Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Happy Mother's Day In Mexico Leon Mission





Mother's Day in Mexico is always May 10th. This year Mother's Day in US and Mexico is on the same day so we are celebrating together...Today. It has been a beautiful day. I attended both the Loma Bonita and Arbide wards and visited with all of our investigators and new members. The missionaries are working so very hard to find the very elect and have some great people coming to church with them. Inspite of the swine flu epidemic....our baptisms continue to climb. We have 156 baptisms now after 2 weeks so our goal of 300 is getting closer and closer. Mother's Day in the Mission is a special time of the year because all the missionaries have opportunity to call home and visit with their mothers and family members. I took pictures tonight of Elder Maxfield and Elder Verdeja visiting with their families in our home while the Assts were meeting with President Cox. They are only allowed a 30 minute call so they have to talk fast and try to answer everyones questions. Bob was in Mexico City this weekend for his quarterly concilio with the Area Presidency and the Area Seventies of Mexico...so the Office Elders took care of my Mother's Day from Melanie, Mark and Matthew. The kids had made arrangements for Dad to buy me flowers ....so what do you think? I think they were a little nervous when they found out he would be in Mexico...but the Elders did a great job. Thanks. They were beautiful and I put them in a vase I had bought at Santa Rosa Pottery store. I hope they last all week. They will remind me that I am loved. I took a picture of our office Elders....Elders Wille, Escobar and Robles are our Assistants and Elders Maxfield and Verdeja are our Secretaries. We love our Sunday evenings with these great young men. It'll remain status quo until July 4th.....then we loose Elder Wille. We are enjoying our time together...and miracles are happening as they motivate and encourage our missionaries to serve with all their heart, might, mind and strength (4 x 4)

4 comments:

Grammy said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of my favorite women. You have always been someone I look up to when it comes to being a righteous and loving mother. You are an incredible homemaker, and you glow with goodness. The elders and sisters in Leon are VERY fortunate to have you as their "Mission Mom." Love to you!

gma & gpa asplund said...

Glad you had another "memorable" Mother's Day in Mexico. I can only sense how loved you are by all those Elder/Sisters as you give such unselfish service. You are loving and gracious in everything you do.
p.s. love your vase & flowers

ckkg said...

A Mother's Day to remember, I'm sure! Your kids did a great job -- the flowers (and that vase) are beautiful! And MUCH deserved by such a special woman! I love you, Becky, and have always, always thought the world of you! Glad you had such a special day!

brenna said...

I'm glad you got your flowers! They are beautiful!