Here is Hyrum's letter after the notification of being transferred:
You will never guess what my new assignment is. I am white-wash training in Santa Maria!!! I am sooooo nervous. So, not only did I just get done being trained, I am leaving Paso and going to Santa Maria for the holidays while training a brand new missionary who hasn't even arrived from the MTC yet! We are starting from scratch, and I am training! AHHHHHHH:) Don't get me wrong, I am really excited, just nervous and stressed.
So, three weeks ago, I felt like I would really like to train. I felt like I was qualified enough, I felt like I knew what I was doing and felt confident what I would be just what the new missionaries needed. How proud and selfish that was. As the last three weeks of the transfer progressed, I considered the two hundred some missionaries and knew that there were sooooooo many more experienced, "deserving", solid missionaries than me. I began to honestly consider how silly of me to think that I would train and be qualified for such a thing. I realized the incredible amount of trust that President Felix and Heavenly Father have in trainers. By last week I was convinced that training is not something I was ready for. When I received the call on Friday, and learned my new assignment, I was almost terrified! I remember a quote that I had thought of earlier in the transfer "Whom the Lord calls, the Lord qualifies." That gave a little comfort. On Saturday I learned that not only will I be training, I am "white-washing" into Santa Maria. I am soooo nervous. I prayed hard. I know that this assignment is something that I need. I trust that it came from God. I look forward to fulfilling this assignment, but do so with a humble heart and trust in God. I don't know what to expect, but I know that Heavenly Father is (and will be) with me as I do my best to train and help in the Vineyard.