Tuesday night, January 24, at about 9:30, we received a call from the Elders that two sister missionaries were at the Rodovaria (bus depot) in Tatui. They are serving clear at the other end of the mission, near Campinas which is about 2 1/2 hours away. They are trainers and were on their way to Cerquilho, 22 kilometers from Tatui, to work with the sister missionaries assigned there. When they arrived in Tatui the last bus to Cerquilho had already left. We were so grateful we had a car and could pick them up and take them to Cerquilho. Sister Caten is from Tennessee and Sister Marrugo is originally from Colombia but her family now lives in Florida. They are beautiful, sweet sisters.
When we got to the sister missionaries' home in Cerquilho at about 10:30 pm, we called them to let them know we were there. We woke up Sister Berntson and Sister Evans and they said, "Elder Barrus, what can we do for you?" Actually they were thinking why in the world Elder Barrus was calling them that late at night.
It turned out there had been a communication gap and they didn't know that Sister Caten and Sister Marrugo were coming. A night of adventure.