The President and I are on Splits.
He is in Huaraz having interviews and a Zone Conference.
This is a great group of missionaries.
Elders: Armstrong, Terry, Urete, Beazer, Brito, Castillo, Contreras,
Cruz, Hoyos, Hurley, Massey, Minaya, Vanden Bosch, Young
Hermanas: Oliveros and Pillco
Zone Leaders: Brito and Hurley
I am in Trujillo working with the office Elders and taking turns in the clinic.
I love when the President tells me stories that he either reads in the letters each week
or they tell him stories in the interviews to tell me.
Here are a few that I remember...
One of our Elders who is leaving us very soon
received the letter with his release date on it.
But the release date was typed in wrong
and it said that he would be released in December...
seven months later than when he was supposed to leave.
He wrote back to the President
and told him that he was honored to stay the extra time
but could we please let his family know
that his mission has been extended.
There was never a question if he would stay.
He was happy to do so and didn't skip a beat.
I am sure that his family is thrilled that it was a typo.
But this is the kind of missionaries we get to work with
every single day.
Diligent, Obedient, Spiritual...
They know what is truly important.
They would give everything and anything if they were asked.
Another one of my favorite stories...
One of our missionaries father passed away when he was ten years old.
He has had many dreams when his father has
appeared to him to tell him that it was time to serve a mission,
and to remind him that he is in the right place and more.
I put this story on my blog awhile back.
But his most recent was the other night
when his father was in his dream and told him
to read Alma 7:22-23.
He said that he was looking it up in his Book of Mormon
and he was shuffling through the pages and couldn't
find it.... he was panicking
and this woke him up...
He ran to his Book of Mormon
and looked up the scripture.
It was exactly what he needed at this time.
This is what it says...