Well Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! This week was a roller coaster ride. Let me tell you about it!
Hartshorn and I sang "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" in our Sacrament
meeting. We practiced all week so it went really good. Also President
and Sister Mehr visited our Sacrament meeting. Sister Mehr kept
complimenting our song which meant a lot cause she sang in the Mo tab.
They blow my mind every time they speak. In the 3rd hour President
gathered the whole branch and rallied the troops. He told them the whole
situation of the West Indies Mission right now and explained how they
could help. We have 60 missionaries coming in and not a place to put
them. All visas are to their max. He asked for the faith and prayers of
the branch to bring about a miracle. He says he is still waiting on
Guyana to let him know if they will let more missionaries in. At most
they will let 40 in. But he said "I want you all to watch what happens."
"Watch the hand of the Lord in His work." "I don't know how he will do
it." "But I know he will.." Everyone in the Branch was super excited and
ready to do missionary work.
President also announced we will be starting a group in Penal. Which
is where our apartment is. It's about 15 minutes from Siparia. And we
will be holding Sacrament meeting possibly in our apartment and in
Siparia. Yea it's crazy.
After church President took us to see a less active in our area.
There had been a really big incident that offended her and stopped her
going to church. I won't get into it but this women is very contentious.
She started to tell President everything that's wrong with everyone. He
politely stopped her and that caused an outrage! She screamed at him
with tears in her eyes "Your nothing compared to President Gamiette!"
(The last mission president) He just kept saying sorry and we eventually
just had to leave because it was so bad.
In the car President did not say one thing bad about this lady. He
is so humble. He just felt sorry he couldn't help. I really learned a
lot from that experience. Tolerance! Man I love my President.
I love you guys too! Have an awesome week!
Love, Elder Hale