Friday, April 6, 2012

The Day After

Elder Schenk had a very quiet day. He continued to respond, but seemed tired from yesterday's eventful day. I suppose he deserves a rest! He had a nasty cough at times. We guess that his lungs are trying to clear the last of the pneumonia. All tests and cultures remain very positive. The doctor says things are great. Patience. Our thanks continues to all for your faith and prayers, and to Our Heavenly Father and Our Savior Jesus Christ for answering those prayers. We ask for blessings upon all others who are struggling as well. All our love, Steven, Karla and Elder Schenk


  1. I'm so happy to read about all the miracles that have been happening in your lives! I will continue to pray for Elder Schenk, I know he will get better soon, he's a very strong and smart young man! And he has a wonderful faithful family! Stay strong!
    Hope you have a good Easter!
    Love, Karina

  2. I think you all deserve a rest! It will be good for Britten to get lots of rest so his body can continue healing. Remember, blessings come after the trial of your faith. You have all been so faithful and showed such strong faith. The blessings will keep coming! We love you and are grateful that we have a loving Heavenly Father and Savior that are answering prayers and looking out for you.
    Keep strong!
    Laurie & Derris

  3. We so look forward to reading your updates every night and are so grateful for the progress Elder Schenk has made in such a relatively short period of time! Take good care of each other and know that many prayers are said for you and Britten everyday. We love you lots and are so grateful for the tender mercies of our Heavenly Father!!
    Colleen, Nephi, and family

  4. Glad that things are going so well. Quiet days are also good for everyone. Prayers are still going on!!!

    Love Kristi and Craig

  5. As I read your posts from the love you have felt from the Brazilian people and the support you have received it makes me reflect on my time as a missionary in Brazil. I still think of the people as my Brazilian Family and I am sure Britten feels the same way. It just goes to show how great of a missionary he truly is. Even without being able to get back on the streets he is still touching lives in his hospital room and thousands of miles away. We continue to pray for you guys and are so grateful and excited to hear of his improvements. Thank you for taking the time to keep us posted. We love you guys! Cody, Holly, and family.

  6. So happy for your family! The families of approximately 55,000 other missionaries are pulling for you. I love reading your posts at night before family prayers. It helps guide our family's daily prayers.
    The Tracy family
    Hyde Park