Last Monday we had Elder Torres and Elder Childs over for lunch. Elder Torres is going home next week and we wanted to have him over for dinner before he goes. Elder Childs is actually in our “group” and will go home when we do. Elder Torres is from Ecuador. We have become real good friends. We kid that instead of going home, he is just going to stay with us. He is a tremendous missionary and a great friend. We will really miss him. Based on how much they ate, I would say that they enjoyed it. I mean, three plates full indicates a preference, right?
There was one neat thing that happened. While we were moving, a couple of the Elders had to leave for an appointment for a “charla”. We saw them as they returned and they were all excited. The person they met with had several questions and issues. They were able to answer her questions and understand the Gospel better. This was really positive for them and in turn for us.
It went very well with about 50 people coming including 10 people that are not members of the Church. We expect to have some good discussions with them in the coming weeks. Doing the Capilla Abierta is one of our duties and we expect to do more in the coming months. We would like to show more pictures of the people but are trying to be careful of what we put on this blog.
We continue to take care of the business end of the mission as we help maintain the housing for the missionaries. In the last week we have had one clogged drain, two bathrooms that needed new fixtures, a broken gate and a house that needs to be painted. That is a typical week.
We love serving in the mission. It is not easy and we have challenges every day. But, the Lord helps us overcome them and help the missionaries be successful. We love the Lord and consider it a privilege to serve Him. We love each of you and appreciate your support.
Gordon and Renee