Monday, November 30, 2015

The best part of being a missionary is being able to be a direct answer to someone's prayer!

November 30, 2015

Dear Family,

It was a good week in the WVM. Unfortunately it was a holiday weekend
and my comp got pretty sick but besides that it was a good week.

Because it was Thanksgiving week, the majority of our teaching pool
was out of town or didn't have time to meet. Meaning we had a lot of
fun tracting and street contacting with all of our spare time! Nothing
too exciting happened for us. Couple of crazy drunks and tweakers,
some hooligans here and there, but nothing extraordinary.

THANKSGIVING! Just so you know, this wasn't a normal Thanksgiving. But
I'll explain what we did. So as missionaries, we usually spend a big
holiday like this with families in the Ward. You know, "building up
the members". Unfortunately, the majority of our Ward was out of town.
So we had dinner with one of the most amazing families. The
Vippermans. They are a young family that is super on board with
missionary work and they are just super great. Anyways. They invited
us over to their house along with two other companionships and it was
a party!

We had a great feast and it was a grand old time.

Personally I think one of the best parts of being a missionary is all
the opportunities you have to be a direct answer to someone's prayer.
We had that opportunity on Saturday. There were some non-members who
were getting evicted from their apartment and they had found a new
place to live but had no way of getting their stuff there. ...and they
had a lot of stuff. Basically it had gotten to the point where they
had two days left to move their entire house or they would be fined a
lot of money that they didn't have. Somehow they found out about
missionaries and asked the zone leaders for help. It took the whole
zone ten hours total, but we were able to get them out on time. We all
had to reschedule appointments and move stuff around. But to see the
difference it made in their life, it was totally worth it.

Then Sunday night we had a musical fireside, which was way sweet. This
guy we are working with did his hair and beard to look just like

Here's a thought for the week:

“Perhaps the greatest indicator of character is the capacity to
recognize and appropriately respond to other people who are
experiencing the very challenge or adversity that is most immediately
and forcefully pressing upon us.” -Elder Bednar.

Love you guys, hope you have a great week!

~Elder Thomas

1 comment:

  1. What great work he is doing! Love his attitude and willingness to serve.