"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." 3 Nephi 5:13

Monday, August 26, 2013

Farewell Chaguanas

Well everyone, I'm leaving Trinidad and I'm going to Tobago!  Island life at last!  There are only two elders and two sisters and a senior couple.  Everyone wants to go to there. I leave Wednesday morning at 7:00 am and will be taken to the airport with the other missionaries that are leaving the mainland, then hop on a flight (LIAT Airlines ... liat stands for late in all terminals..haha).  I will be picked up by Elder and Sister Linton in Tobago and taken to our apartment to drop my stuff off.  E. McClain said he served there and loved it; he also said the apartment has A/C....Oh Ya!  

   A cool experience I had today...like an hour ago. Well it was raining so hard...like the pics i sent of the rain a couple weeks ago...but worse. This Sisters called and told us that their tire had just popped and that they were pulled over but they didn't know how to change it. It was fairly close to our apartment so we caught travel down there. E. McClain told me he didn't know how to change a tire so he was hoping that i knew how. Boy oh boy was i happy that i paid attention to my father dearest while we worked on changing oil and car stuff together. So we got there and sure enough their tire was flat. I got their jack out of the trunk and it was a tiny little piece of junk thing...I was like great! what the heck is this...then they had a wrench. I took and loosened the bolts and lifted the jack carefully because it wasn't very sturdy. I got the nuts off and the tire wouldn't budge. I was getting so angry and frustrated over some dumb little thing. I stood up and threw the wrench on the ground and sweat was streaming off my face, it was hot and i realized the rain stopped and was sunny just where we were. The Lord was making it comfortable for us to change the tire. I struggled for 20 min trying to get the tire off...rusted on. Sis Jex, being herself, said let's say a prayer for the rust to be softened...I was like psh..that's not going to work. We knelt down and said a prayer. It was a very humble prayer she gave and then she closed. As she prayed, a thought came into my head. Same tool, other end and pry...i was like uhh ok. So i stuck the tool in and twisted and pried. It slid off like butter and the rust didn't even interfere! It was amazing. 

   It was a very powerful experience i had and will never forget that when we are frustrated and need help the best person to turn to is Jesus Christ and Our Heavenly Father! The love i have for the Lord is growing so much every day. The gratitude for the Atonement i have is such that i can not simply express in words. I have really been trying hard to lose myself in the work and not look back. As we left, the sisters thanked us and we started to walk to catch a ride back to our apartment...right when we got in a car, it started to poor rain and i just thought, wow! The Lord knew how long that it would take and i was just a tool he used me for. I am so glad that i knew a little bit about cars because if i didn't, the sisters would have been stranded for some time.

Well, thanks for all your letters. I love everyone a ton and you are in my thoughts and prayers!  Much love from Trinidad and soon to be Tobago!

Elder Hill