Quite often we invite the missionaries to teach their investigators at the mission home so that we can participate. The family above is a wonderful family from the Rahue Bajo Ward. The mother is an inactive returned missionary and her daughter Karen was baptized last year. The missionaries are working hard to activate the family and hopefully baptize the twins and Walter. We love this family and have been working with them since Karen was taking the discussions.
Above are Elder Darrington (Nevada) and Elder Poujol (Honduras), the zone leaders in Punta Arenas at a baptism in the Patagonia Ward. Susie and I attended their ward last month and they have some wonderful investigators. Unfortunately, Elder Darrington finishes his mission this month. He holds the record for weight loss in the mission, having lost almost 100 pounds over the course of his two years in Chile.
I have no idea what the Sisters intended with this picture, but they are both wonderful anyway. Pictured l-r are Hna Neubert (North Carolina) and Hna Gonzalez (Argentina). Hna Neubert is an incredibly strong young missionary. She was stricken with Bells Palsy in the MTC so that one half of her face is affected. Rather than delay her mission, she showed up suffering from the setback but continues to work with such strength and faith. The condition appears to be improving, but I just can´t get over the miracle of her faith and courage. I just can´t get over it.
Another baptism photo with the zone leaders in the Puerto Varas zone, Elder Aspitia (Argentina) and Elder Riches (Utah). Elder Riches mother is from Barcelona, Spain, so he also speaks with the Spanish theta, as I do. He takes a fair amount of ribbing from the other missionaries for speaking like I do, but he´s got more of a right to do it than me. He´s half Spanish.