We just got a message from a family friend who lives in Mesa AZ (he served with Jake's older brother, Jordan, on their mission in Guatemala). He is trying to plan to go on splits with Jake and spend a day helping him teach. Jake just called him a few minutes ago to tell him that he got a transfer!!!
Since all the other missionaries got their visas, they are off to Peru which caused some shuffling among companionships. Jake will still be in a Spanish speaking area in Mesa, but will have to leave his beloved investigators behind.
It makes us sad to think of how heavy his tender heart must be right now since he may not even get to say goodbye to these families that he loves so much, but the Lord's ways are always the best ways and there is a reason for this transfer.We must always trust in His wisdom.
We will be praying a little extra hard this week for our sweet boy!