Monday, November 9, 2009
What a Surprise!!!
We had a great surprise last night! We received a phone call from Sister. Futi, the sister Elder Ririe baptized this past Saturday. She is from Samoa. She just wanted to tell us how grateful she was to Elder Ririe for bringing the gospel into her life and that it has changed her life and the lives of her family. She said the baptism was amazing and the spirit there was very strong. She and Elder Ririe were both a little nervous and he was talking to her before the baptism when he looked out the window and said, "I think that's the President's car!" (meaning Pres. Palmer, the Mission President.) She said President Palmer was in attendance as well as 10 other elders and that it was a full house. It sounds like she had a lot of support from her ward members. They had a BBQ after the baptism and she asked Elder Ririe if she could call his parents. She said, "He didn't even answer me...just grabbed my phone and put in your number!" Sis. Futi said Elder Ririe is doing great and talks about his family all the time and has a great love for his home. She said Elder Ririe is like a son to her. She knows his birthday is coming up and wanted to know what his favorite foods were and bake him a cake. Since his favorite dessert is pie, she is going to bake a pie and put a card by it that says, "Love BOTH your moms". (I've been trying to figure out how to get a pie to him for his birthday!! It's sort of a tradition.) Now if he just doesn't get transferred before then!
Were so thankful for Sis. Futi and the time she took to call and let us know how Lance was and how grateful she is to have the gospel in her life. Thanks Futi!!!