This past transfer has been like no other since we have been in Guyana. We had yet another missionary transfer out of the country on Saturday morning. This time it was a Guyanese elder who had been working in a threesome because we weren't able to get a temporary missionary to work with him and we couldn't have anymore full-time foreign missionaries in the country because we had reached our limit already.
We were actually really excited for him. His name is Elder Andy Anderson. He is from Linden, and he has spent his entire 20 months in Guyana. It will be good for him to go to Grenada and meet the people there during his last 4 months of his mission. I always like to kid him about his name. I would tell him that Anderson was my mother's maiden name so we must be related. When we dropped him off at the airport, I told him that we hoped he would come to Idaho and meet his Anderson cousins, someday. He has only been a member for about 3 years and he is a really wonderful elder.
Another highlight of the week happened today. One of our piano students, Radisson Charles played all of the music for church today. He had prepared 4 hymns and he did very will. he kept up perfectly with the music leader. He played them our of the Hymns made easy book.
Besides being prepared to play the piano, he is also prepared to be baptized. He has been investigating the church for a couple of years now, but because he is only 15, and none of his family are members or investigators, the missionaries had him wait to be baptized until he was older. Now they feel that he is mature enough for it. We are also planning to see our Chinese friend, James, baptized this Saturday also.
We are going to Tobago and Trinidad this week for couples conference tomorrow, so we won't be near a computer until Saturday evening. We look forward to this trip. It is always so uplifting to meet with the other couples, and this time we are going a day early to tour Tobago and do some snorkeling in the blue waters. This will be our last outing and we are looking forward to it.
Becky, We read that you are in the new house. We hope that you will post some pictures so that we can see what it looks like. Esther, write and tell us about your trip to Nauvoo.
Love to all of you,
Mom and Dad