Thursday, April 30, 2009

The April Nuevitos Arrive

The North Americans were delayed a day in Dallas and Miami, waiting out a tornado, and arrived a bit weary after traveling for 3 days. I hear they didn't mind the pizza party at the hotel. We were happy to finally see them, despite the addition dinner Hermana Lindahl had to cook. Three days of straight cooking (but who's counting)
Elder Carrasco, Hermana Sybrowsky, Elder Smith, Hermana Hunt
No problem for the Latino Missionaries arriving from Buenos Aires. They were happy to finally arrive and get settled. They even liked my American cooking, which makes me feel good. Each one are delightful people.
Elders Ramirez, Perdomo, Guevara, Porras, Torres, Hermana Chamorro, Elders Linares, Rios, Galicia, Martins.

April Viejitos Leave For Home

The group including Elder Pedersen below were some of the finest missionaries in the mission. Elder Rubiolo and Elder Romano were Asistants, Elder Pedersen was Secretary when we arrived and made a huge difference to our adjustment. He is from Buenos Aires but speaks better English then most Americans. Elder Pedersen later became an Assistant. Of course Hermana Lindahl is always sad to see her Hermana's go home, but sends them off with lots of love.
(Elder Jovellan, Rubiolo, Romano, Gonzales, Hermana Ehlert, with Elder Pedersen below)
It is always touching to see the first moments when the parents come through the door. Elder Pedersen was pacing the floor for hours. The Pedersen's are an outstanding family from Argentina, with 10 wonderful children. We enjoyed their special words during testimony meeting.

Winter is gone- And things are growing in the Lindahl Family

Faith, Brooke, and Zach now have a new brother. Tara gave birth to Blake Bowen on April 7th in Sandy, Utah. (Hope Tara doesn't get mad about the hospital gown picture)
Great-Grandmother Joy Lindahl holds Blake in the hospital. She flies hundreds of miles to see all her new great-grandchildren.
Ally, Sadie, and Reagan were there to welcome their new sister, Lucy Lindahl. (OK, sorry again about the hospital gown photo)
Great-grandmother Ruth Brown holding little Lucy, born March 21st in Orem, Utah. Both are lovely ladies.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

March Zone Conference

Miracles are happening in the mission because of Zorro and SuperMan. Two of the finest Elders in the country, no world, no universe. Their presentation at March Zone Conference was one of the funniest but inspiring I have ever seen. Where do these super heroes come from. I keep thinking they can't get any better. Maybe it's all in my head, but these young men are going places. (Elder Anaya, Elder Sander)
At the Mendoza/Godoy Cruz zone we were serenaded by Elder Arce. He and Elder Scott were missionary companions and still keep in touch. This is Elder Arce's 3rd mission.
I wanted to show you the intricacy of the hand work on the gaucho outfit Elder Arce wears. The color and style is typical of a specific region. Notice the wide pants that are put inside a boot at the feet. These pants allow the cowboy to move freely while riding through the pampas grass on the range.
Zorro, alias "Elder Anaya" shows his strength by lifting the biggest Elder in the mission, Elder Malaki. I am posting this picture to show his dad why, in two weeks when he goes home, he will need hernia surgery. These are spiritual giants waiting for nothing less than miracles, and will try just about anything not to have to go home.