Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This morning the office Elders and I were on the road to half a dozen apartments in the far North and West part of Santo Domingo. We investigated more plumbing problems and we delivered more mail. It never ceases to amaze me how the Elders and Sisters in this mission can tolerate such terrible living conditions and still do such a great job representing the Savior and His church.

These are hard working missionaries that work tirelessly without a complaint. Leaky pipes in the apartment is no problem, they use buckets to catch the drips. No water in the apartment is no problem, they save water in 30 gallon plastic trash barrels to bath with. Rats, ants, mice, cockroaches and other pests are no problem, besides there is little or no food in the apartments for the vermin to steal anyway. No electricity is no problem, they use candles at night, besides they don’t have any electric appliances anyway. These young men and women remind me a lot of my deacons at scout camp; they live for the adventure. At the end of the day they give thanks for their successes and blessings, and then praise the Lord for their converts.

1 comment:

  1. Joseph wants to talk to Grandma Johnson. He got his progress report!