We will be returning to Renton Washington
May 19th 2011.

Our Homecoming Report in the Soos Creek Ward will be
June 12, 2011

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Week 2 May 24 - 30th

Janice & Dan at the Nauvoo Temple

Mitch, Dan & Janice at Carthage Jail

Sunday May 24th
We went to a Spanish Sacrament meeting at a Branch in Provo. It made us really aware that we have a long way to going in learning the Spanish language. We did pick out a few words and the people were friendly and the spirit was strong. Later that evening we went to my Aunt and Uncle Carl Hegerhorst home and enjoyed a delicious meal and I got to reacquaint myself with my cousins Brent, Karen, Carla, Wendy and Steven and some of their spouses and children. It was really great to see them and enjoy the company.

Monday May 25th & Tuesday May 26th
We begged and they agreed to give us our name tags so we would not have to wear "Visitor" badges each day. It is great to not have to explain the "visitor" badges to everyone we meet. The tutoring classes are going well and we are learning the language slowly. . . Tuesday evening we attended an awesome devotional by Elder Douglas Callister and his wife. He gave a very powerful testimony of Jesus Christ and let us know that we have the authority to testify of Jesus Christ.

Wedneday May 27th We took pictures of our Spanish tutors. They are Marisol Vargus; From San Paulo Brazil. Amy Ahlborn; Camilo Hernadez from Columbia; Rodrigo from Mexico;

Camilo Hernadez

Marisol Vargus

Amy Ahlborn

Thurday May 28th
We flew to visit with our son Mitch and his wife Cassie and their daughter Hallie Jo in Des Moines Iowa.

Friday May 29th & Saturday May 30th
We drove to Nauvoo & Carthage Illinois and got visit the church historical sites and attend the Temple. Note: see pictures above


  1. thanks for coming to visit! the blog looks great!

  2. This is so exciting! I'm sure alot of unknowns for you but wow, how great. Love the pictures. Takes us back to our boys and their pictures. I know that this is a dream come true for both of you. Good work and study hard, be obedient. Love ya Judd and Debi

  3. Hey could you email me the pictures that are at the very top of your blog. The one by the MTC sign and the one pointing to the map. I love those.

  4. This is sooo exciting! I love the blog.