Well, we found out that he's not in Morristown, he's not in Moorestown...he's in Delran, New Jersey. But his assigned ward is the Moorestown, New Jersey ward! Here is a Q&A we emailed him, so he would have something from us his first week.
Q. What is your companion's name and where is he from?
Q. What was your meeting with President Schaefermeyer and the others when you first arrived?
A. Well, I'll answer my flight story later but Wednesday morning we had a meeting in the mission home where we went over 2 Nephi 31 and our purpose as missionaries.
Q. How many wards are you assigned to?
Q. How do you feel about your new reassignment to Philly mission?
A. Well, I felt great about it before I came. I still feel ok about it now. It's just really really really hard transitioning.
Q. Are you happy you'll be close to a new eye doctor?
Q. Do you have to polish your shoes?
A. Oh yeah. Except I haven't done that yet on the mish. I need to though. Maybe later on today at the apt.
Q. I hope there won't be any more problems with your mission (from your little bro).
A. Little bro, you're a trooper. Thank you. Someday this will be you. :)
Q. What is the ugliest thing you've seen so far in Jersey? (from your sis)
A. Umm... poop. Jk. IDK. It's not too bad in this area!
Q. What is the best food you've eaten so far, and why? (from your sis)
Q. What's your living conditions? apartment, sharing house, etc? More than one companionship in your place? (Dad)
A. Just one companionship in our apt. Kinda like a duplex.
Q. Do you walk anywhere or do you drive?
A. We have a car so we basically drive everywhere. But the mission had miles cut across the board, so we went from 1150 to 1025 per month. So yeah. And since we had to go to Broomall, PA to pick me up, that took us over the limit.
Q. What was it like getting to your apartment?
A. It was good. :) It was nice settling in.
Q. Have you caught up on sleep yet? Do you feel back to normal on sleep?
Q. How do you think this week compares to, if you were your first week in Slovakia?
A. I mean I can understand everything people are saying. But it's still one of those things where I just feel quiet and it's not the MTC anymore. Probably less of a severe transition.
Q. What's your town like?
Q. Where is the nearest temple? What is the temple district you're in? Do you get a chance to go? How frequent?
Q. What's the best part of this past week?
Q. What is your goal for this coming week?
[Here is the rest of our letter to Elder Bezas.]
We love you. We are excited to get your mailing address!!!!!!! That way we can send you fun things. Lots and lots of people ask about you. You are well loved. And your life is no longer your own in a way. You are there for the Savior. As daddy told me this week, "he who does God's work gets God's pay." The reward comes sooner or it comes later, but it always comes.
I (Mom) have had a particularly tough week. And as of today, I'm glad I hung in there. So whether or not this is being easy currently for you, it WILL be worth it. Guard against depressed or discouraged thoughts. I'm learning they are selfish thoughts, because they focus the light we've been given on OURSELVES, not others. So again, serve, serve, serve. It will always yield dividends.
OK, enough for now. We love you!
The Bezas fam!