We welcomed a new sister from Temple Square, Sister Santos. She is from Brazil and will be with us for 6 months. She has been a member for two years, and her memory of gratitude for the faithful missionaries that knocked on her family's door gives her great enthusiasm for this work. She has a burning testimony of the Savior and how her life has changed with her new understanding of the Atonement. She and her companion Sister Pederson have had three baptisms in the short time she has been here.
We received a very lively group of missionaries on June 23. Lively is a good thing. You could tell instantly that they were a unified group when president and I were waiting at the bottom of the escalator for them. We could tell that everyone from that flight had pretty much come down and still no missionaries. We asked the last lady if she had seen a group of missionaries up at the top. She said,"oh yes they are taking pictures around the fountain." We waited another few minutes thinking they would be right down. A security guard came down and we asked them if they were up there. "you mean the ones taking pictures?" We finely sent the assistants up to get them. They were so enthusiastic and bright even though they had been up since 2:00 am. They have been here six weeks and that enthusiasm has translated into love and hard work. They are truly a wonderful group of missionaries and continue to infuse the mission with their spirit and energy
Elder GrinerElder Laporte (France)