Today was the "good-bye" conference for the Humphreys. All the missionaries were charter-bussed into Concepción, early this morning. Some had to leave at 1:00 am and then sleep on the bus until 7:00 am. We had 2 lucky hermanas spend the night with us and we didn't have to leave until 6:30 am. At 8:00 am the assistants and office Elders carried in boxes and boxes of Dunkin Donuts and drink boxes. All the missionaries lined up and got pictures taken with President and Sister Humphrey. In one of the classrooms, we set up a flu shot clinic, and gave all the missionaries their flu shot. We also received our first flu shot. My job was to put the dot band-aid on every missionary after the needle came out. It was fun to play nurses aid next to a real nurse who has just been in the mission for one month, (with her husband).
|Elder Carter gets his flu shot.|
Events are continuing to fall into place to allow us to spread the good news of how to possibly find many less-actives in Chile. This Wednesday we meet with Brother Chavez and Elder Nuñez, in Santiago, and present our findings. Hopefully, they will be as excited as we are about the possibilities. My favorite missionary sent us a picture of a family where they had just baptized the husband. Here is the email:
His name is Manuel. We found him and his less active wife, thanks to "The List".
He was baptized yesterday and the family is super happy to be in church.
The list works Elder Pulsipher....
We already have great joy and a huge reward for the small sacrifice we have made.
Every time we turn around we are receiving loaves of bread for the crumbs that we throw out. Hermana Davis in Lontué came to me today and gave me a huge hug and told me how much she loved me and would miss us. She is going to the other mission. I told her they have 6 or 7 couples there, but she said no one could be as good as us! I'm sure these mushy comments are sent from heaven, through the missionaries, so we love our mission. It works for me! My favorite comment, that almost brought a tear, was in an email we received today, from Elder Carter; "Thanks for all the behind-the-curtain work that you two do! I truly do love you both like my own parents!" Wow, we are very happy, content, senior missionaries!