We had a special treat when Elder Johnson asked to hit a golf ball off our back lawn out into the valley. His first swing topped the ball and it rolled along the grass for 5 yards. His second swing was a massive whiff where he missed the ball entirely. You can see the concern about this and the laughter of his companion at his questioning of what in the world went wrong.
When he finally hit the ball, it went well but was a low flying hook. He went away shaking his head. I reassured him that it would all come back when he needed it to come back. Hitting a 3 wood off Elder and Sister Thomas back yard is not his area of focus right now. We love Elder Johnson and his commitment to be an obedient missionary. His parents would and should be proud of what he is accomplishing here in the mission field.