Christmas call he said his shirt collars are very loose!!]
- 4 of the 6 office missionaries all came into the mission field at the same time. They serve in the office during the day and teach in the evenings and on Saturday.
Mission office, inside
The office minivan
Elder Cesena (exec. sec. to the President & Tyler's companion) & Elder Tyler Jacobs (financial secretary)
Thanks, Lisa, for the info and photos!