Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Work


Hey Family!

Well I thought I'd drop you all a line and tell what's going on over here.

Yesterday, Tuesday, we had our first interviews with President Greer. He is a very kind man. I am thankful that he has been sent here to be our Mission President. This past week we taught a part member family named the Place family. We taught them about commandments and how that through Jesus Christ we can be filled with His love and achieve those things he wants us to achieve. The wife, who is not a member, then began to comment that the members are good people. She told us about how that she thought of people that were good or kind and then find out later on down the road that they were members. One such experience was of a man who stopped by one day to help her on the side of the road when she had a flat tire. She said that she could do it on her own but this man came and helped and then left. Several months later a tree was blown down in her yard because of the winds that day. Because her husband is a member he knew of the elders quorum and called and they came. Among the many people that were there one of them looked familiar. It was that same man that had changed her tire. She asked her husband who he was. He told her Brother Kibbe. Brother Kibbe is the Elders Quorum President and did a charitable act and didn't even tell her who he was. That simple act of kindness moved a mountain and he had forgotten about it till this Sunday when it was announced at priesthood meeting. He just did what Jesus Christ would do and moved on. Our example does make a difference even out in the middle of nowhere on a long stretch of road. And I am confident that our Heavenly Father is happy when we do it.

Well I have to go but just wanted to say that I love you and hope you had a wonderful time at the family reunion. Talk to you later. Bye!

Elder Berryhill