Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Littlest Arrival

It's inspection time for many of the mission vehicles, because it seems like there have been several missionaries coming into Baton Rouge to get the work completed. All of our cars are registered in East BR Parish, which means they all have to be inspected here. Which is really kind of ridiculous, because they're all licensed by the state.

Elder Caina and Elder Passey came in from the Westbank, which is past New Orleans, today with their car, so I had a few minutes to visit while they were in the office--specifically with Elder Caina. He came on his mission from San Diego but was actually born in Peru. His family moved to the US when he was 7. Then his parents divorced and mom remarried a non-Spanish speaker, so Elder C had to learn English to communicate (and probably also to survive in school). After that, his family didn't use Spanish. But he didn't need a refresher course in the MTC, since he was only there for 2 weeks. He doesn't have even a hint of a Spanish accent, but I'll bet his Spanish sounds very native.

Elder Ross and Elder Stratford, left, came from New Orleans, and Elder Gillen and Elder Toone from DeRidder, a good 3 hours away.

Sister Morris and Sister Boehme are from Chalmette (where Rocky & Carlo's is)
They also had to bring their car about 80 miles--one way!
My apologies to our wonderful missionaries, but the best part of today was meeting this little munchkin at the New Orleans airport. Ara, Bronson & Rosa will be here till Monday.  We're looking forward to a ton of fun with them. We saw them in December, before we left for the MTC, when Ara was 7 months old. We've been able to watch her grow through modern technology, but she's so much more fun in person! Of course, she took to Pa-Pa. They've had a unique relationship since she was very small.

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