Thursday, February 26, 2009

Busy days . . .

We had an unexpected new missionary arrive this past month. Elder Silva from Honduras arrived from the Santiago MTC all by himself. When we were advised of his arrival, it came as a surprise, but when we lost one of our newest missionaries to health issues, we understood why he was sent. The Lord clearly is in charge of this work. He is an excellent young man and will be a great missionary. It is interesting that he came from the same stake as the missionary that had to go home. We now have 4 different missionaries from that stake in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

This past week was also special as we celebrated Susie´s first birthday in Chile. We were in the process of holding Zone conferences so Susie was serenaded by each zone to mark this important day. A sister in Coyhaique prepared a birthday cake and used proper discretion in selecting the number of candles.

This month´s zone conferences were especially nice due to the particpation of Elder Lawrence Corbridge and his wife. Elder Corbridge is a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and is also the First Counselor in the Chile Area Presidency. He and his wife gave important and inspiring instruction to our mission. It will be a great help in our work.