On April 27th Elder Edgell wrote:
"What a wonderful morning. It's so sunny outside. I love it!
Jeff finally got baptized yesterday!!!!! It was awesome.
We had a pretty good week. We got to go to temple on Wednesday and we had Zone Conference on Thursday, which was awesome.
After the temple we went downtown to visit someone in the hospital and give a blessing.
Elder Ragle and I went and gave blood on Saturday morning and then we went and helped one of our investigators build a patio. That was fun. It was SERVICE DAY.
Knee Update: Hasn't gotten any better.
I'm working the hardest I've ever worked, and pushing through the pain.
The work continues here in TN."
And then on May 5th:
"Happy Early Mother's Day!!
Speaking of Mother's Day. I will be calling around 4 our time, so that's 5 yalls time.
We had Stake Conference on Sunday. It was broadcasted from Salt Lake. It was awesome.
We have been so busy, but busy is good and at the end of each night we are both dead tired. We got 16 new investigators last week. That is a ton!
We helped a lot of people move in too. Our branch is growing also.
Jeff, our recent convert is doing good. Still loving the church. He is such a good missionary.
Yesterday I had a Dr. appointment in Franklin, which took most of the day. I will find out results and what Dr. Stuki recommends. The knee is same ole same ole.
I'm on exchanges with Elder Christensen. He's awesome, and we get along good.
Thank ya'll for your prayers and fasting, it sure is helping with the work here.
Look forward to talking with you this week :-) "
MAY 10th :
How things can change in a moment.
I received a phone call on Thursday morning from President and Sister Hutchings (Mission President and wife).
After much prayer and consultation with doctors and missionary medical in Salt Lake, Tim needed to come home to get his knee taken care of. This is only temporary. He will return as soon as he is 100%. He has an appointment on Monday so our prayer and hope is that things will move quickly.
I picked him up on Friday afternoon at Washington Reagan Airport. It was of course good to see him but I know this is a difficult time for him. Only the Lord knows the reasons.
So for now his address is 5758 Ralston Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193.
I know some of you may be tempted to want to visit but Tim needs to focus on healing and continuing his missionary focus. Thanks for helping him to do that.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND WEEK.
We will keep you posted...