Thursday, April 24, 2014

Subject: He's here!

We finally received an email from Joe's mission president letting us know that he made it to Adelaide, safe and sound.

23 April 2014

Dear family,

Elder Joseph Thomas Acker arrived in the Australia Adelaide Mission safely. Sister Carter and I are mindful of the great trust you have placed in us by sharing your son. When he arrived, we met him at the airport and took him to the mission office, where he was introduced to the office staff and assistants for pictures and orientation. This was followed by an interview, dinner and testimonies at the adjacent church.

Elder Acker’s companion is Elder Villierme-Puputauki from French Polynesia. They are serving in the Trott Park area of the Firle Zone.
I am aware that the Lord blesses, in many special ways, the families of missionaries.  As your son serves, you will find that to be very true.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Warmest Regards,
President Bradley D. Carter

The Lord is mindful of Joe and these messages on Brad's Facebook are proof.  Abby and Mandy are  sweet Australian gals that we met many years ago.  Long story short, they are friends of Joe's Uncle Tom and they visited Colorado way back when.  While they were visiting, Brad and I had a barbeque and they came over to our house to meet our family.  Since then, Tom has kept in contact with them and told them about Joe's mission call.  They have been very excited knowing that Joe was coming to Adelaide and NOW JOE IS SERVING IN THEIR NECK OF THE WOODS!!!  WHAT?!?!?  What an amazing blessing!

  • Abby Field Oh oh oh.... that's where Mandy lives so he will be in our ward!!!! 
    21 hours ago · Like · 1

  • Mandy Whitrod I'm so excited he's here. I have been telling Elder Villierme-Puputauki about him the last couple of weeks and when i knew for sure his companion was transferring i told him he'd be training. Elder V-P is such a lovely guy. He's from Tahiti so his native languages are French and Tahitian so he's learned English here in the nearly 1 year he's been out. i am going to call them in the morning and see if they can drop by. I have them for dinner next week too. We were busy sending our 4th son off on his mission to the Philippines today

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