Hard to see him in the top photo......he's hiding in the back, centered with the taller green tree ;)
In front of the world map is his little district, the missionaries that will be heading to Japan at the same time. He is next to the sister missionary with the green striped shirt. :) He has two companions at this time, in a trio. The tall missionary standing next to him is Elder Merrill. His other companion is in the gray suit on the right side, Elder Ulrich. They are both from Utah.