He is doing great!!! He is now in Lockwood, MT (Billings east zone), and part of his mission will be on the reservation. He has been there about two weeks and is finishing up training a new Elder there. He spent a few hours in the hospital ER this week; he has a bacterial infection in his intestines. The short name for it is C-diff, and fortunately, he is now on the mend. He loves his new companion Elder Shumway; they are working hard and loving missionary life! Elder Ison has loved the 8 months he has been out so far and is so grateful for the wonderful people he has been able to meet, teach, baptize and give service to. He is so grateful for the opportunity to serve a mission and although he misses his family, he is so happy to be serving and says it’s the best decision of his life and that he is exactly where the Lord needs him to be. His new address is Elder Ison 1210 Quinella Dr. Lockwood, MT 59101.