We drove to Tampa to inspection two apartments. Each of these apartments has Sister Missionaries. Not surprisingly, the apartments were in quite good shape. Not perfect, but nothing significant to report. This makes Renee happy because she doesn't like having to report that missionaries' apartments are in need of cleaning.
We drove to the Mission Office and went to dinner with Sis. Tollerton and the Healey's. We went to a Greek restaurant which is not my favorite. Renee and Sister Healey were disappointed, so perhaps we will not be going there again. :-)
We then went to a YSA Fireside where Elder Erich Kopischke of the First Quorum of Seventy spoke. He had just visited a young man in the hospital. The young man was severely injured in a motorcycle accident while he was waiting for his mission call. He has now received his call, but he is basically comatose in the hospital with and his recovery uncertain. Elder Kopischke spoke about why the Lord allows bad things to happen to good people. He quoted some scriptures indicating that our afflictions are consecrated to our gain. We need to endure to the end, making the best of our situation regardless of what it may be, and as we read in Revelations all of our tears will be wiped away by our Savior.