Another crazy week for this Elder and getting home after Hurricane Irma. He still does not feel well so if anyone in his area knows a doctor he can go see, please let me know. He went to urgent care and the co-pay was almost half his allotted money for the month and he isn’t any better. Please also send prayers his way. He and Elder Shakespeare have definitely been watched over and kept safe. We all are so grateful for everyone’s love and support. We love him and miss him so much but we are oh, so proud of him! Enjoy!!
1) Church Building Sleepover!
2) Service missionary style!
3) I am sick of tired of being sick and tired. 😷😴
4) I wish I took more pictures.
Hey everybody! Sorry for being AWOL last week but blame it on Irma.
However, that is a pretty cool thing that is definitely going into the journal. Living in a church building was pretty fun in theory but after three days the hype wore off. Luckily it didn't last any longer than that. Cool story though. We got to have a full church service with just us missionaries and it gets even cooler. Our mission president, President Cooper, said the opening prayer in one of our three evacuation building we were staying at. In this prayer he said that by the priesthood he holds as mission president, the storm will not reach any of the building and all of us would be safe. A member in the ward building we were at was watching the storm and while we were having church he said he "saw the storm do a hiccup" and from that point was weakened and lost a huge amount of power. The priesthood is real and is on the earth today.
The eye of the hurricane did happen to go directly through my area though as a category 2 hurricane (meaning it was pretty windy) so some trees were uprooted, including a huge tree in from of our church building that we have had a blast getting rid of it. This past week has been a lot of that moving trees and branches and such and we have a couple more projects lined up for doing so this week.
Not as fun though, I am still not totally fixed. I still feel pretty sick. I just wanna feel better you know. Go at 100%, but for now I will give 100% of all I can give. That all the gospel asks of us anyway.
Lastly, I totally should have took more pictures while we had a chance with all the missionaries and everything going on. I think there should be a couple on the facebook page and such. My mom has been a champ and kept updated on all of that and maybe she can add them.
Anyway, I love you all and truly appreciate and felt the prayers sent our way. Please continue to pray for those that weren't as fortunate as us and that we can find them and help them out.
|Back home - no water or storm damage|
|Ready to help those in need|
|More volunteering and helping|