Thursday, August 13, 2015

Stormy Day

We drove to Tampa to do an apartment inspection.  It was raining slightly when we went into the apartment.  While there, the light rain turned into a torrential downpour.  It was hard to distinguish between the individual raindrops.  We waited for awhile in the apartment hoping the rain would stop, but it didn't.  So we finally decided to dash for the car.  Unfortunately, I had parked in a low spot in the parking lot.  We had to wade through a stream of water about 6" deep.  Renee took off her shoes.  I just sloshed through and had wet shoes for the rest of the day.

As we were leaving the apartment, we saw the two Elders who live there returning on their bikes.  They were absolutely soaked.  I had to chuckle because as they were turning into the apartment complex, the senior companion gave the right turn hand signal.  Obviously an obedient missionary.

We then drove slowly through the rain to Lakeland where I had a special considerations baptism interview.  The Sisters found this brother as they were bicycling up a hill.  They said they were hot and sweaty and out of breath.  But they remembered they were to talk with everyone.  So they asked him if he would like to learn about the Church, and he saw yes.  In the intervening month, he has attended church meetings every week.  As they were teaching him, he told the Sisters that on the day they saw him, he had felt that he should go outside and stand (in the hot, muggy weather).  It was good that they all responded to inspiration.

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