Thursday, October 9, 2008

Helping Hand


Well, its been awhile since we've updated our blog so I decided that its my turn to write a spiritual experience or something meaningful. I guess my week started off with an Email from President Bradford, asking all priesthood holders 16 and above to volunteer in helping the stake members in Conroe because of the damage caused by hurricane IKE. Without hesitation, I volunteered myself without asking my wife if it was ok. Whitnee was pretty shocked when I told her that I am planning on going to conroe, but at the same time was excited that I am doing something very important and meaningful.

I was amazed at how many people showed up at the chapel to help out. In the Email President wanted 30 people but come saturday their were 100plus volunteered to help. It is an amazing feeling to know that we can always count on the saints to help out. It took us about half hour to get to Conroe and once we got there we started to work. We lifted logs, cut trees down, and pretty much went from house to house cleaning up broken down trees.

The second weekend we went back to Conroe there were two groups from the ward that went. We were able to help out a non-member named Andrew Eason who has been a cop for 17 years. We cleaned his back yard and cleared out all the trees and branches that had been broken up by the wind. Afterward we finished we took a few pictures with Andrew and he started to tear up while telling us that for 17 years as a cop he had never had someone do that type of service to him and his family. We also gave him a Book of Mormon, and President Kuttler told him that it was another testiment of Jesus Christ. Andrew embraced the Book of Mormon to his chest and had never been more grateful. The second home was a retired navy soldier that we were able to clean up. This entire experience was a good experience-all of the families were shocked that they didn't have to pay us for the service we did.

7 comments:

D and Mai said...

wow whit thats awesome!

Carsen and Lesina said...

You two are soo kind. Misi I never thought of you as a generous kind hearted person just jokin. I know you are. Great job!

Wes & Tiff said...

that was an awesome experience you had. we're so proud of you and love you both. we miss you and can't wait to see you guys again.

The Alofipo Clan :) said...

hey tupe family! just wanted to stop and say hi. congrats on the little girl they are so much fun to have!!

Darice said...

Whit... so exciting that you guys are having a girl..they are fun...especially to dress up and shop for. Just not sure about the teenage years...oh well. We both have a while before we have to deal with that. What is your actual due date? When are you coming home again..I want to see you with a cute belly. Sounds like you guys are doing well and having some awesome experiences in Texas..good for you. For sure you gotta come over when you are home again..Miss you..

Denise said...

Wow! Misi what a great thing for YOU to be the one posting! I was so touched to hear the story. Whit hadn't told me about it. Thanks for sharing it with us. Life really is more joyful and complete with service! Love you! Mom W (soon to be Grandma!)

Troy and Segi Worthen said...

Good for you! What a great experience to have. Thanks for sharing the story, it was inspiring.