Mitch is loving his mission. Right now he is serving in a small town on the North Sea called, Vlissigen. They build ships there. They have the North Sea on one side and a large River on one side. they are not surrounded by water but there is a ferry if they need to use it.
His companion is Elder Van De Graaff. He is from Chicago, but has Dutch roots. His mother is originally from the Netherlands. While growing up Elder VDG was able to visit his grandmother there. His father served a mission to the Netherlands. His mom told me she is more Dutch than his dad.
They have been assigned to an area that has been closed for about five years. They have become very close to the Branch President and his family. There are 25 members in the branch. The branch is small but the members are very close. They had one baptism in December and have another scheduled for this Saturday. Alot of their baptisms fall through but Mitch is still staying positive.