We had a great week! We have been able to stay with Elder Dixon's brother for a few days until our apartment becomes available. We arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday. On Thursday, we were able to meet with the Mission President, President Wolfert. Of course I forgot to get a picture with him, but this is the one from when he was called.
He is a warm and welcoming man. He was very kind and explained the prayer that went into the decision to assign us to the Portuguese-speaking branch. We already knew that it was inspired, and we may never know exactly why the place or timing were so important, but we are happy to be here.
Senior couples are so desperately needed throughout the world. It is the Senior couples who do things like maintaining vehicles, getting apartments set up, taking care of finances and generally keeping the day-to-day matters handled so that the President and his counselors can be out in the mission.
We are blessed to have great Senior Missionary couples in our mission. We DID remember to get pictures of them. They were very gracious and took us to lunch to welcome us.
The pictures on the wall are of the missionaries serving in our mission.
We couldn't wait for Sunday, though, because that was when we would meet the Branch President and get an idea what we could do to help the Branch. He was awesome! He had carefully thought of ways we could help. It sounds like we will have lots to do, but most of it involves loving the people. Learning the language will be a challenge for me, but I really want to learn.
This is President Tedjamulia and his wife.