The big deal this week was to prepare and have Renee’s birthday today. We spent the week making secret combinations with the missionaries so we could have a real good party. But before that we had to do a little work.
Elder Nielson and I received our Driver's licenses. Now we are truly Uruguayos
|And a little bit closer :)|
|Elder Rodriguez cleaning the apartment|
|If you are going to move, you have to have cookies|
|Birthday dinner with the Temple Missionaries|
Now it was time for the real festivities to start. After Church we went to lunch with the Temple missionaries at their apartment where we had Indian Tacos. We finished dinner with German Chocolate cake that is Renee’s favorite. After we finished that, the office missionaries, zone leaders and Sister Missionaries showed up with another cake and a video that they made for Renee. I could tell by the tears in Renee’s eyes that she really liked it. I wish I could really show how fun it is to spend time with the missionaries like this. They are so happy, helpful and great to be around. Their enthusiasm is very engaging.
|Elder Rodriquez bakes a cake|
After lunch we dropped the sister missionaries off at a charla. It was right near Humberto and Cristina’s house so we decided to see how they were doing. You may remember that Cristina had a stroke about 45 days ago and after staying in the hospital for about a week was taken to her daughter’s house. When she arrived at her daughter’s house she could not walk, talk or use her left hand and arm. To our surprise Cristina is now home. She can walk and use her left arm and hand and can also talk. She was in very good spirits and we were so excited to see how much better she is doing. She seemed pretty excited to get better so she can make us some more empanadas. (I love missionary work)
After that we were more than half way to the hospital and so decided to continue to see how our sister missionary was doing. Our little sister missionary is recovering very well from having her appendix out and hopes to be back working in the near future. They were in such good spirits and make us want to serve them more.
We are trying to get a good rest tonight so we can be ready for a big week ahead. We have several moves and a big weekend planned in Castillos. It seems like the missionary works gets more fun, more busy and more rewarding each week. We are so grateful for this opportunity. We love the Lord and his Gospel.
We love you all.
Gordon and Renee