Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Neuquen Oeste Stake Leadership

I want you to meet the Priesthood leaders of the Neuquén Oeste Stake.  It is the largest Stake in the Mission so there is a good chance that your missionary will have the opportunity to serve here at some time.  These are the leaders that your missionary will work side by side with if they get this opportunity.    We are so grateful for these leaders and the members in their wards.  As you know....the missionary work is much more successful when the missionaries and members work together.

We enjoyed being with these wonderful leaders at an asodo Friday evening at the Mission Home.
The Stake Presidency and their wives
All of us with the Stake Presidency and the Bishops



The priesthood leaders learn to love the missionaries that serve in their wards.  This was evident here when the bishop of the Heller Ward caught sight of this missionary and jumped up from the table to give him a warm embrace.  We are so grateful to each of these leaders  for how hard they work to support the missionaries and the work of the Lord.
It takes a lot of work to prepare for an event like this. We appreciate the efforts of these Elders who  cooked and served the food.
Thank you Elders for all you did to make this such a wonderful evening!

Our Wonderful Medical Staff

We are in such good hands when it comes to taking care of the health of the missionaries!
This is Hermana Ehmke our mission nurse.  We are all grateful for Hermana Ehmke especially when we don't feel well.  Not only does she tell us how to get well but we feel better because it is easy to know how much she cares about us!  She has done so much to identify local hospitals and doctors that she has confidence in.  Because of her loving and caring ways she has been able to get appointments with excellent Doctors when we have a missionary in need.  She loves the missionaries and they know it!
Hermana Esterkin has been a great help to Hermana Ehmke. She is from here in Neuquén and she helps make Doctor appointments when Hermana Ehmke asks her to.  If Hermana Ehmke feels she needs to be at an appointment she will often take Hermana Esterkin to help her with the language.  They also work great together as they train our new missionaries!

We can't leave out Elder Ehmke!  He has been so willing to help Hermana Ehmke when there is an Elder or Hermana who speaks Spanish that needs medical attention.  He has certainly learned a lot about nursing as he has been the translator between these missionaries and Hermana Ehmke!

We are grateful to have Dr. Smith as our Area Doctor. He lives in Buenos Aries and is responsible for health of the missionaries in several missions in the South America South Area.   Hermana Ehmke works closely with him when there are decisions to make about what is best for our missionaries!
Thank you for keeping us healthy!