Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In the Presence of An Apostle

"The reason I didn´t email last week was because we got a surprise phone call Sunday night...

So this phone call was basically the best news ever! Our zone was invited to travel to the city of Goiania to hear an apostle (Elder Russell M Nelson) speak! Words can´t describe the spirit that was there in the meeting (that´s not the word I want to use, but I can´t think of the English translation for reunião). We took a mission photo with them and got to shake their hands. I can honestly say that there is NOTHING better than being in a room full of missionaries listening to an apostle speak."

"Last week we had 3 baptisms: Maria da Conceição, Carlos, and Samuel. We are preparing Samuel to be a future missionary. He´s so excited about the gospel and just a hoot. Last week after we finished a lesson, he asked Sister Judd if she worked out because her arms are super muscular. I asked “What about me?” And he responded that I was “sedimentary” and that I only got points in gym for attendance. Hey!"


  1. My son, Elder Kalob Williams, got the awesome opportunity and priviledge of being Elder Nelson's translator that day!!! We were so excited to hear about the meeting and how wonderful it was!
    Sister Louise Williams
    Tucson, AZ

  2. To Erika's Mom: Hi, I stumbled onto your daughter's blog and was delighted to see that our son is in her mission. In fact, in reading her stories, I'm pretty sure he is the (American) AP who was with President Tobias at the airport, to pick her up. And I know for a fact that he is the one (or one of the ones) who searched for and found Sister Riggs and Sister Judd a place to live in Rio Verde. Her story matched what his emails from that time period said. What a coincidence! What a pleasant little gem to stumble on! Anyway, we live in Tucson, Arizona, and Kalob comes home in the first week of August. I just thought it was neat that our kids are serving together in Goiania! I'm not so good at this blog stuff, but if you'd like to reach me by email, its
    Louise Williams