Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day phone call

We enjoyed a wonderful phone call to James the afternoon of Mother's Day. He gave us the number to call, but said that he would call us first, when they got to the member's house with the phone. They had a dinner appointment in Raposa, a two hour bus ride outside of Sao Luis, but thought they would be back by 5:30 to 6:00 (2:30 to 3:00, Heber time). As we were waiting for the call, I opened my e-mail and there was a message from James. He said he wasn't able to call because the member didn't have international calling on her phone. He said to go ahead and call him at 6:00 (3:00). I looked at my watch and it was already 5 after. We called the number he had given us and reached the house, but James wasn't there. The person tried to tell us in English that he would be back in a few minutes, but it was mostly in Portuguese. It was a good thing that Jeff, our son-in-law was at the house. He served a mission in Brazil so he talked to the lady. We called back a few minutes later and James was there by then. He and his companion had gone up the street to try and find a pay phone to call us. We had a wonderful visit with him. Everyone had a chance to talk for a few minutes. Anna and Jeff and her family were home, as was Kendra and her kids. James sounded wonderful. As his mother said to him in an e-mail to him last night after the call: "I could feel your smile through the phone, and your voice was like an angel." He sounded great and very upbeat and positive. He told us a little bit about his area and what they are doing. He is busy and excited about the investigators they are working with. He is positive about the leadership assignment he has now and is trying his best to do what he is asked to do. We are grateful for his service and attitude and for the opportunities and growth he is enjoying. Jame's father, Kendall

1 comment:

  1. You have an awesome missionary son! God bless you and your family.