Just wanted to include below what Sam's companion, Elder Pogue, wrote home about Sam this week...stole it from his blog. For me... THESE life relationships are the reason we come. Sam has brought me another son:)
After that Ruby asked Elder Harris to say what he'd miss the most about everyone. He was hestitant but he did. He said, I'm not going to talk about Elder Pogue or else I'd just lose it immediately. He talked about everyone and we were all crying by the end of it.
Right now I want to tell you all about how awesome Elder Harris has been. I know when I first came out on my mission I was talking to President in our first interview together. This was when he was assigning companionships. I told President I wanted the best he had and someone who loved the work and would work hard. President gave me that and so much more. I know this is way cheesy to write about him like this but he really has been a huge blessing to me. Elder Harris and I have grown so close and we just laugh and have fun all the time. We work really well together and we probably get along better than any set of missionaries ever in history of missionary work. In our whole time together we have not gotten in a single argument or even had cross feelings towards each other. I know he'll be a really great friend for the rest of my life. There's a quote from the best two years and it's Elder Rogers looking at pictures of his companions and Elder Calhoun asks him about one of the pictures. Elder Rogers says that that was his 'first companion and [his] favorite too.' I would not be surprised at all if at the end of my mission I'll be saying that about Elder Harris. I'm going to miss him like crazy.
Now watch the call tonight we will find out that he's actually staying... I wouldn't be complaining.