Paraguay, Asuncion Nov 3 2004 -
(lower center) at 7 yrs old with our family in 1993
And it came to pass that he did grow mighty in stature and in spirit, into a fine young man...
Now sharing him with the Lord and the kind sisters and brethren, he prepares for his mission's journey...
And it came to pass with much diligence he did add strength to his own understanding -- and to his companions...
...as they did prepare to pass over the narrow neck of land and journey into the great wilderness Southward!
And Daniel did joyously bear up his brethren and they did bear him up in joy through their travails...
Becoming one in heart, one in mind, one in happiness...the light of knowledge did break forth among them...
Alone and with his companions, carrying truth, Paraguay, its Continent and people will be blessed!
One of Dan's letters (now 5 -one a week) from the MTC. (This one was mailed 15 Nov 2004)
Dan's first letter written in Paraguay, the day of his arrival at Mission Home in Asuncion, Dec 30 2004.
More pictures and experiences coming...
-- From The Rodgers -- Dans Mission
Date: 12/27/04 10:57:21 AM Mountain Standard Time
To: Sister Wicker
Dear Ward Family and Friends:
December 29th is another glorious day in the Rodgers family as Dan flies from the MTC of Provo, Utah to Asuncion, Paraguay and joins the precious people of that humble nation.
Daniel has written us without fail. He now bears his testimony in Spanish and we rejoice as we feel his spirit growing in each succeeding letter. What a change in our son who spoke none of his mothers language! -- So conveniently Betty and I could speak all kinds of secrets in front of him and he would never know! -- oh oh! Now, that parental secret code privilege is all gone! He has used the spirit and broken our code!
Oh yeh! When he comes back he will probably know two more languages (they speak three languages in Paraguay)
He has sent us a micro tape of his conversational Spanish and of him with his MTC Companions and Brethren singing! What fun and what harmony! Look out Sister Pratt, President Moody and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir! -- Daniel and these young men, their voices, their rising spirits and music are the greatest!
We are so grateful that Dan is happy to be serving the Lord and the sweet people of Paraguay, who boarder his mother's own land or birth. He will be blessed by them and they by him!
As you have always freely been
loving and (and our) supporting ward "family," and in our great
for you helping to make this day possible, we will continue to share
you Daniel's experiences, joys and successes. So, please enjoy Daniel's
mission experience as I post more photos, letters and dialogue for all
our own family and friends who are close and distant on our family's
web pages dedicated to him at "Dan's Mission" on
or directly enter http://TomRodgersFamily.org/DansMission.htm .
Thank You and Love
Mail for Daniel:
Pouch Service (Letters only! No
money or merchandise!)
Paraguay Asuncion Mission
2881 Del Maestro c/Caballero
Mission Home, Ph. 011-595-21-601-392
For recorded help in mailing,
Parents: Tom & Betty
Parents: Tom & Betty Rodgers, PO Box 304, Bountiful Ut 84011-0304, Email Tom@TomRodgers.org, or Ph 801-298-9095 (Caller ID recorded)
Mom, Kids - VanCouver | Mom & Dad at Marsha & Norm's son's wedding
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Family: I started these Rodgers family web sites as means for us
all to share family information, events, stories, photos, genealogy,
and fun! Anything that you would like our whole family or friends
to see or know, please let me know and I will try to get it in place
Send me text, computer data files or photos (preferably in a
format, on a disk, or in email, and, if possible, html ready - to save
me time) and I can upload
it for all to enjoy. Then remind me by phone. Love,Tom
PO Box 304, Bountiful Ut 84011-0304, Email Tom@TomRodgers.org, or Ph 801-298-9095 (Caller ID recorded)
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