September 2009 - September 2011

The Journey from Beginning to End

Monday, May 09, 2011

Week #85: Part 3: Mother's Day Call!

Elder Tenney did call on Mother's hour and 45 minutes late due to a meeting with the bishopric after their church block, but it was worth the wait! We got an hour and a half of talking time - our longest yet!   He is doing very well, loves Rondonia and the work is going very well there.  He would love to finish out his mission in this area, but, you never know what will happen.  He and his companion are currently working with the non-member husband of the Relief Society president in their ward who has not been interested for about 5 years in listening to missionaries, but has warmed up to Elder Tenney and Elder Guerrero, even giving them a ride home recently!  (thank you for doing that Jose!).  They have baptisms scheduled this week, and are busy going through the ward member list of over 700 members - less than 200 are active members, so they are finding out who has moved, died, and so forth.  He tells us this area is wealthier and the most American-ized of any he has lived in.  They are fed dinner 2-3 times a week now by members, which has not always been the case.  Bless those good people for taking care of our missionaries!  The weather is not as hot as in the city of Manaus, and he is loving that.  They are still searching for a new apartment as every time they get a good rain, which seems often, their kitchen and bedroom flood.

Well, it was our last phone call before he comes home.  120 days!!!  We did discuss a few of his plans for when he gets home, but he knows he has a lot of missionary work yet to accomplish in Brazil before that wonderful homecoming day arrives.  So...we carry on!  :P  He would love to hear from any of you who would like to write. His address is the mission home address posted on this blog.  Thanks!

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