Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Elder Colby has a new companion to work with him in the office. His name is Elder Rafael Vasquez. They will still be entering baptism records into the mission office computers 3 days a week.

Elder Vasquez happened to see some of my pictures pop up on my laptop and he asked me about my family. He was very interested to hear about my grandparents and great grandparents and how many generations my family has been members of the church. He was very proud to say that he personally was the first generation member of the church in his family. Neither his parents nor any of his siblings are members. He was introduced to the church by his cousin who is the only member of the church in his family too.

Elder Vasquez has only been a member for a little over two years. He entered the mission field after being a member of the church for a little over a year and a half. His story is very typical of many Dominican missionaries. Many of them are young and very new members of the church but they are full of enthusiasm and they grow in the knowledge of the gospel by leaps and bounds while they serve the Lord in the mission field. When Elder Vasquez and other Elders like him, return home after their missions they will be a tremendous asset to their local Ward or Branch. Elder Vasquez is a very good missionary.

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