Brother Don Buehler, in our ward, asked if we could feed the missionaries, "Of course." We had Elder Huges, from Texas and Elder Penha, from Brazil come for dinner Sunday evening. Elder Huges was quiet and reserved. He has only been out on his mission for 7 months. Elder Penha was very talkative and out-going. He goes home in 2 weeks. He had all of us laughing often. He talked about being John Deared, whether he will marry an American or Brazilian women, what his plans are when he gets home (he thinks he won't know what to do with all of his free time), he asked a lot about the construction of our home, the children's names and of course, "Brother, can I ask.... (we always know what comes next, as they mimic stroking an imagined beard down their chest) how long did it take for you to grow your bread?" He asked for more salad, 3 glasses of milk and was thrilled that I had sea salt on the table. Very charming young men with a wonderful spirit about them.
After dinner they asked to share a message with us, "Likening the scriptures to ourselves and that we can find all answers there." They then asked if there was anyone that we felt would like to meet with them to learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Blue told them of a friend, Buddy Southwick, and agreed to invite him to our home to meet with the missionaries. We enjoyed their testimonies and praying for a blessing upon our home and family.