Today my dearest friend, companion and mentor, Mary Ellen Edmunds passed through town with our friend, Leanne. They stopped at the Mission Home for an hour or so and we had a sweet reunion. Mary Ellen and I worked together at the MTC many years ago, and then we were companions in Nigeria, where our lives were changed forever.
I owe the world to Mary Ellen. She taught me to be a missionary and she taught me to open my heart to all people everywhere. I love her with all my heart.
Here we are in 1984, at the dedication of the first church building in a town called Aba, Nigeria. Today there is a Temple of God there.
You can read a fun 1984 letter (and see photos) we sent to Salt Lake from our home in Nigeria as we were settling in on the link below: