(Email from Sister Baronins sharing the details of the Family Home Evening/Birthday Party she, Akon, and Belatu threw for Chan)
Here are the photos from last night. You may not recognize the Filipino gentlemen in the group shot. He's a man in our ward named Bro. Rico (your son may have mentioned him to you before) He's such a good man! Bro. Rico drives so many downtown families to and from church on a regular basis. His van is jokingly referred to as the "Rico Bus" by ward members and missionaries alike.
Once again we would like you and your family to know how grateful we are to know your son and have him serve among us. He's truly been a blessing to the Canada Winnipeg Mission and the people whom he has taught and will continue to teach.
All the best!
Chris and Rocky Baronins
P.S. I forgot to mention this last night but Elder Smith also went home with Birthday Apple Pie. I didn't cook it and sent them off with instructions so they could cook it fresh when they wanted it. He was very grateful to get the pie and shared the fact that having the pie made it feel like it was truly his birthday.