Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hugo Chavez Rebaza

This is the Hugo Chavez family. His wife Pepi was baptized as a youth. She is a spaniard. She went on a mission, came home and married a return missionary who did not last long in the church. They were divorced. She married Hugo, a Peruvian that was here working and they had these two children. She has been faithfully going to church with her children for many years. At the beginning of the year, Hugo and her got in a big fight and she was going to kick him out. He came to Brother Arjona, our director and they talked for a long time. Brother Arjona said he had a Peruvian friend that could talk to him. That Peruvian friend was me. We met and visited about stuff for a long time one day. We kind of hit it off. They invited us to dinner and we visited there. They were back together and doing fine because he was finally starting to go to Church with his family and he was doing the things that he needed to do to keep his family. His wife very much loved him. Over the year we have communicated a number of times and last Saturday, the 15th of January, Hugo was baptized. I confirmed him on Sunday the 16th of January 2011. They have become a very happy family over the last several months. For Christmas, knowing he was peruvian, Connie and I sent him a paneton. That turned out to be a big deal to him. Sometimes it is just little simple acts that help people get through the day.


Angelique said...

You're an amazing missionary. No wonder they keep calling you to serve these missions. :)

These pictures with all of the sunshine is making me ache for spring.

Brenda Goodrich said...

What a great story, Doug! We think of you often and have enjoyed keeping up with you through your blog. Give Connie a squeeze from me, please.