Thursday, February 12, 2009

Our Missionary

I have recently received some emails from some blogging friends that have asked how Mark is doing in Uganda.I really do appreciate all the support and prayers that we receive in his behalf! :) I thought I would do a little update here on the old blog to let everyone know how he is doing. Mark is doing very well so far. He seems to be having fun and working hard. He loves the people that he has met. He does feel a little strange being one of only a few white people sometimes, but the African people are very kind. He said that they will listen politely to him even though they don't want to. (I had a giggle about that!) He likes his companion, Elder McRae from California very much. Together they have eaten some strange things.....grasshoppers, ants, entire chickens...yes, innards and all. They walk about 20 miles a day. No cars or bikes for them! :) Here are some cute pictures...... Thank you again for all your kind words and prayers of support. May you all be blessed.....

13 comments:

Kimberly said...

Thank you for sharing Jo-Anne! I was just telling my husband about Mark the other day! He's looking so happy to be doing God's calling. You must be very proud!
Hugs to you, Kimberly

Mercy Ottis said...

LOL!!! I love missionaries! We have had three of our own. I love Elder Carters "sweet" ties! It is always amazing to me that the Lord sends out 19 year olds to do this great work! Fun pictures. Great Post!
♥ Lewaina

lera said...

Thanks for the update. Glad to hear he's doing well.

Thimbleanna said...

So good to hear he is doing well. Great pictures -- thanks for sharing!!!

Julie said...

Thanks Jo-Anne. I have been wondering how Mark is doing. That is some interesting stuff he has had to consume. Glad it isn't me!

Julie said...

I love to look at pictures of missionaries. He looks so happy, and I'm sure is doing a wonderful job. Good job, MOM!! Julie

This Country Girl said...

I am so glad he's well and enjoying it! The pictures look like they're having fun and that he's happy! I know that does your mother's heart alot of good! You have a right to be super proud of that boy...young man, I mean!

Blessings to ya'll,
Tammy

Linda said...

Hi Jo-anne! It is great to get an update on your reMARKable son! I know I am not the only one who thinks about and prays for him. Thanks for sharing the pics too!

Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day! hugs, Linda

Gayle said...

Jo-Anne - I'm glad to hear that things are going well for your Mark. Those missionaries sure do love to ham it up for the camera, huh? Mine is the same way!

Karen said...

Hi Jo-Anne, what a wonderful fun post I just read!
Mark is adorable! I love all the pictures and what a wonderful endeavor being a Missionary. Bless him.

Thanks for being a follower of my Blog.

Hugs, Karen

Shanda @ Colonial Home Keepings said...

Hi Jo-Anne,

Thanks for being a follower of my blog. I see you have a missionary also! I have a son who entered the MTC on Sept 17th and he is serving in the California Ventura Mission. It is a great blessing being a mother of a missionary. Love your blog!

Nicole said...

He looks like he's having the time of his life. I never realized that he and your daughter were Twins. How fun, I bet it's been hard for her to have hime gone!

Brandy said...

How cute!!! It looks liek he is having a great time and with nice people.