Monday, March 29, 2010

Devotional

Elder David R. Stone and his wife Rosalie came to visit his sister, Lorena Smith and so we had them speak at the devotional today. He was released as a 2nd Quorum 70 in 2006 at age 70. He was born in Argentina but spoke English and Spanish and worked most of his life for Gillette and Black and Decker in Argentina, Peru and Venezuela. He was in the first stake presidency of Peru so he knows all my people. They gave a great missionary talk. Sis. Smith formerly was the lady that you call in SLC if you wished to go on a temple mission. She is the lady I called when I wanted to go to Veracruz to fulfill my 3 fold goal of a mission, i.e. Archeology, Genealogy and Golf (with a little temple work thrown in so we could call it a mission). She was the one that told me on the phone that the workers from the Mexico city temple were going to Veracruz so that they did not need us there. It was not until we already had a mission assignment to Peru and we were on the Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon trip and talked to the Veracruz president, only to find out that HE DID NEED MISSIONARIES there.--oh well, it was too late and we went to Peru again. This is another of those INSTRUMENT IN THE HAND OF THE LORD stories as we needed to be in Peru and we eventually got there. All is well here.

4 comments:

Tom Earl said...

Still counting the days.......

Earl Family said...

You guys look great. I miss you.

BODA LINDA said...

Hermanos Earl donde estan ahora,,,,,un gusto encontrar su blog.....

Doyle and Jeanne in Asia said...

Yes the Lord's plan for us rarely coincides with what we have in mind. Success comes in staying our of His way and cooperating as much as possible! :-) Looks like you are having as much fun as we are!! Love you two!