Monday, January 26, 2015

Latest email and some pictures

From Ben's most recent email:

This week was kind of interesting.  A bird flew into our apartment in the morning.  I will try to send a picture.  

One of our old (former, not elderly)  investigators died two nights ago.  Death is still strange and hard to accept for me.  She was a really great lady.  We had an appointment with her this week.  She had a cardiac arrest which was a huge surprise because she was relatively young and of good health.  

We rescued a puppy from getting hit by a car and gave it our homeless friend on the corner.  He was really grateful because he lost his puppy a few weeks ago.   

Speaking of pictures, here are some from his most recent SD card:

A selfie of Ben's soccer battle wound

A night view of part of the Santiago suburbs

Bread Ben made (he loves the bread there)

The hike was nice, unfortunately the atmosphere didn't cooperate

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Our apolgies for no updates

Please accept my apologies for not updating Ben's blog in so long. I have a goal to do better.

We did Skype with Ben on Christmas day and he looked and sounded well.  He is currently a zone leader and got a new companion from Peru the week before Christmas. He likes his companion very much and says they are working very hard.

Last preparation day he went on a hike with some other missionaries and encountered a tarantula. Ben being Ben, he caught the thing and sent us this picture:

Yes, we did tell Ben it's probably not a good idea to put a wild tarantula (this wasn't anyone's pet) on your face, but it had already happened and we couldn't very well run the thousands of miles down there to swat it off his face (or attempt to knock some sense into his head). Pres. Cook if you see this you do have our permission to do anything you would do as a parent in this case!

Ben did send us some other pictures on an SD card, I will post them next time.