28 May 2013

An Email from Brother Mike Thompson on 5-26-13

A wonderful surprise! We received pictures and an email from Mike Thompson, who is the ward mission leader in Nathan's ward. He said:

We hold missionary coordination around the kitchen table. After the meeting, breakfast. One week it was chocolate chip pancakes, banana pancakes and yes, regular pancakes.

Last week it was egg burritos for breakfast. The toll: 15 eggs, a block of cheese and a jar of salsa, half a pound of bacon, some diced ham, cocktail sausages, two cans of black beans and two dozen tortillas. Also, two large cans of fruit cocktail and two bottles of juice. In fairness, I had a couple myself. Elder Hancock set a modern record, eating 10 self-rolled burritos!

Elder Hancock has been home for a few days now. We wish him well and thank him for loving and serving the people of Chile.

So there is a kind of sameness to the pictures, isn't there? This week Elder Larsen (let's say he's from Utah, though his family has wandered some) arrived safely in La Serena, to fill in behind the recently returned Elder Hancock. As a new missionary Elder Larsen was trained by Elder Hancock—in the town of Vicuña—so it's kind of a fun replacement.

Thanks to all for raising mission-worthy sons.

Mike Thompson
La Serena, Chile

Gathered around the table at the Thompson's for coordination meeting.

The next week everyone's in their same places around the table.  Egg burritos!!

Once again gathered in their places, but Elder Larsen has taken Elder Hancock's spot.

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