Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gulfbank Oct 28: BIG SURPRISE!

SO......... Were you so happy to see your daddy?


Yes people, this really happened.  
Much to some peoples disbelief, it was not planned.

This is how it all went down!
Brent went straight to Houston from his trip to  Nicaragua and when he arrived he called me for Lizzie's actual address so he could see where in the big city of Houston she was.
When he put in her address, it came up with 1.7 miles away from where he was working for the next 3 days. Wow! That made his decision to just call and say hello to her Mission Pres. He was so kind and told Brent that he loves her and that she is a great missionary. He told Brent that it he felt like Lizzie would be fine if he wanted to take Hermana Koch and Hermana Knappen to lunch. So, he did! 
What a surprise for her. Pres Pingree told her that day while she was as Zone Conference that she might get a phone call from someone she knew.....someone named Brent......
She said WHAT????
She was so happy and they had a special reunion, the 3 of them. Lunch at Cracker Barrell and after that, he took them back and gave them both blessings, dedicated their apartment and had them teach him a short lesson. Lizzie gave a prayer in Spanish and he said it was outstanding to his non-Spanish speaking ears. 
At least she rattled it off like nobody's business he said.
So that was that and they said their sweet goodbye and 
were off to teach the gospel.
I think it was even a little harder on her dad than it was for her. 
Seriously wasn't planned, and such a tender mercy that his meetings were literally that close. Thank you Pres. Pingree for letting it happen.

And this adorable hair cut is partly why there was no email accept for answering if she loved seeing her dad this week. I guess her timing was off enough that she didn't really get computer time. My guess is that what little time she had on the computer was reading everyone's amazing supportive emails. No time for responding.
So, we will have to wait until next week to hear how her teaching is going. We do know, after talking with her dad that she is doing great, loving every minute of it and loves her new companion. She feels so blessed to have had such amazing companions. 
and....she is the designated driver to which she said when they called, "did you know I got a ticket once?"  Hahaha, funny girl just wanted to make sure it was all out there on the table.  

This is where they study and plan

1 Zone conference picture stollen from the mission blog

See how close he was!

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