Elder Neuenschwander is such a great elder. The entire mission loves him and we found out that he needed open heart surgery everyone rallied around him to help any way that they could. He ended up using 11 units of blood and we actually gave 17 units to the hospital. We went through all the missionaries that had O+. The hospital was so particular. They wouldn't take my blood because I am too old. They said that some of the sisters were too short. One elder had warts so they wouldn't take his blood. We made sure that we fed the missionaries and gave them plenty of liquids after they gave blood. We have a picture here of President Elmer that was waiting with us for elder Neuenschwander to come out of surgery. I looked over and the president was sound asleep. The picture of elder Neuenschwander is with his companion and with Karen prior to the surgery.
Actually elder Neuenschwander was born in Bolivia, his mother is Bolivian, but lived in Germany, his father is German, for all his life but 3 years when he was born. He looks Latin but did not speak Spanish prior to his mission call. He has an uncle that is a General Authority and a member of the 70's quorum. Elder N. does not speak English nor has he been to the United States.