Hi, I should have waited a little while before I sent the last letter. When we were talking with Bro. & Sis. Collins today they told us about a young man that is mostly inactive. He served a mission in South Africa 7 years ago but now he and his family, who are the ones who first started the church here, are pretty much inactive.
Jim called him up and told him we'd like to meet him and he just came to the hotel to see us. He is about 30 yrs. old - a really nice guy with really good English and sisters who have university education. We told him that we need them back in the church. We told him we would like to meet his family and so next time we come to Lilongwe we are going to their home for supper and to meet the whole family. Yeah!!! He seemed pleased to have received the phone call and said that when he told his mother about the call she said, "they remember us". Jim offered to give him a blessing and he agreed and seemed quite touched by it. So.... perhaps he will come back and would be a great leader that we need here so desperately, along with his family. We will do all we can. We feel really good about what just happened. It's exciting! I think the family joined the church in Blantyre and then then moved up here and he told us about how it was only their family and they had church in their home and he blessed the sacrament and his brother passed it and sometimes they had a visitor from Blantyre who could give a talk and give them a break from just hearing talks from each other. His sister is also a returned missionary. They must be a really good family that needs to come back!!!!
We are off to have some supper. Love, Jim & Nancy/mom & dad