Sunday, February 1, 2009

Missionary Monday

Missionary Cousins
Elder Jordan has a cousin on a mission.
As Elder J has experienced his first white Christmas... Elder Alden is having his first hot winter serving in Manaus Brazil.
He is from Minnesota.While Elder J is living in comfortable homes...

Elder A is longing for a toilet seat.
Elder J is speaking Idahoan and Elder A is learning portuguese.
E. Alden has a native Brazilian as his companion so he will be fluent in no time.
These missionary cousins are having vastly different experiences with the same results.
Boys growing into manhood.

7 comments:

Liz said...

Is this your sister's son? Sounds like he's in for a grand adventure!!

andrea said...

i love that i feel proud of them. just further testament that the gospel is so true.

Annemarie said...

I love those boys! How awesome is it that our family has TWO missionaries out right now?!?!?

Lauren in GA said...

So true the saying, "Leave a boy, return a man". Did they teach Idahoan in the MTC or do you have to pick it up solely in the field?

+L said...

how fun is that! it's cool they are in such different locals- i'm sure it leaves quite a bit to write about!

Bridget said...

I'm like Andrea. I feel strangely patriotic or something. My nephew goes in to the MTC in 2 days! Headed to St. Louis, MO.

The Family Johnson said...

My bro served in Sao Paulo. He still speaks Portuguese and says it has come in handy at times! What a wonderful experience for both boys!