This is Ben's mom. Elder Woestman called this morning from the Salt Lake City airport on his way to Eugene, Oregon. He sounded wonderful! He is "pumped and ready to go." One of his "crew" (room-mates) at the MTC is from Salt Lake City and had Ben's mission president- Pres. Mark Young, as his bishop. He told Ben that Pres. Young is a "way awesome guy who is really into technology." So Ben is excited. There has been a lot of talk at the MTC that the church is experimenting with using social media (ie ipads, facebook, etc) as an additional way to communicate with people. Ben is hoping that he will have an opportunity to be involved with some of those forms in spreading the gospel.
We are eager to hear from Ben next week after he is settled and in full gear - will post his next email next week. Thanks for following our blog.