First day of the tour is finished and what a day it has been...
These days are long but very fulfilling.
President Turk was brilliant as usual...
(He is standing right behind me as I type this)
I can't believe I didn't get a full photo of this group with
Elder and Sister Hooker.
Can you see your son or daughter while they are practicing
with each other....
Here is the other half of the room....
I am so Sorry.
Elder Hooker told a sweet story of his mother's conversion.
When she was 15 years old she was reading a newspaper
and in the middle of this paper
was an article written asking this question...
Did Christ visit the Americas?
The article had all the theories and legends of the great white bearded God.
She cut it out at age 15 and folded it up and put it in her Bible.
Many years passed and she forgot about it.
She got married and started to have children.
And one day a knock came to her door.
It was two Mormon missionaries.
And the first thing they asked her as she opened the door was
"Did you know that Christ has visited the Americas"
This took her back to when she was 15.
She ran and got her Bible and opened up the article.
She asked them if they could answer this question.
The missionaries were thrilled, of course they could.
She learned all about the Church and she and her family
were among the first to be baptized here in Peru.
Elder Hooker said that his family prayed for those two missionaries
for the rest of the missionaries lives.
Elder Stevenson and Elder Boyce.
Our missionaries are having this same kind of impact on their converts.
How great would it be to have sweet families
praying for you for the rest of your life?
Hermana Hooker and I went to check a few rooms today too.
They were all very clean and impressive.
Thank you to all of you for going the extra mile.
We have another day of travel and teaching in Chimbote.