Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Going home and coming to Mission

Elder Boateng and Elder Jenkins returning with honor after two years! They flew out from Sierra Leone yesterday.
Elder Moyo leaving from Liberia yesterday to go home to Zimbabwe.  We had lasagna, coleslaw and ice cream with the Krumms and Kirkhams. Plus a wonderful testimony meeting...
Seven new missionaries that arrived straight from the Ghana MTC.. . We gathered their suitcoats to keep for two years, had them fill out some paperwork, gave them some pizza, a net, doxy and a pillow.  They had an interview with President Roggia and a few more orientation points then off to their new area with their trainer.  Beautiful story about our new elder (in white shirt above) from the Ivory Coast.  He speaks no English--only French.  Yikes!  Do we have any French speaking missionaries?  Yes, we found out that Elder Liufau studied four years of French in high school, wanted to serve a French mission and recently bought a French dictionary so he could teach some French immigrants in his area!  The wonderful thing with all of this...President Roggia had assigned Elder Liufau this missionary days prior to any knowledge of his French preparations or knowing that the new missionary only spoke French!  Does Heavenly Father know His children or what?  Love it!

4 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful story of the elder from the Ivory Coast and Elder Liufau. I love stories about the Lord's hand!

Gayle J. Randall said...

We testify that Heavenly Father does know his children. What's more, this mission has an inspired mission president. How blessed we are!

John Deighton said...

Loved the story of Elder Liufau and his new only french speaking companion... wonderful... Will be following Elder Pentreath, (from our home Stake - Ipswich, he will be awesome!)

PB'nJ said...

And the Roggias know how to listen to Heavenly Father when he sends inspiration to, for, and about His children. An unbeatable team!

Aloha! We love you :-)