Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Pot Of Soup

Last night was one Misi and I will never forget. During the week Misi was getting e-mails from the bishopric. They were in need of volunteers to come to the church and help out while with the evacuees. At the time there were about 40 people/families staying at the church. They had to evacuate their town of Pasadena, due to the severe weather. So, Misi, to my surprise, signed up for the Saturday night, 6PM-10PM shift. I have to admit I was a little shocked because he doesn't always volunteer. I ended up going with him because he and Sini had signed up, and Prince was going too...so there was no way I was going to stay home alone. We got to the church right around 5:45 and they began to show Misi and Sini what to. It really consisted of just sitting there and helping out when needed. Prince and I were like great, we should have brought a book or something! A little while later, our Bishop walked in. As calm as ever, he began to tell us he got a call from our Stake President who lives in Conroe. The president told him that Conroe was hit bad...there were many members homes that had problems, there was no power, and no running water. He also said that they were sending a few more families to the church due to the conditions. At first the count was about 50 people, and then later on only 3 families showed up. So, we all scrambled together and began to rearrange rooms, get things organized, blew up air-mattress's, got pillows and blankets ready. It was now becoming more exciting! A while later the Bishop came back to us and said that he called our Relief Society President, Sister Carter, and told her we may need a pot of soup or something for these people who are coming in late. Sister Carter immediately replied by saying it was already done. When Bishop told us this I didn't have any doubts that Sister Carter had it done already. She is a very neat and spiritual being. Later that evening Sister Carter showed up to drop off the soup. I went over to her and thanked her for being so prepared, and thought it was so neat that she had been inspired to make this soup. She began to tell us, while in tears, that all day she had a feeling she needed to make a pot of soup. She kept telling her husband she didn't know why, but knew she needed to make it. Her husband said that the hardest part was they couldn't decide which kind to make! When she got the call later in the evening, she said she couldn't believe it. She was worried that she had lost the Spirit and was so relieved when the Bishop called her. It was such a neat experience for us to see the Lords had work through the members. Even just by offering a simple pot of soup helps others in need. We had such a good time helping out the evacuee members, and look forward to the service projects coming up! I have never been so grateful in my life. The Lord teaches us through small and simple things-what a fun weekend!
Food and water fromt the church that we moved to clear a room.
Some mattress's, pillows, blankets and sheets provided by our ward for the evacuee's.
Prince at the church happily serving!

8 comments:

photography by Mikki said...

Whit! That is so awesome- I read the whole thing and kept getting chills! I've been meaning to call you back- I work until 5 and then do pictures so sometimes my brain is missing somewhere. Know that I think about you and love ya! Hope you guys and that little baby girl are doing great!

Mike and Hilary said...

Thanks for your sympathy about the whole loud apartment situation. I guess there is a light at the end of the tunnel because we'll only be here until May- it'll probably be sad actually because this is our first place. But I'm sure it'll be fun to move onto bigger and better things! How's the baby growing going? You must be showing at least a little by now, you're over halfway there!

RY & MAND WRIGHT said...

Whit-I just looked at your whole blog and you are such a doll!!! It was fun to think back of all the good times that we have had growing up. and now we are both all growed up i guess and I've had a baby and you are having one soon. When I read your post about you announcing that you were pregnant and that you cried I was crying too. I know how ou feel but seriously then I look down and laying in her little seat is my sweet Oakleigh and I wouldn't trade this time for anything. YOu are going to love being a mom it is so wonderful and so fun!!! HARD but fun and totally worth it. Love ya whit keep us posted on everything k Say hi to misi for us Ry and I k :)

D and Mai said...

well hello there prego woman! how have you been? hope its goin well. ADD US!

Carsen and Lesina said...

Oh my goodness I found you two off of Maila's blog. Im glad im super nosy lol. Anyhow that is such a sweet story and you guys are great for doing service work. Oh and Prince looks so handsome. It's nice you blog cuz now I see what you two are up to more often. Love you guys and take care.

Carsen and Lesina said...

Sorry I just read through your blogs. First Congrats on having a girl. Happy Late Birthday you're 21 hopefully you two didn't drink to many Mt. Dew's that day.

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