Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

It is truly a miracle to see the power of the atonement in the lives of the members of the church. Two weeks ago Hno. Norberto Tejera “Hijo” had his blessings restored. Today I had an interview with Eliu Libron and his blessings were also restored. It was a beautiful and emotional moment for both men as they sat at the sacrament table and blessed the sacrament. Worthy for the first time in years to exercise their priesthood both men jumped at the chance to officiate at the sacrament table. It was great!

Under the directions of the Mission President, during priesthood meeting I had the honor of setting apart Hno. Norberto Tejera “Hijo” as the 1st Counselor in the Elder Quorum Presidency of the Neyba Branch. “Hijo” is enthusiastic and willing to serve, he will be a tremendous asset to the Elders Quorum and to the Branch in general.

After the block of meetings today Hna. Johnson and I ate our lunch. We had some free time before our 2:00pm PEC meeting so I started preparing for the meeting. Hna. Johnson started sorting boxes of manuals and other supplies for the various branch organizations. The branch president’s office as well as the clerk’s office is literally stuffed with boxes of supplies. Hna. Johnson does not like clutter so she took the opportunity to sort and put away everything. Wow, you’d think the place was hit by a white tornado. Everything got put away and there is actually room to walk around in the clerk’s office for the first time. She is great.

After our final meeting this afternoon we went over to a members home that is confined to bed. His wife is the Primary President in the Neyba Branch. He isn’t doing very well. I don’t know what he has but he’s been bedridden for months. The family has no income and he can’t get around without a wheelchair which they can’t afford. The Relief Society has been helping with food, etc. I’ve been in touch with Elder & Sis. Francom, the senior couple over humanitarian services, I’m hoping to get a wheel chair donated by the church for him. It may take a while, the next shipment of wheelchairs isn’t supposed to arrive for a couple of months.

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