(Happy late 20th birthday to elder wible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
My birthday was amazing! let me explain...
Friday was AMAZING! We began the morning with studies and in our prayer
before we left the apartment, we prayed specifically for a opportunity
to serve someone else in need! At 11 we had planned to help a member
move out and so we arrived at his house at 11 but he wasn't there. We
called him and he said "hey i am sorry but i wont be home for 30
minutes" we thought "okay what can we do for the next 30 minutes??" We
looked around and noticed there was a middle aged lady carrying some
furniture up a flight of stairs. Æ. Hammond and I ran over to help this
lady out and we asked her "Hey is there anything else we can do for
you?" She replied " YES! I need help! I need to be moved out of my old
apartment across the street as soon as possible! " We said " Okay well
we have about 30 minutes because we actually have another friend who
needs help moving also, She said "okay that fine." So walked over to her
old apartment across the street, up 6 flights of stairs and were
greeted by 4 others helping the lady move. Æ. Hammond and I began
working hard, moving everything we could up and down those stairs. We
took all the big and heavy things first so she wouldn't have to do it.
an hour later we get a call from the member who we were originally
supposed to help out, saying that he was home now. We told him " hey we
are actually helping the lady move some things right now, is it okay if
we come in about 15 minutes?" He said " Oh help her as long as you
want!" We helped her for about 15 more minutes and then told her "Hey
sorry but our friend actually needs some help now but we will help him
for about an hour and then we will come back!" She said "okay perfect!"
We left and helped the member out and after about an hour we had a
little break and so Æ. Hammond and I went back to over to the ladies
house. We walked back up the 6 flights of stairs and were greeted again
by her and her friends. With a surprised look on their faces, they asked
us "Who are you guys?! Where did you come from and why do you keep
coming back? Its like you were a blessing from heaven!" We then told her
and her friends who we were and why we were doing this. They offered us
money and we told them no its called service and its something we do as
missionaries. They just couldn't believe the work we had done and the
fact that we were willing to help for free. We explained to them they
were the answers to our prayers. We told them about our prayer that
morning and how we asked of the Lord to lead us to someone in need of
help. They just couldn't understand why we were so nice and willing to
help them out.
The member called again and said "hey i need your
help again!" We left the lady's house again and helped the member for
about an hour and then had another break. Æ. Hammond and i look at each
other and quickly run over to the lady's house for just one last time!
We arrive and once again they just couldn't believe that we were back
again to help! After about an hour, we finished! The lady's whole house
was moved and they couldn't have done it without us. The member actually
came over and help us finish up the last little bit and in the end we
gave them all cards and invited them to church.
evening the member told us that that lady just got divorced and has 4
kids that she has to take care of. What a blessing, we asked the Lord to
put someone in our path that we could help and sure enough he did. She
couldn't have done this move without us and well, we don't know if she
will come to church but hey, Æ. Hammond and I really made her day. The
lady and her friends actually sang me happy birthday and for once in my
life on my birthday i was more selfless than selfish. No better way to
spend my birthday.
yeah best birthday ever. The member and his family actually gave me cake
and sang to me! It was awesome! I was sooo happy that day! Oh Elder
Gifford, he comes next month. He is the only missionary coming in the
month of December. I am ready to train now, so there is a possiblility
there... i guess we will see. And yeah we live with the Zone Leaders and YES its cold! haha no
snow yet but soon! Well gtg! love you! oh and i think i am going to buy a
pair of pants today.