This has been an eventful last few months. First, there were not many emails from Ben after our Christmas Skype call and our subsequent trip to the Philippines. Everything changed the end of January when we received a call from his mission president that Ben had a cyst on his back that it had turned into an abscess and he needed to come home to have it surgically removed. He had it drained on New Years Eve but it returned. On January 26 he flew home and the next day at 10:00 a.m. he had surgery to have it completely removed. He stayed home for six weeks. He was reverse trunkie for six weeks. He couldn't wait to return to New Mexico. He spent some of the time teaching Early Morning Seminary and really enjoyed that. This past Monday, March 7 he returned to his mission. We received a small email on Monday that said he was in his new area Shiprock, New Mexico with his new companion Elder Brurud. Stay tuned for the letters to resume from Elder Breinholt starting again next week.