I have been called to serve for 2 years in the Costa Rica San Jose Mission as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Awesome Week!


If I take that road north I will get to Portland. 

Thats the interamerican highway that turns into I 5

swinging on a large, i dont know if its a vine or what, but it's sweet.

Hello.  I just got an interesting e mail announcing to us who our new mission president will be.  His name is Chad Read Wilkinson. hes from utah.  Pretty interesting.  I will be with him a month.
Chad Read Wilkinson, 47, and Allison Marie Wilkinson, four children, Saratoga Springs 4th Ward, Saratoga Springs Utah Stake. Brother Wilkinson is a stake president and is a former high councilor, bishop, Young Men president and missionary in the Dominican Republic Mission. Assistant administrator, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in Murray, Utah, to Joseph William and Clytie Wilkinson.
Sister Wilkinson serves as a Primary teacher and is a former counselor in a Young Women presidency, enrichment leader, Primary music leader, counselor in a special needs Mutual, Sunday School teacher and Relief Society teacher. Born in Provo, Utah, to Gary Douglas and Carolyn Marie Ford.

Pretty weird to think about a new mission president. 

But my week was decent.  We have a new family that is completely golden.  I haven't taught a family like this yet.  Its a full family of five.  William and Karen are the parents and they have a 4 year old boy and 2 girls who are 11 and 13.  I've never met a family that the lord was preparing more then this one.  They were completely searching for us when we found them.  They are neighbors of a family of converts that Bertrand and Palmer baptized before i got here.  We challenged them to talk to someone about the gospel and all they did was chat with them and then they said they wanted to meet us and its looking like the 24th theyre gonna be good to go.  The only issue is that she studies at the university on sunday mornings...  And if she fails the course or doesnt go several times she loses thousands of dolars.  Soo  we just need her to dip out at least once to get to church.   But other then that they're fantastic. 
The branch is good.  We have maintained 45 in attendence for 6 weeks now. I think were starting to see what is real growth.  We're gonna ordain 4 new men to the Melchesidek priesthood in the conference next week and with that we should be rolling a little better.  I dont know if i told you but we called a 1st counseler last month to the branch president.    
We spent 2 days working in our area last week and tomarrow we will go AGAIN to San Jose.  Then on Friday we go with the district to the temple. we leave Friday night at 7 and get to the temple at like 3 in the morning then we do some morning sessions then we come back Saturday night.   
I'm out. Love you,
Elder Graham

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