Elder Schenk has had 6 good days in a row...a well-deserved relief from all the difficulties associated with the accident. Unfortunately, this morning he awoke with a migraine followed by nausea. He was very uncomfortable all morning, but this didn't stop him from sharing his missionary spirit with his therapist.
He asked his speech therapist if she was one of us? "What do you mean?" She inquired. He asked if she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When she replied, "No", he asked what religion she belonged to and then asked what she liked about it. He then genuinely invited her to attend our church and suggested that if she did, she would surely enjoy it. I could picture this tall, handsome, energetic Elder Schenk walking the dirt paths and busy roads of Brazil, eagerly chatting with whomever would glance his direction. I'm sure he was a fabulous missionary!!
This afternoon brought some relief from the headache and the nausea. Then the real Britten came out. He was laughing and joking and talking non-stop. He shared his love for Brazil, his Mission President, his companions, and the people he met while there. I loved listening to his mission stories. Really, I simply loved being in Elder Schenk's presence--he is my hero!! This day was a cherished opportunity for his "Other Mother". Trudy